Robert Doudeswell (ca 1560-1636) and some Australian Dadswell descendants
This website has information on a number of Dadswell families who migrated from England to Australia, particularly during the 1800s. Additional family information is being added during 2014-15.
To read information about these family lines, you can:
- scan the Direct links list below, and click on any of the underlined names and follow the family line back to the 1500s; OR
- use the Family chart below and click on Robert Doudeswell's name and see his information before moving to the next generation; OR
- use the Index of names to find the person who interests you; OR
- use the Search page to find what you want.
To help with navigation, generations have been given numbers starting with Robert Doudeswell (ca 1560-1636) as generation 1.
These links go direct to a Dadswell who either migrated to Australia or whose name became well known in Australia -
Dadswell migrants to Australia
Dadswell, Barbara, Anne and Edward - three young siblings who were 1839 migrants to NSW
Dadswell, Charles Edward - 2-year-old migrant who became a company director in Melbourne
Dadswell, Charles Frederick - 5-year-old orphan migrant to Sydney in 1852, who became a shoe and boot manufacturer
Dadswell, Herbert John - child migrant to Victoria in 1913, who returned to Europe to fight in World War One
Dadswell, Jane - a widow who arrived in Sydney in 1893 with infant daughters Olive and Mabel, only to give birth to a child of mysterious parentage
Dadswell, Llewellyn - 1913 migrant to Queensland, a policeman, and a man with two wives?
Dadswell, Nicholas Henry, Elizabeth and Hannah - 3 young siblings settled in South Australia
Dadswell, Robert (a baker) and Naomi - 1850 childless migrants who produced a son in Victoria who became a noteable engineer
Dadswell, Thomas David (a bricklayer, plasterer) - 1873 migrant to South Australia with his second wife Emily and two-year-old son Charles
Dadswell, Thomas Ovenden - English grocer and 1849 migrant to Australia who became a prosperous boot/shoemaker in Sydney
Dadswell, Thomas William and Helena - 1857 migrants, English husband/German wife who settled in Western Victoria (Dadswells Bridge)
Australian-born Dadswell noteables
Dadswell, Eric - forester, wood scientist of Sydney and Melbourne
Dadswell, Henry William - World War One soldier, horticulturalist of Red Cliffs, Victoria
Dadswell, Llewellyn Leslie and David Dyer - Melbourne brothers who both fought and were wounded in World War One
Dadswell, Lyndon - acclaimed sculptor, of Sydney
Dadswell, Marion - teacher, traveller, writer
Dadswell, Sidney Edward and his wife Lily - licencees of Carlyons Hotel, Melbourne
Dadswell, Stephen Orrace - witness of the 1861 Burke and Wills expedition, engineer, inventor
Dadswell, Percy - a Queensland Dadswell who overcame the hardship of life in an orphanage but who was never able to find his mother
Robert Doudeswell (ca 1560-1636) married Elizabeth (family name unknown, died 1610). Robert and Elizabeth had 9 children, including -
Robert Doudeswell (1606-1676) married Mary Aynscombe (died 1633). Robert & Mary had 2 children, including -
Edward Dodswell (1659-1736) married Elizabeth Elliott (ca1657-1735). Edward & Elizabeth had 9 children, including these three -
The above chart can also be viewed in PDF format (5kb).
Other historical information on this website
Origins of the Dadswell name
Index of names on this website