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Henry Hewetson
« on: Friday 13 June 14 15:43 BST (UK) »
Was the first person in import a Benz car into Britain in 1894.  There are various mentions of him on the internet but nowhere does it say where he was born or when he died.  From the 1911 Census he would appear to have been born in 1852 in Battersea.

Does anybody know anything about him?

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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 June 14 16:49 BST (UK) »
Was he the same one who was admitted to the freedom of London on 1928, as a member of the Salters company? His birth year is given as 1852. In that case, his father was apparently a John Hewetson.
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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 June 14 16:56 BST (UK) »
... if so, he could well be the Henry Hewitson, in the Battersea 1861 census, with many siblings, and parents John (corn merchant, born 1808) and Emma (1820) but his birthplace then is given as (I think) Lavender Hill. Is this any help?
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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 June 14 17:13 BST (UK) »
I don't think that is the correct one as he was admitted as he was born after his father was admitted in September 1828.  I have also found a Henry Hewitson in 1861 aged 8 in Bermondsey, with parents John and Eliza, John is quoted at a 'coal porter', but that one was also born in Bermondsey. The father would appear to have been baptised in Rotherhithe in August 1814. I found the corn merchant, is that related to a 'salter'?  Is Lavender Hill near Battersea?  Could the corn merchant have been admitted to the 'salters' when he was only 20?

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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 June 14 17:51 BST (UK) »
Sorry, I suspected the spelling may well have been Hewitson when I couldn't find any real fit under "Hewetson" ( I underlined the "I") in my reply to you, and I thought I'd found you the right one in 1861.
Your first sentence has me a little confused. I'd thought you wanted to know more about Henry and his family, but you mention 1828? Do you already have them so far back?

"Corn merchants" as the young George's father John Hewitson was in 1861 was,  would, to me, seem to be providers of provisions and so qualify for membership of that Guild, don't you agree, though? I did think the 1861 census might have been helpful to you.

If I was on the right George, I suspect he probably thought of where he'd spent his early years, in Battersea,  when filling out later censuses of his own. Many others have done that if parents etc. are no longer with them.

I'd found the one with John and Eliza, but rather discounted them, as less likely to reach membership of a London Guild and to have sufficient affluence to import a Benz car - a very expensive and "swish" thing to do.

Both Lavender Hill and Battersea could qualify as part of London, couldn't they?
Anyway, sorry not to have been helpful to you. Hope someone else can help you more.
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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #5 on: Friday 13 June 14 17:58 BST (UK) »
The 1828 date is the date John Hewetson had been admitted to the Salters Guild.

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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 June 14 19:22 BST (UK) »
There's a Henry Hewetson b c1852 whose death is registered  Hammersmith in Q3 1930. His probate entry gives the address 7a St Peter's Square, Stamford Brook. Probate to Edward Hewetson, retired architect and francis Hewetson, retired merchant. estate 11465 5s 11d

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Re: Henry Hewetson
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 14 June 14 22:19 BST (UK) »
Francis could be born c.1860 and have been his brother.

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