Thomas Hewett Information req

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Caroline Hughes

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Have recently acquired knowledge that Thomas Hewett was my great-grandfather. I would like any information on him please.
 
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Caroline Hughes

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Thanks Jason, have seen this. Information I have is that Thomas Hewett married my Great-Grandmother who lived in South Africa. When my Grandmother (Josephine Mary Hewett) was still very young Thomas wanted to get back to sea and left his wife and daughter in South Africa. He wrote to them and told them that he had secured a position on the Titanic. The letter was received by them after the Titanic had gone down. The family have never received any further information.
 
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Caroline - here is my printout for Mr Hewett - sorry the names dont match yours but these are what were printed - regards - Brian

Hewett, Thomas. Lived at 94 Devonfield Road, Aintree, Liverpool. Occupation Bedroom Steward. 37 years old. (Bornin in Liverpool). Note spelling variation sometimes Hewitt.

(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)
Number 451. Hewett, Ada, widow. Children: Edna and Leslie. All class B dependants.

Body number 168. Estimated age 35. Dark hair. Clothing:- Black suit. Effects:- Gold watch and chain, keys, gold signet ring. Buried at Sea.

(From the Minutes of Titanic Relief Fund, Liverpool Area Committee, December 1st 1915).
No. 451. Hewett, Mrs Ada Emily, Aintree Branch, 499, Rice Lane, Walton. Net monthly allowance to widow £5 19 2d, two children £1 3 10d total monthly allowance £7 3 0.
 
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Caroline Hughes

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Thanks Brian for the information. Busy trying to obtain birth certificates etc to try and unravel the mystery...!
 

Jason D. Tiller

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You're welcome Caroline.

I can't imagine how terrible your grandmother and mother must have felt, once they received that letter. Did they find out soon after that he was not among the survivor's, or did it take a while?

Best regards,

Jason
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Caroline Hughes

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Hello Jason,

From what we can gather the mail was very slow in those days and it took quite a while to reach them and appeared to have been long after the event.

I would love to get my hands on the letter and am now having to contact family in Zimbabwe where my Grandmother eventually lived and died. My cousin still lives in the same home and it is hoped that she will have the old records. She is not very good with paperwork and so I am really praying that it has been put in a safe place if it is there at all.

It is like hunting for treasure!

Regards

Caroline
 

Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Caroline,

I have heard that the mail was slow during that time and if I recall correctly, it happened to at least a few other families as well, if not several that also had relatives on board.

All the best with finding the letter, hopefully it still exists. You're right, when it comes to items like those, it is definitely treasure hunting!

Best regards,

Jason
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