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On 30 January 1649, Captain William Hewlett was the officer in charge of the soldiers at the execution of Charles I.
After the Restoration, Captain Hewlett was convicted on 15 October 1660 for his part in the regicide of Charles I on 30 January 1649, but was not executed along with the other men who were tried with him: Daniel Axtell and Francis Hacker.
- Hewlett Genealogy sourced from a book by the Reverend William King (Vicar of Astley 1947–1973), titled "Bells and Pomegranates"
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