I'm afraid that I am still stuck in Northamptonshire with my Dews line.I would very much like him to be from Yorkshire (I have fond memories of Leeds and surrounding areas!).
My gentleman in question is a William Dews, born 1813, place unknown.He died 16 May 1847, Woodford, Northamptonshire - aged 34 years old.He had been a shepherd, and on his son's birth cert. he was listed as a labourer. Another online contact was able to do some look-ups for me and found that his father's name was John who died 1852, Woodford Halse, Northamptonshire, putting his birth in 1772, place unknown.
I have a copy of a printout made by Mr Marvin Ashby (alas, I do not have his new email address) that he sent me a couple of years ago.It lists 'Dews/Dewes' from 1558 to 1899 (1 entry for 1990) from the areas of Yorkshire that Mr Ashby was focussing upon.Ossett was one of those areas.
There are two 'John' Dews/Dewes on the list that might match mine, but I cannot in good conscience make that 'leap'.
I do not know if the list is complete, but there are hundreds of names on the list and if you would like me to look-up anything, I'd be happy to oblige.