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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.[1]

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.

Further reading


  1. ^ Hewlett Genealogy sourced from a book by the Reverend William King (Vicar of Astley 1947–1973), titled "Bells and Pomegranates"

1 Annotation

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William Hulet, alias Howlet, hold up thy hand, thou art in the same condition, what canst thou say for thy self why Judgment, etc.

Hulet. Truly my Lord, I have little further to say, If you had been pleased to give me further time, I should have cleared myself, I call God above to witness upon this account, that I am as clear as any man, I submit to the mercy of the Court.

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