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Name: Emma Hewlett

Burial Number: 0446

Gender: Female

Occupation: Servant; Private means

Born: 00/00/1852

Died: 01/08/1904

Buried: 04/08/1904


Emma was born in Dodbrooke near Kingsbridge, Devon. She was the daughter of Andrew Vossey (Voysey) and his wife Elizabeth nee Lane. Her mother died when she was about 16 and Emma went into service in the household of William Walters, a farmer. Emma married twice. Her first husband was Joseph Gribble whom she married in March 1875 at Portsea, Hampshire. Emma was widowed shortly after and remarried on 25th December 1879. Her husband was Charles William Hewlett, a seaman in the Royal Navy. They married at Milton, Portsea, Hampshire. The couple had no children. In 1881, whilst Charles was at sea on HMS Seraphis, Emma was lodging at 73 Sunny (Surrey) Street, Portsea. By 1881, Emma and Charles were living in Greenwich at the Royal Hospital School, St Alphage. In 1901, the couple were living in Islington but shortly before Emma died in 1904, they had moved to Worthing, living at 47 The Drive. Charles remarried after Emma’s death and continued to live in The Drive until his death in 1916. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 5 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): trap.edge.plank

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". Also of Charles William Hewlett died March 4th 1916 aged 64 years

Further Information


Name: Emma Hewlett

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1852

Town: Kingsbridge

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name:Voysey

Marriage Date: /3/1875

Spouse First Name: Joseph

Spouse Last Name: Gribble

Town of Marriage: Portsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 25/12/1879

Spouse First Name: Charles

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Hewlett

Town of Marriage: Milton

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/08/1904

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 47

Address line 3: The Drive

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Edbrington Street, Dodbrooke, Devon

Andrew aged 37, quay porter. Elizabeth aged 35. Bessie aged 10. Emma aged 8. Dorcas A aged 6. Andrew aged 3.


Long Close, Charleton, Kingsbridge, Devon.

William Walters aged 48, farmer. John Walters aged 8. Sybella Walters aged 6. Emma Voysey aged 19, servant.


73 Surrey or Sunny Street, Portsea, Hampshire.

Elizabeth McAvoy aged 28, seaman’s wife RN. Elizabeth McAvoy aged 1. Emma Hewlett aged 28, lodger, seaman’s wife RN.


Royal Hospital School, St Alphage, Greenwich.

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


19 Roman Road, Islington, Middx.

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

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