John Dewey of Tinkleton

DEWEY, John
      Born: circa 1748, Tinkleton, Dorset, England
      Died: 1823, buried 09 January 1823, age 75, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity [recorded as Duay]
      Married: 28 April 1771, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity
      Spouse: Ann Bowen of Bonaventure
      Born: baptized 05 December 1757
      Died: 26 April 1789, age 31 (mistakenly recorded or translated as Davey)
      Father: Thomas Bowen
      Mother: Elizabeth
      Children:
           [1] Elizabeth Dewey; baptized 23 May 1777, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity
           [2] William Dewey; baptized 02 October 1778, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity; died 1794 at age 16, buried 03 July 1794 [record at St. Paulís states: ĎInterred WILLM DEWEY JUNR, Son of John & Ann Dewey of this Harbr, who was accidentally drownd at English harbr the 2?th ?????í
           [3] John Dewey; baptized 02 October 1778, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity
           [4] Thomas Dewey; born 1779, English Harbour
           [5] Mary Dewey; born about 1780, Trinity; baptized 26 January 1783, Trinity Anglican Parish
           [6] John Dewey; born English Harbour; baptized 26 January 1783, St. Paulís Anglican Church [recorded as daughter Ė probably an error]
           [7] Richard Dewey; baptized 04 March 1787, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity

Note: The baptism records of St. Paulís Anglican Church at Trinity, lists the birth of a daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth B[cut off] named Ann. This was probably Ann Bowen, who married John Dewey in 1771. Her age of 31 at the time of her death, puts her birth at around 1758 which would be close enough.

The burial record for William, son of John and Ann Dewey, has him listed as Junr, leading us to believe that a William Dewey Seenr was still alive at that time, 1794. But was William Snr the brother or father of John Dewey? The custom was to name the first son after the father's father, which strengthens the possibility that John's father may have been named William.

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