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Alexander Hewitt (c. 1777–?)

Alexander Hewitt (c.1777- ) was found guilty on 13th January 1801 at the Chester Quarter Sessions, Cheshire, of petty larceny. Sentenced to 7 years transportation he arrived at Sydney aboard the Glatton in March 1803. His wife Jane née Starkey (married, 1 July 1797) and son Alexander remained in England — his wife was sentenced to transportation in April 1803. She joined her husband and they had a daughter in 1807.

Hewitt was assigned to Peter Hibbs in 1806. On 16 January 1810, Hewitt, his wife, and a number of other men were charged with stealing a copper, the property of the Crown. They were acquitted in March. Hewitt, who was listed as a tinman in 1814, separated from his wife and, by 1814, lived with Sarah Smith (Friends).

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hewet, Alexander
  • Hewit, Alexander

c. 1777
Manchester, England

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Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 7 years
Court: Cheshire
Trial Date: 13 January 1801


Married: Yes
Children: Yes (1)


Children: Yes (1)