Joseph Dewey

Joseph Dewey was the youngest of the six children of William Dewey and his wife Ellen Markham of Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.

Joseph worked as a labourer in Witchford and Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, for more than 50 years.

He married Elizabeth Gray and together they had nine children. Sadly two of these died in their infancy.

In 1854, and as reported in The Cambridge Independent Press' Sessions and Police Intelligence column of 19th August 1854, Joseph was charged with an assault upon Mrs. Ruth Whetstone. The case was dismissed, 'the defendant having committed the assault in defence of his aged father'. The report goes on to state that Ruth Whetstone was 'charged with committing a violent assault upon William Dewey, an aged and infirm man at Witchford, on the 12th of August. It appears a regular pitched battle took place between the parties, but the woman Whetstone evidently commenced the assault'.

Joseph died in 1904 aged 79 years. His wife outlived him by twelve years.

Further Details

27th March 1825 at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.





December 1904, Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England.

4th December 1904 at St. Peter's Church, Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England.