Simeon Dewey
(Cir 1555-)
Thomas Dewey
Anna Dewey
(Cir 1580-)
Thomas Dewey


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Thomas Dewey

  • Born: 1603, Sandwich, Kent, England 207,217
  • Marriage (1): Frances Randall on 22 Mar 1639 in Windsor, CT 392,393
  • Died: 27 Apr 1648, Windsor, CT at age 45 207,217,393
  • Buried: Windsor, Conn 398

  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Windsor, Conn. 400,401 At Windsor, Thomas was Cornet of the Town Troop of Mounted Light Infantry and also served as a Juror and Deputy to the General Court.

Family Name, 1630-1633, Dorchester, Mass. 402 Thomas was the first settler of the name Dewey in this country. He came to Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630 - 33. He enrolled there as a freeman 14 May 1634.

Immigation, 1633, Dorcester, Mass. 393,403,404 The statement has been made (e.g. NYGBR 6:63) that Thomas Dewey was from Sandwich, Kent, but this has no documentary foundation. Dewey was more likely from the West Country, as were so many of the other early settlers of Dorcester. Since Thomas Dewey first appears in Dorchester in 1633, he may have arrived on the unnamed ship from Weymouth, Dorsetshire that landed in New England in July of 1633 (GMN 3:9).

Thomas was a member of Dorchester church prior to 14 May 1634 implied by freemanship. Freeman 14 May 1634. He signed a will of John Russell by mark 3 September 1633.

Holmes notes that Thomas was one of the original grantees of Dorcester in 1633.

Move residence, 1635 or 1638, Windsor, Conn. 218,402,404 Thomas moved to Windsor in about 1638 where he married Frances who was a widow with one child - Mary.

Holmes records that he moved to Windsor in 1635.

Age at Death, 1648, Windsor, Conn. Thomas's headstone shows that he died at 52 years of age. Since we are sure of his death date, that means he would have been born in 1598.

Thomas married Frances Randall, daughter of Philip Randall and Joanna Fush, on 22 Mar 1639 in Windsor, CT 392.,393 (Frances Randall was born in 1611 in Dorset, Dorchester, England 395,396 and died on 27 Sep 1690 in Westfield, MA 395,396.)

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