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Sir William Hewett, Lord Mayor of London
Male Abt 1514 - 1567


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  • Prefix  Sir 
    Suffix  Lord Mayor of London 
    Birth  Abt 1514  Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Inherited  27 Oct 1545 
    A ring of gold, from will of wife's uncle James Leveson dated 8 Apr 1545 
    Appointed  1553  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sheriff of London 
    • Charged with carrying out sentences of execution on Lady Jane Grey and her husband, and on Sir Thomas Wyatt's adherents. From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 755 (ancestry.com).
    Election  1550-1554  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alderman for Vintry 
    • From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 755 (ancestry.com).
    Election  1559  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lord Mayor of London 
    • First member of the Clothworkers' Company to serve as Lord Mayor of London. From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 755 (ancestry.com).
    Title  21 Jan 1560  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Knighthood 
    • Knighted by Elizabeth I on 21 Jan 1559/60. From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 755 (ancestry.com).
    Organizations  1529-1566  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Clothworkers' Company 
    • Admitted to the freedom of the Clothworkers' Company before 1529, and master of the Clothworkers' Company in 1543. From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 755 (ancestry.com).
    Will  3 Jan 1567 
    • From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 756 (ancestry.com).
    Died  25 Jan 1567 
    • Date from "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 756 (ancestry.com), which gives it as 25 Jan 1566/7.
    Will proved  11 Mar 1567 
    • From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 756 (ancestry.com).
    Name  William Hewet 
    _UID  296A4AC1B8674AB0A5BFB8FE572C490CA9E5 
    Buried  London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried beside his wife Anne Leveson at Saint Martin Ongar, London. Place from "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 756 (ancestry.com).
    Notes 
    • William Hewett's estate was estimated at 6000 pounds per annum. He lived in Philpot Lane, London, but also had a country house at Highgate, as well as the manor of Parsloes in Dagenham, Essex, and other manors and estates in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. From "William Hewett" in Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. Harris-Hovenden, p. 755 (ancestry.com).
      Will, dated 3 Jan 1567 and proved 11 Mar 1567, in Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Their Ancestors and Descendants, by Robert Edmond Chester-Waters, vol. 1, publ. 1878 (London: Robson and Sons), pp. 228-229, names the following family members:
      late wife Dame Alice Huett, née Leveson
      granddaughter (goddaughter) Alice Osborne, daughter of son-in-law Edward Osborne and daughter Anne Hewett
      son-in-law Edward Osborne
      niece Dionyse Calthorpe, daughter of Edmund Calthorpe and Mary Leveson (sister of wife Alice)
      nephew (godson) John Leveson, son of Thomas Leveson (brother of wife Alice) and Ursula Gresham
      other children of Thomas Leveson and Ursula Gresham
      niece Brigett Huett, daughter of brother Thomas Huett
      [niece?] Dyonise Huett
      servant Saunder Huett
      brother-in-law Thomas Leveson
      wife's brother-in-law Edmond Calthorpe
      sister-in-law Mary Calthorpe, née Leveson
      kinsman William Huett
      nephew (godson) William Strete, son of Dyonise Leveson (sister of wife Alice) and William Strete
      niece (goddaughter) Dyonise Strete, daughter of Dyonise Leveson (sister of wife Alice) and William Strete
      Francis Huett, son of cousin Henry Huett
      children of cousins Nicholas and Thomas Symes
      nephew Henry Huett, son of brother Thomas Huett
      nephew (godson) William Huett, son of brother Thomas Huett
      cousin Francis Rodes
      brother Thomas Huett
      cousin Henry Huett of Beilby
      cousin Joseph Huett, brother of Henry Huett of Beilby
    Person ID  I5123  Halhed Genealogy
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2011 

    Family  Alice Leveson,   b. Abt 1523, Helling, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1561 
    Married  Aft Oct 1539 
    • Married after Oct 1539, from reference in Genealogical Memoirs of the Extinct Family of Chester of Chicheley, Their Ancestors and Descendants, by Robert Edmond Chester-Waters, vol. 1, publ. 1878 (London: Robson and Sons), p. 227.
      Married before Apr 1545, from reference in will of James Leveson, uncle of Alice Leveson, dated 8 Apr 1545.
    Children 
     1. Anne Hewett,   b. 1543,   bur. 14 Jul 1585, London, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Other Children Hewett,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  26 Jun 2011 
    Family ID  F1875  Group Sheet