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
5 Aug 2014
Feature Story: The world of forestry, wood science
A lifetime passion by an Australian Dadswell led to the establishment of the Dadswell Memorial Wood Collection, a 'wood library' containing more than 45,000 samples representing 10,000 species, 2200 genera and 240 botanical families of timbers important to the world of science and commerce. 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 World War One battlefields of France and Belgium. His extraordinary story has been published as a book. For more details about the book and his original diaries, see Diary of a Sapper.