Rev. Walter Hewgo

Son of John Hewgo and Mary James, father of Rev. John Hewgo and husband of Margaret Bedford


Walter was baptised in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall on 24th February 1665/66. 


He was admitted sizar at Queens College, Cambridge on 27th May 1685, of Cornwall, as Walter Hewgoe. He graduated BA 1688/89. 


He married Margaret Bedford of St Just who was borne c.1669.


After a Curacy, he became Vicar of Michaelstow, Cornwall from 1695 to 1711, then Vicar of Charles Church, Plymouth (now in ruins as a result of bombing during the Second World War, and standing in the middle of a roundabout).  On 17th October 1713, he was installed as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Exeter, where he remained until his resignation in September 1738.  While in Exeter, he was appointed Prebend at the Cathedral in 1735, a post which he held until his death.


While at Holy Trinity, Walter  preached a sermon on "The blessedness of those who die in the Lord" The sermon was preached at the funeral of Sarah, the wife of  Mr. John Score of the parish of Holy Trinity in Exeter, in the church of the said parish, on 1st September 1728. The sermon was printed by Andrew Brice, with the permission of the author, for Mr. John Score in 1728.


In 1738 Walter was installed as Rector of Bridford, Devon, succeeding his son who had died in May of that year. Walter served there until his death in 1741.


He was buried in Bridford Church on 27th April 1741.


His will was proved at Exeter, but destroyed by bombing during the Second World War, as were most of the wills stored in Exeter


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