Six Degrees of Separation

The theory of Six Degrees of Separation was first set out by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929.  Here in New Zealand there is a joke that there are no more than two degrees of separation.  Sometimes it's true.  Other times you get back to 6.  This post is about how my paternal and maternal branches have …

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Myths & Legends: Viscounts Lifford

Updated: 6 November 2013 The Myth Our Hewitt family is descended from the Viscounts Lifford, whose family name is Hewitt. This one has been doing the rounds for more than a hundred years.  As I detailed in 'The Elusive John Hewitt', my Field cousin Henry Claylands Field wrote to William Hughes Field in 1897 that …

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Hewitt Family Photos

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 …

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