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Thomas Dewey, Jr.

Also Known As: "Duee", "The Settler"
Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Sandwich, Kent, England
Death: April 21, 1648 (42)
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, United States
Place of Burial: Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Dewey, Sr. and Mary Dewey
Husband of Frances Phelps
Father of John Dewey; Cornet Thomas Dewey; Anna Woodward; Israel Dewey; Abigail Cutler and 2 others
Brother of Jedediah Dewey, Sr.

Occupation: Farmer, Cornet of the town troop of soldiers, Dissenter, Emigrator, Early US Settler
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About Thomas Dewey, Jr.

Thomas Dewey, The Settler: England Roots TMDGENES (View posts)

Posted: 8 Oct 2012 10:27AM GMT  

Classification: Query Surnames: Dewey, Moore

Over the years I have come across a lot of conflicting information regarding Thomas Dewey's roots in England such as which ship he came to America on, where and when he was born and who his ancestors were. I have failed to find any reference to official records to corroborate this information. However, I have come across several items of hard evidence (mainly parish records) that has led me to conclude that Thomas Dewey, The Settler was born in 1606 at Hinton Martell in the county of Dorset, his father was Thomas (died 1636) and his mother was Mary Moore (died 1637). I believe he sailed from Swanage in Dorset some time prior to 1633. I have a section on a website containing the details behind my theory and the chain of evidence (with references) supporting it.

The website is (still under development). I would be interested in hearing from anyone that knows of official records that would undermine my theory, or (hopefully) can support it.

Jorge Guillermo Dewey



Thomas Dewey, the colonist ancestor of a large and influential family, become a Puritan dissenter and emigrated to America from Sandwich, Kent, England, with the early settlers under Governor Winthrop and Rev. John Warham.

The records of Massachusetts Bay Colony mention him as early as August, 1633, when he was an inhabitant of Dorchester, and where he was enrolled a freeman, May 14, 1634.

In 1635 he removed to the area of Windsor, Connecticut, where he appears in a list of the settlers in 1640. He held considerable land, served as a juror of the particular court, and seems to have lived an honorable upright life. Thomas is listed on monument to the Founders of the town of Windsor, CT, amended and approved by the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Inc. as of June 1996. (Connecticut Historical Society. Some early records and documents of and relating to the town of Windsor, Connecticut, 1639-1703. Hartford, Conn. : Connecticut Historical Society, 1930. 227 pg. 21).

He married, March 22, 1639, at Windsor, Frances, widow of Joseph Clark. She died September 27, 1690, aged between seventy-five and eighty years.

Children, born at Windsor, Connecticut:


1. Thomas Dewey, b. Abt 1640, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

2. Josiah Dewey, b. Abt 1641, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

3. Ann Dewey, b. Abt 1643, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

4. Israel Dewey, b. Abt 1645, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

5. Jedediah Dewey, b. 15 Dec 1647, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

The statement has been made 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 Dorchester. 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. He had a land grant in Dorchester, MA, on 1 December 1634 and also on 5 July 1635. His surname in the town records is spelled "Duee." He was early at Windsor, CT, where he was frequently a juror and also became a deputy.

He married Frances, on 22 Mar 1638 in Windsor, Hartford, CT.

b. Bef 1613, England , d. 27 Apr 1648, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. He became a freeman in 1634 at Dorchester, MA. He moved to Windsor in 1635 where he married Frances on 22 Mar 1638. Other given date of marriage: 22 Mar 1639 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

Thomas was a juror in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT in 1642 and 1644. --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Additional Information for Thomas Dewey ;JR.

This person's information was combined while in Ancestral File. The following submitters of the information may or may not agree with the combining of the information: VIRGINA RAE/MCCANN/ (2064671) JANIS G./WINKLER/ (2069028) CHARLOTTE MAE/HOUSE/ (2074357) ALLIN D./KINGSBURY/ (2085271) JEAN E/MCKELLAR/ (2087962) MICHELLE/MORRIS/ (2093121) CLYDE A./MURRAY/ (2099057) ALLEN CHARLES/FISHER/ (2110764) ADELAIDE BARBRE/PORTER/ (2111569) ROMANIA GRANT/CHILD/ (2131051) ROBERT A/LAMBERSON/ (2142403) ROBERT A./VALENTINE/ (2155746) VERN L/REYNOLDS/ (2170511) ALAN J./DEWEY/ (2170666) HELEN/LEFATROM/ (2175425) BRUCE N./CARPENTER/ (2177650) WALLACE W./CARROLL/ (2178628) HELEN D/JOHNSON/ (2180766) DARRELL L/MILES/ (2180989) ZINA W./PETERSEN/ (2181209) LOIS PALMER/ALLEN/ (2183413) ANITA H./DAVIS/ (2183706) JARI LYNN DUBY/WOOD/ (2188497) DARYL V. AND MARGARET S./DEWEY/ (2188561) ANNABELLE P/LECLARE/ (2200340) SANDRA VINCENT/ANDERSON/ (2200478) MR. ELMER C./SANBORN/ (2207423) ERIC C/ELSBERRY/ (2207748) LYNN L./BENNETT/ (2207810) BERRY B./MARTIN/ (2210633) VIRGINIA MEACHUM GERSTMAN (MRS./STEPHEN)/ (2213930) DAVID E/NOBLE/ (2214026) MELVIN WALKER/ORGILL/ (2214349) ROY/BLANCH/ (2214415) LORRAINE WHITE/RING/ (2214649) GLEN EUGENE/EBERT/ (2214763) JERRY/MILLS/ (2214794) GEORGIANA/SOLOMON/ (2214890) JERRY D/FARLEY/ (2219448) DONNA/DELLINGER (2228101) JAMES D/DAVIDSON (2228373) MELBA GODBOLD/PREECE (2229114) WILLIAM F/ALEXANDER/ (2238591) ROBERT V. NOBLE FOR K]THERINE/SHAW/ (2258795) DALLAS ALBERT/JOHNSON/ (2264551) ROBERT A./SCOFIELD (2271555) ANNA MAY/HILLCOAT/ (2278985) PEGGY S./FIELD/ (2286350) COLLEEN/PIERCE (2288896) MARJORIE HOLDEN/HENDERSON/ (2296469) GEORGE SAMUEL/DODGE,/II (2299992) VAUGHN ALLEN/BUSHMAN/ (2312988) RENEE/ZAMORA (2312994) AUDREY/ANDRUS (2312999) CPT KENT/DAVIS/ (2315892) GLENN L./GOODWIN (2333106) DIANA W./KING/ (2346854) RALPH J/ABEL/ (2352302) SHERYL ANN/LARSEN/ (2352864) FAMILY COLLECTION-/LYNCH/ (2352984) LOUIS C./GILLIAM/ (2352995) MARK RUSSELL/MILLER/ (2353419) GENE V/REYNOLDS/ (2353521) CHARLES JAMES/BEAGLES/ (2355462) ANN MOLONEY/LAMB/ (2358650) CLIFFORD DEWEY/SADLER/ (2370472) GEORGE E./PARKHURST (2416717) PAMELA/EVERETT/ (2509044) BARBARA T./LIEBER/ (2510679) MARILYN BURNHAM/DURRANT/ (2516935) DONNA L./CONNELL-LUDWICK/ (2666319) JAMES TAFT/SNOW/ (2675555)

Citing This Record

"Ancestral File", database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2012-12-31), entry for Thomas DEWEY ;JR..

Find A Grave Memorial # 29756044 gives burial location as: Old Burying Ground, Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA. Further info. from this memorial: "He may actually have died and been buried in Windsor, Hartford, CT, but there is a stone for him in this cemetery, while I found no stone for him in Windsor. This stone was most likely placed by one of Jason Dewey's heirs. The style of this stone suggests it was placed in the 1860's or 1870's. Thomas' birth date remains unknown but it's supposed to be about 1603, possibly in Wales, though he emigrated from Sandwich, England in 1633."

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Thomas Dewey, Jr.'s Timeline

Sandwich, Kent, England

Birth of Thomas Dewey, Jr.
Relevant birth record obtained at the website hereafter:
Author: Family Group Record, FamilySearch, Ancestral File
Actual text:
"Thomas Dewey
Sex: Male
Born: 1606
Place: Migrated from Sandwich, Kent, England
Father: Thomas Dewey
Mother: unknown at present"

February 16, 1640
Age 34
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
February 16, 1640
Age 34
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
Age 35
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
October 15, 1643
Age 37
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 25, 1645
Age 39
Windsor, Hartford County, CT, United States