Elizabeth Mary Hewitt

27th Sep 1809 - 21st Sep 1875

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Daughter of William Hewitt Esquire; inherited a share of Cumberland estate in Clarendon, Jamaica. Her parents married in Exeter, Devon, England, 27/08/1808. 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.

  2. Elizabeth Mary Hewitt married Captain Dawson Mayne RN in Market Drayton, Shropshire, Q2 1840. They were living at Claremont Buildings, St Chad, Shrewsbury in the census of 1841, age 40 and 30, with three female and one male servants. Dawson Mayne was "Navy & Chief Constable of Rural Police", born in Ireland. They were at Frankwell, Shrewsbury in 1851 (he aged 50, she aged 41, with her place of birth given as Jamaica. They had two female and one male servants; and William H. Taylor, a 26 year old visitor, was in the household as well. Not located in 1861. They were at Norfolk Villa, Leamington, Warwickshire, in 1871 when Elizabeth's sister Frances was living with them.

  3. The will with two codicils of Elizabeth Mary Mayne late of 2 Clifton Terrace, Sidmouth, Devon, widow, who died 21/09/1875 at 2 Clifton Terrace was proved in London by Richard Charles Mayne of 80 Chester Square, Middlesex, C.B., a Captain in the Royal Navy, one of the executors. Effects under £3000.


  1. Familysearch.org batch no. M05051-1; Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Findmypast.co.uk, England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005 [database online]; 1841, 1851, 1871 censuses online. Dawson Mayne was the son of Hon. Edward Mayne (1756-1829) , an Irish judge, and appears in O'Byrne's Naval Biographical Dictionary.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1875. Richard Charles Mayne was the son of her husband's brother Sir Richard Mayne (1796-1868).

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

Further Information

Wealth at death

Associated Claims (1)

£414 12s 4d

Associated Estates (1)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (8)

Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Grand-daughter → Grandmother
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Daughter → Father
Grand-daughter → Grandmother
Aunt → Niece
Aunt → Nephew
Notes →
John married Elizabeth Mary's niece Susan Agnes...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law

Addresses (4)

Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, West Midlands, England
2 Clifton Terrace, Sidmouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
Claremont Buildings, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, West Midlands, England
Norfolk Villa, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England