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Obediah DADSWELL (1812-1879)

and Sarah Ann COLE (1814-1882)

 

James Dadswell and Sarah Ann Cole on 26 June 1837 in Mayfield, Sussex.  (They were not my direct ancestors.)

Obadiah Dadswell was baptised on 8 November 1812 in Mayfield.  He was the son of James Dadswell (1786-1838) and Charlotte Ovenden (1788-1882).  Obed died aged 66 years and buried on 8 February 1879 in Rotherfield, Sussex.

Sarah Ann Cole was baptised on 14 July 1814 in Mayfield.  She was the daughter of William Cole and Sarah Dann.  Sarah died aged 69 years and was buried on 29 November 1882 in Rotherfield.

In 1841 the couple and 2 children (David and Sarah) were living in Little Street, Mayfield, next door to his mother.  Obed and Sarah were both then said to be 25 years old and he was an agricultural labourer.

At the time of the 1851 census the couple and 4 children (David, Daniel, Richard and Elizabeth) were living at Norman Hole in Mayfield.  Obed was a 32 year old agricultural labourer and Sarah was 34.

The 1861 census recorded the couple and 2 children (Elizabeth and Faith) were living at No Mans Hole in Mayfield.  Obed was a 48 year old labourer and Sarah A. was 44.  They were all born in Mayfield.

When the 1871 census was recorded, Obed was a 58 year old agricultural labourer living at Brook Cottage in Mayfield along with his 57 year old wife Lucy A.  (Was Sarah Ann's name wrongly recorded as Lucy A.?)

In 1881, 67 year old carpenter's widow Sarah Dadswell was living at Woodleigh Cottage in Rotherfield, either with or next door to the family of David Dadswell.

 

Obediah Dadswell and Sarah Ann Cole had 9 known children:

  1. David Dadswell was baptised on 27 August 1837 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer of Brook Farm.  He was 3 years old in 1841.  In 1851 he was a 13 year old scholar.

    David married Emma Godley on 2 December 1865 in Rotherfield.  He was 29 and she 28.  Their fathers were named as Obadiah Dadswell and Luke Godley.

    Emma was born about 1832 in Rotherfield.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the couple and 2 children (Charles and Alice) were living at Rubber House in Mayfield, next door to his brother Daniel.  David was then a 35 year old agricultural labourer and Emma was 39.  Also with the family was unmarried 25 year old lodger, George Godley.

    In 1881 the couple and 4 children (Charles, Albert, Noah and Tom) were living at Woodleigh Cottage in Rotherfield.  David was a 46 year old agricultural labourer and Emma Jane was 44.  The next household on the census enumerators route was also Woodleigh Cottage, occupied by 67 year old carpenter's widow Sarah Dadswell who had been born in Mayfield.

    David and Emma had the following children:

    1. Charles Dadswell was born about 1867 in Rotherfield.  He was 4 years old in 1871.  In 1881 he was a 14 year old agricultural labourer.

    2. Alice Dadswell was born in Mayfield, as per the 1871 census, and baptised on 13 December 1868 in Rotherfield.  She was 2 years old in 1871.

    3. Frederick Dadswell was baptised on 19 November 1870 in Mayfield.

    4. Albert Dadswell was born on 29 October 1871 and baptised on 10 December 1871 in Rotherfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer of No Mans Hole.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1881.

    5. Noah Dadswell was born on 6 August 1874 and baptised on 11 October 1874 in Rotherfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer of Argos Hill.  He was a 6 year old scholar in 1881.

    6. Tom Dadswell was born on 7 February 1877 and baptised on 8 April 1877 in Rotherfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer of Argos Hill.  He was 4 years old at the time of the 1881 census.

  2. Sarah Ann Dadswell was baptised on 15 March 1840 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer of Brook Farm.  She was a year old at the time of the 1841 census.  She died aged 3 years and was buried on 8 January 1843 in Mayfield.  The burial register noted she was of No Man's Hole.

  3. Daniel Dadswell was baptised on 3 July 1842 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer of Lunncy Cottage.  He was a 9 year old scholar in 1851.

    Daniel married Ann Pollington on 3 May 1862 in Rotherfield.  He was 22 and she was 20.  Their fathers were named as Obed Dadswell and Daniel Pollington.

    Ann was baptised on 26 March 1843 at St. Mark's in Hadlow Down, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Daniel Pollington (1818-1888) and Caroline Hobbs (c1821-1882).  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer from the Old Workhouse in Buxted.

    When the 1871 census was recorded the couple were living at Brook Cottage in Mayfield, with or next door to his father.  Daniel was a 29 year old agricultural labourer and Ann was 28.  He was born in Mayfield and she in Buxted.

    In 1881 the couple were living at Bellbanks in Hailsham, Sussex.  They were both said to be 38 years old.  Daniel was a gardener born in Mayfield and Ann's place of birth was given as Buxted.

  4. Dennis Dadswell, a twin, was baptised on 18 February 1844 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer from near Great Freemans.  He died aged 2 weeks and 3 days and was buried on 10 March 1844 in Mayfield.  The burial register noted he was from a cottage near the brook.

  5. Eliza Dadswell, a twin, was baptised on 18 February 1844 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer from near Great Freemans.  She died aged 7 years and was buried on 23 February 1851 in Mayfield.

  6. Charlotte Dadswell was baptised on 7 December 1845 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted her father was a labourer of The Brook.  She died aged 3 months and was buried on 8 March 1846 in Mayfield.

  7. Richard Dadswell was baptised on 5 September 1847 in Mayfield.  The baptism register noted his father was a labourer of The Hole.  He was 3 years old in 1851.

  8. Elizabeth Dadswell was baptised on 26 March 1849 in Mayfield.  She married David Pollington in 1870.  (They have their own page.)

  9. Faith Dadswell was born about 1859 in Mayfield.  She was 2 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.

 

COLE          DADSWELL

This page was updated on 2 June 2012