John Hughes Dawson (II)

Father: Richard Dawson (III) married Elizabeth Fox
Son: Edward Dawson married Maria West

John Hughes Dawson was a small town boy; born in the parish of Monkton and growing up in Reculver, a small town in the eastern part of Kent.  As an adult he worked in domestic service, rising to the role of butler in quite a large estate.  He married Sarah Ann Pepperel, a girl from Exeter, Devon.  They lived in a small village in Cornwall for some time but moved to Sarah’s home town of Exeter later in life and retired there.  They had seven children, the youngest boy being Edward.

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