Walter HEWETSON and Margaret MILROY - Descent from Thomas HEWETSON and Grizel HAINING

  1. THOMAS HEWETSON (The Covenantor) Farmer of Auchenbenzie born 1622 died 1682 married born circa 1644.

  2. James HEWETSON born 1673 died 27 January 1747 Farmer of Laight later of Arkland, Dumfries  married firstly Margaret MENZIES or MINZIES on 12 October 1693 Glencairn, Closeburn, Dumfries. They had one recorded child - Margaret HEWETSON baptised 22 November 1702 Morton Church in Glencairn. Helen HEWETSON born circa 1700 may have also been a child of James and Margaret. She married James BROADFOOT 1 August 1718 Sanquhar. No further knowledge of Margaret MENZIES, her daughter Margaret or Helen HEWETSON.

    James HEWETSON married secondly Jane GILCHRIST of Mattock, Eccles Estate born circa 1670 died 21 January 1731.

  3. James HEWETSON born circa 1707 died 26 December 1778, a Farmer of Arkland later to Auchenbenzie married Isabel HARKNESS of Holestains born 1714 died 27 May 1782 Auchenbenzie daughter of William HARKNESS and Isabel CURRIE.

  4. John HEWETSON born 5 December 1751 Glengar died 14 February 1846 Glengar married Mary HYSLOP born 23 October 1759 Penpont died 28 September 1807 Glengar daughter of Samuel HYSLOP and Mary SILLINGTON.

  5. Walter HEWETSON born 4 December 1795 Glengar died 1.30 am  8 December 1862 at Kirkhouse Kirbean, Kirkcudbright of heart disease. Walter had a natural son Robert HEWETSON born circa 1844 living with him at Kirkhouse  in 1851 (mother unknown). Walter is described as unmarried on the 1851 Census. He  married Margaret MILROY born circa 1833 died 1883 or 1886. Their children:
John Walter HEWETSON born 28 November 1859 Kirkhouse, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright died 1935  Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia. Emigrated to Australia in 1879  on the "Norfolk" and married Agnes CAMPBELL of Toolamba, Victoria born 1859 died 1928. Her father Peter CAMPBELL won the Victoria Cross at the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Thomas William HEWETSON born 4 May 1861 Kirkhouse, Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright died 1939 Evans Head, New South Wales. To Australia on the "Garonne" in 1880 married Alice "Mary" FOOTIT born 1865 died 1950 Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.

Much more information available on the Australian branches of this family.