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Name: Charles Hewlett

Burial Number: 0820

Gender: Male

Occupation: Naval Officer; Port Commissionaire

Distinction: Port Commissionaire

Born: 7/1/1851

Died: 04/03/1916

Buried: 08/03/1916


Charles was born in Portsea, Hampshire, the son of a Royal Navy seaman also called Charles William. He joined the Navy in his teens. His service number was 76675 and his continuous service number was 37901A. Charles was described as 5ft 6ins tall with brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion and no wheals, scars or marks.

His first ship was the “Himalaya” and his conduct was consistently “very good” and even “exemplary”.


Charles served on troopships and in 1901 was working as Port Commissionaire in London. His role was to act as an intermediary between the shipper and consignee and negotiate a sale for a commission. Charles married twice. His first marriage was in 1879 to Emma Goble. She died on 7th August 1904 and in April 1905, Charles married Charlotte Lambourne of 11 Clifton Road, Worthing. The marriage took place at Holy Trinity church, Worthing. Charles was aged 54 and Charlotte aged 20. Neither marriage seems to have produced children. Charles died on 4th March 1916 at 47, The Drive, Worthing. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 5 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): window.gangs.behave

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Emma the beloved wife of Chas. Wm. Hewlett who died August 1st 1904 aged 52 years "At rest"

Further Information


Name: Charles William Hewlett

Gender: Male

Born: 7/1/1851

Town: Portsea

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /10/1879

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Gribble

Town of Marriage: Portsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: /4/1905

Spouse First Name: Charlotte

Spouse Last Name: Lambourne

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/03/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 47

Address line 3: The Drive

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


St Pancras, Portsea, Hants

William Henry Mortimer aged 30, draper. Emma Mortimer aged 30. Charles Hewlett aged 30, lodger, labourer. Martha aged 20, lodger. Charles aged 8 months, lodger.


Census taken 3rd April in the Red Sea.

HMS Serapis 3rd class troop ship under Captain Guy O Twiss.

Charles Hewlett aged 30, quarter master, Royal Navy.


Royal Hospital School, St Alphrage, Greenwich.

Charles William Hewlett aged 40, steamship “Intruder”. Emma Hewlett aged 39. Lilley Pearce aged 10, niece.


19 Roman Road, Islington, Middx.

Charles aged 50, port commissionaire. Emma aged 48. Lily aged 20, niece, shorthand typist.


47 The Drive, Worthing, Sussex.

Charles William aged 60, naval pensioner. Charlotte aged 26. Thomas Lambourne aged 69, father-in-law, widower.

Miscellaneous Information

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