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Edward Hewitt


Judge of poultry exhibitions. Resided in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Married Ann Leeson, a poulterer’s daughter, in 1860.


Birmingham, England, Church of England baptisms, marriages and burials, 1538–1812 (, accessed 8 June 2017)

Birmingham, England, Church of England marriages and banns, 1754-1937 (, accessed 8 June 2017)

Census returns of England and Wales 1851 (The National Archives: Public Record Office HO107/2060/471/44)

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966, 1973–95 (, accessed 8 June 2017)

Wingfield and Johnson 1856–7, p. 89.


Wingfield, William and Johnson, George William. 1856–7. The poultry book; comprising the characteristics, management, breeding, and medical treatment of poultry; being the results of personal observation and the practice of the best breeders, including Captain W. W. Hornby, R N.; Edward Bond, Esq.; Thomas Sturgeon, Esq.; Charles Punchard, Esq.; Edward Hewitt, Esq.; and others. Another edition. Rearranged and edited by W. B. Tegetmeier. London: Wm. S. Orr and Co.