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  • Emma Jane Dadswell, SM/mtPROG (1861 - 1926)
    MH born Brixton, London birth registered in Lambeth Registration District - including Surrey & London . -suggests the MH data for Brixton Greater london, is correct
  • Mary Dadswell (aft.1730 - 1792)
    Birth date estimated using extrapolations from the birth date of her last child (1782) & her marriage date (1768) [Sharon Nov 2013] Birth place - England - extrapolated from marriage place. Still to be...
  • Mary Dadswell (b. - bef.1773)
  • Thomas Dadswell (1688 - d.)
  • Abraham Dadswell (1690 - d.)

About the Dadswell surname

Barbara Balch in Canada wrote :- ln 1980 I published a book A DADSWELL FAMILY HISTORY AND GENEAL- OGY c 1560-1980 which was the result of 7: years of research and contains over 1400 descendants connected.

The name DADSWELL (DODSWELL) derives from the XanOT Or Village of DOWDESWELL in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. The earliest in- stance of the name that can be found is ~781 in Anglo-Saxon Chart- ei-s when Hedda, Abbot of Worcester Monastery, included in a grant of land, DOGODESWELLYN. The place is also mentioned in the Dooms- day Survey.

According to those who have made a study of names and place-names, the general meaning given of the name is “at Dogod’s well” as Dogod was a personage in early times. Another origin cited is the 1egend’Odo and Dodo were two monks who each dug a well and called the places after themselves : Ode’s Well (Owdeswell) and Dodo’s Well (Dowdeswell).

There are many early references to the name (variant spellings) but the earliest the Dadswell Family can go back to is ~1560.