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Esther Hewlett / Copley by M Clark

Esther Beuzeville was born in London on May 10, 1786. She was the youngest daughter of Peter and Mary Beuzeville (nee Meredith). Her father was a silk manufacturer at Spitalfields and the family lived at Hackney. In 1789, when Esther was about three years old, the family moved to Cheshunt in Hertfordshire. Peter continued his business of silk manufacturing at Spitalfields and lived, with Bridget as his housekeeper, in a town house in Hackney. In […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]