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John Oliver Dewey (1840 - 1905)

John Oliver Dewey
Born in Donhead Saint Mary, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdommap
Husband of — married 15 Oct 1863 in County Dublin, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 May 2020 | Last significant change: 17 Jun 2020
23:38: Elaine (Wilson) Mattsen edited the Death Date for John Oliver Dewey (1840-1905). (Added death date) [Thank Elaine for this]
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John was born at Donhead, Wiltshire, England in 1840 and in the Registration Quarter of Jan-Feb-Mar in 1840 at the Registration District of Tisbury County Wiltshire, England [1]and was a son of John Dewey and Frances Anne Harris and prior to coming to New Zealand his occupation was a Car Valet at St Margaret, London, Middlesex, England[2] and along with Matilda age 31 Emigrated to New Zealand in 1871 at age 30.

He arrived at Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand on Feb 2 1872 age 31. He married Matilda Bonynge at St Peter, Dublin, Ireland on 15 October 1863 at Dublin, Ireland.[3] They had eight children. He is buried at the Linwood Cemtery after his death in 1905[4] and is with his wife Matilda[5]


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), John Oliver Dewey, 1840; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Tisbury, Wiltshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 April 2019), John Dewey, 1871.
  3. Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898
  5. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 15 December 2015), John Olliver Dewey, 1905; Burial, Christchurch, Christchurch City, Canterbury, New Zealand, Linwood Cemetery; citing record ID 142019510, Find a Grave,

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