Thomas Dewey

about 1577–1 July 1636 (Age 59)
Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

Thomas Dewey was born about 1577, in Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Dewey and Wid Dewey. He married Mary Moore on 12 October 1601, in Hinton Martel, Dorset, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 July 1636, in Hinton Martel, Dorset, England, at the age of 59, and was buried in Hinton Martel, Dorset, England.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Dewey
Mary Moore
Marriage: 12 October 1601
Thomas Dewey
John Dewey

Spouse and Children

12 October 1601
Hinton Martel, Dorset, England



    John Dewey


Parents and Siblings

    William Dewey


    Wid Dewey




World Events (4)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 8

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 10

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 23

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Dewi, Welsh form of David .2 Anglicized form of a French Huguenot name of uncertain form and origin. Traditionally it is recorded as Douai, from a place in northern France, but it could also be from Old Norman French du we(z) ‘of the ford’, from a variant of standard French gué ‘ford’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Dewey, Thomas story

Thomas Dewey was born in 1581 in Hinton Martell, Dorset, England, the son of Wid and William. He had one son and one daughter with Agnes. He then married Mary Moore and they had four children together …

Sources (3)

  • Tho Dewye in entry for Thomas Dewye, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Thomas Dewye, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936"
  • Sr--Thomas Dewey, "Find A Grave Index"

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