George Dewey

George Dewey was the oldest of the nine children of Joseph Dewey and his wife Elizabeth Gray of Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Like most of his male siblings, George worked in agriculture - starting as a 'Ag Lab' in 1871, and becoming a Publican of The Fish & Duck pub in Wentworth by 1911. He was still doing this by 1921.

George married Adelaide Saville in 1893, but their marriage was only to last 15 years, after she died from acute Bronchitis in 1908.

George re-married to Elizabeth Seymour 2 years later, but their marriage was only to last 10 years before Elizabeth died aged 65.

George's third marriage was to Edith who was thirty-one years younger than him. Unsurprisingly, she out-lived him, by a total of 36 years.

Despite his three marriages, it appears that George and his wives never had any children.

George was buried with his third wife Edith, in Wentworth churchyard.

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1857, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

29th September 1861, aged 4 years old, at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.




9th December 1939, aged 82 years, at Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England.

13th December 1939, with his third wife Edith, at St. Peter's Churchyard, Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England.

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