Ancestors of Mandy Willard
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and Barbara COLBRAN (1779-1854)
Dadswell and Barbara Colbran married on 6 April
1804 at St. Saviours in Southwark, London. (They were not my direct ancestors.)
William Dadswell may have been born about 1784. He died in
1845 or 1849. Might he have been baptised on 23 July 1773 in Buxted,
Sussex and have been the son of
Barbara Colbran was baptised on 7 February 1779 in Buxted,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
(1746-?) and Mary
Carrett (c1749-?). She died in 1854.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and 3 children were living at
Stone House in Buxted, along with servants Edward Watson,
William Wilmshurst and Michael Dadswell
who were all 15 years old.
William Charles Dadswell and Barbara Colbran had
9 known children:
Elizabeth Dadswell was baptised on 17 March 1805 in
Buxted. In 1841 she was 35 years old and living with her
parents. Elizabeth married Edward Scott on 15
April 1844 in Buxted.
Mary Dadswell was baptised on 27 April 1806 in
William Dadswell was baptised on 12 April 1807 in
Buxted. The 1841 census records that he was 30 years old and
living with his parents.
William married Sarah Lockyer
on 23 May 1844 in Rotherfield. Sarah was born about 1818 in
Barbara Dadswell was baptised on 24 July 1808 in
Anne Dadswell was baptised on 10 September 1809 in
Edward Dadswell was baptised on 1 September 1811 in
Hannah Dadswell was baptised on 10 October 1813 in
Buxted. Hannah married John Avis Huggett on
26 May 1834 in Buxted.
Sarah Dadswell was baptised on 6 August 1815 in
Buxted. In 1841 she was 25 years old and living with her
parents. Sarah married George Humphrey
Smith Bruce on 22 May 1848 in Buxted.
Thomas Dadswell was baptised on 24 January 1819 in
Buxted. His death was registered in the first quarter of 1895
in the Sevenoaks registration district.
Harriet Bassett in 1843 in Edenbridge, Kent. Her
death was registered in the first quarter of 1897 in the East Grinstead
was born in 1813 in Edenbridge and was the daughter of John
Bassett (1761-1838) and Mary Wallis.
When the 1851 census was recorded
the couple and their 3 children were living at Stone or Stoner in
East Grinstead. Also with them were his 72 year old widowed
mother and 3 servants, 20 year old Caroline Hope,
22 year old Alfred Simmons and George Cook
aged 18. In 1861 the family were living at Ben*** Mill in
Cowden, Kent. Thomas was then a 42 year old master miller.
Thomas and Harriet had the following children:
Jane Dadswell was born about 1845 in Heathfield.
She was 6 years old in 1851.
Mary Dadswell was baptised on 15 November 1846 in
Buxted. She was 4 years old in 1851. In 1861 she was 14 years old and the eldest of her
siblings living at home. The census records that she had no
Edwin Dadswell was baptised on 23 February 1851 in
East Grinstead. The 1851 census records that he was 3 months
old. He was a 10 year old miller's assistant in
David Dadswell was baptised on 27 March 1853 in
East Grinstead. In 1861 he was an 8 year old scholar.
David married Mary Ann Streatfield in the fourth
quarter of 1876 in the East Grinstead registration district.
Mary Ann was baptised on 4 July 1852 at St. Michael's in Withyham,
Sussex and was the daughter of John Streatfield
(c1818-?) and Susannah Godley (c1818-?).
When the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at ??field
Common in West Hoathly. David was then a 18 year old miller.
Also with them were 63 year old married mother-in-law
Susannah Streatfield and 17 year old miller and servant
Benjamin Argent. In 1891 the couple
and 5 children were living at Wire Mill in Godstone, Surrey, where
David was a 38 year old miller and farmer. Also with them on
census night was 71 year old widower and boarder, Luke
Godley who was also a miller. The family were still
at Wire Mill, East Grinstead Road in 1901 and David was a 48 year
old miller and farmer. Also with them was 83 year old widower
and father-in-law John Streatfield. Their
next door neighbours were then the family of 51 year old
George Dadswell and his 47 year old wife Mary.
David and Mary Ann had the following children:
John Dadswell was
born in 1877 in West Hoathly, Sussex and died in 1934. In
1881 he was 3 years old. He was a 13 year old scholar in
Clara Dadswell was baptised on 27 October 1878
in West Hoathly. In 1881 she was 2 years old. She
was a 12 year old scholar in 1891. In 1901 she was the
eldest of her siblings living at home and she was a 22 year old
art needle worker.
Nellie Dadswell was baptised on 30 May 1880 in
West Hoathly. The 1881 census records that she was ?
months old. In 1891 she was a 10 year old scholar.
Bessie Dadswell was baptised on 21 June 1881 in
West Hoathly. In 1891 she was a 9 year old scholar and
boarding at 127 Queens Road, East Grinstead, the home of 58 year
old widow, Louisa Bassett who was living on her
own means. Louisa was born in Lingfield, Surrey.
Thomas Dadswell was born about 1883 in East
Grinstead (as per the 1881 census) or Worth (as per the 1901
census). In 1891 he was an 8 year old scholar and boarding
with Louisa Bassett. He
was 18 years old in 1901 and living at home. He was then
assisting his father.
Percival Dadswell was born about 1884 in East
Grinstead. He was a 7 year old scholar in 1891 and
boarding with Louisa Bassett. In 1901, 17
year old Percy Dadswell was an apprentice
marine engineer boarding in the home of James Dodd
at Church Street in West Hartlepool. Percy's place of
birth was then recorded as Hunter's Hill in Surrey.
Edwin Dadswell was born about 1885 in East
Grinstead. He was a 6 year old scholar in 1891 and
boarding with Louisa Bassett. The 1891
census notes that Edwin, Percival and Thomas were born at Fen
Place in East Grinstead. In 1901, like his brother Percy
he was an apprentice marine engineer boarding in the home of
James Dodd. Edwin was then 15 years old
and his place of birth was also recorded as Hunter's Hill.
David Dadswell was born about 1888 in Godstone.
He was 3 years old in 1891.
William Dadswell was born about 1890 in
Godstone. At the time of the 1891 census he was a year
old. In 1901 he was 11 years old.
Kate Dadswell was baptised on 29 April 1855 in East
Grinstead. She was a 6 year old scholar in 1861.
Thomas Dadswell was born in 1857 in Burstow,
Surrey. He was 4 years old when the 1861 census was recorded.
Ruth Dadswell was born about 1862 in Cowden, Kent.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012