My new found cousin Olivia has kindly provided some photos of the Hewitt branch of the family to share with everyone. There are three generations centering on my gg-grandfather Walter Augustus Hewitt:
- his parents, uncle and mother-in-law
- one of his brothers, a sister-in-law, Walter’s wife and her sisters’ families
- his children
Unfortunately, there are no pictures of Walter. To help put them in context (as well as I can) here is a Hewitt family tree which shows how most of the people here relate to each other (click on it to see it bigger, use ctrl + to make it readable):
Frederick Hewitt (1793-1883)
The beard growing continues to this day! There are allegedly also some portraits of Frederick, his wife Elizabeth (below) and Frederick’s maternal grandfather William Hughes. Frederick left these to his son Arthur Turner Hewitt, but I’m not currently in contact with any of his descendents to see if they still exist.
Elizabeth Turner Mrs F Hewitt (c1800-1874)
Susanna Birch Mrs Jonathan Muckleston Key (1807-1872)
Mother of Mary Sophia Key, Walter’s wife.
William Hughes Hughes (1792-1874)
Walter’s uncle William took his maternal grandfather’s surname as a condition of William Hughes’ will. He was a Member of Parliament.
Albert Spencer Hewitt (1837-1921)
The elder of Walter’s two younger brothers.
Louisa Whitmore Mrs Stanley Hughes Hewitt (c1850-aft 1913)
Wife of Walter’s youngest brother, Louisa was the mother of Frederick Whitmore Hewitt, an army chaplain killed in 1915. See Ben Makin’s comment and link below about a visit by her grandfather to Louisa, Frederick’s wife and daughter in 1913.
Mary Sophia Key Mrs WA Hewitt
Walter’s wife and my gg-grandmother, daughter of Jonathan Muckleston Key and Susanna Birch (see above).
Susanna Key Mrs Charles Harvey (1834-?)
The Harvey Family
Susanna’s sister Mary Alice Key married Edward Harvey (Charles’ brother?) and had a son Edward Key Harvey (1867-1921):
Third Generation – Walter Augustus and Mary Sophia’s children
Thomas Hughes Hewitt (1864-1946)
My g-grandfather – a younger and older view.
Reginald Key Hewitt (1868-1945)
After the premature death of his first wife, Reginald moved to South Africa. He had two children with his first wife Alice: Doris Kathleen and Reginald Charles and a second daughter Marion Mrs Martin with his second wife.
Elsie Maud Hewitt (1870-?)
Married to John Carpenter Turner in 1892 – a late Victorian wedding.
Sophia Beatrice Hewitt (1872-1960)
Sophia never married.
Constance Ada Hewitt (1874-1952)
Constance married John F Newton in 1913 (aged around 39). I’m unsure if they had any children.
Kathleen Emily Hewitt (1875-1956)
Kathleen moved to South Africa and there married Francis Ernest Tonks in 1915 (aged around 40). They had no children.