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Name: Edith Hewett

Burial Number: 1844

Gender: Female

Occupation: Teacher of the Deaf

Distinction: Teacher of Deaf Teachers

Born: 07/12/1865

Died: 25/07/1952

Buried: 01/08/1952


When Edith Harriett Hewett was born on 7 December 1865, her father was East India merchant, Arthur Fleming Hewett. Her mother was Olivia Mirabella Dowleans. Edith was born in Islington but two of her siblings were born in India. Her siblings were: Alexander Fleming Hewett (1864–1865) born in India, Arthur Fitzwilliam Hewett 1867–1870, Eleanor Katherine Hewett (1869-1908) born in Bengal and Arthur Stanley Hewett (1871–1929).

She became a teacher of death teachers having founded the Eaton College for the Training of Deaf Teachers in Ealing.
She later co-founded a school for deaf children and adults in Bournemouth with her friend Nora Pirrie.
She died on 25 July 1952 at the age of 86. Her cremated remains were interred  denoted by a wall plaque at Heene Cemetery, Worthing, Sussex.

Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Edith Hewett

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 51

Exact Location (what3words): entry.dive.slower

Ashes or Urn: Ashes Only



Wall Plaque on North Boundary Wall


Wall plaque: In loving memory of Edith Hewett who died 25 July 1952 aged 86

Further Information


Name: Edith Harriett Hewett

Gender: Female

Born: 07/12/1865

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/07/1952

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 13

Address line 3: Longfellow Rpad

Town: Worthing

County: Known

Country: England


12th September 1952 Worthing Herald


Miss Edith Harriett Hewett, of 13 Longfellow-road, formerly head of the Ealing Training College for Teachers of the Deaf, and later co-principal of the School for Deaf Children, Bournemouth, who died on July 25, left £4,428 16s. 9d. (£4,343 13s. 7d. net value).

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4428 16 s 9 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

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Miscellaneous Information

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