✹ About Will Hewer San Diego Sarah on 30 Nov 2023 • Link No one, including the House of Commons biographers, seems to know anything about William Hewer's educational background. He went to work for Pepys when he was 18/19 -- old enough to have graduated from University and spent a few years at the Inns of Court learning the basics of law and business. That was standard education for an intelligent and wealthy young man in those days, and Hewer was both. His HoC biography says Hewer became dep. judge-advocate of the navy in 1677 -- while that undoubtedly required less learning then than it does today, a basic exposure to the law would seem to be needed to qualify for the post. If not university and the Inns, where was he educated all these missing years? No talk of his being abroad -- and why would he done that? His family were well-connected Puritans, and doing very well during the Interregnum. Any ideas or leads?