and Mary DADSWELL (1803-1847)
and Mary Dadswell married by banns on 19 November 1825 in
Rotherfield, Sussex. He was a bachelor and she a spinster and they
were both of Rotherfield. (They were not my direct ancestors.
Mary was probably the half sister of my 3x great grandmother Frances
John Comber was baptised on 11 November 1798 in Rotherfield,
Sussex. He was the son of
James Comber and
Jane. John may have died aged 72 years and his death
registered as John Coomber in the second quarter of 1871 in
the East Grinstead, Sussex registration district.
Mary Dadswell may have been baptised on 20 March 1803 in
Rotherfield and have been the daughter of
Frances Baldock (1776-1808). Mary died aged 44
years and was buried on 23 May 1847 in Rotherfield. There were 2 other
Mary's baptised in Rotherfield: 13 October 1803 daughter of
Thomas Dadswell and Ann Day; and 18 November 1804
Robert Dadswell (1773-1853) and
Mary Finch (c1777-1820).
When the 1841 census was recorded the couple and 6 children (James, Eliza,
George, Jane, John and Richard) were living at Hole Farm in Rotherfield.
John was then said to be a 40 year old agricultural labourer and Mary was
In 1851, John was a 52 year old widower, pauper and agricultural labourer.
He was living at Hole Farm in Rotherfield along with his 5 children (George,
John, Jane, Harriett and Mary). The family were living next door to,
or sharing a property with the family of 40 year old William
The 1861 census recorded that 65 year old John was living at Pellings in
Rotherfield, along with his son John. They were both agricultural
labourer. They were said to be visitors in the household of 73 year
Dadswell and his wife Mary.
John Comber and Mary Dadswell
had 10 known children:
Charles Comber was born at Turks (farm) on 24 June 1826
and baptised on 30 July 1826 in Rotherfield.
James Comber was born at Turks on 24 November 1827 and
baptised on 27 January 1828 in Rotherfield. He was 12 years old in
Eliza Comber was born on 14 March 1830 at Turks and
baptised on 1 August 1830 in Rotherfield. She died in 1907.
In 1841 she was 10 years old.
Eliza married Samuel Pattenden on 10 April 1849 in
Samuel was baptised on 24 February 1822 in Ticehurst, Sussex and was the
son of Samuel Pattenden (1797-1832) and Anne
Mabb (1798-1834). He had previously married Sarah Ann
Allen (1826-1847) on 14 February 1847 in Rotherfield. Samuel died in
When the 1861 census was recorded the couple and 5 sons (Samuel, Alfred,
Thomas, George and James) were living at Pellings in Rotherfield.
Samuel was then a 38 year old agricultural labourer and Eliza was 32.
He was born in Ticehurst and she in Rotherfield. Also with them
was 28 year old visitor, George Comber.
Samuel and Eliza had the following children:
Samuel Pattenden was born on 19 March 1850 and
baptised on 4 April 1850 in Rotherfield. He died in 1924.
He was an 11 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.
Samuel married Sarah Ann Tickner on 25 December
1872 in Frant.
Sarah Ann was born on 28 September 1851 in Frant and was the
daughter of John Tickner and Fanny.
She died in 1903.
Samuel and Sarah Ann had the following children:
Ernest Edmund Pattenden
James Alfred Pattenden
Emily Eliza Pattenden
Alfred Pattenden was born on 22 February 1852 and
baptised on 1 May 1853 in Rotherfield. He died in 1930.
He was a 9 year old agricultural labourer in 1861.
Alfred married Mary Elizabeth Piper.
Alfred and Mary Elizabeth had the following children:
Alice Mary Pattenden
Bertha Emily Pattenden
George Alfred Pattenden
Rose Elizabeth Pattenden
Cassandra Eliza Pattenden
Frank William Pattenden
Maurice Walter Pattenden
Alfred Samuel Pattenden
Thomas Pattenden was baptised on 4 August 1854 in
Rotherfield. He died in 1937. He was a 7 year old
scholar in 1861.
Thomas married twice, firstly to Esther. He
next married Eleanor Tanner on 1 June 1878 in East
Thomas and Eleanor had the following children:
Ellen Eliza Pattenden
Lily Kate Pattenden
Christopher Fred Pattenden
George Pattenden was baptised on 12 April 1857 in
Buxted. He died in 1940. He was a 4 year old scholar in
George married Mary Jane Rye in 1879.
George and Mary Jane had the following children:
Kate Alice Pattenden
Violet Eleanor Pattenden
Edith Eleanor Pattenden
Lily Ada Mabel Pattenden
Sidney George Pattenden
Rose Eliza Pattenden
Edith Mary Pattenden
James Pattenden was baptised on 8 June 1860 in
Rotherfield. He died in 1931. He was a year old in 1861.
James married Philadelphia Hendley in 1882.
James and Philadelphia had the following children:
Amos Pattenden was baptised on 14 December 1862 in
Rotherfield. He died in 1942.
Amos married Annie Maria Wells in 1855.
Amelia Ada Pattenden
Bertha Emily Pattenden
Sarah Ann Pattenden was baptised on 26 August 1866
Emily Pattenden was baptised on 7 March 1869 in
John Pattenden was baptised on 26 November 1870 in
John married Alice J. Streeter on
3 December 1892 in East Peckham
John and Alice had the following child:
William Henry Pattenden was baptised on 19
September 1873 in Frant. He died in 1944.
William married Kate Curd in 1898.
William and Kate had the following children:
Olive Gertrude Pattenden
William Henry Pattenden
Elsie Winifred Pattenden
Percy Edward Pattenden
Dorothy Kate Pattenden
Leonard Bertram Pattenden
George Comber was born at Turks and baptised on 4
December 1831 in Rotherfield. He married
Sarah Ann Streater
in 1862. (They have their own page.)
Jane Comber was born at Hole Farm and baptised on 5
June 1834 in Rotherfield. She was 7 years old in 1841. She
was 17 years old in 1851.
John Comber was born at Hole Farm and baptised on 7
February 1836 in Rotherfield. He was 5 years old in 1841. In
1851 he was 15 years old. He was a 25 year old agricultural
labourer in 1861.
Richard Comber was born on 26 December 1837 at
Hole Farm and baptised on 5 February 1837 in Rotherfield. He was 3
years old in 1841.
Alfred Comber was born on 14 May 1840 at Hole Farm and
baptised on 25 October 1840 in Rotherfield.
Harriet Comber was born on 12 July 1842 at Hole Farm
and baptised on 16 October 1842 in Rotherfield. She was an 8 year
old scholar in 1851.
Marianne Commber was born at Hole Farm on 1 June 1845
and baptised on 1 June in Rotherfield. She was a 5 year old
scholar in 1851.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012