Children: Richard and Mary had one son, Hillary Hewitt baptised 15th July 1804 at St
Mary, Kingston Upon Hull [Indexed as Hillary Hawitt on FMP] Father a druggist.
Death: Mary died sometime after the birth of son Hillary but no death or burial record has
Second Marriage: Richard [a widower] and Lina [Linah Cawdson] married by license on 22nd
November 1814 at Morton by Bourne, Lincolnshire [a] Witnesses were John Chantrey and
Ann Chantrey [NOTE Jeremiah Chantrey married Ann Cawdron 4th April 1767 - related?
Robert Chantry married Mary Cawdron, widow, 1804, Boston]
Lina [Linah, Lena] Cawdron [Cawdson] was born about 1784 and baptised 8th February,
1784 at Morton By Bourne, Lincolnshire, daughter of John Cawdron and Jane Pettifer. [a]
The Lincoln, Rutland and Stamford Mercury dated 7th July 1826 carried a notice from
Richard thanking his friends and the public for their patronage for the last 15 years at
Bourn and advising he was moving to Spalding to continue his practice. He also advertised
for an apprentice.
The Stamford Mercury dated 15th September 1826 reports that John Cawdron aged 20,
formerly of Bourn has died after a few days illness at the home of Mr Hewitt in Spalding.
Pigots National Directory 1828/29 shows Richard as a Chymist[sic] and Druggist in Hall
Street, Spalding. Pigots Directory for 1835 lists Richard as a Surgeon, Druggist and Chymist
residing at Hall Street, Spalding. Pigots 1841 directory shows Richard Hewitt, Surgeon,
Chymist and Druggist at Hall Street Spalding.
The 1841 census shows a fairly full household. Richard [65-surgeon] and wife Lina [nee
Cawdron - aged 50 ], daughter Jane and son Edward . Living next door or recorded as
a separate family was married daughter Lina Longbottom , daughter Sarah Longbottom
[1 year] son John Longbottom [4 months] and Elizabeth Cawdron [55 of independant means]
who is sister to Lina senior and Sarah's aunt. There are also two servants.
By 1851 census, Richard has retired and is living with wife Lina at Chapel Lane Spalding.
White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 lists Richard Hewitt, Gent, Albion Street, Spalding.
He is not listed as a Surgeon, Druggist or Chymist. There is a John Hewitt listed as Surgeon
in Pinchbeck Road, son John following in his father's footsteps.
Their children were: [a]
Lina Hewitt, baptised 28th January, 1816, Morton. Married Jonathan Longbottom,
Spalding in 14th January 1839.
John Hewitt, Baptised 25th August, 1817, Morton By Bourne. Married Charlotte Walker
Elizabeth Hewit, baptised 1st September, 1819, Morton By Bourne, died 27th March, 1826,
Jane Hewitt baptised 11th February 1821 [a&c]- my great x 3 grandmother.
Catharine Hewitt baptised 9th July 1822; died 5th March, 1840 Morton By Bourne, aged
Edward Hewet [sic], baptised 17th July, 1823, Morton By Bourne. Accidentally drowned in
the river at Trent near Newark. Buried 18th July, 1848, at Ossington aged 25. Edward was a
farmer and grazier according to the Lincolnshire Chronicle dated 7th July 1848
Sarah Hewitt baptised 13th February, 1825, died 13th April 1825. Morton By Bourne
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|Richard Hewitt and Lina Cawdron
- a surgeon from Spalding and his second wife -
My Great Great Great Great Grandparents
Richard Hewitt was baptised in Coston Leicestershire on 21st
October 1774 according to an inscription by George Henry
Hewitt on the back of the photo [right]. A check of the Coston
parish registers reveals his parents as Richard Howett and
Eleanor Pick. Richard was a surgeon, druggist and chemist by
trade.[b]- He was commonly called Dr Hewitt [c]. His obituary in
The Stamford Mercury on 4th June 1858 states he was a
prominent surgeon who practiced for nine years in Hull, several
years on one of his Majesty's ships, fifteen years in Morton and
more than 25 years in Spalding.
Lincolnshire Chronicle dated 7th July 1848
First Marriage; to Mary Hilery [sic] This marriage has had researchers looking since 28th
July 1906 when grandson Charles E Hewitt placed a notice in the Notes and Queries
publication requesting confirmation from any Parish Clerks of the marriage between
Richard Hewitt and Mary Hillary between 1800 and 1804 at Hull. Mary died about 1806 .
I am pleased to announce I have found the marriage. A license was issued to Richard
HOWITT [sic] aged 25 of Coston Lincolnshire and Mary HILERY [sic] 23 of Hull Yorkshire on
21st August 1802 by Archbishop of York [FMP] Intended place of marriage was Holy Trinity
Kingston upon Hull. Their marriage took place on 22nd August 1802 at Holy Trinity
Kingston upon Hull and is indexed at family search under the surnames HOWELL and