Edward HEWLETT (1849–1929)
His wife Mrs Charlotte Hannah HEWLETT, née Dickeson (1851–1890)
Their daughter Miss Gertrude Ellen HEWLETT (1879–1939)
Their baby granddaughter Joyce HARRIS (born and died 1913)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 25, Grave G55

Edward Hewlett


Loving Memory





DIED MAY 4TH. 1929


JAN – SEP 1913.





Edward Hewlett was born in New Inn Hall Street, Oxford in 1849 and baptised at St Michael’s Church on 2 September. He was the son of Thomas Hewlett and Mary Ann Puzey, who were married at St Ebbe's Church in 1840. His father was a servant of Exeter College from the age of 13 until his death in 1862, when Edward was 12; and his mother died two years later in 1864. For more on his parents and siblings, see separate grave

Charlotte Hannah Dickeson was born in Oxford in 1851, the daughter of John William Dickeson and his first wife, Louisa Maria Betteris, who were married at St Mary Magdalen Church in 1845. Her father was ran a coffee house and was also a billiard-table keeper. Her mother died in 1861, and her father married again in 1868. At the time of the 1871 census all the children of his first marriage were dispersed: Charlotte (20), who was then boarding at 38 St Peter’s Square, Hammersmith, was described as a scholar. For more on her parents and siblings, see separate grave.

Edward Hewlett (born 1849) married Charlotte Hannah Dickeson at St Michael’s Church on 20 August 1877, and an announcement appeared in Jackson’s Oxford Journal. He was then living in Chipping Norton, and his bride at 15 Turl Street. They had six children, all born in what was then New Inn Hall Street, but probably what is now St Michael's Street:

  • Louisa Mary Hewlett (born at Chipping Norton in 1878 and baptised there on 28 September)
  • Gertrude Ellen Hewlett (born in Oxford on 1 November 1879 and baptised at St Aldate’s Church on 1 February 1880)
  • Ada Florence Hewlett (born at 14 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford in 1883 and baptised at St Peter-le-Bailey Church on 22 April)
  • Charlotte Betteris Hewlett (born at 14 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford in 1884 and baptised at St Peter-le-Bailey Church on 13 August)
  • Edward Thomas Hewlett (born at 29 New Inn Hall Street, Oxford in 1886 and baptised at St Michael’s Church on 31 October)
  • Lilian Kate Hewlett (born at 57 St John Street, Oxford on 22 September 1887 and baptised at St Michael’s Church on 7 November).

The couple evidently began their married life in Chipping Norton, where Edward worked as a grocer, but by late 1878 they had moved to Oxford. Edward Hewlett was working as a confectioner and living with his family in St Aldate’s parish at the time his second daughter was baptised in 1879. By the time of the 1881 census Edward (31) and Charlotte (30) were living at 14 New Inn Hall Street with their children Louisa (2) and Gertrude (1), plus a servant girl. At the baptism of his third daughter, Edward Hewlett was described as a lodging house keeper here.

By 1887 they had moved to 57 St John Street, and they can be seen here at the time of the 1891 census. Charlotte was running a lodging house here, while Edward was still a grocer’s assistant, and they were at home with their six children and one servant.

Charlotte Hewlett died at the age of 44 in 1896, when her youngest child was still only eight:

† Mrs Charlotte Hewlett, née Dickeson died at 57 St John Street at the age of 44 on 12 July 1896 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

By the time of the 1901 census Edward, still a grocer’s assistant, was a widower of 51, living at 87 Southmoor Road with four of his daughters: Louisa (22), who would have been his housekeeper; Gertrude (21), who was a draper’s assistant; Charlotte (16), who was a draper’s apprentice; and Lilian (13). His only son Edward Thomas (14) was boarding with a draper in Cirencester.

His eldest daughter was married in 1903:

  • On 9 June 1903 at Ss Philip & James's Church, Oxford, Louisa Mary Hewlett (24) of 87 Southmoor Road married John Cecil Warland (24), a cycle salesman of 49 Leckford Road and the son of the traveller John Warland.

His next daughter, Gertrude, took over her housekeeping role.

His third daughter was married in 1910:

  • On 22 October 1910 at St Peter-le-Bailey Church, Oxford, Ada Florence Hewlett (27) of 26 New Inn Hall Street married Charles Edward Harris (26), described as a traveller of 327 Cowley Road and the son of the manager John William Harris.

In 1911 Edward Hewlett (61) was working as a cycle agent and living at 142 Cowley Road with his four unmarried children: Gertrude (30), who was now acting as his housekeeper; Edward Thomas (24), who was a cycle agent and mechanic; and Charlotte (26) and Lilian (23), who were both draper’s assistants. Also living with him was his niece Eveline Dickeson (19), who was the daughter of his wife’s brother John William Dickeson junior, and was working as a confectioner’s assistant.

Mrs Ada Florence Harris's first daughter Florence Joyce Harris was born in Cheltenham around the beginning of 1913, and Ada must have been paying a visit to her sister Mrs Louisa Warland in Oxford later that year, as baby Joyce, as she was known, died in her house and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery, probably in her grandmother’s grave:

† (Florence) Joyce Harris died at 61 George Street at the age of eight or nine months in September 1913 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 29 September (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

Edward Hewlett was living at 6 Magpie Lane in Oxford when died in 1929:

† Edward Hewlett died at 6 Magpie Lane at the age of 79 on 4 May 1929 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 7 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

His daughter Gertrude Ellen never married. She died in 1939, and appears to have been buried in the same grave as her parents:

† Miss Gertrude Ellen Hewlett died at 6 Magpie Lane at the age of 59 on 9 March 1939 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 13 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).

The other five children of Edward and Charlotte Hewlett
  • Louisa Mary Hewlett, Mrs Warland (born 1878) was living at 61 George Street in 1911 with her husband John Cecil Warland, who was a cycle motor agent and repairer, and their children Cecil Edward Warland (5), John Francis Warland (3), and Herbert Leonard Warland (six months). Her mother’s relation Lily Gertrude Mildred Dickeson (14) was paying a visit. Louisa died at Little Cottage, Stunts Green, Herstmonceux, Sussex on 21 February 1965, and her effects came to £337.
  • Ada Florence Hewlett, Mrs Harris (born 1883) and her new husband Charles Harris were living at Batsford Road, Moreton-in-the-Marsh at the time of the 1911 census. Charles was a traveller in provisions, and they moved around: they were evidently in Cheltenham when their daughter Florence Joyce Harris was born. She is probably the Ada F. Harris who died in the Gloucester rural district in 1942.
  • Charlotte Betteris Hewlett (born 1884) was living at 12 Boulter Street in East Oxford when she married Cecil Dean Dickeson (a commercial traveller of 46 Westbury Road, London, the son of Harry Dickeson, who was likely to be a relation of her mother) at St Clement’s Church on 3 October 1914. She died at Eastbourne at the age of 80 in 1965.
  • Edward Thomas Hewlett (born 1886) was a cycle agent of 40 Southmoor Road when he married Edith Caroline Faulkner of Kennington and the daughter of the builder William Faulkner, at Ss Philip & James's Church on 27 May 1912. They had two sons: Thomas Hewlett (1913) and Jack Hewlett (1915). Edward Hewlett died in Oxford at the age of 77 in 1964.
  • Lilian Kate Hewlett (born 1887) of Grove Street, Oxford married Henry Lamb, an engineer of Catton, Norfolk, at St Peter-in-the-East Church on 20 April 1918. She does not appear to have had any children, and died in Coalville, Leicestershire in 1975.



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