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Category: Hewlett – Theophilus 1816-1900

Four generations including TPN Hewlett

The following photograph, taken in 1899, shows four generations of TPN Hewlett and his descendants in the same place. TPN Hewlett is seated on the left of the front row. His daughter Emily sits beside him and beside her sits her daughter Emily Maude Wilson holding her daughter Marjorie. Maude’s other daughter, Doreen, stands between her grandmother and great-grandfather. Back Row, left to right:- Arthur Pickmere; with Marguerite; Hector McKenzie; Marguerita (1879) Pickmere (Arthur’s sister)? […]

Hewlett – Theophilus 1816-1900

Was a schoolmaster in England – operating a school in Lime House, Eythorne Kent (pictured). With his health breaking down when a little over 40 he brought his family to NZ arriving at Auckland on 27 Sep 1858 aboard the ‘Avalanche’. This was Shaw Savill’s maiden run. The ship was reported to have arrived in perfect condition, making an elegant entry into Auckland Harbour. Settled in Mangapai where he opened the first Methodist Church/School on […]