Since reading your posting in 2000, I have determined that my Dews are from Oxfordshire.My line coming forward goes as follows:
William Dews Source: C038932, 1668-1812, film 0993079, printout 6903923 married 'unknown' father of:
John Dews, christened 23 Jan 1774, Souldern, Oxfordshire Source: C038932, 1668-1812, film 0993079, printout 6903923; and 1851 Census for Woodford Parish, Northamptonshire; married 'unknown' father of:
William Dews, christened '1813' Source for 'christening date':distant cousins research at http://www.btinternet.com/~woodsbj/http://www.btinternet.com/~woodsbj/ married: Jane Gardner father of: 3 children - Margaret, John, Enoch Henry.
Enoch Henry, born 8 April 1842, Daventry, Northamptonshire Source: copy of birth certificate married:Lucy Winslade father of:Lucy Jane, Edith C., and Alfred J.
Lucy Jane is my gg.grandmother.
Are your dates absolute, or do you have the names of any o the wives?I was wondering if your Amos John Dew might have been a sibling (unknown to me) to my Enoch Henry Dews.