William Hewitt Esq.

???? - 1832


Biography

Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, although marrying (for the second time) in Exeter in 1808. His will, made in 1831, was attested in Jamaica and proved in London in 1833. He was shown as deceased in the 1832 registration.

  1. Attorney to the trustees of James Colyear Dawkins on Folley estate in Clarendon, Jamaica, in 1826 and 1829. Assumed due to his 'Esquire' status to also be the William Hewitt who part-owned Cumberland estate in Clarendon (of which his mother Mrs A.S. Hewitt owned a part) and who died at some point between 1831 and 1832.

  2. William, son of James Hewitt and Anna Statia his wife was born 10/08/1778 and baptised 27/10/1778 in Clarendon, Jamaica. Married firstly, Anne Mackenzie, daughter of George Mackenzie (1752-1815) and his wife Anne nee Burrell (1757-1797) and sister of Sir Arthur Mackenzie (q.v.). Their daughter Theodora Faulks Hewitt was baptised in Clarendon 22/10/1803. According to a Mackenzie family tree in the possession of various descendents, the couple had two more children: Susan Hewitt born c. 1807 and William Hewitt (who married a Miss Coakley).

  3. William Hewitt married Mary Stevens Cornish 27/01/1808 in Exeter, Devon, England. Elizabeth Mary, daughter of William Hewitt and Mary Stevens his wife (late Cornish spinster) was born 27/09/1809 and baptised 12/10/1809 in St Catherine, Jamaica. A son, Philip Cornish Hewitt, was born 18/06/1811, joined the East India Company as a cadet in 1827 and was buried in Arcot, Madras, 06/02/1828.

Sources

  1. T71/60 p. 127; T71/61 p. 109. See estate evolutions for Cumberland.

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; email from Katharine Broome, 20/06/2017.

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; Familysearch.org batch nos. M05051-1 and B00200-4; http://indiafamily.bl.uk/ui/FullDisplay.aspx?RecordId=014-000129268 [accessed 04/08/2017]; email from Katharine Broome, 20/06/2017.

We are grateful to Katharine Broome for her assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Spouse
[1] Anne Mackenzie [2] Mary Stevens Cornish
Children
With [1] Theodora Faulks, Susan, William; with [2] Elizabeth Mary, Philip Cornish
Will

PROB 11/1815/413 - precis.

William Hewitt of the parish of St Catherine in the county of Middlesex in the Island of Jamaica.

Payment of just debts and funeral expenses.

All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate real and personal wheresoever situated to my daughters Theodora wife of Thomas James Bernard of St Catherine Esquire, Susan wife of Walter George Stewart of the same place Esquire and Elizabeth Mary Hewitt. For the use of themselves, their heirs, executors, assigns and administrators for ever.

Executors Thomas James Bernard and Walter George Stewart.

Signed 17/05/1831. Witnesses J. Gayleard, W.G. Nimes, J.M. Ruddack. Vera copia extur W.G. Stewart.

Proved in London 09/05/1833.

Occupation
Planter and attorney

Associated Estates (14)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1809 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Receiver
1832 [EA] - → Previous owner
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Attorney

Relationships (8)

Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Son → Mother
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grand-daughter
Father → Daughter