Sunday, November 22, 2009

Where is Hadlow, Kent?

Hadlow is important to the DAWS family because it is where Thomas (the bricklayer) was born in 1809. The IGI (Batch No. C-131352) records his baptism in the parish church on 12 Nov 1809 to Thomas DAWES & Elizabeth. At left is St. Mary's, Hadlow, where this would have happened along with the baptisms of his siblings William (1804), Jane Ann (1805), Susannah (1807), Sarah (1811) and Frances (1814).

The family then moved to East Peckham just down the road as you'll see from the map below before continuing on to Uckfield, Sussex in the mid-1820's.

Thomas' parents were married in Tudeley & Capel which also isn't far from Hadlow. This is also taken from the IGI (Batch No. M-135202) and from a microfiche I have of Kent parish registers. Thomas DAWES married Elizabeth WHITEBREAD on 08 March 1804. Their first child, William, was baptised on 12 April 1804 and was probably born soon after they were married.

Clicking on the map will enlarge it in its own window. Hadlow is near the top middle with East Peckham below to the right with Tudley and Capel both near the bottom middle.

Elizabeth was baptised in East Peckham (1816) with Mary (1819) and George (1821) before the family continued on to Uckfield where their last child, Harriett, was born.

For more information about Uckfield see this previous post.

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