Thomas Dewey is currently the earliest Dewey ancestor that I have located. Whilst his origins are currently unknown, he first appears in records when he marries Elizabeth Covell in 1768 at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
The couple settled down to raise four children, but only three of them survived infancy.
Thomas pre-deceased Elizabeth in 1812, shortly after writing his Will. In it, he leaves provisions for his wife, three children, and a weekly allowance for his grandson William Dewey.
- circa 1743.
- Elizabeth Covell (1748-?) on 25th October 1768 at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Elizabeth Dewey (1769-?)
- George Dewey (1771-1841) married Mary Long (1764-1807), and later to Mary Peyton (1782-18??)
- Ann Dewey (1773-177?)
- Ann Dewey (1774-?)
Last Will & Testament
- 23rd September 1812
- During October 1812, at Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 69 years.
- 4th October 1812, at St. Andrew's Church, Witchford, Cambridgeshire, England.