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Alexander Chewett

A early resident of Sandwich, Alexander Chewett is remembered today by the short little street bearing his name today in Sandwich.

From Frederick Neal’s Township of Sandwich, is the following information to go with the photo above…

    ALEXANDER CHEWETT
    Was born in Canada in 1800 and while only a
    lad of tender years, he carried powder to the
    British troops serving in the war of 1812. He
    also served as captain of an artillery company
    at Sandwich during the rebellion of 1837-38,
    and was appointed Judge of the Western
    District comprising the counties of Essex,
    Kent and Lambton, May 20, 1854. He died
    at Sandwich, August 2, 1872, and his widow
    in 1878. Both are interred in St. John’s
    graveyard.
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