17 July 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org
William Hewat 1800 Merton - 1874 Dublin
William Hewat (1800-1870) was Australian John Hewat's
father. William's own father Andrew (1750-1811), finding himself on the wrong side of
the American Revolution in South Carolina had returned to Scotland from Nova Scotia
in the late 1780s, where he'd fled, along with many other Loyalists, when the war
was lost; he spent the remainder of his life in the parish of Merton, Berwickshire.
Andrew's son William, who married Sarah Duxbury, went to Dublin in 1838 to work in the
Irish Provincial Bank, with cousin Thomas Hewat.
The following commentary on William's other children, siblings of eldest son John,
was provided by Victoria Dunlop, ggg.grandaughter of William. Dianne Kelly was responsible
for providing much of the original material and most importantly for putting Victoria in
touch with the custodian of the letters (a descendant of William's son Thomas Duxbury
[Withdrawn at the request of Victoria]
Alan William Hewat