RICHARD DAWSON (I) ANCESTORS:
There are some other genealogical researchers who have linked Richard (I) with other Dawsons. They have a wife for him and other children, and also ancestors. However, I do not know if this connection is correct or not as it has not been confirmed.
My source for the following is: Margaret Moore, Margaret’s Mob2 – ancestry.com, and Brown Family, anneagles32 – ancestry.com. However there are several other trees as well. I can’t find any documentary sources to back these up as yet.
These researchers have RD(I) as the son of John Dawson (II) and Ann Moverley, born in 1740, and presumably his mother dying in childbirth. Well, she died in 1740 anyway.
However there are other trees that follow this same line, but have the son of JD(II) and AM as Richard Dawson born in 1736. In turn he is married to Sarah Marshall with several children one who is also called ‘Richard Dawson’.
Some researchers join these two different Richard Dawsons in various ways, either by including RD(I)’s illegitimate son (Richard Dawson (II) as Sarah’s son, or by having him born separately, and also by having RD(I) either born in 1740 or 1736.
Here are the details:
John Dawson (II)
b. 18 July 1703, Thanet, Kent
d. 26 July 1703, St Lawrence, Kent
m.(1) 1731 to Ann Moverley (b. 1710 d. 1740, Thanet, Kent)
(II) 1746 Rebecca Langbridge (b. June 1720 d. Jan Kent, 1800 Thanet, Kent)
John Dawson 1732-1740
Ann Dawson 1733-1760
John Dawson 1740-1740 (more likely to be the baby where Ann Moverley died)
Richard Dawson 1740 or 1736.
John Dawsons (II)’s father is (although others have listed a different father: Nicholas Dawson):
John Dawson (I)
b. 1677, Thanet, Kent.
d. 1771, Thanet, Kent.
m. Jane Goatly. 18 Oct, 1702, Thanet, Kent.
John Dawson (II) 1703-1773
Jane Dawson 1708-1756.
Margaret Moore, Margaret’s Mob2 – ancestry.com
 anneagles32, Brown Family, – ancestry.com
written: 11 Aug 2010 by IA Dawson