Mrs Mary Dunbar Hewlett (née Kingcome)

Mrs Mary Dunbar Hewlett (née Kingcome), 56, was born in Clifton, Bristol in 1855. In 1875 she was married to Frederick Rufford Hewlett and by 1881 had four children. One of her sons had moved to Lucknow in India and she was returning from a visit to him in early 1912 to see another son, Francis, in Rapid City, South Dakota. In England she had visited her daughter, Mrs E. Villiers, Riverbank, Lymington, Hampshire.

For the journey to America she travelled second class on the Titanic having embarked Southampton. She travelled under ticket number 248706 which had cost £16.

Mrs Hewlett survived the sinking. She was rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 13. On the Carpathia she sent a telegram to London on 18 April at 4.21 pm:

Groves - Avenue - Brondesbury London. Rescued unhurt

After visiting her son, she intended to return to Lucknow, India.

The widowed Mary Dunbar Kingcome Hewlett died in Naini Tal, India of Septicaemia on 9 May 1917 and was buried the next day in in Kaladhungi Road Cemetery at the foot of the Himalayas.


Articles and Stories

Evanston Daily News (1912) 


Robert L. Bracken, USA
Steve Coombes, UK
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Phillip Gowan, USA
Hermann Söldner, Germany

References and Sources

Death Certificate
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912
John Booth & Sean Coughlan (1993) Titanic Signals of Disaster. White Star Publicatons, Westbury, Wiltshire. ISBN 0 9518190 1 1

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Mary Dunbar Hewlett Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #447, updated 26th August 2017 10:28:02 AM)

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