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HEWLETT, John III

HEWLETT, John III[1, 2, 3]

Male 1731 - 1812  (81 years)

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  • Name HEWLETT, John 
    Suffix III 
    Born 17 Feb 1731  Woodbury, Nassau, NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Apr 1812  Woodbury, Nassau, NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried East Woods, Nassau, NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Justice John Hewlett lived until 4 April 1812, and was buried on a hill near his home at East Woods called "Mount Nebo."
    Notes 
    • From history of Jones family:

      His father-in-law, John Hewlett, a large landholder at East Woods (now Woodbury), in the town of Oyster Bay, near the Suffolk Co. line, was a justice of the peace, and, having sworn allegiance to the King, and being forty-five years of age, refused to take arms on either side. This was treated by the supporters of Congress as excusable, and he was not harshly dealt with, nor were the Quakers, which some members of the family joined. There were many Quakers in the town located between the Royalists on the west, and the supporters of Congress on the east.

      The Hewlett family was numerous ; an early George on L. I. in 1668 had four sons, who all left descendants, including George and the first John, living in 1683, whose son John, b. 1703, m.
      Hannah, dau. of 2d Col. John Jackson, and was the father of the third John Hewlett, the justice above mentioned. The mother of the justice being a Jackson, he doubtless was befriended by
      that large family.

      Capt. Richard Hewlett, son of Daniel, who had served in the French war, supported the English government. He became Colonel, Qr. Master, and Commissary, was active on L. I. during the war, and assumed the right to order the local militia or English subordinates. He or his captn. gave some orders to this John Jones (TIL 12) which required acts that were unpopular, such as collecting assessments of hay. Some of the hay collected and stacked was burned by the Continentals. Although not accused of any misconduct, the fact of losing the hay may have deprived his troop of reward from the British, who occupied the place in force during the winter.

      The justice of the peace, by order, took charge of collecting the assessment imposed as they would a tax. The Judge George Duncan Ludlow (called a "Superintendent of Police") took charge of them and their local action. The native officers probably acted with more moderation than the foreigners.



      His father-in-law. Justice John Hewlett, lived until 4 April. 1812, and was buried on a hill near his home at East Woods called "Mount Nebo." The justice divided his large landed estate among some of his children by deeds in 1791, etc. His daughter Mary married Isaac Youngs ; his eldest son, Townsend, married a sister of this John Jones. His second son, Isaac Hewlett, married Rhoda Van W>ck, and his son Divine married Ann, dau. of Jac. Coles, of Duck Pond. His dau. Elizabeth married Samuel Jones, son of William.

      It will be noticed how strongly the members of the family were tied together ; living near the boundary line between Queens and Suffolk Co., through a long civil war, the hostilities and jealousies which convulsed the whole country doubtless taught them to adhere firmly to each other and avoid giving offence. [3]
    Person ID I1809  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 8 May 2018 

    Father HEWLETT, John II,   b. Abt 1702,   d. 5 May 1790, Woodbury, Nassau, NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother JACKSON, Hannah,   b. Abt 1697,   d. 3 Mar 1787, Woodbury, Nassau, NY USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married Y  [8
    Family ID F3218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family TOWNSEND, Sarah,   b. 18 Mar 1735/36, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1808  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1751  Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Marriage
      Date: 1751«s162 Page 121»
    Children 
     1. HEWLETT, Judge Devine,   b. 5 Feb 1767,   d. 23 Oct 1846, Cold Spring Harbor, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Feb 1731 - Woodbury, Nassau, NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1751 - Queens, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1812 - Woodbury, Nassau, NY USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Woods, Nassau, NY USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S91] New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s, Genealogical Research Library, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005), Online publication - Genealogical Research Library, comp.. New York City Marriages, 1600s-1800s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.Original data - For specific source information see the publication information listed with each entry. Many of the source documents are available in the Genealogical Research Library collection. Many of the records may also be found on microfilm at the Family History Li.

    2. [S162] Long Island Genealogies, Mary Powell Bunker, (1895, 2003), Page 121.

    3. [S730] Jones, John Henry, 1851-1905, (New York, T. A. Wright, 1907).

    4. [S162] Long Island Genealogies, Mary Powell Bunker, (1895, 2003), Sara b 1736, m 1751, John Hewlett b 1731, d. 1812.

    5. [S704] Peter Ross, (Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), ...a tract of land located in East Woods, now known as Woodbury. Here he settled and remained until his death, May 5, 1790, aged ninety years. Among his children he left a son John, who was born February 17, 1731, and was designated as John Hewlett third.

    6. [S704] Peter Ross, (Lewis Publishing Company, 1902), Among his children he left a son John, who was born February 17, 1731, and was designated as John Hewlett third. He married Sarah Townsend, a daughter of Rumoan and Mary Townsend, and died April 4, 1812, while his wife died September 9, 1808.

    7. [S730] Jones, John Henry, 1851-1905, (New York, T. A. Wright, 1907), His father-in-law. Justice John Hewlett, lived until 4 April. -18 12, and was buried on a hill near his home at East Woods -called "Mount Nebo.".

    8. [S693] History of Queens County, New York: With Illustrations, Portraits, and Sketches of Prominent Families and Individuals, (W. W. Munsell and Company, 1882), They had a son John, who in the line of descent is called John Hewlett second.-He married Hannah Jackson, daughter of the second Colonel John and Elizabeth-Jackson, who lived at Jerusalem, L.I.




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