This website is "a work in progress" - it aims to make available the known history of one particular branch of the Dadswell family along with other information about related families as it becomes available.
While this information is centred around one Dadswell line spanning 11 generations, much of the story of earlier generations is common to most branches of the family. The website will gradually expand to include other families and their important stories. An index of names of all those mentioned on the website is provided.
Family tree - Robert Doudeswell and some descendants
Origins of the Dadswell name
Index of names on this website
Family feature stories
Index of family feature stories
31 Jan 2013
Feature Story: Surviving Family Tragedies
Like many early families, the Norwood family (descendants of Helena Matilda Dadswell 1867-1945), suffered a series of adversities. In a family of six, the youngest died from diptheria when only 18 months, the eldest son was killed in the Gallipoli trenches, and the next son was murdered at his workplace. Details.
Diary of a Sapper
As a young World War One signaller, Henry Dadswell managed to keep a diary as he risked death from bullets, shells and disease on the battlefields of France and Belgium. His extraordinary story has been published as a book. For more details about the book and the original diaries, see Diary of a Sapper.