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
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.