'Hewitt04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Hewett of Ampthill, Hewett of Dunton Bassett, Hewett of Great Glen, Hewett of Stretton

We know of no connection between the 2 families on this page. They share the page for our convenience.
Thomas Hewett of Shenleybury, Hertfordshire
Visitation (1586) shows Thomas's wife (and mother of Robert) as Dorothy Merry with a note that one source names her Margaret. Visitation (1634) shows Thomas's wife (and mother of Robert) as Margaret Button. We presume that Thomas married twice as shown.
m1/2. Dorothy Merry (dau of John Merry of Northall)
m2/1. Margaret Button (dau of William Button of Ampthill)
As indicated above, we are not sure who was the mother of ...
1. Robert Hewett of Ampthill, Bedfordshire
  m. Margery Tilston (Tylton) of Cheshire
  A. William Hewett of Milbrooke, Bedfordshire
  m. Mary Price (dau of Robert Price of Washingley)
  i. Robert Hewett of Ampthill (a 1634)
  m. Mary Monyngs (dau of Sir Edward Monyngs of Waldershare)
a. Elizabeth Hewett
  m. Charles de Boys of Paris
  b. Mary Hewett
  m. Edward Boteler (son of Sir Edward of Danbury by 2nd wife)
  c.+ other issue - Francis (b c1610, a 1634)), John, Charles, Robert, Thomas, William, Edward (d young?), Edward (d young?), Edward, Henry (dsp), John (dsp?), Mary (dsp), Martha
  ii. William Hewett
  B. Anne Hewett
  m. Thomas Awdeley (Audley?) of Houghton Conquest
  C. Dorothy Hewett
  m. Richard Conquest of Houghton Conquest (d 1607)
  D. Margaret Hewett
  m. Robert Faldo of Malden
  E.+ other issue - Edmond, Arthur, Robert, Elizabeth



BP1934 starts with the following William, identifying him as 'of Dunton'. It was not until we reviewed this section using Nichols (which describes him as shown), that we realised that he was the same person as the William shown on the continuation where, before we moved the information here and using just information compiled from VCH, we used to show that the below-mentioned George 'of Stretton' (father of William & Penelope) was presumed son of Neale son of William (by Frances, niece of George Neale) presumed son of the following William.
William Hewett of Milboke & Ampthill (Bedfordshire), later of Dunton Baaset
m. _ Dickens
1. William Hewett of Dunton Bassett, Sheriff of Lincolnshire (b c1604, d 1662)
William is the first mentioned by VCH although that does not identify him as of Dunton Bassett. VCH does report that the parish of Great Glen comprises 2 townships, Great Glen & Great Stretton, and that it appears that the Hewett family (later?) owned land in both townships and that some were known as 'of Great Glen' whilst others were known as 'of Great Stretton' or 'of Stretton'.
  m. Frances Nele (dau of Edward Nele of Glen Magna, niece of George of Great Glen)
  A. Neale (Nele) Hewett of Great Glen & Dunton Bassett (b c1633, a 1681)
  BP1934 identifies Neale's wife Mary Halford as sister of Sir Henry Halford, Bart. However, it seems that there was no such baronet. Nichols (1807) identifes her as daughter of Andrew Halford of Wistow, son of Sir Thomas. However, it looks as though Nichols (1798) was probably correct in identifying her as ...
m. Mary Halford (dau of Andrew Halford, sister of Sir Thomas of Wistow)
  i. George Hewett of Stretton, Sheriff of Leicestershire (b 1664, d 1714)
  BP1934 & Nichols (1807) mention George but provides no information about him. The following comes from Nichols (1798) with support from VCH. Note that VCH does not not mention any of his siblings but does mention his uncle George.
  m. Penelope Jesson (dau of Sir William Jesson)
  a. William Hewett of Stretton, Sheriff of Leicestershire (d 1766, Colonel)
  b. George Villiers Hewett of Leicester (bpt 1691, d 1772)
  m. (c1761) ??
  c. John Hewett (bpt 1697)
  d. Penelope Hewett
  m1. Sir William Chester, 5th Bart of Chichley (b 1687, d 1726)
  m2. (05.04.1786) James Montague of Newbold (dsp 08.11.1748, grandson of 1st Earl of Sandwich)
ii. William Hewett of Dunton Bassett (b 1666, d 28.11.1729, 3rd son)
  m. Mary (d 25.02.1720)
  a. Shuckburgh Hewett of Melton Mowbray (b 1719, d 10.12.1759, Major, 7th son)
  m. Ann Ward of Harborough
  (1) Sir George Hewett, 1st Bart (b 11.06.1750, d 21.03.1840, General, CIC India)
  m. (07.1785) Julia Johnson (dau of John Johnson of Blackheath, grand-dau of Sir Christopher Musgrave, Bart)
  (A) Sir George Henry Hewett, 2nd Bart (b 18.05.1791, d 20.05.1862, Colonel) had issue
  m. (26.07.1816) Louisa Majendie (d 25.09.1880, dau of Henry William Majendie, Bishop of Bangor)
  (B) William Hewett (b 02.07.1795, d 26.10.1891, Lt. Colonel, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (21.06.1826) Sarah Duff (d 1883, dau of General Sir James Duff)
  (C) Charles Hewett (b 18.11.1796, d 10.11.1871, Rev.)
  m. (26.09.1837) Frances Sophia Cator (dau of C.W. Cator of London)
  (D) Philip Hewett (b 07.09.1799, d 15.12.1879, Rev.) had issue
  m. (10.12.1828) Anne Duff (d 22.11.1898, , dau of General Sir James Duff)
  (E) Julia Hewett (d 10.05.1878)
  m. Peter Carey (Lt. General)
  (F) Eliza Hewett
m. John Johnson (Major)
  (G) Anne Hewett (d 1835)
  m. (1818) _ Miller of Exeter (Dr.)
  (H)+ other issue - John (b 17.07.1794, d 1825, Major), Charlotte (d 14.08.1873), Catherine Frances (d 17.09.1871), Marianne (d unm 09.10.1898)
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (b/d 1704), Thomas (b 1705), George (b 1710), Nele (b 1711), Edward (d 1714), Edward (b 1714), Mary (b 1706, d 1710), Barbara (b 1708), Frances (b 1716)
  iii. Mary Hewett (b 1666-7, d 30.11.1743)
  m. (28.10.1669) Shukbrugh Ashby of Stretton Magna (b c1660, d 1750)
  iv.+ other issue - Nele (b 1665, a 1681), Edward (bpt 26.08.1669, d 1700), Thomas (bpt 13.02.1670, d 1702), Frances (b c1670, a 1681)
  B. George Hewett 'of Rotherby' 'of Great Stretton' (b c1633, d 30.08.1690, judge)
  m. (sp) Mary Shukbrugh (d 15.04.1721, dau/heir of Edward Shukbrugh of Naseby, widow of George Ashby of Quenby)
  C. Frances Hewett
  m. Thomas Welles of Thurmaston
  D. Elizabeth Hewett
  m. Charnell Mead of Narborow
  E.+ other issue - Edward of Dunton Basset (b c1636, d unm?), William (d 1667)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Bedfordshire, 1566+1634, Hewett of Ampthill)
(2) For lower section (reviewed & expanded 09.11.22 using Nichols) : BP1934 ('Hewett'), 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, 'Pedigree of Hewett of Dunton and Stretton' (vol 2, part 2, 1798, p581) & 'Pedigree of Hewett of Dunston Basset' (vol 4, part 1, 1807, p156)) with input/support, as reported above, from VCH (Leicestershire, vol 5, 'Great Glen')
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