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David Dadswell, headmaster, son of Edward Dadswell and Elizabeth Dadswell Printer friendly version
Date Type Information Source
 
1722/23BornIn the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
5th Mar 1722/23ChristenedAt St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex; son of Edward & Elizabeth DadswellRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1746HistoryAt Charity FarmFermor School 1744-1994
 

In 1746, apparently for the full sum of 500 pounds, the Charity Farm was purchased. A brief description of the land indicates a house, and probably other buildings, were already on the site, therefore by implication it was a working farm when bought. The property almost certainly stood on land once belonging to Lord Abergavenny and, indeed, was more than likely tenanted at the time of purchase. It has been considered that the tenant farmer then could well have been the David Dadswell we have mentioned before, whom we now know married the schoolmaster's daughter, Ann, and who together brought up their family at the farm which David managed for the Fermor Trust

 
10th Sep 1747MarriedAnne Okill at St. Michael's Church in the Parish of Withyham, SussexWithyham Marriage Registers
 
1747 to 1803CensusAt Charity Farm; Occupation FarmerFermor School 1744-1994
 
1748Birth of a daughterJane in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1750Birth of a sonEdward Okill in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1752Birth of a sonDavid in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1755Birth of a daughterHannah in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1756Birth of a sonRobert in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1761Birth of a sonJames in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1764Birth of a daughterAnn in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1766Birth of a sonNicholas in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1769Birth of a daughterElizabeth in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Parish Registers
 
1772 to 1793At Sir Henry Fermor Church of England School; Occupation HeadmasterFermor School 1744-1994
 
1783HistoryAt Charity FarmFermor School 1744-1994
 

By 1783, George, Lord Abergavenny, who was made Earl, remained the sole surviving trustee. David Dadswell was then schoolmaster and tenant of Charity Farm, and no doubt had been part of a committee welcoming John Fermor's son, the Rev John Shirley Fermor, to the Crowborough chapel in 1776.

 
2nd Apr 1803DiedIn the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex; aged 81 yearsRotherfield Burial Registers
Monumental Inscriptions at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield
 
5th Apr 1803BuriedAt St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, SussexRotherfield Burial Registers
Monumental Inscriptions at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield
 
Memorial Inscription
Headstone

In Memory of
DAVID DADSWELL
Who Departed this Life
April 2nd 1803
Aged 81 Years.
Also ANN his wife
who Departed this Life
June 25th 1800
Aged 60 Years.
 
1845 to 1873HistoryAt Sir Henry Fermor Church of England SchoolFermor School 1744-1994
 

The schoolmaster replacing David Taylor Dadswell in 1845 was Stephen Wickens. We do not know very much about this gentleman, except that some members of his family served as churchwardens at Rotherfield, and that he either left or died in 1851. His successor was Joseph Wickens, who may have been a son. A Joseph Wickens was churchwarden in 1839, a date perhaps too early for this Joseph to be the same person as the schoolmaster. However, we do know that Joseph Wickens the schoolmaster served until the autumn of 1873, for in November that year a meeting was called to elect a new schoolmaster .......... Mr Jeremiah Davis.

 
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Dadswell, Dadswall, Dodswell, Dodwell, Dodeswell, Doudswell, Dadsell family records
  
The ancestral pedigree of David Dadswell, headmaster
 
  
 Robert Dodeswellm: 13th Oct 1631 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexAnn Hodely 
 b: c 1610  b: c 1610
  
     
 Robert Robert Henry Anne 
 b: before 23rd Oct 1631 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Oct 1631 St. Denys Church, son of Robert Dodeswell
d: before 27th Oct 1631 Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Robert
bur: 27th Oct 1631 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1635 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Apr 1635 St. Denys Church, son of Robert Dodeswell
 b: 1637 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Oct 1637 St. Denys Church, son of Robert Dodeswell
d: July 1639 Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Robert
bur: 29th Jul 1639 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1639 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Sep 1639 St. Denys Church, daughter of Robert Dodeswell
 
          
Great-Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
 
   
 Roberte Dadswellm: 2nd Apr 1658 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexMary Aynscombe 
 b: 1635 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Apr 1635 St. Denys Church, son of Robert Dodeswell
  b: c 1635
  
   
 Edward Mary 
 b: 1659 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Jun 1659 St. Denys Church, son of Robert Dadswell
d: August 1736 Rotherfield, Sussex, senior
bur: 12th Aug 1736 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1661 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Apr 1661 St. Denys Church, daughter of Robert Dadswell
 
      
Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
 
    
 Edward Dadswellm: 4th May 1677 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, SussexElizabeth Elliott 
 b: 1659 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Jun 1659 St. Denys Church, son of Robert Dadswell
d: August 1736 Rotherfield, Sussex, senior
bur: 12th Aug 1736 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: c 1648
  
          
Mary  Robert John Nicholas Alexander Thomas Abraham David 
b: 1678 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 17th Apr 1678 St. Denys Church, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
  b: 1681 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Nov 1681 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 b: 1683 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 9th Sep 1683 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 b: 1684 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 23rd Sep 1684 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 b: 1686 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Oct 1686 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: May 1766 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 6th May 1766 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1688 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Oct 1688 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 b: 1690 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Nov 1690 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: July 1691 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 12th Jul 1691 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1692 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 26th Jul 1692 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 
  Edward                
  b: 1679 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Feb 1679 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: 19th Jan 1762/63 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years, senior
bur: 25th Jan 1762/63 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
                
                   
Grandfather record
   
   
 
   
 Edward Dadswellm: c 1705Elizabeth 
 b: 1679 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Feb 1679 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: 19th Jan 1762/63 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years, senior
bur: 25th Jan 1762/63 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: c 1685
d: 4th Sep 1742 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 8th Sep 1742 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
           
Elizabeth  Mary  Anne Thomas Hannah David Nicholas Sarah 
b: 1710/11 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 13th Jan 1710/11 St. Denys Church, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Dodswell
d: 23rd Apr 1774 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 63 years
bur: 27th Apr 1774 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1713/14 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 14th Feb 1713/14 St. Denys Church, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
  b: 1717/18 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Mar 1717/18 St. Denys Church, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 b: 1719 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 30th Mar 1719 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dodswell
d: January 1769 East Grinstead, Sussex
bur: 12th Jan 1769 St Swithin Parish Church, East Grinstead, Sussex
 b: 1720/21 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 25th Jan 1720/21 St. Denys Church, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
 b: 1722/23 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Mar 1722/23 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: 2nd Apr 1803 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 81 years
bur: 5th Apr 1803 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1725 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Sep 1725 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: 4th Aug 1752 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 26 years
bur: 8th Aug 1752 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1727/28 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 28th Jan 1727/28 St. Denys Church, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: 2nd Sep 1778 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 51 years
bur: after 2nd Sep 1778 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
  Robert Edward               
  b: 1711/12 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Feb 1711/12 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dodswell
d: 24th Aug 1781 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 69 years
bur: 27th Aug 1781 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1715 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Nov 1715 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
               
                   
Parental record
   
   
 
    
 David Dadswell
headmaster
m: 10th Sep 1747 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, SussexAnne Okill 
 b: 1722/23 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 5th Mar 1722/23 St. Denys Church, son of Edward & Elizabeth Dadswell
d: 2nd Apr 1803 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 81 years
bur: 5th Apr 1803 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1740
d: 25th Jun 1800 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 60 years
bur: 30th Jun 1800 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
          
Jane  David Hannah Robert James Ann Nicholas Elizabeth 
b: 1748 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Jul 1748 St. Denys Church, daughter of David & Anne Dadswell
d: 20th Jun 1819 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 72 years
bur: 26th Jun 1819 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1752 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 24th Dec 1752 St. Denys Church, son of David & Anne Dadswell
 b: 1755 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Apr 1755 St. Denys Church, daughter of David & Anne Dadswell
d: 10th Jan 1823 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 67 years
bur: 15th Jan 1823 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1756 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Jan 1757 St. Denys Church, son of David & Anne Dadswell
d: February 1830 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 73 years
bur: 26th Feb 1830 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1761 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 16th Aug 1761 St. Denys Church, son of David & Ann Dadswell
d: July 1836 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 75 years
bur: 28th Jul 1836 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1764 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 29th Apr 1764 St. Denys Church, daughter of David & Ann Dadswell
d: 22nd Nov 1836
 b: 1766 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 29th Apr 1766 St. Denys Church, son of David & Ann Dadswell
d: July 1848 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 82 years
bur: 3rd Jul 1848 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1769 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Feb 1769 St. Denys Church, daughter of David & Ann Dadswell
d: May 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 78 years
bur: 20th May 1847 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
   Edward Okill                   
   b: 1750 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 2nd Dec 1750 St. Denys Church, son of David & Anne Dadswell
d: 10th Feb 1832 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 81 years
bur: 16th Feb 1832 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
                   
                       
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