Talk on the Early Chewetts

William Chewett

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2017 is the 150th anniversary of the independence of Canada.  As part of our celebration of Reveley's connection with Canada, Katharine Whitaker, local historian and a Trustee of Reveley Lodge, will be giving a talk on the Early Chewetts.

The last of the family and owners of Reveley Lodge were Mr and Mrs Albert Chewett.  Mr Albert Ranney Chewett was the great grandson of William Chewett, a poor boy from London, who emigrated to Canada in 1775.  William and his son James Grant Chewett were important figures in the early history of Toronto, Canada, during which they amassed a fortune, of which Reveley Lodge is the last vestige of their wealth.

Katharine carried out research in both the UK and in a personal visit to Toronto earlier this year to inspect the Ontario archives.  The talk will cover the life of William Chewett and his son James G Chewett and their role in Canadian history.

Two presentations of the talk will be held on Tuesday 4th July in the Billiard Room, Reveley Lodge, at 3pm and 7:30pm. The afternoon session will be reserved for Friends of Bushey Museum and their guests. Contact Bushey Museum for the password to book the afternoon performance, or ring 0208 950 1017.

Tickets cost £7.50 including refreshments. To book a talk, click on the appropriate Book Now button below, which will take you to the Ticket Source website (they charge 50p booking fee).

3 pm Talk on the Early Chewetts 4th July 2017

7:30 pm Talk on the Early Chewetts 4th July 2017

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