Great Mongeham Malthouses - Declaration Made by Margaret Bray

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Margaret Bray lived in The Manor House. She made this statement for the solicitors who were acting on behalf of the executors of the will of Joseph Hewitt. His will stated that his entire estate should be passed on to his wife and then on her death be shared out among his family. Joseph died in 1852 and his second wife, Mary died in 1864. The declaration was needed to establish the extent of the Hewitt family. The declaration contains many abbreviations and much crossing out and insertion of material.

I Margaret Bray of the parish of Great Mongeham in the Coy of Kent Spinster do solemnly & sincerely declare that I am now of the age of 68 years & upwards. That I well knew and was acquainted with Joseph Hewitt late of the Parish of Great Mongeham aforesd. Maltster deced. & his family for a period of 60 years & upwards he having lived in the service of my family & of myself as a maltman for a period of about 54 years That the sd. Joseph Hewitt intermarried with his first wife Jane Kember as I have been informed and believe in or about Decr. 1798 & that she died shortly afterwards having had as I believe had no lful. Issue by the sd. Josh. Hewitt that the said Jane Kember (unreadable sentence written in between the lines)

That the s. Joseph Hewitt afterwards to wit on or about October 1802 intermarried with his 2nd wife Mary o’wise called Mary Anne Kemp. That the sd. Joseph Hewitt had issue by his sd. Second wife Mary owise called Mary Anne Kemp. That the sd. Joseph Hewitt had issue by his sd. second wife 6 sons only, viz Wm. Hewitt who was born in mabe the year 1805 &died as an infant of about the age of 6 years, Wm.Hewitt now of Dover in the sd. Coy. Of Kent Maltman, Joseph Hewitt now of the parish of great Mongeham aforesd. Maltman, Edwd. Hewitt now of the parish of Littlebourne in the sd. Coy. of Kent Brewer, Robert Hewitt now deced. & James Hewitt now deced. That the sd. Robert Hewitt intermarried as I have been informed & believe with Mary Ann Curtis Church in about Feby. 1834 & that he died in or about the month of Oct. 1850 leaving his sd. Wife him surviving and having had issue by his sd. Marre. 4 sons only viz. Samuel, Charles, James & Robert, all of whom I believe are now living. That the sd. James Hewitt intermarried with Sarah Burfield in or about May 1848 leaving his sd. Wife him surviving & having had issue by his sd. Marre. 2 sons only viz. Robert Edward, & James both of whom I believe are now living. That the sd. Joseph Hewitt (the Father) died in or about Feby. 1852 & that the sd. Mary Hewitt o’wise called Mary Ann Hewitt his sd. Second wife died in or about Dec 1864.



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0 #1 Doreen Plane 2012-05-15 10:32
To The Great Mongeham Society I would like to thank you for the information of Joseph Hewitt. He is my 4th Great Grandfather. My Great Grandmother Emily Hewitt lived in Deal and her Father was Robert Edward mentioned in the articles. Your Society gave me more history to go on for my Family Tree. I do remember Great Mongeham a little as I use to live in Deal as a child.(I still live in Kent) I hope you have more history of Great Mongeham to follow up and wish you all great success with your Society. Regards Doreen Plane
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0 #2 Jim 2016-02-02 10:47
Thank you for your kind comments. We will continue to add articles as time permits. We are always on the lookout for old photographs (particularly of people working)and snippets of information about people who lived in the village.
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