James Dewey
1817-1896

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

James worked as an 'Agricultural Bailiff'. By 1861, he is noted as a 'Farmer of 12 acres' at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England.

James married Eliza Norton of Waterbeach, and the couple had at least eleven children.

James died in 1896, in the Sheffield area of South Yorkshire, England. His grandson, Ernest John Dewey, had moved there by 1901, and so it seems that James may have been visiting or staying with him at the time he died.

It is unclear as to when or where James' wife Eliza died. One hint, does point towards a death in Maelbo, New South Wales, Australia in June 1909, but this remains un-checked. Perhaps she emigrated with one or more of her children?


Further Details

Baptised:
23rd November 1817 at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married:

Children

Census

Employment

Died:
1896, Sheffield district of South Yorkshire, England.

Buried:
Not yet known.