Hewett of Stone
Our line is directly descended from Henry Ponting and Jane Jones who married on 23 April 1839 at Berkeley Parish Church (Chapter 4).
Jane Jones was the daughter of John Jones and Mary Hewett who married at Berkeley on 29 June 1805 (Appendix K).
Mary Hewett was baptised on 3 December 1781 at Hill. She was the daughter of Thomas Hewet and Elizabeth or "Betty" Gazard. Thomas and Betty Hewett were my great x 5 grandparents.
Thomas Hewett and Betty Gazard.
Thomas Hewet is believed to have been born around 1746, other researchers suggest he was the son of Robert Hewett (1715 to 1801) and Mary Hathaway (1722 to ?) and had been baptised on 5 March 1747 at Thornbury.
Thomas Hewett married Betty Gazard on 12 May 1779 at Stone. Betty was only able to make her mark. The witnesses were Wm Taylor and Hannah Cullimore. Judging by their ages at the time of their burials Thomas had been born around 1746 and Betty would have been born around 1754.
Betty Gazard was baptised 17 April 1754 in Stone, the daughter of Richard Gazard and Hannah Cullimore who married on 9 June 1740 at Thornbury. Her father Richard had died in 1776 and in his will made in 1771 he names Betty's siblings:
- Anne Gazard. Baptised 10 October 1741 at Stone. Anna married Sam Sharpe on 17 August 1763 at Stone. They had a daughter Betty Sharpe, baptised 2 December 1766 at Berkeley and was buried on 31 March 1772 at Berkeley. Samuel Sharpe died in 1767 and his widow Anne in 1771.
- Mary Gazard. Baptised 18 June 1744 at Stone. Mary married Willm Cullimore on 13 October 1764 at Stone. They had three children Hannah Cullimore, baptised 28 January 1766, died 1766, Joseph Cullimore, baptised 10 March 1767 at Coaley and Hannah Cullimore baptised 13 November 1768. William Cullimore had died on 21 February 1768 at Tortworth, seemingly when his wife was pregnant with their last child.
- John Gazard. Baptised 30 July 1748 at Stone. John Gazard was buried on 12 April 1779 at Stone.
- Joanna Gazard. Baptised 28 May 1750 at Stone. Joanna married Francis Hale on 31 December 1777 at Berkeley They had two sons William Hale, baptised 30 November 1778 and John Hale, baptised 7 January 1780 in Stone
There had been another brother Richard Gazzard who had been baptised on 7 April 1743 and died on 10 April 1743.
Betty's mother, Hannah Gazzard died on 14 September 1778.
Thomas and "Elizth" Hewett had seven children:
- Robert Hewett. Baptised 13 December 1779 at Hill.
- Hannah Hewet. Baptised 29 November 1780 at Hill.
- Mary Hewet. Baptised 3 December 1781 at Hill
- Esther Hewet. Baptised 2 August 1785 at Hill. Buried on 16 December 1785 at Stone.
- Elizabeth Hewet. Born 11 November 1786. Baptised 4 February 1787 at Hill.
- Thomas Hewett. Baptised 26 July 1789 at Hill
- Richard Hewett, Baptised 23 June 1793 at Hill.
In 1841 Thomas and Betty Hewett were living at Stone. Also at the address was Susan Cornock, aged 25 and Sophia Smart, aged 15. No relationships are given, but Susanna Cornock is likely to have been the daughter of Nicholas Cornock and Elizabeth Hewet, Thomas and Betty's granddaughter (See below).
Betty Hewett died on 7 December 1844. Thomas died on 18 December 1844 having survived his wife by just 11 days. His obitary in Gloucester Journal dated 28 December 1844 is below:
Both were buried at Stone and the monumental description describes Betty as the "relict of Thomas Hewet, daughter of Richard Gazard".
Robert Hewett and Hannah Bennett
Robert Hewet was baptised 13 December 1779 at Hill, the son of Thos Hewett and Elizth. .
Robert married Hannah Bennett on 23 February 1813 at Thornbury. The marriage was reported in the Hereford Journal of 3 March 1813. Hannah is described as the daughter of Mr J Bennett of Falfield.
￼They had a daughter, Elizabeth Hewett who was baptised 11 June 1821 at Stone.
In 1841 Robert, Hannah and Elizabeth were living at Stone where Robert was farming.
Elizabeth appears to have died at the age of 22 and was buried at Stone on 3 February 1844.
Robert died on 20 March 1845 aged 66 and was buried at Stone. He shares a memorial stone with his parents.
In his will he appoints his brother Thomas Hewett and his brother in law Leonard Bennett (presumably Hannah's brother) as executors and leaves everything to his wife Hannah and thereafter his brothers and sisters, indicating that Hannah and he had no further children. His nephew William Wetmore (see below), who was living with them at the time that the will was made is also mentioned.
His wife Hannah died on 21 January 1849 aged 68 and she was buried on 25 January 1849 with her husbands family at Stone.
Hannah Wetmore nee Hewett
Hannah Hewet was baptised on 29 November 1780 at Hill, daughter of Thos and Elizth Hewet.
John and Hannah Wetmore had eight children
- John Wetmore. Born 12 May 1803. Baptised 21 August 1803 at Hill.
- George Wetmore. Buried on 7 July 1805 at Rockhampton.
- George Charles Wetmore. Born 1 August 1806.
- Thomas Hewett Wetmore. Born 12 July 1809. Baptised 18 November 1810 at Hill.
- Mary Wetmore. Born 12 July 1811. Baptised 23 January 1812 at Hill.
- William Cox Wetmore. Baptised 22 June 1814 at Hill.
- Edwin Wetmore. Baptised 13 February 1815 and died 21 May 1831 aged 16. He is buried with his parents at Rockhampton.
- Robert Hewett Wetmore, Baptised 19 April 1818 at Hill.
Mary Jones nee Hewett
Mary Hewet was baptised 3 December 1781 at Hill, the daughter of Thos and Elizth Hewet.
Mary Hewett married John Jones of Berkeley at Berkeley on 29 June 1805. The witnesses were Elizabeth Hewett, W Ponting and Henry Clark. John Jones was baptised in Berkeley on 24 June 1778. He was the son of John Jones from Wanswell (Appendix K).
John and Mary had eleven children:
- John Jones. Baptised 22 January 1807 at Berkeley
- Mary Jones. Baptised 22 January 1807 at Berkeley
- Charles Jones. Baptised 20 April 1810 at Berkeley
- Eliza Jones. Baptised 1 February 1811 at Berkeley
- Jane Jones. Born 21 February 1812. Baptised 30 August 1814 at Berkeley
- Sarah Jones. Baptised 9 September 1815 at Berkeley
- Caroline Jones. Baptised 18 June 1817 at Berkeley .
- George Hewitt Jones. Baptised 8 March 1819 at Berkeley
- Henry Jones. Baptised 4 March 1821 at Berkeley
- Daniel Jones. Baptised 24 August 1823 at Berkeley
- Samuel Jones. Baptised 3 July 1825 at Berkeley
Elizabeth Cornock nee Hewett
Elizabeth Hewet was baptised on 4 February 1787 at Hill, the daughter of Thos and Elizth. .
Elizabeth married Nicholas Cornock on 28 December 1808 at Hill. The witnesses were Hannah Wetmore and John Wetmore.
Nicholas Cornock had been baptised on 7 March 1781 at Berkeley. He was the son of William Cornock and Sarah Cook. William Cornock and Sarah Cook had married on 10 September 1772 at Thornbury. It seems likely that Emma Cornock Cowley, the aunt of Emily Amelia Cowley who married Sydney Ponting (Chapter 11) was related in some way to Nicholas Cornock's family although the connection has yet to be established.
Nicholas and Elizabeth had ten children:
- Elizabeth Cornock. Born 1809 in Aust.
- Mary Cornock. Born 1810 in Aust. Baptised 24 March 1811 at Henbury.
- Susanna Cornock. Born 1812 at Tan House Farm, Aust. Baptised 21 November 1812 at Henbury.
- Sarah Cornock. Born 1814 at Tan House Farm, Aust, Baptised 24 April 1814 at St John, Aust.
- Anne Cornock. Born 1815 at Tan House Farm, Aust. Baptised 18 August 1815 at Aust, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Cornock.
- Ann Cornock. Born 1817 at Tan House Farm. Baptised 18 May 1817 at Aust, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Cornock. Strange, but not unheard of for two siblings to be given essentially the same name!! The same thing had happened in Nicholas Cornock's family.
- Annis Cornock, Born 1819 at Tan House Farm, Aust. Buried 29 June 1819 at Henbury.
- Nicholas Cornock. Born 1821 at Tan House Farm, Aust. Baptised 13 May 1821 at Henbury.
- William Cornock. Born 1822 at Tan House Farm , Aust. Baptised 13 October 1822 at St John, Aust.
- Rosa Cornock. Born 1826 at Tan House Farm, Aust. Baptised 2 May 1826 at St John, Aust
In 1811 Nicholas Cornock is listed in the Poll Book for the Henbury Hundred. He owned house and land in Aust which he was occupying personally.
In 1841 Nicholas and Elizabeth were living at Aust, Nicholas was 60 years old and his wife Elizabeth was 50 years old. Their daughters Elizabeth, Sarah and Anne were still living with their parents.
In 1851 Nicholas and his family were farming 149 acres in Aust. Daughters Elizabeth and Susanna and son Wiliam are living at home. There was also three farm servants living at the address.
Nicholas Cornock, late of Thornbury died on 4 June 1860. Probate was granted to his son William, yeoman of Aust. His estate was valued at less than £3,000.
In 1861 his widow Elizabeth was living at Hacket Lane, Thornbury, with daughters Elizabeth, Susanna and Rosa.
In 1871 Elizabeth Cornock, an 84 year old widow was living with her daughter Mary Wetmore (see below), also a widow and her unmarried sisters 61 year old Elizabeth and 56 year old Sarah. All are described as "annuitants". Also at the address is 10 year old Clara Cornock, Elizabeth's granddaughter. It is not clear at present how she fits in.
Elizabeth Cornock died on 6 April 1873 at Wigmore House, Castle Street, Thornbury,
I have set out below what I have established about their children, but further information is available at:
- Elizabeth Cornock.
In 1871, 1881 and 1891 Elizabeth Cornock living at Castle Street, Thornbury, initially with her widowed mother Elizabeth and sisters and in 1881 with her sister Mary Wetmore both living on their own account on "income from land". In 1881 their 8 year old niece Anna W Sharp was also living with them. By 1891 Elizabeth is 80 years old and is "living on her own means" with companion Sarah Poole , aged 70 for company.
Elizabeth Cornock of Thornbury died on 25 February 1894. Her inquest was reported in the Western Daily Express on Wednesday 28 February 1894 .
"Inquest - Dr E M Grace the coroner for the lower division of the county, held an inquest at the Swan Hotel on Monday evening on the body of Elizabeth Cornock, aged 84, who died on Sunday from injuries received by falling downstairs, The evidence of the deceased's servant and a female attendant showed that that the deceased had been an invalid for several years past, and that whilst going upstairs on Friday last, shortly after three o'clock in the afternoon, she fell in the stairs knocking her head against the wall. She remained unconscious until her death which resulted from the injuries sustained by the fall on Sunday morning. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death" and gave their fees to Bristol Infirmary.
￼Probate was granted to Edward Harding and Alfred Bennett, farmers. Her effects were £3,347.8s.8d.
- Mary Wetmore nee Cornock.
Mary Cornock married John Wetmore, of Hill on 12 May 1840 at Aust. John Wetmore was born on 12 May 1803 and baptised on 21 August 1803 at Hill, son of John and Hannah Hewett (see above). The marriage was reported in the Bristol Mercury on 23 May 1840.
￼John and Mary had three children:
- John Wetmore, baptised 20 June 1841 at Hill.
- Anna Wetmore, baptised 15 August 1843 at Hill
- Robert Wetmore, baptised 6 July 1845 at Hill.
- Susanna Cornock
In 1861 Susanna Cornock, aged 48 was living with her widowed mother Elizabeth at Hacket Lane, Thornbury.
Susanna Cornock, late of the parish of Thornbury, spinster, died in 1 July 1864. Probate was granted to John Harding of Gossington Hall, Slimbridge and William Cullimore of Shepperdine, gentleman and executors. Her estate was valued at less than £2,000.
- Sarah Cornock
In 1851 Sarah Cornock was visiting William Bennett and his wife Ann at Aust. William was a farmer of 188 acres employing four labourers. Ann was Sarah's sister (see below)
In 1861 Sarah was visiting her sister Anna and her husband John Harding at Gossington Hall (see below).
In 1871 Sarah Cornock, aged 56, was living with her widowed mother Elizabeth at Castle Street, Thornbury.
Sarah Cornock late of Thornbury died in 8 March 1874. Probate was granted to John Harding the younger of the parish of Slimbridge, sole executor. Her effects were valued at less than £600.00
- Anna Harding nee Cornock
Anna Cornock married John Harding on 28 September 1847 in Aust St James. John Harding was baptised on 19 October 1803 in Slimbridge. He was son of William Harding and Betty Leonard who married in 1789 in Cam.
In 1851 John and Anna were living at Gossington Hall, Slimbridge where John was farmer of 180 acres employing 5 men, 1 woman, and I boy. Anna's sister, Rosa was living with them. John and Anna had two children:
- John Harding. Baptised 4 February 1849 at Slimbridge
- Edward Harding. Baptised 8 March 1850 at Slimbridge.
In 1861 they are still at Gossington Hall and John was farming 183 acres with 5 labourers and one boy. Anna's sister Sarah, aged 47 was visiting them.
In 1871 John were farming 186 acres at Gossington Hall with 4 labourers.
￼In 1881 John and Anna are still at Gossington Hall Farm, but aged 77, John is only farming 14 acres with 1 boy. His son Edward, aged 31 is still living with his parents but is a farmer of 188 acres employing 4 labourers, 1 boy and 3 women.
John Harding late of Gossington Hall, Slimbridge died on 26 June 1888 at Gossington Hall. Probate was granted to Anna Harding of Gossington Hall, his widow. His estate was valued at £5,579. 17s. 6d.
Anna Harding late of Dursley , widow died 7 March 1890 at Alveston. Probate was granted to Edward Harding of Slimbridge, gentleman and John Harding of Gossington Hall, near Stone, gentleman and sons of the deceased. Her estate was valued at £5,635.10s.12d.
John and Anna's son John Harding married Elizabeth Bennett Cox on 3 October 1878 at Stone, Berkeley. Both were of full age. John and his father John are both described as yeoman. Elizabeth Bennett Cox was the daughter of John Cox (yeoman of Stone) and Elizabeth Mary Bennett who had married on 16 May 1855 at Stone. Elizabeth's paternal grandparents were William Cox and Ann Wetmore who married 25 March 1830 at Hill. Ann Wetmore was the daughter of William Wetmore and Ann Ponting (Appendix F). The witnesses Edward Harding, William Cornock Junior and Annie Wetmore Cox. John and Elizabeth had five children:
- Edgar John Harding. Born 7 November 1879 in Slimbridge
- Phillip William Harding. Born 1881 in Slimbridge
- David Malcolm Harding. Born 23 January 1889 in Slimbridge
- Rosa Elizabeth Harding. Born 6 August 1893 in Slimbridge.
- Hubert Edward Harding. Born 1895 in Slimbridge.
Their lives are detailed at Appendix F.
In 1881 John and Anna's son Edward Harding, aged 31 was farming 188 acres at Gossington Hall . On 29 April 1888 he married Annie Robinson in Slimbridge. Edward was a 38 year old farmer. Annie was a 26 year old spinster, the daughter of Nigel Robinson. In 1891 Edward and Annie were living Moor End Estate Farm where Edward was farming. His brother John was farming at Gossington Hall at that time. Edward and Annie had five children:
- Mary Dorothy Harding. Born 12 August 1889. Baptised 1 September 1889 in Slimbridge. Mary never married and died in 1970 in Hove, Sussex (Reg Gen June 1970 Hove 5h 1190).
- Edward Duncan Harding. Born 14 June 1891. Baptised 19 July 1891 in Slimbridge. Edward emigrated to Australia. On 17 January 1914 he returned to London from Brisbane sailing on the "Orama". he was a 23 year old farm hand. He doesn't stay in the UK for long for on 19 February 1917 he signs up for the South African Infantry in Johannesburg. He was a 25 year old stoneman. He is discharged on 3 January 1919 with a disability pension. Edward married Winifred Emmeline Chandler in New South Wales on 17 March 1923. Edward and Winifred divorced in 1926. It appears that they had met in England while he was in the infantry. Edward had subsequently sent her money to join him in Australia, but on the way over she met someone else, and despite marrying they never lived together or consummated the marriage. Edward married for a second time in 1932. His wife was Joyce Alison Barton. Edward Harding died in 1947 in Greensborough, Victoria. Joyce Alison Harding died in January 1963 in Croydon, Victoria.
- William Gilbert Harding. Born 14 June 1891. Baptised 19 July 1891 in Slimbridge. William never married. William Gilbert Harding of Gossington Hall, Slimbridge died on 30 March 1929 and was buried on 2 April 1929 in Slimbridge. Administration of his estate was granted to Mary Dorothy Harding, spinster.
- Marjorie Stella Harding. Born 16 July 1893 in Slimbridge, Baptised 22 September 1893 in Slimbridge. Marjorie married George Cooper Chandler on 7 January 1923 in Haresfield. They had at least three daughters, one of which died in infancy. In 1939 the family was living at Chestnut Farm, Gloucester where George was a dairy farmer. George Cooper Chandler of Frocester Court, Stonehouse died on 29 August 1960. Probate was granted to Marjorie Stella Chandler, widow. Marjorie Stella Chandler died in High Wycombe and was buried on 2 July 1975 at Haresfield.
- Anna Margaret Harding. Born 24 August 1897 in Slimbridge. Baptised 19 September 1897 in Slimbridge. Anna never married. Anna Margaret Harding of Coombe House, Streatley, Reading died on 23 October 1974.
In 1911 Edward and Annie and family were back living at Gossington Farm. Their son Edward, aged 19 was a drapers apprentice and daughter Mary, aged 21 was an elementary school teacher. The only other child listed was Anna, now aged 13 years old. Edward Timerand a 57 year old retired land agent, a widower was 'boarding' with them along with what I presume to be his two children. Two general servants are also listed. Edward Harding of Northend House, Cam died on 29 February 1932 at the Royal Infirmary, Bristol. Probate was granted Mary Dorothy Harding and Anna Margaret Harding, spinsters. His estate was valued at £3,565. 19s. 4d. Annie Harding of Northend House, Cam, widow died on 30 April 1933. Probate was granted to Mary Dorothy Harding and Anna Margaret Harding, spinsters. Her estate was valued at £4,064. 2s. 1d.
- Ann Bennett nee Cornock
Ann Cornock married William Collins Bennett on 15 February 1849.
William Collins Bennett was baptised on 3 February 1819 at Thornbury, the son of Isaac Bennett (1761 to 1836) and Ann Collins (1770 to ??) who married in 1809 in Thornbury.
In 1851 William and Ann were living in Aust, where William was a farmer of 188 acres employing four labourers. Ann's sister Sarah was living with them.
In 1861 they were still at Aust, Tything, Henbury where William was now farmIng 218 acres with five labourers and three boys. They had three children:
- William Bennett. Baptised 24 March 1852 at Aust.
- Alfred Bennett. Born 19 February 1854. Baptised 14 April 1854 at Aust
- Anna Elizabeth Bennett. Baptised 20 April 1858 at Aust
"Elizabeth" Bennett, aged 7, of Black Boy Hill died on 23 April 1865 and was buried at St John the Evangelist, Clifton.
In 1871 William is farming 220 acres employing four men. William and Alfred are listed.
In 1881 they are at Poplars Farm, Naite Road, Holbury on Severn where William is now farming 130 acres with four men. Only Alfred remains at home.
In 1891 William and Ann are living at Alverston. William is described as "living on his own means". Their daughter-in-law Mary and granddaughters Marion and Mabel were living with them (see below).
Ann Bennett of Alveston, Gloucestershire (wife of William Collins Bennett) died on 8 July 1894. She was buried on 12 July 1894 at Thornbury. Probate was granted to her husband, gentleman.
In 1901 William was living with his son Alfred at Medburn Farm, Alderham, Herts (see below).
Williams Collins Bennett of 19 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill, Middlesex died on 30 April 1908 aged 89 years old. He was buried at Thornbury on 5 May 1908. Probate was granted to William Bennett and Alfred Bennett, gentlemen.
William and Ann's son William Bennett married Annie Elizabeth Harris on 20 August 1895 at Hackney. William was a 43 year old farmer. Annie Elizabeth Harris, aged 30 was the daughter of William Harris "dead". In 1901 they were living at 178 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney where William was a dairy farmer. They had two sons
- William Harris Bennett. Born 24 June 1896 at Hackney. William enlisted in Middlesex Regiment in 1917. William Harris Bennett of 9 York Terrace, Bayshill, a captain in the Middllesex Regiment died on 16 June 1920 at the General Hospital, Aden, Egypt. He was buried at Heliopolis Aden Memorial, Cairo.
- Alan James Cornock Bennett. Born 26 July 1898. Baptised 30 October 1898 at St James, Hackney. Alan married Nelle. In 1939 they were living at "Generals", Chelmsford where Alan was a fruit and poultry farmer working on his own account. Alan James Cornock Bennett of the Wooden Bungalow, Church Lane, Norton died on 28 October 1972.
In 1911 William and Annie were living at 19, Northfield Road, Stamford Hill, London, N1. William, aged 59 was a retired dairy farmer. Their two sons were still at home. Annie Elizabeth Bennett of Orchardine Pinvin, , Nr Pershore, Worcs, died on 22 March 1954 at 40, Barbourne, Worcester. Probate was granted to Alan James Cornock Bennett, market gardener.
William and Ann's son Alfred Bennett married Mary Wetmore in 1883 (Reg Gen March 1883 Thornbury 6a 329). Mary Wetmore was the daughter of Robert Hewett Wetmore and Ellen Hewett who married on 22 June 1858 at Hill. Alfred and Mary had four children:
- Mabel Bennett. Born 8 January 1884.
- Marian Bennett. Born 1886.
- Florence Bennett. Born 21 November 1891. Baptised 16 December 1891 at St Paul, Canonbury.
- William Robert Bennett. Born 1888.
Their lives are detailed at Appendix F
- Nicholas Cornock
Nicholas Cornock died in 1835 at Tan House Farm. He was buried at Aust St John on 21 March 1835. He was 13 years old.
- William Cornock and Anne Bennett
William Cornock married Anne Bennett on 11 November 1853 at Stone, Gloucestershire. Anne Bennett, a spinster of full age was the daughter of George Bennett, yeoman of Stone. William a yeoman of Henbury was also of full age. The witnesses were James Bennett and Elizabeth Bennett.
Anne Bennett was born on 18 October 1831 at Norton's Farm, Henbury, the daughter George Bennett and Elizabeth Betty who married in Stone on 25 March 1829. Anne was one of ten children including:
- Elizabeth Mary Bennett. Baptised 29 August 1833. Elizabeth married John Cox of Stone on 16 May 1855 in Stone. John was the son of William Cox and Ann Wetmore (Appendix F)
- Sarah Jane Bennett. Baptised 10 February 1839. Sarah married her sister Elizabeth's widower, John Cox in 1863 in Bristol (Appendix F).
- Emily Bennett. Born 11 November 1844. Emily married Robert Wetmore on 3 August 1871 at Stone. Robert was the son of John Wetmore and Mary Cornock (Appendix I - Subsection 2).
In 1861 William and Anne were living at Aust Tything, Henbury where William, aged 38 was a farmer of 180 acres with four labourers and two boys.
William and Anne had eight children
- Nicholas Cornock. Born 30 August 1854 at Tan House Farm, Gloucester
- Ellen Elizabeth Cornock. Baptised 23 January 1856 in Aust
- William Cornock. Born 27 April 1857 at Tan House Farm, Gloucester.
- George Edward Cornock, Born 22 November 1859 at Tan House Farm. Died 17 December 1859 at Tan House Farm.
- Clara Emily Cornock. Baptised 18 October 1861 at Aust.
- Annie Catherine Cornock. Baptised 28 April 1869 at Aust.
- George Edward Cornock Born 28 September 1872. Baptised 27 October 1872 at Aust.
- Margaret Mary Cornock. Born 23 January 1876 at Tan House Farm. Baptised 24 February 1876 at Aust St John.
In 1881 the family are living at the Farm House, Henbury where William was a farmer of 164 acres employing four men and two boys.
In 1891 William and Annie were at Tan House Farm, Aust in Henbury where William was farming, daughter Ellen and son William remained at home.
In 1901 William and Anne were living at Gloucester Road, Thornbury and 78 year old William was a retired farmer. Only daughter Margaret, now aged 25 remained at home.
Anne Cornock died on 16 March 1903 aged 71 years old (Reg Gen March 1903 Thornbury 6a 170).
William Cornock died on 14 September 1904 (Reg Gen Sept 1904 Thornbury 6a 143).
William and Anne's son Nicholas Cornock married Janetta Gardiner on 21 July 1888 at St Mary's, Henbury. Nicholas, was a 33 year old coal merchant, son of William Cornock, farmer. Janetta was 27 years old, daughter of Alfred Gardiner, iron merchant. The marriage was reported in "The Belfast Newsletter" on 27 July 1888. It is unclear why? In 1901 they were living at 7 Marjorie Grove, Clapham Common, Battersea, London where 46 year old Nicholas was an accountant/ secretary to a public company. Nicholas and Janetta had six children:
- William Francis Cornock. Born 11 January 1890. Baptised 2 March 1890 at St John the Evangelist, Brixton. William married Grace Octavia Halsted on 9 July 1923 in Christ Church Southwark. William was a 33 year old clerk. Grace was "of full age", the son of John Stacey Halsted (deceased), master printer. Grace Octavia Cornock of 62 Borough High Street died at St Guys Hospital on 1 April 1960. William Francis Cornock "otherwise William Frank" of 101 Ramsden Road, London, SW12 died on 12 August 1974 at Wandsworth, London.
- Alfred Gardiner Cornock. Born 5 February 1891 in Lambeth. Baptised 5 April 1891 at St Johns, Brixton. Alfred appears to have gone to Australia where he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1915. He married Lilian Chivers in Waverley, New South Wales in 1921. They had at least two sons, one of whom died in world War II in Egypt. The family appear to have returned to London in July 1930. In 1939 they were living at Waverly, Grosvenor Road, Epsom where he was a coal owner. Alfred Gardiner Cornock of 3 Grosvenor Road, Epsom died on 27 November 1967.
- Edith Janetta Cornock. Baptised 9 June 1892 at St Johns, Brixton. In 1911 she was working as a governess at Woodford, Essex. Edith married James Edward Buller Salusbury -Trelawny in 1930 in Truro. This was a second marriage for James. On 26 January 1935 James and Edith left Southampton for Lisburn. On 28 February 1935 James and Edith returned to the UK from "La Plata", Argentina. James, aged 61 was "retired army". His wife was 42 years old. Their address in the UK was 18 Brown Street, Bryanstone Square, London, SW2. James Edward Salusbury Trelawney died at Grosvenor Hotel, Havre Des Pas, Paris France died on 27 January 1940. Probate was granted to his widow Edith Janetta Salusbury Trelawney. Edith Janetta Salusbury Trelawney of 17 Coombe Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, widow died 23 June 1961 at St Monica's Home of Rest, Westbury, Bristol. Probate was granted to Anna Lucretia Cornock, spinster.
- Anna Lucretia Cornock. Born 17 May 1894. Baptised 20 June 1894 at St Phillips, Battersea. In 1911 she was a pupil at private school in Westbury and was living at Cramford House with the school principal. In 1939 she was a "general lady help" living with Herbert E Harris, a retired surgeon and Emily J Lynch "household work and superintending" at Mount House, Halse, Taunton. Anna Lucretia Cornock of 6 Westmoreland House, Durdham Park, Bristol died on 9 November 1983.
- John Norman Cornock. Born 27 July 1896. John signed up for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment on 3 December 1915 and was discharged wounded 9 August 1918. John married Agatha Mary Wicks on 15 April 1925 at Redland Park, Bristol. In 1939 they were living at 5, Brecon Road, Bristol where John was a cost clerk (engineering). They had no children. Agatha Mary Cornock of 5 Brecon Road, Westbury-upon-Trym died on 21 September 1953. John Norman Cornock of Stratheden, 6 Eaton Crescent, Clifton died on 27 October 1964 at Packwood, Roman Road, Southampton. Probate was granted to Peter Morris Lowick, chartered accountant and Winifred Betsy Joan Tavener, married woman.
- Nicholas Edwin Cornock. Born 12 September 1898. Baptised 9 October 1898 at St Pauls, Clapham . Nicholas died on 12 October 1899.
Janetta Cornock died in 1904 aged around 43 years. So by 1911 Nicholas had been widowed, aged 56 he is described as a "accountant in practice as such not a member of any society". His son "Francis William Cornock", aged 21, was living at home and was a shorthand typist. Nicholas Cornock of 9 Nelson Square, Southwark died on 26 April 1929 at St Josephs Home, Southwark and was buried at Aust. Probate was granted to William "Frank" Cornock, merchant. His estate was valued at £35. 11s.9d.
In 1881 William and Anne's daughter Ellen Elizabeth Cornock was still living at home with her parents at Henbury. In 1891 she was still living with parents at Tan House Farm, Aust in Henbury, her brother William was also still at home. Ellen Cornock of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, spinster died on 1 November 1900. Probate was granted to William Cornock and Charles William Keen. Her effects were valued at £97.
In 1911 William and Anne's son William Cornock was single, a 54 year farmer living at Aust. William Cornock of Tan House Farm, Aust died on 12 June 1914. Probate was granted to Robert Hewett Cox. His effects were valued £1,437. 2s.
William and Anne's daughter Clara Emily Cornock married Charles William Keen on 29 January 1887 at Aust St John. Henbury. Charles was a 29 year old farmer, the son of Robert Keen, yeoman. In 1891 they are living at Harefield where 33 year old Charles is farming. Clara's brother George E Cornock, an ironmongers apprentice, is living with them. They were still there in 1901 and 1911. Charles and Clara had three children:
- William Cornock Keen. Baptised 13 December 1887 in Haresfield. William Cornock Keen of The Mount Farm, Harefield , a private in the Army Veterinary Corps died on 12 April 1917 in Mesopotamia was killed in action. Probate was granted to his father.
- Hilda Keen. Born 20 April 1889. Baptised 2 June 1889 in Haresfield.
- Edna Keen. Born 1 March 1892. Baptised 3 April 1892 in Haresfield. In 1911 Edna was a governess for the children of John Herbert Hill Mawdsley, the managing director of an engineering company at Lyndshurst, Dursley. Edna married Clinton Daniel Phelps on 21 September 1926 at Halesfield. Clinton was a 29 farmer, son of Henly Humfidge Phelps, fruit merchant. In 1939 Clinton and Edna were at Yew Tree Farm, where Clinton was a "mixed farmer". They had at least two children. Edna Phelps died in 1990 aged 98 years. Clinton Daniel Phelps of Yew Tree Farm, Norton died on 20 September 1992 aged 95 years.
Clara Emily Keen (wife of Charles William Keen) of Haresfield, Tuffley Avenue, died on 18 November 1932. Probate was granted to Edna Phelps (wife of Clinton Daniel Phelps) and Clinton Daniel Phelps. In 1939 Charles was a retired farmer living at 70, Tuffley Close, Gloucester. Alice Merrett (born 22 July 1889), housekeeper and Margaret M Cornock, nurse. Margaret was Clara's sister (see below). Charles William Keen of Haresfield, Tuffley died on 22 November 1939 at Brunswick Road Nursing Home, aged 82 and was buried on 25 November 1939. Probate was granted to Clinton Daniel Phelps, farmer.
William and Anne's daughter Annie Catherine Cornock married James McPherson on 13 June 1894 at Haresfield. James was a 33 year old Ironmonger, from St Andrews, Fife. He was the son of John McPherson (deceased), ironmonger. In 1901 James and Annie were living at 10 Queens Gardens, St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife where James, aged 40 was an Ironmonger. James and Annie had a daughter
- Annie Elizabeth McPherson. Born 16 April 1895 at St Andrews, Scotland. Annie married Edmund Jowett. In 1939 they were living at 166, Carter Knowle Road, Sheffield where Edmund was a pawnbroker and outfitter. Edmund Jowett of 86, Pingle Road, Sheffield died on 23 February 1965 in Sheffield. Probate was granted to his widow, William Fletcher, schoolmaster and Brian Dennyson, Armatys solicitor. Anne Elizabeth Jowett died in 1987.
James McPherson of Kilyrmouth, 69,Tuffley Crescent, Gloucester died on 16 December 1938. Probate was granted to his widow. Annie Catherine McPherson, widow, of Kilyrmouth, Tuffley Crescent, Gloucester died on 18 December 1940. Probate was granted to Annie Elizabeth Jowett, married woman.
William and Anne's son George Edward Cornock married Maria Ann Bush in 1917 in Hereford. They had a son
- Donald George Cornock. Born 1918 in Hereford. Donald died on 23 May 1979 in Hereford.
In 1939 George and Maria were living at 1, Wye Terrace, Hereford where George was an ironmongers stock keeper and assistant buyer. George Edward Cornock of 1 Wye Terrace, Bridge Street, Hereford died 12 September 1956 at The County Hospital, Hereford. Probate was granted to his widow, Maria Ann Cornock. Maria Ann Cornock of 1 Wye Terrace, Bridge Street, Hereford died on 20 July 1957 at The General Hospital, Hereford. Probate was granted to Donald George Cornock, commercial clerk.
Finally William and Anne's daughter Margaret Mary Cornock appears to have never married . In 1939 Margaret was a housekeeper living with her brother-in-law Charles Keen, a retired farmer (see above) living at 70, Tuffley Close, Gloucester. Also at the address was Alice Merrett (born 22 July 1889), housekeeper. Margaret M Cornock died in 1949 aged 73 years old (Reg Gen Sept 1949 Surrey North Western 5g 466).
- Rosa Parrott nee Cornock
Finally Rosa Cornock married John Parrott on 13 August 1861 at Henbury. John was a farmer of "full age", the son of Edward Parrott, farmer.
John and Rosa Parrott had two daughters
- Rosa Ann Parrott. Baptised 4 July 1862 at Llanarth, Monmouth, Wales.
- Catherine Augusta Parrott. Baptised 28 September 1863 at Llanvair Discoed, Monmouthshire. John and Rosa described as "of Green Meadow Farm"
Catherine Augusta Parrott died on 6 May 1864
Rosa Parrott died in 1864 (Reg Gen March 1864 Thornbury 6a 159).
In 1871 John and his daughter Rosa were living at Green Meadow Farm, Upper Lanfrechva, Monmouth.
In 1881 they were living near Oak Villa, Llanvihangel where 59 year old John was a retired farmer.
John Parrott possibly died in 1888. The will of John Parrott formerly of Cwmbran, near Newport, but late of the parish of Llangibby, gentleman died on 5 July 1888 at Llangibby was proved by Ann Parrott of LLangibby, spinster, his sister.
In 1891 John and Rosa's daughter Rosa Ann was living with her Aunt, John's sister Ann at 9, New Passage Road, Redwick. Both were shown as "living on own means".
In 1901 Rosa Ann Parrott was still at New Passage Road, Redwick. Aged 35 she was "living on her own means". Lucy A Taylor, aged 35, also "living on her own means" was visiting.
In 1921 Rosa was living at Aust.
Rosa Ann Parrott of Aust, Henbury died on 6 January 1940. Probate was granted to Mabel Bennett, spinster.
Thomas Hewett and Esther Wetmore
Thomas Hewett was baptised on 26 July 1789 at Hill, son of Thomas and "Betty" Hewett.
Thomas Hewett married Esther Wetmore on 15 January 1825. The witnesses were Wm Wetmore and Ann Wetmore.
Esther was born on 13 May 1801 and baptised on 7 June 1801 at Hill, daughter of William Wetmore and Ann Ponting (Appendix F).
Thomas and 'Hester' Hewett had three children:
- Anne Hewett. Baptised 26 June 1825 at Hill
- Robert Hewett. Baptised 17 December 1826 at Hill.
- Ellen Hewett. Baptised 10 January 1830 at Hill.
Their lives are detailed at Appendix F.
Richard Hewett and Anne Barber
Richard Hewett was baptised 23 June 1793 at Hill son of Thos Hewett and Elizth or Betty Hewett
Richard Hewett married Ann Barber on 20 December 1823 at Tortworth
They had at least five children:
- Elizabeth Hewett. Baptised 15 December 1824 in Tortworth
- Thomas Hewett. Baptised 18 June 1826 in Tortworth
- Mary Hewett. Born 1826 in Tortworth. Baptised 31 May 1829 at Tortworth
- Stephen Barber Hewett. Baptised 9 April 1830 in Tortworth
- William Hewett. Baptised 26 July 1835 in Tortworth
In 1841 they were living at Tortworth where Richard, aged 48 was a farmer.
In 1851 Richard and Ann were living at Tortworth where Richard was farming 174 acres with two labourers.
In 1861 Richard and Ann were living in Tortworth where Richard, aged 68 was farming 140 acres with 2 labourers and 1 boy. Their son, William, aged 35 was still living at home.
Ann Hewett died in 1868. She was buried on 21 January 1868 at Tortworth.
Richard Hewett late of the parish of Woodford, gentleman, died on 10 December 1868 aged 75 years. He was buried on 27 December 1868 at Tortworth. Probate was granted to his brother Thomas Hewett, gentleman of the parish of Hill and John Cullimore Barber of Wickwar. His estate was valued at less than £8,000.
- Elizabeth Hewett
In 1851 Elizabeth Hewett was a 27 year old spinster living with her parents in Tortworth Nothing more is known about her.
- Thomas Hewett
In 1851, 26 year old Thomas Hewett was living with his parents in Tortworth.
In 1861 37 year old Thomas Hewett was living at Cranford, Middlesex where he was farming 270 acres employing 9 men and 2 boys. Two servants Anne Browning, aged 37 and Fanney Drummer aged 17 were also at the address.
In 1881 Thomas is at Park Farm, The Village, Cranford. He is now described as a farmer of 250 acres employing 5 men, 2 woman and 2 boys. Fanny Bedford, a 48 year old "assistant in fancy business" was visiting. She was born in Bath, Somerset and it is not clear who she was. Also at the address was 58 year old Anne Browning, housekeeper and 22 year old Harriett Sexton.
In 1891 Thomas was still farming at the Village. He is now 67 and still single. His housekeeper Anne Browning, now aged 68 is still with him and it appears that she had been working for him for over 30 years. There is another servant, 14 year old Fanny Cranage are living with him.
Thomas Hewett of Cranford, Middx died on 28 November 1891. Probate was granted to William Thomas Poole, gentleman; His estate was valued at £1,701. 16s. 10d. This was later resworn at £1,855.2s. 10d.
- Mary Hewett
In 1851 Mary Hewett, aged 25 was living with her parents in Tortworth. Nothing more is known about her.
- Stephen Barber Hewett
In 1841 Stephen Hewett was 11 years old and living with his parents at Tortworth. Nothing more is known about Stephen until 1901 when Stephen B Hewett, aged 70, single is living by himself at 5 Suffolk Road, Croydon. He was a mechanical engineer working on his own account.
In 1911 Stephen Barber Hewett, a retired engineer aged 80 was living at 12 Suffolk Road, South Norwood with lodger Caroline Wiliams, aged 73.
Stephen Barber Hewett of 12 Suffolk Road, South Norwood, Surrey died on 2 May 1911. Administration was granted to Thomas Hewett, miller (his brother William's son - see below). His estate was valued at £12,368. 1s 10d. This was later resworn at £11,638. 7s 10d.
- William Hewett and Charlotte Cave
In 1861 William Hewett was living with his parents in Tortworth.
William Hewett married Charlotte Cave on 3 May 1864 in Tortworth. William, aged 26, farmer was the son of Richard Hewett, farmer. Charlotte Cave, aged 25 was the daughter of William Cave, farmer. The witnesses were William Cave and Mary E Cave.a farmer of 288 acres. Also at the address is Benjamin Cave, aged 11, Charlotte's brother.
So by 1871 he had married and was living with his wife Charlotte at 1 Old Road, Tortworth. William is described as
- Richard William Thomas Cave Hewett. Baptised 5 July 1865 in Tortworth
- Edwin Barber Hewett. Born 18 September 1867 In Tortworth. Baptised 18 October 1867 at Tortworth.
- Thomas Hewett. Baptised 25 January 1870 in Tortworth
- Robert Arnold Hewett, Baptised 25 July 1875 in Tortworth
- William Roland Hewett. Born 1877 in Tortworth
- Stephen Hewett. Baptised 7 March 1879 in Tortworth
- Maud Mills Hewett, Born 1881 in Tortworth
In 1891 they were living at the Farm House, Tortworth. William was 55 years old. His wife was 52.
Wiliam Hewett of Tortworth, farmer died on 8 April 1892. Probate was granted to William Pinnell, farmer. His effects were valued at £807. 1s.7d.
In 1901 Charlotte was living at Falfield Mill, Falfield.. She was a 61 year old widow living on her own means. Her son Thomas, aged 30 was the miller. Son William was a furniture salesman. Daughter Maud was also at home.
In 1911 Charlotte was living with her sons Thomas and Robert Arnold at Falfield, neither of whom had married.
Charlotte Hewett of 31 Freemantle Road, Cotham, Bristol, widow died on 1 April 1928. Probate was granted to Richard William Thomas Cave Hewett, schoolmaster. Her effects were valued at £133.15s.4d.
In 1871 William and Charlotte's son Richard William Thomas Cave Hewett is living at home with his parents. In 1881 he may have been a pupil at 'Weston School', The Grove, Weston, Somerset. Nothing further is known until Richard marries Mary Bessie Jeboult in 1903 (Reg Gen June 1903 Thornbury 6a 529). Mary had been married before and had at least three children:
- Caroline H Jeboult. Born 1892 in Taunton
- Florence E R Jeboult. Born 1894 in Dunster
- Lorna M Jeboult. Born 1895 in Dunster.
Richard and Mary had two children of their own:
- Marion Charlotte Hewett, Born 18 March 1904 in Williton, Somerset. Baptised 24 April 1904 at Dunster, Somerset.
- Ronald Thomas C Hewett. Born 1906 in Williton, Somerset.
In 1911 the family were living at Alcombe, Taunton where both Richard and Mary were teachers. Daughter Marion married Thomas Ayrton Stuttard on 11 December 1924 at St Bartholomew's, Horley, Surrey. Thomas died on 24 May 1968 in Reigate (Reg Gen June 1968 Preston 10f 297). Marion died on 11 November 1991 in Staincliffe, North Yorkshire (Reg Gen Nov 1991 Staincliffe 2 2721). Ronald Thomas C Hewett died in December 1976 in Blackburn (Reg Gen Dec 1976 Blackburn 40 0027)
William and Charlotte's son Edwin Barber Hewett appears to have emigrated to Canada. On 12 August 1912 Edwin Barber Hewett arrived in Montreal, Quebec from Liverpool . He was 45 years of age and a returning Canadian. He may have been travelling with 36 year old Francis J Hewett. No relationship is given The passenger list seems to suggest that Edwin was single whereas Francis was married. On 5 September 1916 Edwin Barber Hewett enlisted in the Canadian overseas expeditionary force. His address as 169 Pender Street West, Vancouver. His next of kin is Richard William Thomas Cave Hewett of Alcombe, Taynton, There is a note that this is "the only address he can give". Edwin gives his occupation as a logger, rancher, miner.
In 1911 William and Charlotte's son Thomas Hewett was an established miller and farmer at Falfield Mill, but at 42 years old he was still single and it is possible that he never married.
William and Charlotte's son Robert Arnold Hewett was also still single in 1911 and, aged 36 was a shop assistant living with his brother and widowed mother at Falfield Mill.
On 16 February 1916 William and Charlotte's son William Roland Hewett arrived back in London from Durban South Africa on the "Sultan". The 39 year old farmer suggests that he is permanently resident in South Africa. On 1 July 1916 William sails from Liverpool to New York on the S.S. Philadelphia. William Roland Hewett, a 38 year old farmer gives his next of kin as his mother, Mrs C Hewett of 44 Cotham Road, Bristol. I have been in contact with Marelize De Wet, William's great granddaughter who confirms that William emigrated to South Africa during the Boar War. She has kindly allowed me to share the following about her family. William married Anna Elizabeth Hugo Van der Westhuyzen. Anna had been born on 12 August 1855, her parents were Petrus Johannes van der Westhuyzen (born 27 August 1853 at Durbanville. Died 26 July 1943 at Rozenburg Farm, Malmesbury) and Anna Elizabeth (Uys) van der Westhuyzen (born 12 August 1855. Died 15 January 1939 at Rozenburg Farm, Malmesbury), who had married on 19 July 1883 at the Cape of Good Hope. William and Anna lived in Malmesbury South Africa where they were farmers. They had seven children:
- William Hewett. Born 3 April 1909. Married Gertruide Anna Wentzel. Died 1 March 1980. Buried at Maitland Cemetery.
- Petrus Johannes Hewett. Born 6 August 1910. Died 14 March 1921 aged just 10.
- Richard Hewett. Born 24 November 1912. On 26 March 1940 he married Maria Magdelena Van Niekerk in Cape Town. Maria died on 8 July 1984. Richard died on 18 November 2008. Richard and Maria were Marelize's grandparents.
- John James Hewett, Born 7 July 1914. Died 25 July 1932 at Cottage hospital, Malmesbury, aged 18.
- Henry Edward Hewett. Born 12 November 1915 in Rozenburg. Henry emigrated with his wife and children to New Zealand. In 1963 he was living at 117 Orangi Kaupapa Road, Wellington with his wife Edith Ceinwen. Henry died on 28 July 1977.
- Anna Elizabeth Charlotte (Elize) Hewett. Born 16 February 1920. When she got married her surname changed to Crage. She emigrated to Australia.
- Charlotte Mary Cave Hewett. Born 26 May 1924. She married Jan Briers. Charlotte died 10 February 2005.
William Roland Hewett died on 17 September 1957 in Malmesbury, South Africa. Anna Elizabeth Hewett died on 16 October 1966.
William and Charlotte's son Stephen Hewett died on 28 September 1918 in France. He was buried at Poperinge, Western Flanders, Belguim. He was a private in the Suffolk Regiment 41928. Probate of the will of Stephen Hewett of 44 Cotham Road, Bristol was granted to Richard William Thomas Cave Hewett, schoolmaster. His estate was valued at £1,917. 0s. 5d.
William and Charlotte's daughter Maud Mills Hewett married John Hole in 1906 (Reg Gen June 1906 Thornbury 6a 537). In 1911 they were living at 40 Cosham Road, Bristol where 29 year old John was a self employed Estate Agent. They had a son Godfrey John Hole who had been born in 1907 (Reg Gen Dec 1907 Bristol 6a 223). Godfrey J Hole died in 1955 aged 48 (Reg Gen Dec 1955 Thornbury 7b 552). His mother Maud Mills Hole died in 1964 aged 82 years old (Reg Gen March 1964 Bristol 7b 16).
Click here to go to "Appendix M - Snells of Warborough and London"
To find out more about Mary Hewett and John Jones click here to go back to "Appendix K - Jones of New Park".
To find out more about Hannah Hewett and John Wetmore and Mary Cornock and John Wetmore click here to go to "Appendix I (Part 2) - The descendents of John Wetmore and Elizabeth Cox".
To find out more about Thomas Hewett and Esther Wetmore, click here to go to "Appendix F - The children of William Wetmore & Ann Ponting"