Category: Hewlett family

Family Notes by Emma Mary Byles (Roussel, Beuzeville, Hewlett)

Introduction For my Nephews and Nieces in New Zealand and my dear little Roussel in England I am writing this paper to tell them all I know of the family from which they are descended. In the autumn of 1919, soon after I had retired from active work [as Matron of The Lambeth Infirmary], my sister Mayna and I spent a holiday at Whitfield with our Aunt Emma [Davison]. During the time we were there […]

The Hewlett regicide

The earliest record of the ancestry of this family is given in a book by Rev. William King (Vicar of Astley 1947-1973), titled ‘Bells and Pomegranates’. This book is a history of the village of Astley. He writes at length about Rev. Alfred Hewlett, who was also a vicar of Astley (1831-1837 and 1840-1885. (Alfred Hewlett was descended from William Hewlett 1776 who is the brother of James Phillip Hewlett.) Rev. King states that the […]