Person:Thomas Dewey (1)

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Thomas Dewey
b.bef 1613 England
m. 22 Mar 1637/38
  1. Thomas Dewey1639/40 - 1690
  2. Josiah Dewey1641 - 1732
  3. Anna Dewey1643 - 1707
  4. Israel Dewey1645 - 1678
  5. Jedediah Dewey1647 - 1718
Facts and Events
Name[4] Thomas Dewey
Gender Male
Birth[1] bef 1613 England
Marriage 22 Mar 1637/38 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Frances Unknown
Burial[2][4] 27 Apr 1648 Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Probate[4] 19 May 1648 Inventory Taken

Thomas was in Dorchester in 1633-1634, then removed to Windsor, where he accumulated several parcels of land. His inventory indicates only agricultural activity at a subsistence level, and he signed his name with a mark.S1


References
  1. Thomas Dewey, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    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 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 [Great Migration Newsletter 3:9].

  2. Windsor Town Records.

    "Thomas Dewey was buryed Aprill 27th 1648 "

  3.   Thomas Dewey, in Find A Grave.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Thomas Dewey, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, v 1 p 6, 7, Secondary quality.

    Dewey, Thomas, Windsor (who married Frances Clarke, 22 March, 1638) Buried 27 April, 1648—(W. R.) Invt. £213-00-00. Taken 19 May, 1648, by David Wilton and Robert Winchell. Six Children 4 Boyes and two girles: Mary Clarke, 12 years old ; Thomas Dewey, 8, Josiah, 7 ; Annah, 5 ; Israel, 3 ; Jydidiah Dewey, 3/4 of a year old.
    Court Record, Page 168: 17 October, 1648. Dist. of the Estate of Thomas Dewey was ordered as followeth: To the Relict, 60-00-00; To his eldest son by name Thomas Dewey, 30-00-00; And to the other 5 children, £2.0 apeice, 100-00-00
    190-00-00.
    The daughters' portions of £20 to be paid them at the age of 18 years, and the seuerall sons' portion at the age of 21 years; the Relict giving in sufficient security to the Children for their several portions. George Phelps and Frances Dewey were married 30 November, 1648 (W. R.).
    Court Record, Vol. II, Page 9—6 June, 1650 : It is agreed and concluded betwixt this Court, in the behalf of the Children of Thomas Dewey, and Geo : Phelps, of Wyndsor, that the whole of the Land, both Meadow and Upland, mentioned in sd. Dewey's Inventory, amounting to the sum of £78, shall be sequestered for the Children's portions so farr as it goes, and the remainder, being £52, hee Ingages himself to give into the Court
    sufficient security for the payment thereof, according to the Will of the Court. The House and peice of Land belonging to it, valued at £40, the sd. Phelps accepts upon his wive's part of the Estate.
    Page 2 (Vol. Ill) 4 June, 1663 : Upon the Request of George Phelps and Frances, his wife, this Court do appoint Lt. Fyler, Robert Winchell and Matthew Grant to judge of the difference of the Land of Thomas Dewey, Deceased, for an equal Division amongst the children of sd. Dewey.

  5.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:43.

    "THOMAS, Dorchester 1633, whose name Dr. Harris read Duce, freem. 14 May 1634, rem. early, perhaps with Warham to Windsor, there m. 22 Mar. 1639, wid. Frances Clark (wh. had only ch. Mary), by her had Thomas, bapt. 16 Feb. 1640; Josiah, 10 Oct. 1641; Ann, 15 Oct. 1643; Israel, b. 25 Sept. 1645; and Jedediah, 15 Dec. 1647; but the valua. recent Hist. of W. p. 578, makes the last two dates of bapt. wh. could not be, for one was Wednesday, and one Thursday. He was cornet of the troop, and d. or was bur. 27 Apr. 1648. His wid. m. 2 or 30 Nov. 1648, George Phelps, wh. rem. a. 1668 to Westfield, and with him went all the D.'s exc. Israel."

Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield