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Edwin Benjamin Hewson

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: St. Andrew, Holborn, London, England
Death: Died in Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas William Hewson, Snr. SV/PROG and Elizabeth Hewson, SM/PROG
Husband of Anne Cockcroft (Mouncey)
Father of Elizabeth Ann Hewson; Isabella Emily Hewson; Sarah Hewson; Thomas Henry Hewson and Margaret Eliza Hewson
Brother of Thomas William Hewson, Jnr.; Isabella Hewson; Eliza Hewson; Emma Beale and Frederick William Hewson

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About Edwin Benjamin Hewson

1820 British Settler


Edwin Benjamin Hewson 19, together with his parents and 4 siblings, were members of Bailie's Party of 256 Settlers on the Chapman.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 3 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 17 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 10 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Wellington and Palmiet Rivers - Cuylerville

Children :

  • Edwin Benjamin Hewson 19
  • Isabella Hewson 14
  • Eliza Hewson 11
  • Emma Hewson 8
  • Frederick William Hewson 3


Hewson, Edwin Benjamin

  • Last Name: Hewson
  • First Name: Edwin Benjamin
  • Date of Birth: chr. 25 Oct 1801
  • Place of Birth: St. Andrew Holborn, London, England
  • Parents – Father: Thomas Hewson
  • Parents – Mother: Elizabeth
  • Spouse: Anne Mouncey, d. of Charles Mouncey
  • Marriage Date: 1832
  • Marriage Place:
  • Date of Death: 24 May 1851 age 47
  • Place of Death: Graaf Reinet, Cape

Notes: Bailie’s party of 1820 settlers. Edwin was a gunsmith, and the Assistant Field Cornet in Bathurst in 1842. He sailed with the same party as his parents, Thomas Hewson (q.v.) and Elizabeth. IGI. DN 1757/1852. Children:

  • Sarah
  • Thomas Henry
  • Eliza Anne
  • Margaret Eliza.

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-59417-26?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 12 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 32 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Edwin Benjamin Hewson's Timeline

London, England
July 14, 1840
Age 39
District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 28, 1843
Age 42
District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 21, 1851
Age 50
Cape, South Africa