In response to a request from my grand-nephew (yes, yes, I know it should be great-nephew but my brother was his grandfather, so grand-nephew he shall be) I interrupt the narrative of our family history blog Who Were They to show the family tree as a “ladder” for want of a better term, to avoid the inevitable spread and detail of a fruitful tree. The year and place of birth of each of the males are given for better identification considering the numerous Thomases.
Thomas Mewett (1541 at Hastings) and Joane Owton
Thomas Mewett (1564 at Hastings) and Joane
Thomas Mewett (1588 at Arlington) and Margaret Rickwater
Nicholas Mewett (1631 at Alfriston) and Mary
Thomas Mewett (1668 at Alfriston) and Catherine Eason
Edmund (Edward) Mewett (1700 at Willingdon) and Mary Manser
Thomas Mewett (1725 at Willingdon) and Anne Stretton (second marriage for both)
John Mewett (1778 at Willingdon) and Elizabeth Woollar
Samuel Mewett (1803 at Willingdon) and Martha Balcomb
Jesse Mewett (1835 at Willingdon) and Rhoda Giddings
Edward John Mewett (1863 at Mount Pleasant S A) and Emma Lloyd
Percy Edwin Mewett (1892 at Murtoa VIC) and Margaret Pollock
Geoffrey Lloyd Mewett (1920 at Sunshine VIC) and Margaret Lenore Snook
John Gregory Mewett (1949 at Toorak VIC) and Vivien Hazel McAntee
I expect there will be howls of protest from the other male descendants of Samuel, Jesse, Edward (Ted), Percy, and Geoffrey, at their exclusion from the ladder and I do apologise, but that is the nature of a makeshift ladder which is certainly no substitute for a full-blown family tree. As our narrative settles down in Australia I will endeavour to provide you with more detailed trees. I daresay my grand-nephew will be pleased to read the direct line of descent through fourteen generations to his father. One happy customer?