Born: April 3, 1838, Egham, Surrey, England.
Died: January 29, 1901, at his residence, the poet’s house in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, England.
Cremation: His body was cremated at Woking, and the remains interred beside his wife. There is a tablet to his memory in Marylebone parish church.
Hugh was the son of John Oliver Willyams Haweis, Canon of Chichester, and grandson of Thomas Haweis.
He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and after graduation served under Garibaldi in the Italian war of independence.
He was ordained in 1861 and was curate at Bethnal Green, Westminster and Stepney. In 1866, he became perpetual curate at St. James, Marylebone.