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date: 26 February 2021

Hewson, John, appointed Lord Hewson under the protectoratelocked

(fl. 1630–1660)
  • Christopher Durston


Hewson, John, appointed Lord Hewson under the protectorate (fl. 1630–1660), army officer and regicide, rose to prominence from low social origins. During the 1630s he was employed as a shoemaker or cobbler in Westminster and Edward Hyde later claimed that he was also for a time a brewer's clerk. In 1642 he enlisted in the parliamentarian forces and subsequently served under the earls of ...

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