Henry Dewey
1820-1879

Henry Dewey was the fourth of the six known children of William Dewey and his wife Ellen (née Markerham) of Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Henry married Esther Moden from nearby Wentworth, and the couple settled down to raise a family of ten children - adding to the illegitimate son (John Thomas Moden) that Esther had bore in 1851.

Henry worked as an Agricultural Labourer for most of his life until some point between 1871 and his death in 1879, when he was admitted to 'Fulbourn Lunatic Asylum' (now known as Fulbourn Hospital).

It is unclear as to what kind of mental health issue caused him to be admitted, but he died there in January 1879. His widow Esther out-lived him by 23 years.


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Baptised:
1st October 1820, at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married:

Children

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Died:
6th January 1879, aged 57yrs, at Fulbourn Lunatic Asylum, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire, England.

Buried:
January 1879. Location not yet known.


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