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A Remarkable Woman (Esther Hewlett)

Esther Beuzeville was born in 1786. She was descended from Huguenots who had escaped from France in the late 17th century, after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. She married the Reverend James Hewlett in 1809, and they had five children, the fourth of whom I am descended from. He died 10 years after they got married, in 1820, leaving her with five children under 10. During their marriage, she had written a few books, […]

The Beuzeville family

The following is extracted from sources on the web – largely at: http://www.byles.net/family/beuz2.html. The Huguenot Family of Beuzeville Compiled by Wilfred P de Beuzeville (circa. 1960’s), from family papers and research by W.A.W. de Beuzeville (done in the 1920’s). The origin of the name Beuzeville is unknown; however the 19th century French historian Charpillon suggests that Beuze was derived from Boson, an influential family in early Norman times. He states that the name did not occur […]

Beuzeville – Esther 1786-1851

Esther Beauzeville was born in 1786. She was descended from Huguenots who had escaped from France in the late 17th century, after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. She married the Reverend James Hewlett in 1809, and they had five children. He died 10 years after they got married, in 1820, leaving her with five children under 10. During their marriage, she had written a few books, with little commercial success. In 1817, she wrote a […]