THE HEWETSON FAMILY
OF DUMFRIESSHIRE AND NEW
showing descent from THOMAS HEWETSON of Laight,
Parish of Tynron, the
This is a much more detailed history showing siblings of the
THE SCAUR RIVER, NEAR PENPONT
early Hewetson residence, was in Scaur Valley, Parish of Tynron and
very near to another Hewetson Farm, Auchenbenzie. Locherben was another
farm house close by. Wanlachead, the highest village in Scotland. It
mainly a mining community. The Hewetsons' cave hideout was supposed to
be at Cricopelinn near Closeburn - high in the hills behind Locherben
same locality at Locherben was the Cave of Garrick Fell, said to
be a hideout of the Hewetson's. Garrick Fell is a hill in the
parish of Closeburn in Nithsdale and is near the more ancient parish of
Durisdeer. It is believed that rocks and loose stones have
covered the entrance to this cave as no one has been able to find an
entry for many years. This could possibly be the same cave
HISTORY OF THE
FAMILY OF PENPONT,
AND NEW ZEALAND
given to the
signatories and followers of the Solemn League and Covenant, especially
TheScottish Presbyterians co-operated with the English Puritans in
down episcopacy, ie they believed that a Christian church did not need
of people bound by oath to defend Presbyterianism. Covenant of 1581
to combat Catholicism. Covenant of 1638 opposed innovations of
Laud, especially use of English Book of Common Prayer. They resisted
armies of King Charles I in Bishops’ Wars (1639-40) and supported
in Puritan Revolution only after acceptance (1643) of Solemn League and
Covenant pledging Presbyterian State Church in England and Ireland.
broken by Cromwell’s conquest of Scotland in 1650. After restoration,
Covenanters were alternatively coerced and persuaded to accept
episcopacy but stubbornly resisted. Troubles ended with Glorious
Revolution (1688). (The Columbia-Viking Desk Encyclopaedia).
The "coercion" mentioned above
included deportation as slaves to Virginia, USA, hangings, drownings
and all manner of diabolical tortures..
Scottish history, pact by
opponents of episcopacy, known as Covenanters. (The Columbia-Viking
THE COVENANT, OR NATIONAL COVENANT
protestation signed all
over Scotland in 1638, in which the subscribers swore to defend the
Protestant religion and to resist all contrary errors and corruptions.
A Covenanter was a subscriber or adherent of the Covenant. (Oxford
Companion to English Literature).
extract below refers to our
earliest ancestor Thomas HEWETSON of Laight, Tynron.
EXTRACTS FROM "TRADITIONS OF THE
COVENANTORS" REFERRING TO
OF DUMFRIESSHIRE (WHO WERE
There was a
worthy man of
the name of Howatson, who, on account of his well-known attachment to
covenanting principles, was obliged to keep himself in perpetual
the more remote and unfrequented glens and mountains. His house was
occasionally searched by the dragoons, sometimes by day, and at other
times by night, for the purpose of surprising him at some unwary hour
in the bosom of his family. It happened, on one occasion, that Howatson
ventured to spend a
night under his own roof at a time when he did not expect a surprisal
his enemies; for it was generally when the snow lay deep on the ground,
when the solitudes were visited with a severe storm, that the good men
dwelt in the dens and caves of the wilderness durst enter their homes
risk. Under the cloud of night, he stole into his lonely hut without
seen by a human eye. He received, as was to be expected, the cordial
of his household. A meal was instantly prepared, his affectionate wife
his dripping clothes and his shivering frame was warmed and enlivened
a huge fire of peat, the towering flame of which ascended far up the
It was a happy occasion and the glad family continued to converse on
of deep and thoughtful interest till a late hour. At length all retired
rest and it was not long before the husband and the father, worn out
hunger and fatigue and watchfulness, sank into a profound sleep. But
this pious household were slumbering in fancied security from the
intrusion of their enemies, those very enemies were at the door. They
had set out
in quest of their victim, having by some means been informed of his
place and not finding him there as they anticipated, they hoped to
him in his own house. Accordingly, having reached the solitary dwelling
the dead of night, they stationed six of their number before the door,
four others, having softly lifted the latch, entered the house - the
by an unaccountable oversight, having been left unlocked. At this
the wife of Howatson awoke, and, to her amazement, saw four men
before the fire attempting to light a candle. Rightly judging who the
were, she, without uttering a word, grasped he husband firmly by the
He instantly started up and saw the men observing that their backs were
him, he slipped gently from his bed on the clay floor, and stole softly
the door. It was guarded by the dragoons. He hesitated for a moment and
darted like an arrow through the midst of them. The waving of his
shirt, like a sheet of lightning, terrified the horses and threw the
into confusion, and, though they fired several times, he escaped
He fled with the utmost speed to the house of a friend, where he
a lodging for the remainder of the night. The next day his clothing was
conveyed to him by his wife, who could not but observe the hand of a
special providence stretched out for the protection of her husband.
however, the same individual was not quite so fortunate, though he
eventually escaped with his life. He enemies, being constantly in
search of him, at length
got hold of him and the Laird of Drumlanrig, the leader of the
party in that district, brought him to his castle and confined him in a
dungeon called the pit of Drumlanrig. This prison house was covered
with strong boards secured with massive bards of iron, so that escape
rendered impossible. In this place Howatson was incarcerated, not
the fate that might be awaiting him, whether he should be hanged aloft
the gallows-tree before the castle gate, or shot by the dragoons on the
lawn or, worst of all, be left to perish with hunger in the pit.
lived in the
neighbourhood a half-witted man of the name of Hastie, a person of very
strength, and who frequently performed feats that were incredible. To
person the wife of Howatson offered a sum of money to attempt the
of her husband. His bodily prowess and his partial insanity amply
him for the undertaking, for by the one he could accomplish the work
by the other he would be screened from punishment, if caught in the
Hastie agreed to the proposal and, under the cloud of night, succeeded
removing the covering of the pit and in effecting the release of the
good man lived some
time at Locherben and his piety and nonconformity exposed him to the
of his enemies. Like the most of those who were friendly to the same
cause, he was obliged to consult his safety by withdrawing from his own
and hiding himself in the dens and caves of the earth. Near his little
cottage there was a rocky place in the hill above, to which he
himself for concealment. Here he found a refuge when the enemy was
all round for their prey; and he succeeded in keeping himself out of
way of the destroyer till the danger was overpast. It was no trivial
advantage to his family that his place of concealment was so near them,
for on account of its continguity to his house, he could easily visit
them by stealth, and could both give and receive that assistance which
was needed. A hiding place so favourable was not always the good
fortune of many of those who were
placed in similar circumstances. They had often to remain in the heart
the dreariest solitudes, with none to comfort them and none to tell how
it fared with those who were left behind. Howatson’s family, when he
not venture to his house, could occasionally meet him in the cave, and
him a supply of food and other necessaries.
one occasion, when
Howatson, on account of the strict search made for him, was obliged to
confine himself to his cave, his wife was delivered of a child. A party
of the dragoons
arrived at the house in quest of her husband, and finding the poor
in this situation, behaved in the most insolent and brutal manner. They
every corner of the dwelling, but without success. They then proceeded
the bed on which the woman was lying and stabbed with their swords all
her, beneath the bed-clothes, if perchance they might find her husband.
annoyance which this gave the honest woman was peculiarly distressing
a person in her condition. They threatened her in the most violent
if she did not instantly reveal her husband’s hiding place. The good
whose mind was kept in comparative composure, and who was fortified
more than ordinary strength to maintain her ground, and to outbrave her
answered with firmness and determination, that she would not comply
their request, nor on any account betray her husband. The rude and
assailants were abashed at her fortitude, and, though they vaunted and
threatened all manner of mischief, they were not permitted to inflict
any injury on
her person. She upbraided them for their mean and unmannerly conduct in
assaulting a helpless and unprotected female, and expressed her
confidence in the protection of that God whom she and her husband
served, and who had
promised not to abandon in the day of their distress those who trusted
purpose of regaling
themselves with liquor. They began to drink deeply and Howatson
determined to watch for an opportunity of escape. In a short time the
began to operate, and soon rendered them oblivious, both of themselves
of their prisoner Howatson, who now saw his advantage, stole quietly
the apartment without being observed and speedily made his escape. When
the soldiers awoke from their stupefaction, their captive was gone.
caught him in his snare and while they were held in it, this honest
for the truth obtained his freedom. This father was ready to sacrifice
life for the sake of his child and now the Master whom he served
him by giving him his own in return. He was restored agaDuring the uproar, a
boy, who was standing near his mother, began to cry bitterly. He was
terrified at the appearance of the dragoons, their pistols, their
their loud and angry voices filled him with terror. He clung to the bed
on which his mother lay - his little heart was ready to burst and his
filled the apartment. The behaviour of the child arrested the attention
of the soldiers, and one of them seizing him by his tiny arm, dragged
from the house, in spite of the entreaties and expostulations of his
They carried him to the brow of the hill, not far from his father’s
place, who was at that moment concealed in the cave. Their object was
extort from the boy information regarding his father’s retreat, and
expected to find him more communicative on this subject than his
In order the better to succeed in their design, they resolved to
on his fears and accordingly they tied him to a tree and plainly
him that they would either stab him with their swords, or shoot him
on the spot. The timid child, fearing lest the soldiers would fulfil
threatening, screamed louder than before and his shrill and agonising
reached the inmost recesses of the cavern in which his father lay. The
voice of the boy, in the utmost stress, roused Howatson, who, looking
from his concealment, beheld in consternation, his beloved child tied
to a tree and the dragoons standing before him, as if about to put him
instant death. Not a moment was to be lost; he issued from the cave and
between the soldiers and his little son, prepared to save the life of
dear boy at the expense of his own. The stratagem planned by the
being thus successful, Howatson was instantly seized and his child
The party proceeded with him to Drumlanrig. The road along which they
passed a place called Closeburn Mill, where a small house of
was kept, and here the troopers halted, for thin to his
who in the day of their tribulation trusted in the Lord and he did not
forsake them. Howatson, at length, wearied out by the ceaseless
persecution, retired, with a fellow-sufferer of the name of Harkness,
to Ireland, where he lived in concealment till the Revolution, when he
returned to his native land,
and died in peace.
the same locality, in
the neighbourhood of Locherben, is the cave of Garrick Fell, which is
not the least interesting among the curious hiding places to which the
resorted. Garrick Fell is a hill in the parish of Closeburn in
and lies to the east of the more ancient parish of Durisdeer, famous
its Roman antiquities and more famous still as the scene of Christian
The cave was Garrick Fell was known to only a very few and so complete
its seclusion, that even now the shepherds who daily traverse the
in which it is situated, cannot discover its entrance. It is likely,
however, that the rocks and loose stones have of late fallen down and
aperture, as a worthy man, who died a few years ago, was well
with it in his younger days.
relates to a worthy woman in the same county. The farm of Laight is
the beautiful valley of the Scar, in the parish of Tynron. In the times
of the persecution it was occupied by Thomas Hewatson, in whose
was the fear of the Lord, His wife, in common with himself, firmly
to the cause of the covenants. The house of Laight, which stands on a
ground on the west bank of the pleasant steam which winds its way
the valley, was frequently visited by rude troopers who were
to seize the obnoxious inmates, so that Thomas Hewatson was obliged to
to some hiding place in the moor, or in the thickets of the glens,
behind him his wife and children, who were at all times exposed to the
rapacious visitations of the ruffian soldiery. His wife, to whom the
following anecdotes refer, was a woman whose rare worth and firm
religious principles gained
for her a name too celebrated for her to remain unnoticed by the
Superintendents of the locality in which she resided. One day, when
Thomas and his wife were incidentally absent, the dragoons happened to
the place in quest of them. The troopers gathered the children around
and questioned them very particularly respecting their father and their
but they could elicit nothing satisfactory. The men, however, were
not to pass over the matter in this way, and they proceeded to bring
children to compliance. They led them out to the field and plainly
them that they would instantly shoot them if they did not give the
requisite information. They forthwith blindfolded them, preparatory to
the dreadful act, the children remained inflexible and through the
dragoons did not shoot
as they threatened, yet the terror into which the children were thrown,
in a severe fever, which brought them to the very brink of the grave.
flight of her husband, found it necessary to escape also. One day she
a party of soldiers coming in the direction of Laight, and she was well
aware that she was the person of whom they were in quest. She hastily
the house, descended the bank which led to the Scar and having crossed
stream, plunged into the heart of the dense woods and thickets which
a good concealment to fugitives. In her flight she reached a little
which stood at the upper extremity of a pleasant green lawn at the foot
a steep height, not far from the house of Auchenbenzie. In this hut she
refuge from her pursuers and received a cordial welcome. Agitated and
of breath, she placed herself on a seat, and having scattered her long
hair over her face and shoulders, she seized a little child, placed it
her knee and was chanting a plaintive lullaby over the infant when the
soldiers entered. They inquired of the master of the cottage, whose
name was Black, if he saw the woman of whom they were in pursuit. He
replied that he did
and that he had no doubt if she was continuing her course with the same
speed as when he first observed her that by this time she would be a
considerable distance from the place. On hearing this the trooper, who
had not time
to lose, set off in full race after the poor woman, as if they had
and were pursuing the forces of a whole kingdom. They missed their
however and having to encounter in their progress what was literally a
of tall bushy broom and thickets of entangling underwood, they were
to retrace their steps and to retreat to their garrison without
there errand. This
woman was thus shielded by Providence, and was spared to be the mother
a numerous progeny.
Below is a detailed history showing siblings and descendants
from THOMAS HEWETSON of Laight,
Parish of Tynron, the
It is derived from the Old English
"Hiewett" meaning a "cutting"
or "clearing". It was more common in Yorkshire but a branch appears in
Ireland (John HEWETSON, son of Thomas and Eleanor HEWETSON of Co. Kildare).
John was born in Co. Cork in 1613 and became High Sheriff of Co.
Kildare in 1656. In Scotland the name was only common in Dumfries
especially around Penpont which is where our Hewetson's come from.
Always strongly Protestant they
were closely involved with the covenanter movement of the 1600's. The
patriarch of the Hewetson's of the Penpont area was Thomas HEWETSON (1622-1682), a
covenanter, who in spite of many close shaves, was able to escape
capture. At one stage he and his neighbour Thomas HARKNESS went to
Ireland to escape being taken. His wife Grizel HAINING
was from another covenanter family.
THOMAS HEWETSON of Laight farmed at
Auchenbenzie married Grizel
Thomas was reputed to have been an attendant at the
(open air preachings which attracted thousands of worshippers)
were held in the Parish of Penpont. In an old article Thomas is
recorded as the first tenant farmer
than can be traced in Penpont. He became occupier of Auchenbenzie about
1640. Thomas born 1622 died 1682 and is buried in the Parish
Churchyard of Penpont, Dumfries. Nothing further known of Grizel.
|ANOTHER VIEW OF AUCHENBENZIE
HOWETSON (Thomas' brother)
born circa 1628 died 1674 married
Agnes HAIRSTANES born circa
1640 died 1684 or 1685. From Dalgarnoc, its Saints and
Heroes: by J King HEWISON Agnes HAIRSTANES and her
HOWETSON were sent as prisoners
from Dumfries to the Tollgate, Edinburgh in either 1684 or 1685
for their covenanting
reference to this is from a book called "Dalgarnoc, its Saints and
Heroes" by J King Hewison. "Isobel
Howattson, daughter of Andrew Howatson sent prisoner from
Dumfries to the Tollgate, Edinburgh, together with Agnes Hairstains
in 1685" also "Agnes Harestanes,
was sentenced to the Plantations
because she would not promise not to hear the curates and discover
fugitives. She and her husband had eighteen children: yet such a family
made not the persecutors in the least to relent."
say that the 18 children is an exaggeration and from the tombstone
inscription she seems to be buried with her husbands' Andrew HEWETSON
and John HARKNESS at Dalgarnoc
Covenanter's Graveyard. Her date of death
on the headstone is 1684. This was the year when thousands of
covenanters were rounded up and executed or deported. After Andrew HEWETSON
Snr's death in 1674
Agnes remarried Thomas HARKNESS
of Mitchelslacks born circa 1627 died 1690 Widower of Bessie HOWATTSONE.
HOWATTSONE (born circa 1630 died 1674) married Thomas
HARKNESS, who later married their brother Andrew HOWETSON's
widow Agnes HAIRSTANES.
of Thomas HEWETSON and Grizel
JOHN HOATSON born circa
1662 died 7 March 1717. He
was a Farmer at
Dresserland and married Katharine WOOD
died 3 November 1724. Buried Dalganoc Covenanters' Cemetery.
Daughter Unknown HEWETSON married Unknown GRAHAM
Daughter Unknown HEWETSON married Unknown HUNTER
Daughter Unknown HEWETSON married Unknown STITT
Daughter Unknown HEWETSON married Unknown KERR
Daughter Unknown HEWETSON married UNKNOWN
1. JAMES HEWETSON born
Laight and later moved to Arkland where he had a half share in a farm
HAINING. He married firstly Margaret MENZIES in
1693. From the Parish Registers of Glencairn. "Married 12 October
1693 James HOWATSONE and Margaret MINZIES in
the Parish of Closeburn.
secondly Janet GILCHRIST whose father lived at the farm of
on Eccles Estate, one of the descendants of the family of Gilchrist's
of the Holm. James and Janet had two sons James HEWETSON (See
and George HEWETSON. George was born circa 1714 died
1732 aged 18. James Snr
died 1747 and his wife Janet
him in 1731.
Children of Andrew HOWATSON and Agnes
HOWETSON born circa 1662 died 1717 a Farmer of Whitefield in
Morton married Janet GOLDIE or
Isobel HOWATTSON born circa 1772 -
nothing further known after 1884 or 1885.
of Thomas HARKNESS and Bessie HOWATTSONE
of Mitchelslacks born circa 1650
Mitcheslacks born circa 1651 died 6 December 1723
Thomas HARKNESS of Mitchelslacks born
circa 1654 died 1684
Mitchelslacks born circa 1657 (twin)
Mitchelslacks born circa 1657 (twin)
Mitchelslacks born circa 1658
Woodhouse, Half Morton born 1662 died January 1723 married Janet CURRIE
Adam HARKNESS of Mitchelslacks born
John HARKNESS born circa 1664
HARKNESS (1654 to 1684 above) of
Mitchelslacks was a covenanting martyr. He was born 1654 and was
Grassmarket Square, Edinburgh in 1684 for his covenanting activities.
He left a young widow Agnes MENZIES
born 1662 Mitchelslacks, died 11 October
1734. They were married in 1677 at Kirkhop, Dumfries. At the time
of Thomas' death, Agnes was left with two young children - James born circa 1680 who married Mary DALZIEL about 1698 at Juxta,
James died 1747. Thomas and Agnes' second son John was born circa 1682. He married
Margaret (Mollie) RUSSELL circa
1721 at Locherben. John died 8 April 1747 at Mitchelslacks. Agnes was
pregnant with her third child at the time of Thomas' execution. This
child Thomas was born in 1685
at Gateslack. He died 3 June 1756 and is buried in the Dalganoc
its Saints and
Howatson of Garroch, listed as a "wanted Covenanter" on 6 May 1684".
of Thomas HARKNESS and Agnes HAIRSTANES
HARKNESS born Graitney, Gretna
who married James IRVINE of
Woodhouse, Half Morton.
This link is to the
ancestors and siblings of Thomas HARKNESS. I will adding
to it as time permits. In the meanwhile the link to Robert Harkness
Lloyd's site on our Index Page is an excellent resource.
of John HOATSON and Katharine WOOD
Farmer of Nether Park in Yenoch born circa
1690 died 25 February 1774 married Janet SMITH (nothing further known of
John HOATSON born circa 1702 died
2 March 1769 aged 67 may have been a son of John and Katharine. The
that he is buried at Penpont goes against this theory as the rest of
this family were buried at Dalgarnoc. However his wife who I have not
discovered may have had a family burial tradition at Penpont. A
positive for this theory is that his surname is "HOATSON" which, at that time,
seemed to be the favoured spelling of the descendants of this side of
the family. John HOATSON Snr's
brother James used the HEWETSON spelling.
Children of James HEWETSON and Margaret
MENZIES or MINZIES
HEWETSON born circa 1700. She
married James BROADFOOT
1 August 1718 at Sanquhar. Nothing furher known of these two.
Possibly a daughter of James and Margaret Minzies.
1702. Baptised 22 November 1702 Morton Church, Glencairn. Nothing
further known of her or her mother Margaret.
of James HEWETSON and Janet
Helen HEWETSON born circa 1700
married James BROADFOOT 1
August 1718 Sanquhar. Nothing further known. A possible daughter of
James and Janet - not proven.
2. JAMES HEWETSON was born
27 December 1778. He married Isabel HARKNESS born
1714 Holestains died 27 May 1782. She was the daughter of William
HARKNESS and Isabel CURRIE. James resided firstly at Arkland and was
later of Auchenbenzie.
George HEWETSON born circa
1732 aged 18.
Children of George HOATSON and Janet SMITH
George HOATSON Jnr. born 1707 died
1787. He married
CARUTHERS born circa 1716 died
4 August 1750 aged 34. George
secondly another Margaret CARRUTHERS born circa 1707 died
6 March 1783 aged 76. No recorded children.
of James HEWETSON and Isabel
31 August 1737 died 1778 in childbirth leaving five children, three
sons and two daughters. Margaret
married James DALZIEL circa 1758, a farmer in
Druidhills. James was the first known tenant of Druidhall.
was born at
Auchenbenize 12 April 1740 died 12 June 1833. He was a Yeoman Farmer at
Locherben, then Auchenbenzie and
eventually Grennan. In
1777 he married Janet LORIMER born circa 1753 died 10 October
1805. Janet was the widow of John
Hyslop of Glengar (described in a 19th century Register of
Hewetson Genealogy as "a very agreeable woman and
an excellent wife".
Lovat-Smith commented that George's Will was one of a very
People named in George HEWETSON's Will
HEWETSON (also Executor)
|| inherits Grennan Estate, family
the church, farms at Crook Craig, Beild and Broomfield.
||gets land at Corsefield.
|doesn't mention Thomas'
inheritance just his name.
Perhaps that is why he is so well provided for by his brother John (see
|| He and his heirs get 800 pounds
with land at Scaur.
legacy not mentioned in
||Left house at Oak Knome.
|| Janet HEWETSON
HEWETSON born 1742
HEWETSON born 26 April 1744 Arkland died 21
October 1822 at Grennan, Schoolmaster
at Penpont He married firstly Jessie
MENZIES or MINZIES born
circa 1751 the
youngest daughter of Adam Menzies of
Troloss. She died aged 26 in 1776 leaving four children, one of
whom was only 9
In 1822 William was Session Clerk at Penpont and his first entry in the
Session Book is a reference to a fire and the total destruction of all
the books and records belonging to the parish. Janet is
buried in the Penpont Cemetery, but not in the Hewetson plot. Her
epitaph reads "Here lyes interred Janet Minzies wife to Mr William
Hewetson, School Master of Penpont who died 9th January 1777 aged
26 years. Also two children James and Isoble".
married secondly Agnes MOFFAT of Tynron, Dumfries born 1763
married 14 April 1783 died 5 March 1829. Agnes was the daughter of
Alexander MOFFAT and Jean MAXWELL of Achenhessnane.
School House where William taught
HEWETSON born 29 December 1747 married Richard RAWLINE
of Grennan on 21 July 1783 (which passed to George HEWETSON).
No recorded children for this couple.
born 26 March 1749 died Auchenbenzie 14 May 1825 (Farmer of
Auchenbenzie). He married Isoble McTURK in 1784. Isoble died 27
March 1851 aged 91 at Auchenbenzie. Isabel was the oldest
daughter of Robert
Strathmilligan. James HEWETSON's Will named
Robert HEWETSON and
Thomas HARKNESS as executors. The Inventory refers to the Estate of
the late William HEWETSON of New York (son of John HEWETSON and
Mary HYSLOP) John was a younger
brother of James.
HEWETSON born 5
December 1751 died 14 February 1845 of
Glengar married Mary HYSLOP born 23 October 1759
Penpont daughter of Samuel HYSLOP
and Mary SILLINGTON died 28
HEWETSON born 28 July 1757
Auchenbenzie married circa 1778 at Sanquhar, Dumfries to Thomas
BROWN of Dalpeddar, Sanquhar.
of George HOATSON Jnr and Margaret
HOATSON born 1745 died 29 September 1859 aged 13.
Children of John HOATSON and UNKNOWN.
of Thornhill born circa 1750 died 10 October 1803 aged 53
Samuel HOATSON born circa 1756 died
23 September 1765
born 25 March 1759 died 25 September 1791
HOATSON of Thornhill born circa 1760 died 1820. He married Isabel LOURIE or LAWRIE who was born circa 1762 and
died 2 January 1828.
of Margaret HEWETSON and James
DALZIEL born 9 January 1761 Druidhall, Farmer of Druidhall,
DALZIEL born 20 January 1767 Druidhall.
DALZIEL born 20 January 1767, Druidhall, a Farmer of Markland,
Penpont married UNKNOWN. In
1851 he was a farmer of Druidhall, Penpont, a widower. The farm
consisted of 300 acres plus 2500 acres of moor pasture employing 13
labourers. In the household in 1851 were James DALZIEL his son aged 43, James' wife
Elizabeth KENNEDY aged 40 born
Tynron, their children Adam DALZIEL
aged 18 and Robert DALZIEL
aged 11. Others were John
BALLINGTON an Agricultural Labourer aged 17 born Penpont, Marion CLARK, House Servant aged 39
born Penpont, Agnes GILCHRIST,
Agricultural Labouer aged 23 born Morton, Thomas HASTINGS, Agricultural
Labourer aged 22 born Kirkmahoe, John
LOCKEY, Agricultural Labourer aged 20 born Durrisdeer, William McDOUAL, a Vagrant formerly
a Rail Labouer aged 23 born Durham, England and Jean SWAN, House Servant aged 17 born
DALZIEL born circa 1769 Druidhall.
born 7 August 1772 Druidhall, Farm of Holm of
Children of William HEWETSON and Janet
Holmhead, Glencairn born 3 January 1770 Penpont died 26 January 1847 married Agnes
21 February 1772
married 12 May 1789.
Mary HEWETSON born 5 April
married William HASTINGS born
circa 1760 Scotland.
Margaret HEWETSON born 23 April 1773
Isobel HEWETSON born 30 February
Penpont, died young buried with her mother in Penpont Churchyard.
James HEWETSON born 28 December 1776
Penpont, died young buried with his mother in Penpont Churchyard.
Children of George HEWETSON and Janet
HEWETSON born 18 June 1779
Grennan married James McMATH Esq
of Penpont. Isobel was a widow by 1851.
HEWETSON born Grennan,
Dumfries 24 February 1781 died 1829. Married UNKNOWN. Janet had two sons John
and James who owned a shop in
HEWETSON baptised Grennan 8
July 1783 died young
John HEWETSON born Grennan 20 March
1785 died 1865 unmarried. John inherited Grennan
where he and brothers James
and George were living in the
1851 and 1861 Census. John's nephew James Jnr.
was also living there working as a Ploughboy.
in John's Will
||James HEWETSON Esq of
||Son of brother James Hewetson. Gets farms of
Grennan, Little Grennan,
Farding Allan and Bridge of Scars, after death of Thomas Hewetson - to whom they
||Farms of Crook
Craig, Beild and Broomfield
Grennan, Farding Allan, Farr Hill, the Laight Hill Park and
Allan Park all go to brother Thomas
HEWETSON then, as
mentioned above, to James HEWETSON Jnr
of Townhead, Penpont
|second son of James HEWETSON Jnr
||son of deceased James McMATH in Penpont
|son of deceased James McMATH in Penpont
|son of deceased James McMATH in Penpont
||son of Jess McMATH or ROWATT, my niece
||Mary and George HUNTER
born at Grennan and baptised 6 April 1787 died Grennan 9 January 1869
He was a Farmer at Grennan and Corsefield. James was living at
Grennan with his two brothers
and nephew at the time of the 1851 and 1861 Census. (See below). He
had a natural son James HEWETSON Jnr.
born Grennan with Catherine
a Domestic Servant. Catherine was noted on James Heweton Jnr's marriage
certificate (24 January 1862) as "Domestic Servant, Deceased. I can
find nothing more
about her. James Snr appears to have raised James Jnr. It would
seem that while James HEWETSON Snr.
farmed at Corsefield, he and his
son James Jnr. lived
at the family home of Grennan.
person I have mention of in James
HEWETSON Snr's Will is his son James
HEWETSON Jnr. "To
James Hewetson, Junior, of Corsefield greatly loved by all, now
residing at Grennan, my reputed natural son".
140 acres arable, 145 acres hill.
||Head of House
I don't know whether
an assumption on the Census Taker's part, but it does seem strange that
the age of 65, John should take it into his head to get married. I
cannot find any proof of this.
Thomas HEWETSON baptised
Grennan 3 November 1788 Farmer of Oaklyknowe and Broomfield. Died 1878
George HEWETSON Farmer
baptised Grennan 16 March 1791
Children of Thomas BROWN and Isobel
BROWN born 6 March 1792, Dalpeddar, Sanquhar.
of John HEWETSON and Mary HYSLOP
HEWETSON born Glengar 30 January 1782 died 28 August 1818 New
York, USA. From
an 1822 Biography
of the Hewetson family, a note on William HEWETSON
"William, for bodily strength and activity surpassed all men either
Scotland or England he ever met with at any active trials".
Glengar 2 December 1784 died Penpont 11 May 1868 married
George LORIMER born circa 12
of Durrisdeer and Enoch Mill, Craick Mill, Penpont died Penpont 5
HEWETSON born Glengar 27 May
1786 married Jean (Nannie) COOK
of Carlisle. No recorded children.
Baltersan, Penninghame, Wigtown born Glengar 18 August 1788 died 13
September 1863 married 20 October 1825
Elizabeth WILLIAMSON died 8 July
1874 aged 78.
James HEWETSON of Castle
Douglas born Glengar 24 March 1791 died Penpont 16 January 1863 married
Thomas HEWETSON born Glengar
June 1793 died Glengar 10 November 1861 aged 68 unmarried.
Walter HEWETSON born Glengar 4
December 1795 died Kirkhouse, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright 8 December 1862
married Margaret MILROY.
Mary HEWETSON born Glengar 18
June 1798 (lived at Glengar) died 26 December 1787 Penpont.
Robert HEWETSON born Glengar 5
March 1801 died Glengar 22 July 1806.
Joseph HEWETSON born Glengar 18
August 1804 died January 1851 St Clairsville, Ohio married Isabella HANNAY born 1807 Scotland.
of William HEWETSON and Agnes
HEWETSON born 18 March 1784 Penpont married Unknown McAULEY.
Isabella HEWETSON born 1786 Penpont. Living with her sister Janet HAINING in 1851 at Bilbow,
where she died in 1868. Said by a fellow researcher to have had four
children. No husband or children found.
John HEWETSON born 5 September 1788
surgeon in the Navy died 29 May 1817.
Alexander HEWETSON born 17 March 1790 at Penpont.
HEWETSON born 1 May 1792 at Penpont. She married Samuel HAINING a Shepherd of Bilbow.
A widow in 1851. No recorded children.
HEWETSON born 17 March 1795 Penpont died Knockelly, Tynron
17 October 1847. He married Marion
SCOTT born circa 1793 died
27 November 1871 at Little Hall, Llandovery, South Wales.
HEWETSON born 12 August 1797 Penpont. She was living
with her sister Janet HAINING
in 1851 unmarried.
Agnes died at
Bilbow 23 December 1853.
Lorimer HEWETSON born 4 April
1801 died 1877
was also living with Janet at
Bilbow in 1851. Married Unknown
A Unknown Daughter married Dr KENNEDY.
Grizel HEWETSON born
6 August 1804 Penpont died Stepford, Holywood 18 September 1867. She
married James LORIMER. No recorded children have
been found and her Will only mentions nieces and nephews.
mentioned in Grizel
Creighton, spouse to David (UNKNOWN)
|Agnes HOWATSON or NEILL
to John NEILL, Draper in Dudley
HASTINGS or CALLANDAR
of Alexander CALLANDER in
of James HEWETSON
and Isoble McTURK
HEWETSON born Auchenbenzie November 1785 Farmer of
Strathmilligan and Upper Barr, Penninghame, Wigtown died 16 August
1855 Auchenbenzie. He
married in January 1816 Janet
of Tynron born 23 March 1789 who
died at Barr 13 July 1828 aged 39 years. In 1851 he was living with his
brother Robert HEWETSON at
HEWETSON born Auchenbenzie 11 August 1787 died at
Dalmakerran 2 March 1864.married William KENNEDY Esq. born 1771
died Dalmakerran 29
November 1847 aged 76. Both buried Tynron Churchyard.
HEWETSON born Auchenbenzie 2 October 1788. She died 17
February 1813 aged 23 years. (From another researcher "married either Unknown RANKINE or HARKNESS" - no evidence of this.)
HEWETSON born Auchenbenzie 11 March 1793. She married William McCRACKEN born circa 1808
Girvan, Ayrshire. They were living at Kirkinner, Wigtown in 1851.
HEWETSON of Swyre born Auchenbenzie 8 July 1795 died at Auchenbenzie
22 October 1866 aged
71 years. Robert
1795 died at Burnbrae,
Penpont on 14 April 1876 aged 81 years. In the 1851 Census he
was described as a Farmer
of 6100 acres of hill country and 400 acres arable land at Auchenbenzie
Penpont aged 55. Jane was aged 54 and was born at Tynron,
Dumfries. No children.
People in Robert HEWETSON's
household in 1851
||Brother of Robert,
| born Tynron
||Widower. His wife Jane WILLIAMSON died in 1828.
||Nephew of Robert
||Son of James HEWETSON and Jane or
HEWETSON of Castle Douglas.
James Jnr was born 6 July 1839 and married Margaret HARPER
||Sister of Robert
||Occupation is given
| Ann WILLIAMSON
||sister of Robert
married to Ninian
||nephew of Robert
| born Glencairn,
Robert must have had another sister married to a MOFFAT who we do not know of
who was the mother of William.
|born Keir, Dumfries
Robert HEWETSON's Will written
18 March 1863 and proved 7 March 1867.
|James HEWETSON Jnr
|One of the nearest
next of kin
|Mrs Mary HEWETSON or KENNEDY
son of Mary HEWETSON or KENNEDY
son of Mary HEWETSON or KENNEDY
son of Mary HEWETSON or KENNEDY
|Isabella HUNTER or KENNEDY
daugher of Mary HEWETSON or KENNEDY
|Robert KENNEDY Esq
Dalmakerran - husband of Eldest Sister
|Margaret HEWETSON or McCRACKEN
of William McCRACKEN
of James HEWETSON, Brewer in
|Ninnian WILLIAMSON Jnr
child of deceased sister Anne HEWETSON or WILLIAMSON
from Keith Lovat-Smith: "A very
lengthy Will of a well-to-do
Farmer. He seems to regard James
HEWETSON Jnr (Nephew) with
great respect and affection)".
or Jane HEWETSON born
15 November 1797 Auchenbenzie married James
HEWETSON Brewer of Castle Douglas (son of John HEWETSON and Mary HYSLOP) She died 12
or Annie HEWETSON born Auchenbenzie 15
May 1801 died 1855. She
had one child - Ninian
Alexander WILLIAMSON Jnr married
HEWETSON born Auchenbenzie 15 March 1805 died 19 December 1806.
Children of John HOATSON
and Isabel LOURIE
John HOATSON born Morton by
Thornhill 10 May 1790 died 7 November 1821 aged 33.
Janet HOATSON baptised Morton
by Thornhill 15 April 1792 died 1792.
Samuel HOATSON born 25 May 1794
died 5 April 1865 aged 67. He married Sarah
GEDDES born circa 1799 died 1 March 1875 aged 76.
James HOATSON born 25 September 1794.
Janet HOATSON baptised Morton
by Thornhill 28 August 1801 married John
LAURIE. They were married 12 June 1826 in Morton Parish.
of Thomas HEWETSON and Agnes ROSS
HEWETSON born circa 1792 Wigtown
Mary HEWETSON born circa 1793
Thomas HEWETSON born circa 1794
John HEWETSON born circa 1796
William HEWETSON born circa 1798
Wigtown, a Toll Keeper of
Carronbridge in 1847 died between 1847 and 1851 married 13 June 1829
Barr by Girvan Margaret SYMINGTON
born circa 1806 Auchinleck, Ayr died 1 April 1878 Thornhill, Parish of
Morton. In 1851 she was a Grocer of Morton a widow residing at
HEWETSON born circa 1800 Wigtown died 1800
Margaret HEWETSON born circa 1802
Children of Mary HEWETSON and William
born 8 June 1793 Morton, Dumfries
September 1798 Morton
born circa 2
1803 New Cumnock, Ayr died 20 October 1884 at St John's, Creetown,
Kirkcudbright married circa 1828 firstly Katherine
born 1 November
1801 married secondly Susan
born circa 1800 died 19 July
born circa 1806
married 1834 Morton Alexander
of Wanlockhead born 1811 Scotland died 2 April 1858
son of Archibald
of Jane (Jean)
HEWETSON and Unknown McAULEY
McAULEY (wife unknown)
had a daughter Jeannie McAULEY
who married Robert BLACK,
Shoemaker of Penpont.
(Sam) McAULEY) married A
LORIMER (Second cousin)
Children of Mary HEWETSON and WILLIAM
Robert KENNEDY died young.
14 November 1810 Penpont married Jane
born circa 1810 Lanark, Lanarkshire. In the 1851 Census Robert KENNEDY is described as a
farmer of Dalmakerran, Tynron farming 2600 acres. Others in his
household in 1851 were Ellen CORRIE,
House Servant, Unmarried born Penpont,
James McKINNELL, Farm Servant aged
18 unmarried born Penpont, Janet SMITH,
no occupation given, unmarried 21 and Margaret STRONG, 36
unmarried Governess born Lerwick, Shetland.
born 5 January
1813 Penpont married Dr
William KENNEDY born 26 December
born 8 July 1815
Penpont married firstly 5 July 1840 Sanquhar
Janet BROWN. He
Mary WHIGHAM aged 48 at Sanquhar 29 September 1868. James
was aged 54.
Children of William HEWETSON and Marion
William HEWETSON born 10 September
1815 Glencairn, Penpont married Sarah
John HEWETSON born circa 1819
Tynron, Shoemaker of Penpont died 29 March 1883 married 10 July 1855
circa 1836 died 2 April 1864. John
the 1851 Census as a Master Shoemaker of Penpont employing eight men
and two women. He was 32 years and unmarried at this time. Others in
his household in 1851 were James
an apprentice aged 17 born
Dunscore, Dumfries and James
an apprentice aged 14 born
the 1851 Census this is
quite likely to be Helen CORRIE
and her family. William
Fleming, Dumfries, Agricultural Labourer aged 34 born St Mungo,
Dumfries married to Mary
(maiden name unknown) aged 32 born Annan, Dumfries.
Helen CORRIE aged 13 born Annan
her sister Mary
also born Annan. John HEWETSON and Helen
were married on 10 July
1855 at Penpont. In his Will John mentions his surviving son. This
would be William
(born 1855) who died a year after his father in 1884. Helen died two
months after her youngest son 2 April 1864 aged 28.
1820 Closeburn, Dumfries died 9 January 1874 married William
born circa 1816 a
Shepherd of Chanlockfoot
Samuel HEWETSON of Bilbow
born 1823 died 1898 married Isabella
WILLIAMSON died 1887 married secondly Emma COOPER died 1908
George HEWETSON born circa 1825
Tynron died 2 February 1847
David HEWETSON born circa 1828
died 1851 aged 22 at Port Natal, South Africa
Agness HEWETSON born 1834
Tynron died 1917 married John NEALE,
Draper of Dudley, England.
of Isobel HEWETSON and James McMATH Esq
McMATH Commission Agent of
Glasgow married Ellen CRAWFORD
born circa 1814 Penpont
Alexander McMATH born circa 1820
Janet (Jessie) McMATH born 1811
Unknown ROWATT and had Thomas ROWATT who was in New Zealand
James McMATH was
mentioned in Isobel's Will. Described as "a Merchant of Penpont (illegitimate son of
the late James
of James HEWETSON and Jane
Elizabeth (Eliza) HEWETSON
Chanlockhead 15 November 1816 died 8 February 1888 Carsenestock.
Elizabeth married John McGILL
of Carsenestock on 15 August 1837. He was the son of William McGILL of Carsenestock born
circa 1762 died 14 January 1814 and Margaret
MILROY born circa 1771 died 1
December 1810. John born circa 1807 died at Carsenestock on 20 1870.
All interred Clachan
Cemetery, Penninghame. William McGILL
and Margaret MILROY had
another son Andrew McGILL who
died at Quebec, Canada on 30 March 1835 aged 32.
Isabella HEWETSON born 5 August 1818
Clonbie died 30 September 1855 aged 37
Margaret HEWETSON born 4 February
1820 died 3 December 1902 aged 82 married Robert Frame BARR died 26 June 1849
Jane (Jean) HEWETSON born 8 August 1822
Barr died Glasgow 16 April 1850. She married A KIRKLAND,
Engineer in Glasgow in 1846 and had two sons and one daughter.
James HEWETSON born 22 February 1824
Barr, died 27 October 1826
Agnes Williamson HEWETSON born
1825 Barr died Edinburgh 9 November 1895. (adopted by her Uncle James WILLIAMSON and Agnes WILSON).
Mary Ann HEWETSON born 16 February
1828 Barr. She married Samuel MILROY
of Glasgow on 7 July 1859 at Kilbarchan, Renfrew.
of Margaret HEWETSON and George
LORIMER born 12 December 1816 Sanquhar
Hewetson LORIMER born 31
December 1818 Craick Mill Sanquhar (to the USA).
John Hewetson LORIMER born 12
December 1820 Sanquhar (to the USA).
LORIMER born 17 April 1824
LORIMER born 20 April 1826
LORIMER born 27 June 1828
of Samuel HOATSON and Sarah GEDDES
HOATSON born circa 1821
died 2 September 1903
HEWETSON and Elizabeth WILLIAMSON
HEWETSON born 18 September
1826 Penninghanme died 4 March 1840
Williamson HEWETSON of
Baltersan later of Glengar born 20 June 1828 Penninghame died 28
December 1874 Glengar married Mary
STODDART. He went to
Australia in the Gold Rush of 1849. It is said he was also in South
America. There is a letter in the Ottawa Archives concerning this. I
have not seen it and do not know its contents.
William HEWETSON born 27 May 1830
Penninghame died 19 September 1887 married
SPROAT. To Canada.
Marion HEWETSON born 28 April 1832
Penninghame died 13 September 1838.
James HEWETSON born 2 April 1834
Penninghame died 19 March 1908 married Elizabeth SPROAT. To Canada.
George HEWETSON born 6 March 1836
Penninghame died 3 September 1874 married in 1858
Elizabeth GRAY born 1832 died 1911. George farmed at Risk and
Auchenleck and built Oakbank. The researcher of this line of the
has visited the home of George and Elizabeth and says "Three children died within ten days from
diptheria. Two suicides. A gloomy house to visit."
Joseph HEWETSON of Baltersan born
14 May 1838
died 31 October 1893 Penninghame
Mary McCONCHIE of Mains of Penninghame.
Marion HEWETSON born 12 April
1911 married Dr James MORE
Kettering born 1834. They
married on 3 October 1860 at Penninghame, Wigtown.
Elizabeth HEWETSON born 18 February
1843 died 8 January 1854 Penninghame.
Children of Janet HOATSON and John LAURIE
John LAURIE born
John LAURIE born 1831 Morton
James LAURIE born 1833 Morton
Peter LAURIE born 1835 Morton
James LAURIE born 1837 Morton
of Dr Joseph HEWETSON and Isabel HANNAY
John HEWETSON born 1831 Wigtown
Mary Elizabeth OSBORNE secondly
Peter HEWETSON born 1832 died 1915
Dr Alexander HEWETSON born 1837 died
1907 married Mary Rose TEMPLETON
Joseph HEWETSON killed in
Civil War aged 18
1839 a Carpenter married
Sarah BAILEY - no children.
Mary Isabella HEWETSON born
1839 died 1916 unmarried lived with her brother Alexander.
Unknown daughter HEWETSON
Dr Thomas HEWETSON died of
tuberculosis married UNKNOWN
of Margaret HEWETSON and William McCRACKEN
Martha McCRACKEN born 21 December 1832 Penninghame, Wigtown or
22 December 1832 Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright married John
LAURIE of Creetown died 1923
Children of James HEWETSON and Jane (Jean)
Isabella HEWETSON born 17 July 1830
Kelton, Kirkcudbright died
Castle Douglas 28 September 1857. Buried Kelton Churchyard.
Mary HEWETSON born 1 July 1832
Kelton married Unknown HARDEN.
Jane Ann HEWETSON born 11
January 1834 Kelton died Penpont 14 April 1897.
John HEWETSON born 1 March 1836
Kelton died Penpont 1 January 1869 married Ellen THOM (no children)..
James HEWETSON of Craiglearan
Park House, Dumfries born 6 July 1839 Kelton died 27 May 1905 married Margaret HARPER born circa 1839 died
Auchenbenzie 16 May 1884. No children.
Roberta Kennedy HEWETSON born
15 July 1842 Kelton died Penpont 2 July 1914 unmarried.
Child of JAMES HEWETSON and CATHERINE
5. JAMES HEWETSON Jnr
was born at Grennan circa 1834 died 8 January 1879. He married firstly Mary KERR born
circa 1836 of Sanquhar who died at Townhead, Grennan 23 February 1859
years. They were
married on 22 June 1858 at Kirkconnel. He married secondly Mary FORSYTH
Children of Walter HEWETSON and UNKNOWN
Robert HEWETSON born circa 1844
Kirkhouse, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright son of
Walter HEWETSON. In 1951 Robert was living with Walter at
Kirkhouse. In the 1851 Census Walter is described as single.
Children of Walter HEWETSON and
John Walter HEWETSON born
Kirkhouse, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright 1859 died
1925 to Australia in 1879 on the "Norfolk" married
Agnes CAMPBELL born 1859 Toolamba, Victoria died 1928 Glen
Innes, New South Wales. Agnes' father Peter CAMPBELL won the Victoria
Cross at the Charge of the Light Brigade.
William HEWETSON born 1861 Kirkhouse,
Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright died 1939. To Australia in 1880 on the
Alice Mary FOOTIT born 1865
Carlton, Melbourne died Evans Head, New South Wales in 1950
NOTES ON THE AUSTRALIAN BRANCH OF
HEWETSON OF DUMFRIES
John and Thomas,
sons of Walter
(1795-1862) and Margaret (nee MILROY)
were born in the family farmhouse “Kirkhouse” near Kirbean in
Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. Walter, their father was a farmer and son
Glengar in Dumfriesshire (1751-1854) and Mary HISLOP. Walter died when
his children were very young
and his widow who was considerably younger than his 67 years, remarried
in 1867 to an officer of the Indian Army Corps, leaving the youngsters
in the care of her new parents-in-law, Thomas Smith, Schoolmaster of
Dumfries Town and his wife Mary Smith,
. The children were
excellently educated at academies, forming a lasting friendship with
James Barrie and before emigrating to Australia, acted in plays with
1879 and his brother Thomas six months later. They purchased land in
the Euroa/Molka area of north east Victoria. John married Agnes
dressmaker of Toolamba, Victoria and had a daughter, Margaret,
early 1887, The brothers with John’s parents-in-law
moved to the Glenn Innes area of New South Wales. John bought land near
Glen Innes and Thomas at Sandy Flat nearby.
Clerk for Tentefield and John was Shire Engineer forTentefield. By 1897
involved with sawmilling, expanding into joinery.
We have a lot more
details on these families.
Children of William HEWETSON and Margaret
HEWETSON born February 1830 Daily, Ayr a grocer at
Carronbridge, Morton in 185. She had a natural son William whose father
was Thomas MITCHELL. See
Eight. Agnes married Robert BROWN
on 7 November 1851 at Morton by Thornhill.
Brown HEWETSON born circa
1831` living in Manchester in 1851 married Elizabeth MAXWELL 29 March 1859
Glencairn. A Silk Mercer in 1880.
HEWETSON born circa 1832
living in Chathan in 1851.
HEWETSON born 3 August
1833 Daily, Ayr.
HEWETSON baptised 11
October 1837 Kirkmichael, Ayr.
HEWETSON born circa
1839 Daily, Ayr.
HEWETSON born circa 1840
Daily, Ayr married Elizabeth ROWAN
4 June 1872 Barr by Girvan, Ayr.
(Jessie) HEWETSON born
24 January 1843 Glencairn, Dumfries.
Children of James DALZIEL and Elizabeth
James DALZIEL born 1831 died 8 June
Adam DALZIEL born 18 March 1833
Druidhall of Chanlockfoot married Elizabeth
HARPER - No children.
James DALZIEL born 24 March
1837 married four times
Mary DALZIEL born 3 July 1835
Druidhall married 29 April 1856 William
RICHARDSON at Penpont.
Children of Isabella KENNEDY and Dr Thomas
Mary HUNTER born 7 September
Glencairn married John KENNEDY
of Kirkland at Glencairn 22 February 1866.
Elizabeth (Bessie) HUNTER born 15
May 1839 Glencairn married Unknown
Children of John McGILL and Eliza HEWETSON:
Jeannie McGILL born 1 December 1837
died 5 February 1887 Glasgow, buried at
Sighthill Cemetery married William N
GRAHAM Banker of Glasgow 20 September 1868. Their children were James, John and Margaret GRAHAM.
William McGILL born 20 May 1839 died
24 June 1914 at Burn Cottage, Kirkcowan.
James McGILL born 27 June 1841
died New York, USA 17 March 1917.
Andrew McGILL (Twin) born 5 November
1843 died at San Jose California 2 May 1931.
Robert McGILL (Twin) born 5 November
1843 died at San Jose, California 18 April 1920.
John McGILL Banker of Newton Stewart
born 1 August 1849 died 25 February 1923 married Jane Hewetson BARR born 1850 died 15
October 1938 daughter of Margaret HEWETSON and Robert Frame BARR
Nathan Heron McGILL born 11 May 1851 died 5
February 1894. He was a Farmer at Grange in Cree.
Margaret (Maggie) McGILL born 1853
Children of Robert KENNEDY and Jane
William KENNEDY born 1840 died 1897
married Jessie H PATTERSON died 1916. Son of William and Jessie:
William HEWETSON born 1870 died at
Nairn 29 July 1873 Tynron.
Elizabeth (Betsey) KENNEDY born circa 1842
Glencairn, Dumfries married firstly Alexander McDONALD at Tynron on 27
February 1866, secondly Unknown
Mary KENNEDY born circa 1844
Agnes KENNEDY born circa 1846
Glencairn married William SMITH of
Chanlockfoot at Tynron 28 November 1865..
Jane KENNEDY born circa 1848
Grace KENNEDY born circa 1849
Glencairn married Frank PATTERSON
at Tynron on 21 June 1870.
of James KENNEDY and Janet
Mary KENNEDY born 5 January 1842
William KENNEDY of Ayr born 29 March 1844 Brandleys,
John KENNEDY born 18 February 1846
Brandleys, Sanquhar married Unknown
ROGERSON. To New Zealand.
Mary KENNEDY born 16 March 1848
married Dr HYSLOP.
Children of Margaret HEWETSON
Margaret YOUNG born circa
1844 Penpont, Dumfries
Elizabeth YOUNG born circa
James YOUNG born circa 1848
born circa 1850
of Margaret HEWETSON and Robert Frame BARR
Jane Hewetson BARR born 1850 died
William BARR born 15
James Hewetson BARR
born in Australia 20 October 1854.
of John HEWETSON and HELEN CORRIE
25 August 1855 Penpont died 7 October 1884 Hartlepool, Durham
married Margaret FERGUSSON
born circa 1862 Carlisle, Cumberland. A son John B HEWETSON born circa
1880 Hartlepool, Durham.
born 9 August
1857 Penpont died Australia 27 July 1881 aged 23.
HEWETSON born 20 June
1859 Penpont died 23 December 1874 aged 15.
Milroy HEWETSON born 20 July 1863
Penpont died 8 February 1864
aged 18 months.
Children of Mary Ann HEWETSON and Samuel MILROY
Jane Kirkland MILROY born 9
Mary Antoinette MILROY born 10 July
Mary Antoinette MILROY born 31
Isabella MILROY born 4 September 1862
John MILROY 10 May 1864
Maggie Anne MILROY born 7 May
Samuel MILROY born 2 April 1870
All born at Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark
of JAMES HEWETSON and MARY KERR
born 15 August 1858 Grennan. Jessie married 6 August 1879 at Penpont Augustus Julius Hermann KRUEGER
after her father's death. Augustus
was a naturalised citizen of
England in 1881. There are various stories of how Jessie came to marry
Augustus but it in the 1881 Census for England he is listed as an Agent
for a Iron Foundry. A descendant
thinks he may have been selling farm implements and Jessie met him on
her father's farm. Jessie was living at Grennan with her
stepmother Mary FORSYTH and
half siblings at the time of James
HEWETSON Jnr's death. From the IGI we have August
Hermann KRUEGER son of August
Friederike KRUEGER and Caroline Friederike
born 31 August
1848 baptised 15 October 1848 at Sankt Georgen, Berlin, Stadt
Snr and Caroline
had three more recorded children - Rosalie
Emile KRUEGER baptised 2 February 1840, Louis Ferdinand KRUEGER baptised 20
February 1842 and Louise Maria KRUEGER
baptised 8 September 1844 (all at Sankt Georgen, Brandenberg).
On the 1881 Census for
Lansdowne Road, Albert Park, Didsbury, Lancashire, England
|Augustus J H KRUEGER
for Iron Foundry (Naturalised Citizen)
HEWETSON Jnr married secondly
Mary FORSYTH who is described as a "Domestic Servant" on the Marriage
Certificate. She was a servant in the household of John HEWETSON Snr
and his unmarried brothers James
HEWETSON, George HEWETSON
HEWETSON Jnr in 1861. They were married 24 January
1862 at Grain's Head Cottages, Moniaive, Dumfries. James HEWETSON Snr is
described as a "Landed Proprietor"
and Catherine STEVENSON as a "Domestic
Servant, deceased" on the Marriage Certificate. Mary
FORSYTH's parents were William
Labourer and Jane FORSYTH (nee
TODD). The witnesses were Alexander McMATH (a son of James
Snr's sister Isobel) and Elisabeth
FORSYTH. The presiding Minister was Patrick Borrowman. After
James Jnr's early death aged 44 at Grennan on 9 January 1879 Mary
remarried to Robert DALZIEL of Druidhall. They had one son
- James DALZIEL of Auldgrith.
||Head of House
would have become a very wealthy man on his father's death as
he inherited all
the Hewetson properties, as his father and uncles had no other
died very young for a Hewetson - they seemed to be a
long-living lot. Knowing very little of Scottish Law I don't know if
the estate would go directly to his widow or be entailed for the
children or go to her second husband. I don't think my grandfather Thomas HEWETSON and his brother John would have come to New Zealand
if there was a chance for them to have their own land in Scotland. It
is very possible that James HEWETSON
Jnr died intestate, making the
division of property even more of
HEWETSON Jnr and Mary
23 June 1862 died 15 January 1945 Druid Hall. Following along with his
great uncles' and
grandfather's tradition, he never married. He is buried with his father
and mother at Penpont.
HEWETSON OF DRUIDHALL
HEWETSON born 21 May 1864
died 15 September 1894 in Auckland, New Zealand. John came to New
Zealand with his
brother Thomas and
several Dalziel relatives in 1885 on the "Doric". He died aged
30 in Auckland.
6. THOMAS HEWETSON born 21 May 1866
at Penpont died 25 March 1921 Napier, New Zealand. I have
knowledge of Thomas before he came to New Zealand. He was born 21 May
1866 at Penpont died 25 March 1921 Napier, New Zealand and is buried in
the Hastings Cemetery. He was 19 when he arrived
with his older brother John HEWETSON
on the "Doric" (London to Auckland) 23
February 1885. He father had been dead for six years. As James was next
in line for the farms, perhaps they wanted to spread their wings and
start a new life. Thomas didn't have an uncomfortable
voyage. He travelled "cabin" class along with John. In the less
accommodation were Alice, Andrew, Henry, Mary,
Samuel and Isaac DALZIEL. I would imagine they were
of John and Thomas' stepfather Robert DALZIEL. Thomas was a
for the Chambers Family at Mokapeka Station, a very large farm
Havelock North (which was a village close to Hastings). Thomas married Margaret
Kerry). They were married at the Sacred Heart Church in Hastings. She
the daughter of Andrew DUGGAN and Bridget (CROWLEY) DUGGAN.
one brother, Denis. Andrew was a Master Tailor. I have no
information on when Margaret came to New Zealand. Her mother died
shortly after her
birth. Andrew married soon after to a girl called ELLEN. Our
had been christened Ellen but it seems to avoid confusion she was
Margaret. That is very confusing! Any information on Margaret would be
much appreciated. I have the
address of a Web site on Margaret DUGGAN's family. Thomas died aged 54
in 1921 at Napier
Hospital. He was suffering from cancer of the oesophagus (6 months),
septic pneumonia and heart failure (3 months).
HEWETSON born 16 May
1869 Penpont died Glasgow 1921 married Jeanie
Miller BUCHANAN died
HEWETSON born 11 March
1873 Penpont died 1875.
Children of George HEWETSON and
John HEWETSON born 6 July 1859 died
Jane Milligan (Jennie) HEWETSON born
13 January 1861 died 1881
Elizabeth Williamson (Lizzie) HEWETSON
born 19 November 1862 died 1937
Harriet Gray HEWETSON born 6
February 1864 died 1878
Marion More HEWETSON born 30
Emily HEWETSON born 5 November
Margaret Anne (Maggie) HEWETSON born
28 April 1868 died 1873
Thomas Gray HEWETSON born 29 July
George HEWETSON born 2 February
(All born Minnigaff, Kirkcudbright)
Children of Marion HEWETSON and Dr James
John MORE born 2 February 1862
Penninghame, Wigtown died 1929 married
Lancelot MORE born 2 April 1863
Paxton St Clair MORE born 1867 died
unknown married Katie HINDE -
Lancelot Paxton MORE born 1869 died
1941 married Ethel STEVENSON -
Elizabeth MORE born 1870 died 1940's
married Dr Harry BEST
Aubrey Hyndford MORE born 1872 died
Lionel Campbell MORE born 1874 died
Marion MORE born 1877 died unknown
James MORE born 1883 died unknown
married Vera HARINGTON
of William HEWETSON
Sarah Jane HEWETSON married Unknown SILLARS
Mary HEWETSON married Unknown TOWARD
Agnes HEWETSON married firstly Unknown WILLIAMSON, secondly Unknown KIRKWOOD
Hughteenie HEWETSON married firstly
Unknown MILLIGAN secondly Unknown
Jessie HEWETSON married Unknown CRUDINGTON
of Samuel Williamson HEWETSON and Mary STODDART
John Wallace HEWETSON born 1867
died 1925 Detroit, USA (Surgeon with the Army) married Florence Regula HEFTI (Three
daughters - names available).
Katherine Milligan HEWETSON born
1868 died 1944 - Royal Red Cross nurse given a medal for service,
presumably in WW1. Unmarried.
James Stoddart HEWETSON born 1869
died 1929 - a Lawyer married Janet
COOK or MILLER.
William HEWETSON born
1871 died 1935 married Elizabeth
who died in 1944.
of James HEWETSON and Elizabeth SPROAT
John HEWETSON born 1867 married
Susan BACON - no family.
Eleanor HEWETSON born 1869 died 1886
Elizabeth Beatrice Williamson HEWETSON born 1872 died 1899
of William HEWETSON and Mary SPROAT
Samuel HEWETSON died 1917
buried in Clachan Graveyard
Bessie HEWETSON married Dr HUNTER
of Joseph HEWETSON and Mary McCONCHIE
Mary Ann McGill HEWETSON born 23
January 1869 died
1907 in Winterton, Natal, Unmarried.
Elizabeth Williamson HEWETSON born
12 May 1870 Penninghame, Wigtown died 1956 Unmarried.
John HEWETSON of Baltersan born 21
August 1871 Penninghame, Wigtown
died 1950 married Maggie McCONCHIE
of Mains of Penninghame
Robert HEWETSON of Upper Barr born
26 December 1872 Penninghame, Wigtown died 1953 married Elizabeth
Maggie McConchie HEWETSON born 22
April 1874 Penninghame, Wigtown died 1936
Marion More HEWETSON born 1875
Newton Stewart, Penninghame died
1937 married George GRAY.
Children of Agness HEWETSON and John
John NEIL born 1870 Dudley, England
Nellie NEALE died 1948 married Donald FRASER
Marion NEALE married Frederick JONES
Mary HASTINGS and Alexander CALLANDER
1839 married Margaret
aged 25 at Troon, Dundonald, Ayr 20 December 1867.
J C CALLANDAR born 23 March 1850,
Dumfries Town, Dumfries.
surname HASTINGS is a variant
of HAIRSTANES, HAIRSTENS etc. I haven't
researched the HASTINGS Family
any further, but am in touch with a HASTINGS researcher if anyone
would like more information.
of Thomas William HEWETSON and Alice Mary FOOTIT
May HEWETSON born 1885 died 1984
Egbert HEWETSON born 1888 died 1952
in infancy 1889
Walter HEWETSON born 1890 died 1948
Arthur HEWETSON born 1891 died 1966
Minnie BYRNES - no children
James HEWETSON born 1895 died 1951
Isabella Constance TIDSWELL born 1892 died 1982
of John Walter HEWETSON and Agnes
Milroy born 1886 died 1961 born Molka, Victoria
married Harold Fulcher SWAIN
at Glen Innes, New South Wales in 1915. Margaret died at Katoomba New
Mary Campbell HEWETSON born
1888 Glen Innes, New South Wales married William E M MADGWICK born 1878 died
1958 at Glen Innes, New South Wales in 1913. Mary died at Warwick,
Queensland in 1965.
Agnes Eliza HEWETSON born 1893
Tenterfield , New South Wales married 1920 Ernest HUTTON at Glen Innes, New
South Wales. Ernest was born 1894 died 1962. Agnes died 1989
CHILD of Agnes HEWETSON and Thomas
William HEWETSON born 7 May 1847 Blairoch, Parish of
Glencairn, Dumfries the natural son of Thomas
In the 1851 Census record for Carronbridge, Parish of Morton
William’s mother’s name is spelt Agnas
and his name is recorded
William travelled to New Zealand sometime before June 1866. In Scotland
he had used the surname HEWETSON but from the time of his emigration he
took his father's name and became William
On 5 June
Annie HERRING were married at the
Clarendon Hotel, Waihi Crossing, Geraldine, New Zealand.
The Marriage Entry in the records of the New Zealand
as 20 years of age, a labourer and bachelor.
The same record describes Amelia
Annie HERRING as 24 years of age,
dressmaker and a spinster. (There is an age discrepancy in this
record.) Amelia was born in 1843 Wapping, Surrey. She
left England on 28 August 1864 on the "Eastern Empire" and arrived
Lyttleton, New Zealand on 4 January 1865. She is listed as having
travelled in the single womens' quarters as Amelia A Herring aged
years.There is an another discrepancy in the age recorded and the date
of birth. Her occupation was listed as "Milliner" and she travelled on
Note Number 302 dated 24 August 1864.
William and Amelia
established a business selling drapery from a
horse and gig for some years before moving to Ashburton. A successful
drapery and clothier business developed in partnership with Henry
Cranaway TURNER. The Mitchell and
Turner building still stands in Burnett
Street, Ashburton with the initials M&T and the date 1874 prominent
in the arch of the building. The size and nature of the building
to the success of the enterprise.
purchases, leasings and sales were undertaken by William
town and rural sections of Ashburton from 1879 to
1887. The electoral roll for Coleridge in 1879-80 lists William
as a leaseholder and in the Ashburton electoral roll for 1880-81 as
"freeholder storekeeper". In 1881 William MITCHELL is described as a
"Farmer" in Land Registry records.
William and Amelia MITCHELL
T MITCHELL married Edie BEAU. Childrden:
Henry MITCHELL married Barbara LAW. Children:
Hewitson MITCHELL married Helena DOBBS. Children:
Nellie Sophia MITCHELL (died aged 10
MITCHELL Snr died on16 February
1886 in Ashburton and
was buried in the Ashburton Cemetery.
Annie MITCHELL died 26 March 1923
at her residence
in Redcliffe, Christchurch and was buried in Ashburton Cemetery next to
notice for Amelia Annie
HERRING appeared in the Ashburton Guardian 28 May 1923 page 4.
detailed the whereabouts/residences of her five sons at the time of her
funeral – William (on a
business trip to America), John T
Robert (Gisborne), Richard
(Sumner) and Charles (Sydney,
of Mary DALZIEL and William RICHARDSON
Cray RICHARDSON born 16 September
1857 Corsock Bridge, Kirkcudbright married Gordon CROOME.
Elizabeth RICHARDSON born 11
March 1860 Corcock Bridge married Harold
CROSSFIELD. They had a son Reginald CROSSFIELD
Sarah Craig RICHARDSON born 15
April 1862 Corsock Bridge.
Jessie RICHARDSON born 14 July
Mary RICHARDSON married born 12
April 1870 Dumfries Town, Dumfries married Noel TERRY.
James RICHARDSON born 19 August
1872 Edinburgh, Midlothian
of Jeanie McGILL and William Nisbet GRAHAM
James GRAHAM born 1869 died 1914
married Margaret (Peggy THORPE)
- no children.
John GRAHAM born 1871 died 1941
married Elizabeth (Lizzie) BLAIN
(Mrs Johnston) - no children.
Margaret (Maggie) GRAHAM born 1876
died 1941 married C R MOTHERWELL
(died 1927). They had a son who died aged 2 days.
Children of Thomas HEWETSON and
Ellen (Margaret) DUGGAN
born 21 July 1891 at Havelock North. She was unmarried and lived with
her sister Jessie HEWETSON
and her husband Ray COE.
1893 at Havelock North. Farm Manager and Farmer. He married Muriel SMITH
at Wellington in 1933. Aunty Muriel was born in England and was a
school teacher. They had no children. An obituary for Uncle Jim
published in the Hawke's Bay Herald Tribune newspaper.
death occurred suddenly at his Maraekakaho Farm recently of Mr James
Hewetson, aged 65 years. He was the eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs
Hewetson and was born in Havelock North. After attending the Havelock
School, Mr Hewetson for many years drove a coach and horses on the mail
run to Waimarama
During the First World
War he joined the 10th Reinforcements and left New Zealand with the
Otago Mounted Rifles in 1915. He served first in Egypt and then in
France, being wounded on the Somme.
When he returned to New
Zealand, Mr Hewetson became assistant stud groom on the Maraekakaho
Estate. In 1929 when the valley was subdivided by the late Sir
Archibald McLean he purchased a property which he farmed until his
Mr Hewetson was a man
interests and was a keen member of the RSA, the National Service Club,
Hawkes Bay Jockey Club and the English Speaking Union. He was also a
member of the Valley Rifle Club and indoor bowling club.
He married Miss Muriel
Smith, Wellington in 1933.
Hewetson is survived
by his wife, two sisters, Mary and Jessie (Mrs R Coe) Hastings and a
brother, Mr Robert Hewetson (Hastings). Two other brothers, Harry
(Thomas) and George, predeceased him."
remember fondly my
holidays with Uncle Jim and Aunty Muriel. She taught me to play a tune
(long since forgotten) on her piano, always had time for the silliest
of questions and let me collect the eggs from her many, many chickens.
Uncle Jim would take me all over the farm and I learnt my first bits of
Maori history and customs from him. He was a fountain of knowledge.
They both loved horses and in almost every photo I have of them there
is a horse and a couple of dogs somewhere.
7. Robert Andrew HEWETSON born 1895
was 52 when I was born. He was a drover and spent many weeks away from
home on the road with his gig pulled by his horse Trixie and his dogs.
He would take mobs of cattle and sheep as far away as Taihape. In those
days they had
little concrete shelters for drovers to stay in overnight on their
journeys. My eldest brother John talks of going on trips with Dad. Dad
used to tell me about Maori medicine and the plants he would boil up if
he got sick when he was away. I remember after these trips when he
would arrive home, Mum would
have been forewarned so there was usually a good roast meal for him and
bottle of beer. We had had our meal by the time he would get in, but we would swarm all over
pinching bits of his meal. He probably was really looking forward to
meal, but he never complained.
farmlet between Havelock North and Hastings in Hawke's Bay on the east
of New Zealand. When Dad got a job managing a sheep station, Mum moved
Hastings. Dad couldn't live in town (he hated it) and Mum wouldn't live
the country so they had a somewhat unusual marriage, but it
worked. Dad would be home at weekends, so I probably saw more of
him than when he was droving. He was a good provider and Mum was a good
manager so we didn't go short. As I had come along ten years after my
youngest brother, I was indulged as money was a bit easier than when
Dad had been droving.
one of the organisers for rodeos in the district so we went to a lot of
those when I was young, also dog trialling. The Hewetson brothers all
had a deep love of the land and the life that went with it.
difficult to find enough words to describe Dad. He was one of life's
gentlemen. Quietly spoken, never criticised but was quick to praise. He
never demanded anything of us, but was so proud when we achieved. He
died in 1979 aged 84. When he was very sick, just before he died I went
to Hastings to see him. Mum took one look at me and said "You've put on
a lot of weight". I had too. Dad
looked up and said "She looks beautiful". That would be an exaggeration
the best of times, but with the increased weight it was a definite
overstatement. But that was Dad. He was a good man.
(Bob) HEWETSON and Freda Emily WILLIAMS were married in
Porangahau, Hawkes Bay. Mum had met him there, when she worked for the
Hunter family at Black Head Station, Porangahau and Dad was a shepherd
there. Freda was the daughter
of George WILLIAMS and Violet Rose DENNETT. I have some
details of Mum's family, but not as many as I would like.
Thomas Henry (Harry)
born 27 June 1897 at Havelock North. Thomas was a shepherd and married Lily
DOBSON in 1921. They had two daughters Valerie was born
1924 and died 4 March 1928 and Merle born 27 October
Thomas' Obituary reads:
news of the death
of Mr Thomas Henry (Harry) Hewetson of Kopanga Station, Havelock
which occurred yesterday at the Napier Hospital at the early age of 27
came as a shock to his friends. Mr Hewetson had grown up in the
and was very popular. He leaves a widow and a young baby. The funeral
place this afternoon at the Hastings Cemetery."
George Edward HEWETSON
January 1901 at Havelock North, Farm Manager. He died 25 October 1950.
He married Maureen HANCOCK who was a widow with two
children Alan and Leita. They had a daughter Sharon
who was born about 1948.
his life a
the Hastings district, where he was widely known, George Edward
last week at the age of 49.Mr
Hewetson was born in
Havelock North and educated at the Havelock North School and the
Hastings Convent. He was first employed by Mr Harold Beamish,
Whanawhana, and thereafter was alway identified with country life in
all its phases.
were always one of his chief interests and he was an officer of the
Pakowhai Rifle Club. For the past seven or eight years he has been at
Chesterhope Station, Pakowhai.
leaves his wife, Mrs
Maureen Hewetson, three children, Leita, Allen and Sharon, Pakowhai,
two sisters Mrs R J Coe and Miss Mary Hewetson and two brothers Messrs
Robert and James Hewetson, Hastings."
Jessie Margaret HEWETSON born 1904
died 1962. Jessie married Raymond COE. Uncle Ray was an
bound when I knew him. He used to sit out on a porch at the front of
house in Duchess Crescent, Hastings and play along with my fantasies
usually involved horses and stuff. Too many cowboy movies I think. He
seemed to get sick of it. Probably did but was too nice to say so. I
Aunty Jess's exotic jewellery. It was fantastic. She was a very elegant
and looked remarkably like the late Queen Mother in her huge hats with
and bits and pieces. She worked for many years for the Vidal Brothers,
makers) in Hastings. She travelled away to race meetings all over the
with them. They were great family friends. Aunty Jess died
in 1962 of a brain tumour. Aunty Mary lived with Uncle Ray and Aunty
and did the housekeeping. Her laundering was a work of art. After Uncle
died in 1958 Aunty Muriel had moved in with Jess and Mary.
of Marion More HEWETSON and George GRAY
John Hewetson GRAY born 1904 died 1973 married Athole STEWART
Mary Elizabeth GRAY born 1906 married Harold PENNINGTON
George Swinton GRAY born 1908 died
1976 married Margery DAVIDSON
Josephine GRAY died 1911 buried in
of John MORE and Mabel DRYLAND
MORE born 1910 died 1944
Ian MORE born 1915 died 1945 married Phoebe HAWKINS
of Elizabeth MORE and Dr Harry BEST
BEST born 1901 married Mary
Lt. Col. BEST (Nurse Australia
Forces, promoted to Colonel after WW2).
Winifred BEST born 1903 born 1932
of Robert HEWETSON and
John HEWETSON of Upper Barr
born 1913 married Jessie McMULDROCH
Barber HEWETSON born 1915 married Peter SIMPSON of
of Mary Campbell HEWETSON and William E M MADGWICK
Agnes MADGWICK born 1914 married in 1937 Norman Lewis EVANS
Kathleen Hewetson MADGWICK
born 1927 died1789 married firstly George D R AVERY born 1918
died 1942 killed in WW2. Kathleen married secondly John
Gordon BYTH born 1918.
Child of John HEWETSON and Maggie McCONCHIE
HEWETSON born 1916 married
of John Walter HEWETSON and
HEWETSON born 1918 married
Charles JOHNSON born 1916 died 1976
John Walter HEWETSON born 1924
married Florence UNKNOWN
Children of William James HEWETSON and
Isabella Constance TIDSWELL
William HEWETSON born 1921 married Mary RANGER
Robert Thomas HEWETSON born
1922 died 1944
Ian Maywell HEWETSON born
1925 married Ina BARBER
David Milroy HEWETSON born 1928
married Edith Anne CAIGER
of James MORE and Vera
Children of Robert HEWETSON and Freda
John Ronald HEWETSON born 1933 at
Hastings. John was a butcher by trade now retired. He married firstly Phoebe
I have the details of
children from both these marriages, but have not put them on the site
as they are living. Anyone with an interest in them please contact me.
Hastings 1935, Builder
died 14 December
1961. He married
Frances Beverley EDWARDS. Anyone with an interest in their
children, please contact me.
1937, Company Director (Retired). He married firstly Glennis Ann
1938, second Elizabeth Anne BOWER.
Now married to Diane. Anyone
who would like information on Kevin and Glenis' children please contact
Margaret Mary (Maggie) HEWETSON
born 29 September 1947. Married Adrian Cyril VERRY in 1968.
(See our Index Page for Adrian's Family History Research). They have
two boys born 1970 and 1971. Further information is available on them.
ELLEN (MARGARET) DUGGAN
Denis DUGGAN was born
in Co. Cork and came to Foilbee, Kilcummin in Co. Kerry. He married Joan FLEMING who was the daughter of a Mr ANDY also of Cork. I have not
found any occurrence of the surname ANDY in Ireland so it may be a
mistake. This is from John Finnegan's website and some of his research
is word of mouth. Possibly he was Andrew
FLEMING. I am still working on this theory. Otherwise Joan would
have been previously married to a
FLEMING (also not proven as yet).
of Denis DUGGAN and Joan FLEMING or ANDY
John DUGGAN died 24 June 1894 in
Andrew DUGGAN born in Rathanane
baptised 8 September 1822 in Kilcummin. He was a Tailor.
DUGGAN married secondly UNKNOWN
of Denis DUGGAN and UNKNOWN
John DUGGAN who died 24 Jun 1894
in Touronanagh. was known as Jack. He
married Mary SULLIVAN born in
Toremore. Jack died of heart disease. Mary FINNEGAN
present at death or reported it .
Children of John
DUGGAN and Mary SULLIVAN
Andrew DUGGAN died 9 February 1925
buried in Old Kilcummin Cemetery. He was a Tailor.
Mary DUGGAN baptised 27 March 1842
in Kilcummin, died 4 June 1905 in Tournanough.
Joan DUGGAN married in the USA a Mr BATEMAN.
Daniel DUGGAN baptised 14 May 1851
in Kilcummin, married and had children in New Zealand.
John DUGGAN baptised 24 May 1848 in
Denis J. DUGGAN
Andrew DUGGAN born in Rathanane,
baptized 8 September 1822 in Kilcummin, occupation Tailor. He married 7
June 1853 in Kilcummin Bridget CROWLEY.
Children of Andrew
DUGGAN and Bridget CROWLEY
Denis DUGGAN baptised 19
January 1855 in Kilcummin. Died unmarried.
Mary Andy DUGGAN baptised 7 January
1857 in Kilcummin.
Ellen DUGGAN (known as Margaret)
born in Kilcummin married Thomas
HEWETSON in the Sacred Heart Church in Hastings and is buried in
the Hastings Cemetery, North Island of New Zealand.
Andrew DUGGAN married
secondly in Kilcummin on 28 May1865 Ellen
There is a link on our Index Page to a site with detailed information
of the DUGGAN family. Family
members will recognise some surnames of Dad's cousins who came to New
Zealand and used to visit on high days and holidays.
ROBERT DALZIEL (2nd
husband of Mary FORSYTH/HEWETSON (widow of James HEWETSON).
firstly Agnes HANNING.
Children of Robert DALZIEL and Agnes
(Jeannie) DALZIEL born 23 July
DALZIEL born 11 March 1871 Penpont, Dumfries married Unknown COX
DALZIEL born 6 November 1872 Penpont, Dumfries
Hanning DALZIEL born 23 June 1874 Penpont, Dumfries
DALZIEL born 18 April 1876 Nithsdale, Dumfries
further information on any of the above families would be most welcome.
JAMES DALZIEL of Druidhall only son of
Robert DALZIEL and Mary FORSYTH HEWETSON
are now up to the 11th
Generation of descendants of Thomas
HEWETSON (The Covenanter)
and Grizel HAINING of
Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Our line was almost extinct until Mum
and Dad came along
and well and truly saved it. Their children and grandchildren have all
provided a goodly amount of sons to keep it going for another twelve.
of strong beliefs, willing to die for those beliefs. I saw in my
father, my Uncle Jim and now my brothers the same staunchness, but an
the other person's point of view. They seemed to be a social lot, well
by their neighbours, as are the later generations.. Cool tempered on
whole and family people. I hear my nephews
talk with pride of their wives and children. They have all grown
men their ancestors would have been proud to call kin. I too am proud
to have come into this family and have always been treated as a loved
daughter and sister. I hope this site gives my family a little insight
into their forebears and eventually I hope to get all the younger
many variations in the spelling of HEWETSON.
Too many to specify here. However in the later years I have used "HEWETSON" although this was not
necessarily the way our ancestors spelt it.
I do not have certification for
many of the people mentioned in this site. Some is from other people's
research, IGI entries and various sources. If at all possible check the
original sources. In saying that the majority is from the original
Parish Registers in Dumfriesshire.
many of the people mentioned on this site are buried in Penpont
Churchyard, Penpont, some in the Covenanters' Graveyard at
Dalgarnoc, Dumfries and a few in Tynron Churchyard. (See
HEWETSON Monumental Inscriptions in this document).
mentioned previously, I would be grateful for any information on the
HEWETSON family or to hear from anyone who is interested in the
information on my grandfather Thomas and my father Robert and his
brothers would be received with great interest. I would also like to
have photos (which would be scanned and returned promptly).
note: I do not have the complete Wills, only abstracts from them
which tell us very little, only who was left what.