Note: The Dewey Baronetcy, of South Hill Wood in Bromley in the County of Kent, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 20 February 1917 for Thomas Charles Dewey, President of the Prudential Assurance Company. The second Baronet was a clergyman and served as Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral from 1935 to 1943. He was also High Sheriff of Devon in 1945.
Thomas Charles Dewey, (born 1840 in Chesthunt, Hertfordshire died 13 July 1926 at Peak House, Sidmouth) was President of the Prudential Assurance Company.
In July 1907 Dewey celebrated his 50th year of service with the Prudential  having entered as a junior clerk at the age of 17. He was made a Baronet on 20 February 1917; being the first of the Dewey Baronets.
Dewey lived at Bromley, Kent from the 1860s, at Tweed Cottage, High Street and for many years at South Hill Wood, Westmoreland Road. He became a leading member of Bromley society, served as a Church Warden of Bromley Parish Church for 30 years  and was a patron of many local charities  and sporting organisations .
He endowed and was closly associated with St Mark's Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley; which was designed by Evelyn Hellicar. His daughter Daisy married the curate-in-charge of the church, Rev L J Lewin, in May 1905 .
His Charter Mayor of Bromley for in 1903-4  is marked by the inclusion of his initials on a link of the Borough's Mayoral chain. He was made Honorary Freeman of Bromley in July 1904 ; being called upon to lay the foundation stone to Bromley's Municipal Buildings (Town Hall)in 1907. He was Honorary Colonel of 2nd Kent Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) 
He often entertained at South Hill Wood 
He was also patron of Evelyn Hellicar, architect. It is not known whether Hellicar designed South Wood Hill for Dewey in 1886. However, in 1898 Hellicar extended the house and in 1902 he designed the music pavilion within the grounds; the design of which was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1904 he designed and built Peak House, Sidmouth for Dewey.
During the First World War Dewey made both South Wood Hill and Peak House available as VAD hospitals. In 1922 he was honoured by the King of Belgium with the award of the diploma and insignia of Medaille du Roi Albert for his services to wounded Belgian soldiers.
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