Anne Hewit

23 September 1720–27 September 1772
Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne

When Anne Hewit was born on 23 September 1720, in Witham on the Hill, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Hewit, was 30 and her mother, Mary Bradly, was 24. She married Robert Stephenson on 16 September 1745, in Crowle, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She was buried in Crowle, Lincolnshire, England.

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Robert Stephenson
Anne Hewit
Marriage: 16 September 1745
Judith Stephenson
Thomas Stephenson
Anna Maria Stephenson
Mary Stephenson
Ann Stevenson Stephenson

Spouse and Children

16 September 1745
Crowle, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (3)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 32

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 34

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 50

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

1 English, Welsh, and Scottish: from the medieval personal name Huet, a diminutive of Hugh . See also Hew . The surname has also long been established in Ireland.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a newly made clearing in a wood, Middle English hewett (Old English hīewet, a derivative of hēawan ‘to chop’,‘to hew’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Stephenson, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Ann Stephenson in entry for Anna Maria Stephenson, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Ann Stevenson in entry for Ann Stevenson, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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