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Genealogy - The Dew Line

I have come across the following people whilst researching my maternal line back from my grandfather Frank Owen Dew. Names in italics are also featured separately. The first section lists all the people who had the surname Dew either through birth or marriage. The second section includes those who had connections to the Dew family but never carried the Dew name.

James Dew:

Born in 1780 and my Great Great Great Grandfather. He married Rebecca Bond and his place of birth is given as Norfolk. James and Rebecca had six children over a period of 12 years. They were John Dew (born 1800 in Great Yarmouth), Maria Dew (born 1802 in Great Yarmouth), James Dew (born 1803 Great Yarmouth), John Dew (born 1805 Great Yarmouth), Charlotte Dew (born 1808 Great Yarmouth) and William Dew (born 1812 Great Yarmouth.

Rebecca Bond: (became Rebecca Dew)

Rebecca was born in 1780 and is my Great Great Great Grandmother. She married James Dew and had six children. One of these - William Dew was my Great Great Grandfather.

John Dew:

The first of six children of James Dew and Rebecca Bond. Born in Great Yarmouth on 12th January, 1800 and baptised on 13th January, 1800.

Maria Dew:

The second of the six children of James Dew and Rebecca Bond. Born in Great Yarmouth on 21st February, 1802 and baptised on 24th February, 1802

James Dew:

The third of the six children of James Dew and Rebecca Bond. Born in Great Yarmouth on 6th December, 1803. Baptised on the same day. Burial records showed that a James Dew, son of James and Rebecca was buried in St Nicholas Churchyard, Great Yarmouth in 1800 aged 3. There are discrepancies in the dates here.

John Dew:

The fourth of the six children of James Dew and Rebecca Bond. Born in Great Yarmouth on 6th December, 1805. Baptised on 11th December, 1805

Charlotte Dew:

The fifth of the six children of James Dew and Rebecca Bond. Born in Great Yarmouth on 20th January, 1808. Baptised on 26th January, 1808.

William Dew:

The youngest of the six children of James Dew and Rebecca Bond. William was my Great Great Grandfather. He was born in Great Yarmouth on 16th February, 1812 and baptised in Great Yarmouth. He married Susannah Yaxley at Great Yarmouth on 5th February 1835, aged 22. His occupation is given as a carter in St Peter's Square. In the 1841 census he is listed as 30 years of age and a labourer living in Row 99. In the 1871 census William is listed as 59 years of age and a carter by trade in St Peter's Square. By 1881 William is 69 years of age and a coal carter living in Row 60, No 13A. His wife is listed as Susan (obviously Susannah) aged 64.

Susannah Yaxley (became Susannah Dew)

Susannah was born in Great Yarmouth in 1814. She married William Dew in Great Yarmouth on 5th February, 1835, when she would have been either 20 or 21 years of age. Susannah is my Great Great Grandmother. In the 1841 census Susannah is listed as 35 years of age (I am sure this should be 25) and living at Row 99. In the 1871 census her age has been corrected to 55. In the 1881 census she is listed as 64 years of age and living in Row 60, No 13A.

William Dew

The eldest (first) of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1836. In the 1841 census he is listed as five years of age and living at Row 99

Henry Dew

The second of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1840. Occupation is given as greengrocer. He married Clara Cavy and they had three children - Frederick Dew, Herbert Dew and Henry Dew. In the 1841 census he is listed as Harry Dew, six months old, living in Row 99. In the 1871 census he is listed as 30 years of age and married to Clara whose age is given as 37. He is employed as a greengrocer in Albion Road.

Clara Cavy (later Clara Dew)

Clara was the wife of Henry Dew and was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, in or around 1834

Susanna Dew:

The third of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1843.

Louisa Dew:

The fourth of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1845.

Butliffe Dew:

The fifth of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Full name was Butliffe Edward Dew. He was born in Great Yarmouth in 1850 and his profession is given as a greengrocer. He married Rosina (surname unknown) who was born in 1856. They had four children - Rosina Dew, Butliffe Dew, Florence Dew and Arthur Dew. In the 1871 census his name is listed as Blissiffe, 20 years of age, an unmarried hawker.

Caroline Dew: (later Caroline Brunning)

The sixth of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Full name was Caroline Sophia Dew. She was born in Great Yarmouth in 1853 and married Thomas Brunning in Great Yarmouth on 23rd March, 1873. They had five children - Susannah Brunning, William Brunning, Louisa Brunning, James Brunning and May Brunning.

Francis Dew:

The seventh and youngest of the seven children of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1856. Full name Francis James Dew. He was married twice, firstly to Caroline Harper Bowles and secondly to Maria Stone. Francis Dew is my Great Grandfather. Fracis an Caroline had one daughter - Laura Dew. Francis and Maria had one son - Frank Dew - who was my Grandfather. Francis' occupation is given as greengrocer. In the 1871 census Francis is listed as 14 years of age, an unmarried hawker. In the 1881 census he is listed as 24 years of age and a general shopkeeper and hawker, living in Baker Street, Gorleston with wife Caroline (aged 22) and Laura (aged 1).

Frederick Dew

The eldest of the three children of Henry Dew and Clara Cavy. Born in Great Yarmouth, probably in 1861. The 1871 census lists him as a 10-year-old scholar.

Herbert Dew

The second child of Henry Dew and Clara Cavy. Born in Great Yarmouth in or around 1863. The 1871 census lists him as an eight year old scholar

Caroline Harper Bowles (became Caroline Dew)

First wife of Francis Dew. She was married at the age of 21 in St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth on 21st January, 1879. Born 1858 (?). Full name Caroline Elizabeth Harper Bowles. Caroline was the daughter of Benjamin Harper Bowles and the mother of Laura Dew. In the 1881 census she is detailed as living with Francis and daughter Laura in Baker Street, Gorleston

Maria Stone (became Maria Dew)

Second wife of Francis Dew. Marriage took place in 1889. Full name Maria Harriet Stone. Born in 1859 in Great Yarmouth. At the time of her mariage would have been 29 or 30 years of age. Maria was the mother of Frank Dew and my Great Grandmother.

Frank Dew

The only child of Francis Dew and Maria Harriet Stone. Half brother to Laura Dew. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1890. Married Selina Maud Sandall and had two children - a daughter (name unknown) who died and Phyllis Margaret Dew. Frank Dew is my Grandfather

Laura Dew:

Only child of Francis Dew and Caroline Harper Bowles. Half sister to Frank Dew. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1879. In the 1881 census she is aged 1 and living in Baker Street, Gorleston. According to the 1901 census she was living at 118 King Street, Great Yarmouth.

Selina Sandall (became Selina Dew)

Wife of Frank Dew and mother of Phyllis Dew and my Grandmother. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1892.

Phyllis Dew (became Phyllis Steward)

Daughter of Frank Dew and Selina Sandall, Born June 10th either 1920 or 1921. Died 1981. Mother of Peter Steward (me) and Grandmother of Christopher Steward and Matthew Steward.

PART TWO: Other Members of the Cast (names other than Dew)

Benjamin Harper Bowles

Father of Caroline Harper Bowles who was the first wife of Francis James Dew. Born in Great Yarmouth in 1830. Father-in-law of Francis Dew.

Thomas Brunning:

Husband of Caroline Dew and one of two sons of James Brunning and Ann Nelson. Full name was Thomas John Brunning. Was born in North Walsham on 22nd August, 1849 and baptised on 9th September, 1849. Thomas and Caroline had five children - Suzannah Brunning, William Brunning, Louisa Brunning, James Brunning and May Brunning.

Louisa Brunning

Third of the five children of Thomas Brunning and Caroline Dew. Full name Louisa Elizabeth Brunning. Born 1877 in Great Yarmouth. Married William Fleet.

William Brunning

James Brunning

May Brunning

Susannah Brunning

William Hurrell

Leonard Hurrell

Reginald Hurrell

Victor Hurrell

William Hurrell

Alice Betts

Bryan Hurrell

Trevor Hurrell

Joan Taylor

Denise Hurrell

Mark Burotn

Stephen Hurrell

Arthur Steward

Arthur Steward is my father and married Phyllis Margaret Dew who was the daughter of Frank Dew and Selina Sandall. I was their only child.

Peter Steward

This is me!! I am the only son of Arthur Steward and Phyllis Margaret Dew. Born on 9th October, 1952. Married Anne Burton in Knottingley, West Yorkshire on 24th July, 1976. We have two children - Christopher Steward and Matthew Steward. I am the grandson of Frank Dew and Selina Sandall, the great grandson of Francis Dew and Maria Stone, great great grandson of William Dew and Susannah Yaxley and great great great grandson of James Dew and Rebecca Bond.

Anne Burton (later Anne Steward)

Anne married Peter Steward as detailed above.

Christopher Steward

The eldest son of Peter Steward and Anne Burton

Matthew Steward

The youngest son of Peter Steward and Anne Burton

 

 

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