Ernest Bryne Hewitt

1915–20 February 1971 (Age 56)
Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life of Ernest Bryne

When Ernest Bryne Hewitt was born in 1915, in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel James Hewitt, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Ann Graham, was 45. He married Martha Kelly on 24 August 1939. He died on 20 February 1971, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Bryne Hewitt
Martha Kelly
Marriage: 24 August 1939

Spouse and Children

24 August 1939

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel James Hewitt


    Sarah Ann Graham




    Geraldine Hewitt


    Edith Hewitt


    Grace Beatrice Hewitt


    William Hewitt


    Samuel Hewitt


+6 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 3

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Age 9

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Age 25

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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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Story Highlight

Martha and Ernest Hewitt of Portadown

Martha was the organist at Thomas Street Baptist Church in Portadown, and Ernst was an Elder there. They lived on West Street until the 1950's when they moved their custom home on Brownstown Road. In …

Sources (1)

  • Ernest Byrne Hewitt, "Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958"

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