John W. Hewett

HEWETT, John William.  b. 1824; d. Claybrooke, near Lutterworth, Leicestershire, 20 April 1886. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1849, MA 1852). He was a precocious author: even during his time as an undergraduate he published A Brief History and Description of the Conventual and Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Ely and The Arrangement of Parish Churches considered, a paper (both Cambridge, 1848). From 1849 to 1852 he was  Fellow of the newly-founded St Nicolas College, Shoreham, ‘a society of clergy and others, formed for educating all degrees of the middle classes’ (quotation from Liber Cantabrigiensis); from there he became Head Master of All Saints’ Grammar School,...

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