Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Elizabeth (?-1742)
were my 7x Great Grandparents. (Click
see their place in my pedigree chart.) They may have married in about
was baptised on 5 February 1679/80 in
Rotherfield, Sussex. He was the son
(1649-1735). Edward was a Church
Warden of Rotherfield in 1737, 1738 and 1739. He died on 19 January and was
buried on 25 January 1763 in Rotherfield. He left a will dated 15 June
1756, which was proved on 19 November 1763.
date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, although she was said to
have been of Goudhurst, Kent, which is about 10-15 miles from Rotherfield.
Elizabeth died on 4 September and was buried on 8 September 1742 in Rotherfield.
Edward Dodswell and
Elizabeth had 10 known children:
was baptised on 13 January 1710/11
was baptised on 10 February 1711/12 in Rotherfield. He died on 24 August and was buried on 27 August 1781 in
on 23 May 1771 in Rotherfield. After Robertís death, Ann married
by licence on 2 January 1786 in East Grinstead,
Sussex. (It has been suggested that Ann's first husband was the
born in 1756, but he would only have been 14 or 15 at the time of the 1771
Robert and Ann had 1 known son:
Robert Dadswell was baptised on 9 July 1773 in Rotherfield.
He died on 5 January 1853 and was buried on 11 January 1853 in
Robert married Mary Finch by licence on 17 February 1795 in
Rotherfield. Their marriage licence was issued by the Archdeaconry
of Lewes on 14 February 1795. It recorded that Robert was a bachelor
and farmer of Rotherfield aged 21 years and upwards. Mary was an 18
year old spinster who married with the consent of Edward Finch of
East Grinstead. Surety for the licence was provided by Robert
himself and Edward Finch a blacksmith of East Grinstead.
Mary was born about 1776/7. She was buried on 19 February 1820 in
Robert and Mary had 13 known children:
Ann Ovenden Dadswell was baptised on 27 April 1795 in Rotherfield
and buried there on 11 March 1816.
Robert Dadswell was baptised on 19 November 1796 in Rotherfield.
He died on 30 May 1866 and was buried on 3 June 1866 in Rotherfield.
Robert married Jane Saxby on 25 August 1825 in Withyham, Sussex.
Robert and Jane had the following children:
Edward Dadswell was baptised on 26 December 1798 in Rotherfield.
Edward married Mildred Hasman by banns on 7 December 1823 in
Rotherfield. He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were
both of Rotherfield.
Edward and Mildred had the following children:
John Dadswell was baptised on 24 April 1801 and buried on 18
September 1801 in Rotherfield.
Thomas Ovenden Dadswell was baptised on 3 September 1802 in
Rotherfield. He emigrated to New South Wales in about 1848 where he
established a boot manufacturing business. He died no marry.
Thomas died on 18 October and was buried in N.S.W. on 20 October 1880.
Mary Dadswell was baptised on 28 November 1804 in Rotherfield.
Mary may have married William Moon on 14 February 1825 in South
Malling, Sussex or perhaps
John Comber on 19 November
1825 in Rotherfield.
Harriet Dadswell was baptised on 18 October 1806 in Rotherfield.
Harriet married William Kenward on 27 March 1828 in Rotherfield.
Elizabeth Dadswell was born on 25 August and baptised on 7 October
1808 in Rotherfield. She was buried there on 15 June 1827.
William Dadswell was born on 10 December 1810 and baptised on 15
March 1811 in Rotherfield.
Did he marry Harriet Brown
on 13 February 1835 in Withyham? In 1851, 39 year old William Dadswell was with his 34 year
old wife Harriet and they had 72 year old widow Sarah Brown
Also in 1851, another 39 year old
William Dadswell was living with his 46 year old wife
Mary. Both Williams were born and and living in Rotherfield.
John Dadswell was born on 24 December 1812 and baptised on 24 March
1813 in Rotherfield.
Henry Dadswell was born on 14 April and baptised on 31 May 1815 in
Rotherfield. He died on 28 February 1876 in Elgin, Illinois, USA.
Henry married Hannah Hobbs on 24 December 1838 in Rotherfield.
Henry and Hannah had the following children:
Charles Dadswell was born on 14 January and baptised on 25 May 1817
Sarah Dadswell was born on 13 February, baptised on 19 February and
buried 8 days later on 27 February 1820 in Rotherfield.
was baptised on 14 February 1713/4 in
Rotherfield. She married
on 3 July 1737 in Rotherfield.
was baptised on 21 November 1715 in
Rotherfield. He was a farmer of Rotherfield until 1760, when he then
moved to Barnsgate Farm, Buxted, Sussex. He died on 30 March and was
buried on 2 April 1802 in Buxted.
on 13 April 1768 in Rotherfield.
the daughter of
Nicholas Taylor. She was buried on
22 September 1792 in Buxted.
Edward and Mary had 6 known children:
Edward Dadswell was baptised on 30 January 1769 in
Buxted and buried there on 20 July 1845.
Edward married Elizabeth Colbrand on 23 June 1821 in
Elizabeth was baptised on 4 April 1784 in Buxted and was the daughter of
John Colbran and
When the 1841 census was recorded, Edward was a 70 year old farmer
living at Barnsgate Farm in Buxted along with his 2 sons.
Edward and Elizabeth had 2 known sons:
Edward Dadswell was baptised on 5 May 1822 in
Robert Dadswell was baptised on 21 March 1824 in
Buxted. He married his cousin Mary Ann Dadswell
on 30 September 1846 in Buxted. Their fathers were named as
Edward Dadswell (Robert) and Michael Dadswell
Elizabeth Dadswell was baptised on 26 August 1770 in
Buxted and buried there on 23 December 1846. In 1841 she was a
housekeeper to her brother Edward at Barnsgate. She left a will dated 15 June 1846 and
proved at South Malling on 23 March 1847, in which she left legacies to
her nephews Edward Dadswell and Robert Dadswell.
William Dadswell was baptised on 23 July 1773 in Buxted.
Did he marry Barbara
Colbran in 1804?
Nicholas Dadswell was baptised on 13 August 1775 in
Buxted. His death was registered in the fourth quarter of 1860 in
the Uckfield registration district.
Nicholas married Sarah.
Sarah was born about 1781 in Otford, Kent. She died aged 86 years
and her death was registered in the first quarter of 1867 in the
Uckfield registration district.
When the 1841 census was recorded he was a 65 year old
wheelwright and living at Old Hall in Buxted, along with 50 year old
Sarah, 38 year old James, Elizabeth 35, Thomas 25 and Mary 23. In
1851, 74 year old Nicholas and 69 year old Sarah were living at
Hurstwood in Buxted, along with their children James and Elizabeth.
The 1861 census records that Sarah was a 79 year old widow living at Old
Hall along with James and Elizabeth.
Nicholas and Sarah had the following children:
James Dadswell was born in 1801 in Otford Kent.
The 1841 census records that he was 38 years old and living with his
In 1851 he was a 49 year old widower and agricultural labourer
living at home with his parents. The 1861 census records that
he was a 61 year old agricultural labour living at home. In
1871 he was 70 years old and living at High Hurst Wood in Buxted
where he was farming 5 acres, 3 rods and 4 perches. Also with
him on census night was 70 year old widow and housekeeper,
Mary Ann Russell and unmarried 40 year old lodger,
Edward Skinner. He did not marry Hannah
Colbran in 1829 nor Olive Waite in 1832,
as both those James were living with their wives when the 1841
census was recorded. 1801 Otford James may have married
Elizabeth Smith on 28 May 1834 in Withyham.
Elizabeth Dadswell was born in 1803 in Buxted.
She may have died in 1864. She was an unmarried 47 year old
shirt maker in 1851 and living with her parents. In 1861 she
was 59 years old and living at home with her mother and elder
Nicholas Dadswell was baptised on 7 June 1807 in
Nicholas married Sarah Richardson by banns on 1
July 1838 in Maresfield. He was then a bachelor and labourer
from Tonbridge, Kent. She was a spinster of Maresfield.
Sarah was born about 1804 in Maresfield.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and their young daughter
were living in Tonbridge and Nicholas was then a drayman. When
the 1851 census was recorded the couple were living at 4 Providence
Cottages in Tonbridge. Nicholas was then a 43 year old
brewer's labourer and Sarah was 47. Also with them on census
night was 14 year old visitor Jane Shoebridge who
was a dressmaker.
Nicholas and Sarah may have had the following child:
Alice Dadswell was born about 1840. She
was a year old when the 1841 census was recorded.
Thomas Dadswell was baptised on 19 February 1815 in
Marianne Dadswell was baptised on 2 November 1817
Michael Dadswell was baptised 5 December 1779 in
Buxted. In 1841 he was living at Little ??? in Buxted, the next
property on the census enumerators route to his brother Nicholas.
He was then a farmer and 18 year old Mary was then living with him.
Michael may have married Mary Taylor by banns on 27
August 1821 in Rotherfield.
Michael and Mary had the following
Mary Ann Dadswell married her cousin Robert
Dadswell on 30 September 1846 in Buxted. Their
fathers were named as Michael Dadswell (Mary Ann)
and Edward Dadswell (Robert).
Thomas Dadswell was baptised 20 January or June 1782 in
was baptised on 5 March 1717/18 in Rotherfield and buried there on 9 March 1716/7.
was baptised on 30 March 1719 in
Rotherfield. He was a clocksmith and had been apprenticed to his uncle
Dadswell of Burwash. He died in
on 11 April 1748 in Rotherfield.
buried on 13 September 1773 in East Grinstead.
Thomas and Mary had 7 known children:
Thomas Dadswell was baptised on 30 March 1749 in Rotherfield.
He died in 1794.
Thomas married Sarah Holman on 13 October
1771 in East Grinstead.
They had 11 known children:
Anna Dadswell was baptised
on 19 September 1776 in East Grinstead.
Anna married Thomas Simmonds on 21 April 1799 in East
Thomas Simmans was baptised on 31 January 1773 in East
Grinstead and was the son of John Simmans and
In 1841 the couple were both said to be 65 years old and living in North
Lane, West Hoathly. Thomas was then a bricklayer. Also with
them was their 25 year old daughter Sarah and the family of their son
Thomas and Anna had the following children:
Thomas Simmonds was baptised in March 1802 in West
Hoathly. Thomas married
Mildred Botten on 7 December 1824 in Ardingly.
Sarah Ann Simmonds
Elizabeth Dadswell was baptised on 11 December 1750 in Rotherfield.
Elizabeth married William Morphew on 25 December 1771 in East Grinstead.
Sarah Dadswell was baptised on 2 August 1752 in Rotherfield.
She was buried on 12 October 1760 in East Grinstead.
Edward Dadswell was baptised on 9 June 1754 in Rotherfield.
He died or was buried on 20 June 1802 in Eastbourne, Sussex.
married Ann Carter by banns on 2 November 1777 in Battle, Sussex.
He was then a bachelor and she a spinster and they were both of Battle.
Edward and Ann had 5 known children.
Mary Dadswell was baptised on 11 January 1756 in Rotherfield.
She married Stephen Harman on 17 October 1781 in East Grinstead.
Robert Dadswell was baptised on 4 February 1759 in East Grinstead.
He died in 1808 in Brighton, Sussex.
Robert married Hannah Chapman
by banns on 15 July 1782 in Battle. He was then a bachelor and she a
spinster and they were both of Battle. They did not have any
Robert was a shopkeeper of Brighton. His will was
dated 9 May 1807 and proved in Lewes on 18 April 1808. He appointed
his wife as sole executrix, leaving her much property in Brighton.
He also directed that his nephew, William Smith a pocketbookmaker
of Providence Row, Finsbury Square, London, was to sell certain properties
and then equally divide the proceeds between the children of his late
siblings, Thomas, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth.
Ann Dadswell was baptised on 23 May 1762 in East Grinstead and
buried there on 14 May 1763.
was baptised on 25 January 1720/1 in Rotherfield.
a widower of Buxted, on 31 January 1765 in Rotherfield.
Dadswell, my 6x Great
Grandfather, was baptised on 5 March 1722/3 in Rotherfield. He married
in 1747. (They have their own
was baptised on 12 September 1725
in Rotherfield. He died on 4 August and was buried on 8 August 1752 in
Rotherfield. He did not marry.
Sarah Dadswell was baptised on 28
January 1727/8 in Rotherfield.
Sarah married twice, firstly to
William Hoadley, a clocksmith of
Rotherfield, on 10 April 1758 in Rotherfield.
William was baptised on 14
July 1725 in Rotherfield and was the son of
Thomas Hoadley and
Elizabeth Dray. He died of
smallpox and was buried on 19 April 1763 in Rotherfield. William and
Sarah had 2 known sons.
After Williamís death, Sarah married
Richard Burr on 5 April 1766 in
Rotherfield. He was then a widower and they were both of
This page was updated on 9 October 2011