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James WATSON married Clarissa JOHNSON, my Great great grandmother's sister. Our common ancestors are Edward and Mary JOHNSON (nee GREENFIELD).

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Wright...Wolsey



GENERATION 1

G1 Richard GILBERT bur 10 Sep 1709 (?) m Ann abt 1682

Children of Richard and Ann
G2......
John bap 19 Aug 1683 Methwold bur 8 May 1729 Methwold
G3......Ann bap 2 Dec 1688 Methwold



GENERATION 2

G2 John GILBERT m Katherine WILLIS (bur 19 Jul 1719 Methwold) 30 Oct 1705

Note: Katherine probably died in childbirth - see the burial date for her last child

Children of John and ketherine
G4......John bap 26 Jun 1707 Methwold
G4a....
Catherine bap 23 Jun 1711 bur 14 Mar 1759
G4b....Richard bap 12 Mar 1716 Methwold
G4c....Margaret bap 17 Jun 1719 bur 20 Jul 1719


G6 Thomas WATSON m Ann

Child of Thomas and Ann
G7......
Thomas bap 7 May 1714



GENERATION 3

G7 Thomas WATSON b abt 1720 m G4a Catherine GILBERT 6 May 1735 Methwold

Note: This link from G6 Thomas is probable but uncertain.

Children of Thomas and Catherine
2......Ann bap 25 Aug 1735 Methwold
2a.....Catherine bap 31 Oct 1737 Methwold bur 3 Aug 1740
2b....John bap 28 Mar 1740, Methwold
2c....Thomas bap 20 Jan 1743 Methwold
2d....Catherine bap 5 Oct 1746 Methwold
2e....Richard bap 3 Apr 1749 Methwold bur 12 May 1784
3......Gilbert b abt 1752 d May 1796, Feltwell bur 22 May 1796 Feltwell aged 44
4......Edward bap 26 Apr 1755 Methwold



GENERATION 4

2e Richard WATSON m Constance SCALES 24 Jun 1774

Children of Richard and Constance
H2......Catherine bap 3 Sep 1775 bur 7 Oct 1775
H3......Thomas bap 4 Jun 1778 m Hannah DARKINS 26 May 1802 Wilton
H4......Richard b 15 Nov 1779 m Sarah DARKINS 28 Apr 1802 Wilton
H5......
Scales b 29 Sep 1782 d 3rd qr 1846


3 Gilbert WATSON m Elizabeth FIRMAGE 4 Dec 1776 Stanford Nfk

Children of Gilbert and Elizabeth
5......Elizabeth bap 19 Apr 1777 Methwold
6......Thomas bap 7 May 1780 Feltwell
7......John b abt 1780 bur 7 Aug 1781 Feltwell
8......Sarah bap 26 Oct 1783 Feltwell
9......Robert b 20 Feb 1786 Feltwell d Apr 1859 Hockwold cum Wilton
Note: Robert is shown as living with Mary WATSON in Denver - she is a widow with two children, Henry and Jane in the 1851 census. He is shown as her father.
10....Edward b abt 1788 Feltwell, d 17 Mar 1865 bur 22 Mar 1865 Wilton
11.....Mary bap 26 Sep 1791 Feltwell
12.....Richard bap 6 Sep 1795 bur 27 Sep 1795

13 John RICHARDSON b 1741 bur 26 Mar 1828 Feltwell m Mary TOKELOVE (b 1744 bur 24 Mar 1817 Feltwell) 29 Jul 1767 Methwold

Child of John and Mary
14......
John b 1768 bur 23 Oct 1840
Note: The large gap of 26 years has yet to be researched, although no christenings have yet been found. Records of weddings suggest further Richardson children, but there may be another generation, given the common practice of using the same names in families
15......Samuel bap 16 Apr 1786
16......Tabitha bap 23 May 1789 bur 27 Aug 1789 Feltwell St Mary's
16a....Tabitha bap 23 Jun 1790 Feltwell St Nicholas bur 27 Mar 1844 aged 55 Hockwold



GENERATION 5

H5 Scales WATSON m Frances BAGNEL 30 Nov 1806 Denver

Note: In 1841 the family was at Wincommon Road, Denver, where Scales was an ag lab.

Children of Scales and Frances
H6......Scales b abt 1812 d 19 Oct 1848
Note: In 1841 Scales was an ag lab
H7......Robert b abt 1823 Denver
Note: In 1841 Robert was an ag lab
H8......William b abt 1826 Denver
Note: In 1841 William was an ag lab
H9......Samuel b abt 1835 Denver


9 Robert WATSON m 16a Tabitha RICHARDSON 2 Apr 1812 Feltwell

Note: In 1841 the family was at Hockwold cum Wilton. Robert was an ag lab.

Children of Robert and Tabitha
17......Edward bap 3 May 1812 Feltwell bur 6 May 1812 Feltwell
18......Mary bap 6 Mar 1813 Wilton and 16 Apr 1813 Feltwell d 4th qr 1851 Pancras [16/119]
19......Richard b abt 1817 Wilton d Feb 1855
NOte: In 1841 Richard was an ag lab
20......Robert b abt 1815 Feltwell bur 12 Apr 1893 Icklingham St James aged 78
21......Susan bap 2 Oct 1819
Note: Susan had two illegitimate children, William bap 12 Mar 1841 and John bap 12 Nov 1844
22......Jane16 Oct 1821 Feltwell
23......Elizabeth bap 2 Sep 1827
24......Thomas b 20 Aug 1827 Hockwold bur 12 May 1922 Wilton (aged 94)
25......Edward b 4 Sep 1834 d 8 Sep 1834
25a....William b 1840 Hockwold cum Wilton [Census]


10 Edward WATSON, labourer m Mary WOLSEY (b abt 1788 d 6 Aug 1868 bur 10 Aug 1868) 26 May 1812 Wilton

Note: Edward and Mary share a grave in Hockwold

Children of Edward and Mary

26....Susan b abt 1812/13 m John STALLON 27 Nov 1841
27......
Harriot b 1815 or 1816 Wilton bur 28 Dec 1847 aged 32
28......Jane bap 25 May 1816, dressmaker, d 10 Apr 1887 bur 16 Apr 1887 Hockwold
29......Martha bap 12 Jun 1826 Hockwold m John PETTIT, Tailor, (b 1824 London,) 29 Sept 1849
Note: John was the son of Robert PETTIT, Tailor, and Mary (b 1802 Rudham. Banns for John PETTIT and Martha WATSON were read at Hockwold on 9th, 16th and 13rd Sep 1849. Witnesses at their wedding were James WOOLSEY, Rebecca PYMER, William BALDING and Eleanor BALDING
In 1851 57 James WATSON was staying with John and Martha.


14 John RICHARDSON m Margaret DRAKE 4 Jan 1795 Feltwell St Nicholas

Note: John is shown in the tithe maps of 1837 as the owner of an allottment in Feltwell

Children of John and Margaret
30......Jane bap 3 Dec 1796 Feltwell
31......John R bap 2 May 1798 Feltwell
Note: John R is shown in the tithe map of Feltwell of 1837 as renting a cottage in Feltwell, the property of a Mr WEBB (dec)
32......Mary bap 24 Mar 1803 Feltwell
33......Jemima bap 19 May 1805 Feltwell
34......Ann bap 6 Sep 1807 Feltwell
35......John Simson bap 26 Sep 1816 Feltwell
Rex Watson has details of the Richardson family: if you wish to know more, contact Rex here



GENERATION 6

18 Mary WATSON m (a) H6 Scales WATSON (b abt 1812 d 19 Oct 1848) 14th Oct 1841 and (b) John CHATTEN or CHATTER Denver 1852

Rex Watson has details of the descendants of Scales and Francis: if you wish to know more, contact Rex here

Note: Scales and Mary were second cousins. John Chatten was an ag lab.

Children of Scales and Mary

36......Jane b 21 Sep 1842 Denver
37......Henry b 14 Apr 1845 Denver d 20 Feb 1901 Uxbridge, London
38......Constance bap 1846 d unmarried 1878
Note: Constance had an illegitimate child
Child of John and Mary
39......Martha twin bap 11 Sep 1853 Denver
Note: Martha is recorded in the 1861 census as living with her parents
40....Susanna twin, bap 10 Dec 1853 (poss d 1854)


15 Richard WATSON m Mary NEAL (b 1823 Lakenheath) 4th qr 1846 Mildenhall

Note: In 1851 Richard was an ag lab. They were living in Wilton Street together with Richard's brother Thomas, ag lab. After Richard's death in 1855, Mary remarried John PALFREY 2nd qr 1857 Thetford

Children of Richard and Mary

41......Alfred b 1847
42......Maria b 1849 m Philip HICKS 1876


20 Robert WATSON m Mary FULLER ( widow nee HENSLOW b abt 1809 Methwold) 25 Jul 1838

Note: Mary's father was William HENSLOW and witnesses were Richard WEST and Joseph RUDDERHAM. In 1851 the family were living in Icklingham, where Robert was an ag lab

Children of Robert and Mary
43......Edward FULLER b abt 1828 Wilton (aged 23 in 1851)
Note: in the 1851 census Edward gives Robert as his father, but FULLER as his surname. Edward was an ag lab
43a....Selina b abt 1836 living in Hockwold 1861 m William FLETCHER 20 Jan 1862
Note: Selina was a house servant in Icklingham in 1851 and she married as "Selina FULLER", but gave her father as Robert WATSON - issue: 8 children by 1881
44......Jane b 2nd qr 1839 Wilton [Thetford 13 292] bur 1 Nov 1915 Icklingham
45......William b 4th qr 1840 Hockwold [Thetford 13 271]
Note: William was a "bird boy" in 1851 in Icklingham
46......Robert bap 26 May 1846 bur 31 May 1846.
47......Jacob bap 21 Nov Icklingham All Saints 1849 bur 27 Nov 1849 Icklingham (Twin to Esau)
48......Esau bap 21 Nov Icklingham All Saints 1849 bur 2 Dec 1849 Icklingham (Twin to Jacob)


24 Thomas WATSON m Susan GORE (bap 12 Feb 1832 Wilton funeral 17 Mar 1920) 26 Jul 1855 Hockwold St Peters
Note: see the GORE branch here

Susan was the daughter of John GORE and Mary CATER; her marriage banns were completed on 24 Jun 1855 at Hockwold. Witnesses to marriage: Robert WATSON and John GORE, both labourers
Thomas was an ag lab in 1861 husbandman in 1867, bailiff on the Snarehill Estate in 1891, and in 1901 they were both with 37 Mary R WATSON in London


Children of Thomas and Susan
49......Jonathan b 28 Dec 1856 Hockwold bap 11 Jan 1857 Hockwold d 21 Jun 1945 Colchester

50......Cator bap 21 Mar 1858 d 1 Oct 1939 Lower Dene, Shelton, Beds
Note: HW feels Cator may have been adopted by Thomas and Susan: if so, his parents were probably William WATSON and Sarah CATOR - perhaps Sarah died in childbirth - in 1851 they were living in Saham Toney. However, his bap records his parents as Thomas and Susan, and R.P.W. feels he is the natural child, not adopted.
51......Fred bap 10 Jul 1859 bur 18 Feb 1860 Hockwold
52......Fred b 20 Feb 1861 Hockwold
53......Lucy b 8 Sep 1862 Hockwold; living with parents 1891 d 11 Mar 1948 Main Street Hockwold
54......Thomas b 1866 Hockwold agricultural labourer
55......Jacob b 17 Oct 1867 Hockwold cum Wilton d 14 Feb 1951 Thetford
56......Edward Gilbert b Jul 1870 Hockwold bur 28 May 1871 Hockwold


27 Harriott WATSON had an illegitimate son, Harriot dying when he was 5 years old:

Child of Harriott
57......James b 16 Oct 1842 Hockwold bur 6 Mar 1913 [James was nephew to Martha PETTIT, living with her in 1851]



GENERATION 7

36 Jane WATSON m William COPSEY (b abt 1843 Eriswell, Suffolk) 29 Feb1868 Parish Church, Haverstock Hill, Mdx

Note: In 1871 the family was at Castle Place, St Pancras and in 1891 they were at 10 Tovey Place St Pancras. William was a coach porter and Jane a laundress.

Children of William and Jane
58......Charles Robert b 3rd qr 1868 [Thetford 4b 393] d 3rd qr 1868 [Thetford 4b 299]
59......William Richard b 2nd qr 1868 St Pancras [Pancras 1b 176] d 3rd qr 1871 St Pancras [Pancras 1b 100] aged 3
60......Charles Henry (sometimes recorded as Henry Charles) b 4th qr 1870 Denver (Downham 4b 339] d 4th qr 1912 [Pancras 1b 137] aged 43
60a....George William b 4th qr 1872 St Pancras [Pancras 1b 161] m Emma WHITE 1 May 1897 Twickenham
Note: George was a wood sawyer in 1891. Emma remarried after George's death to William John GOOGES 9 Jul 1905
60b....Lily Frances Rose b 2 Oct 1876 St Pancras [Pancras 1b 177] m George Walter TUFFREY 29 Mar 1900 Chelsea
60c....Herbert William Richard b 4th qr 1882 St Pancras [Pancras 1b 162] d 2nd qr 1885 St Pancras aged 2 [Pancras 1b 113]


37 Henry WATSON m Mary Robinson HENDERSON (b 1856 Newcastle under Tyne) 27 Jul 1884 St Martins Kentish Town

Note: There wa a Mary R HENDERSON aged 25 at Woods Terrace, Westoe, Durham in the 1881 census in the household of William RUFFLE. Both Henry and Mary were listed as being at 10 Tovey Place when married; witnesses were George William BATCHELOR and William COLSEY. Henry was listed as a grocer in the London telephone directory in 1900. Mary was shown as a widow in the 1901 census, living at 15 Dudley Road, Norwood, Southall


44 Jane WATSON m Thomas BAILEY (bap 20 Sep 1835 Icklingham St James bur 18 Jan 1893 aged 55) 22 May 1868 Icklingham

Note: Thomas was the son of Thomas BAILEY and Maria PRINCE. His age was given as 45 in the 1881 census

Children of Thomas and Jane

61......Nancy (Illegitimate) b 1860
62......Mary Jane b 1868 Icklingham
63......Selina b 1871
Note: The mother of the remaining 4 children is listed as Selina. This may be an error on the part of the vicar: Burton is shown at both Icklingham churches as being baptised!
64......Watson b 1873
65......Harry b 1875
66......Matilda b 1878
67......Burton b 1879


45 William WATSON m Emma ALLWOOD 1st qr 1874 Mansfield

Children of William and Emma
68......Mary J b 1874 Mansfield
69......Harriott b 1876 Sheffield
70......William b abt 1879 Sheffield
71......Ethel b abt 1885 Sheffield
72......Selina b abt 1887 Sheffield


49 Jonathan WATSON m (a) Betsy FOX (b 9 Aug 1852 Thurlton d 24 Jan 1903 Colchester) 25 Dec 1883 Heigham, Norwich and (b) Charlotte HARVEY 1905 Colchester

Note: Betsy was the daughter of Thomas FOX and Ann CURTIS of Thurlton, Norfolk. Jonathan was a cab proprietor, butler, caretaker, ostler,domestic gardener and in 1881 he was a footman at Wroxham House, Wroxham. In 1902 he was a beer retailer, licensee of the Fleece Tap, Colchester

Child of Betsy and another
73......Gertrude b 27 Mar 1873 Norwich

Children of Jonathan and Betsy
74......Archie Thomas b 24 Oct 1884 Heigham, Norwich d 1963
75......Percy Albert b 1st qr 1889 St Osyth bap 1893 in Berg Apton d bef 1963
76......Mabel Bessie b 15 Aug 1894 Heigham, Norwich d aged 68 1962 m in 1919 Arthur Claude SCHILLING
Note: witness was Gertrude ABBS, her step-sister: Arthur was the son of Arthur SHILLING and Eliza STEPHENSON


50 Cator WATSON m (a) Fanny Emily KIRBY [b Codicote, Herts abt 1856 prob. d 26 Mar 1925 17 West St Colchester] at St George's Hanover Square, Mdx 3 Aug 1882 (b) Winifred Annie COLLETT 26 Oct 1929 St Neots

Note: from 1895 to 1901 he was a publican, licensee of the "Compasses" in Dedham, Essex; 1902 saw him at The White Hart, Colchester, and from 1906 to at after 1911 he was at the Greyhound, Langham. Fanny was the daughter of William and Susan KIRBY. Cators death was reported by his son George

Cator formed a relationship with Winifred Annie around 19118/19 because he is named as the father of her children, and subsequently married her. Fanny died in 1925 and Winifred and Cator married 26 Oct 1929. Whether he left Fanny or the arrangement was a menage a trois is unknown, although Fanny's death in Colchester suggests that they were living apart. Before he was declared the father, Winifred had a child Winifred W COLLETT registered at Bedford 4th qr 1918. A year after Cator's death she married William KNIGHT widower aged 73 5th Oct 1940. Witnesses to this wedding were George Ernest WATSON and Winnie WATSON.

From a Newspaper report; courtesy of Rex WATSON

DEAN

DEATH OF MR. C. WATSON

The death of Mr. Cator Watson, aged eighty-two. occurred at his home at Lower Dean recently. [1st Oct 1939] For a number of years he had been crippled with rheumatism. He was a native of Norfolk and had lived at Pertenhall before coming to Dean. He did much military service and was a lance-corporal in the Essex Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War. During the Great War he was a lance-corporal in the Royal Defence Corps from 1914 to 1919. Mr Watson leaves a widow and six children.

The funeral was held at the Parish Church on 4th October and was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. C.P. Russell). The service was choral and the hymns "Rock of Ages" and "Abide with me" were sung. Mrs C.W. Lilley was the organist. The mourners were Mrs Watson (widow), Mr George Watson (son), Winnie and Dick (daughter and son). Jessie Watson (daughter), and Wilfred Deighton (friend). Among those at the church were Mrs Wade (Dean Grange) and Nurse Eaton.

Rex Watson has details of the KIRBY family: if you wish to know more, contact Rex here

Children of Cator and Fanny Emily
77......Evelyn Lucy b 1888 14 Seymour place, London
Note: Evelyn was a barmaid in 1911
78......Wilfred b 1890 Thetford
78a....George Cator b 29 May 1891 Ipswich d 1st qr 1894 Lexden
79......Douglas ArthurA b 1893 Dedham killed 12 Aug 1917 Ypres m Maud BLOOMFIELD 4 Oct 1910 Colchester
Note: Douglas was a farm labourer in 1911 but appears on the war memorial at Langham, Essex. Maud remarried a Mr FITT
80......Hilda R F b 1895 Dedham m William C THORRINGTON 1st qr 1918 Marylebone [1a 98]
81......Susan b 1897 Dedham m Philip G THORRINGTON 1st qr 1922 Colchester [4a 1090a]

Children of Cator and Winifred
81a......Wilfred D b 2nd qr 1920 Newport Pagnell [3a 2253]
81b......George E b 3rd qr 1921 Newport Pagnell [3a 1805]
81c......Jessie D b 1st qr 1924 Bedford [3b 450]
81d......Richard G b 2nd qr 1926 Bedford [3b 449]
81e......James A b 4th qr 1932 St Neots [3b 348]


52 Fred WATSON m Annie Marie UPSON (b 13 Jul 1862 Ubbeston) of Gt Yarmouth 17 Oct 1885 Thetford Wesleyan Methodist Church

Note: Annie was the daughter of Henry and Maria UPSON nee CRANE ( b abt 1844 Cratfield) Henry died between 1861 and 1871 because Annie Marie and her sister Mary Ann (b abt 1867) were the stepchildren of Lionel PEPPER in 1871 living with 6 Pepper children in Peasenhall. Fred Watson and Anne Marie were living at 15 Guildhall Street, Thetford in 1891. In 1911 Fred was a farm labourer and the family was at Illington, Thetford

Children of Fred and Annie Marie
82......Cator Frederick b 12 Aug 1886 Snarehill
83......Gilbert Thomas b 2nd qr 1888 Snarehill [Thetford 4b 413]
Note: In 1911 Gilbert was a "help on stud" at Rushford, boarding with Henry SCARFEGilbert became a private in the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment , and was killed in the Battle of the Somme on 28 Sep 1816. His name is recorded on the memorial at Thiepval, Somme, France
84......Sybil Lilian Lucy b 1st qr 1890 Snarehill
Note: In 1911 Sybil was a laundress, head of Primley House Laundry at Paignton
84a....Ernest Eric b 1898 Rushford Norfolk
85......Violet b 1902 Rushford Norfolk


53 Lucy WATSON m WALTON or Walter Edmund HALL (of Hockwold, b abt 1867 d at Hardale House Downham 16 Feb 1942 ) Thetford 22 Nov 1893 Wilton [banns complete in Wilton 5 Nov 1893]

Note: In 1891 Mirrie was living with her Lucy and Walter. Walter HALL and Lucy were living at Dedham in 1901 and in 1911 at Hockwold

On her birth certificate Lucy gives the father as her brother Fred Watson

86......Miriam Gertrude (Mirrie) b 17 Apr 1890 in Ormesby (Illegitimate) d 24 Feb 1976 Highlands Hospital, Southgate

Note: Mirrie gave her maiden name as HALL

Child of Walter Edmund and Lucy
87......Ivy b abt Dec 1901 (adopted child) m Mr ROTHERY d Jul 1990 Bedford.


55 Jacob WATSON m Edith Helen WHITTA (b 7 Jun 1868 Thetford) 31 Aug 1892 Thetford Wesleyan Chapel [see Whitta branch]
Note: Jacob is recorded as a grocer's assistant and in 1911 the family was at 2 Raymond Street, Thetford. In 1911 there was a live in servant, Emily COLE, a 51 Year old widow b Barnham Suffolk living in
Children of Jacob and Edith Helen

89......Edith Lily b 2 Mar 1893 d 11 Oct 1925
Note: Edith was a domestic servant in 1911 living with her parents
90......Hilda May b 26 Sep 1895 d 2 Aug 1928
Note: In 1911 Hilda was a general servant domestic living with her parents. She who was thought to be a lesbian, killed herself by jumping from a window, She had bad feet and had to wear "night shoes".
91......Maude Gertrude b 10 Jul 1897 d Feb 1964, Mdx
92......Florence Dagmar b 16 Jan 1900 Thetord, d 28 may 1993 Brighton
93......Finetha Violet aka Nettie b 27 Jul 1901 d 28 Nov 1923 in 'flu epedemic [Salvationist]
94......Annie Miriam aka Peggy b 15 Mar 1903 Thetford, d 8 Oct 1989 Worthing, West Sussex
95......Leonard William Rought b 22 May 1905 d 19 Jan 1994 Bury St Edmunds
95a....Cyril Thomas b 1910 Thetford
96......Henry BRISTOW b 12 Aug 1912 at Manor House, Thetford d 12 Aug 1971 Southend (foster child)


54 Thomas WATSON m Ellen DRIVER (b abt 1873 Chelmondiston, Suffolk) 9 Jan 1892 Harkstead

Issue unknown


57 James WATSON m Clarissa JOHNSON (bur 17 May 1919) (see Johnson branch) abt 1863

Note: James was schoolmaster in Hockwold, living at 91 High Street in 1871, School House in 1881 and in 1891 was recorded as Schoolmaster and farmer. By 1911 he had retired but remained in Hockwold. Their banns were read 10th Dec 1863, 10th and 17th Jan 1864

Children of James and Clarissa
82......Clara Harriet b 12 Sep 1864 m Arthur William KIDDELL of St Mary Somerset, London (banns complete 25 Aug 1901) 3rd qr 1901 [Thetford 4b 758]
97......Francis James b 2 Sep 1865 d 15 Jun 1866
98......Victor b 27 Apr 1867 d 28 Apr 1867
99......Lily Mary May b 2nd qr 1870 [Thetford 4b 401] m Frederick William Rycraft GOLDING of Walton Sfk 1st qr 1899 [Thetford 4b 595]
100....Percy Eustace b 3rd qr 1873 [Thetford 4b 363] bur 18 Jan 1951 m Rose Ellen RANSBOTTOM 2nd qr 1902 [Plomesgate 4a 1581]
101....
Archie Edward b 2nd qr 1876 [Thetford 4b 388]
102....Sybil Alice b 4th qr 1880 [Thetford 4b 380] m Charles Henry MORTON 2nd qr 1909 [Thetford 4b 771]



GENERATION 8

52 Burton BAILEY m Annie HAZELWOOD Aug 1905 Icklingham (banns 9th, 16th and 23rd July 1905)

Children of Burton and Annie
103......Annie May b 2 May 1906
104......Lillian Ethel b 27 Oct 1907
105......Thomas George Burton b 17 Dec 1909


58 Charles Henry COPSEY m Alice Cochrane WILLIS 20th Oct 1890 [Pancras 1b 65]

Note: In 1891 when first married Charles and Alice lived at 106 Belmont Street, St Pancras, London with Alice's father, Percy WILLIS. Charles was a french polisher. Alice remarried after Charles death to William Robert BROWSE 12 Jun 1919.[St Pancras 1b 344]

Children of Charles and Alice
106......Beatrice Ernestine b 2nd qr 1891 [Pancras 1b 159] m Frederick STONER 24 Dec 1913 [St Pancras 1b 308]
107......Lily Eveline b 4th qr 1892 [Pancras 1b 143] d 1912 Pancras
108......Ernest Alexander b 1st qr 1895 [Pancras 1b 176] d 3rd qr 1958 aged 63 [Watford 4b 262] m Barbara M COKER 3rd qr 1914 [Wandsworth 1d 1207]


73 Gertrude WATSON m George ABBS (b 1872 Norfolk) 1897 Norwich

Note: Gertrude married under the name WATSON, not her mother's maiden name FOX which was her registered name

Children of George and Gertrude

109......Maud b abt 1897 Norwich
110......Gertrude b abt 1901 Norwich


74 Archie Thomas WATSON m (a) Ellen PRYKE (b 12 Jul 1876 Thorrington, Essex, d 18 Nov 1918 Colchester) 22 Nov 1906, (b) Maud Edith Ellen WREN (b 1876 d 14 Mar 1932 Colchester) 2nd qr 1919 Colchester [4a 1815] (c) Laura Louise DALDRY nee SEXTON (b 1886 Colchester d 7 Jun 1954 Colchester) 2nd qr 1933 Colchester [4a 2015]

Rex Watson has details of the descendants of Pryke and Potter: if you wish to know more, contact Rex here

Note: Archie was an engineers tool fitter. Ellen was the daughter of David PRYKE and Susannah POTTER

Children of Archie Thomas and Ellen
111......Ethel b 24 Jun 1907 d 9 May 1991
112......Olive May b 1908 d 1999
113......Sidney Thomas b 1909 d 1952
114......Reginald Ernest b 1910 d 1982 The Saltings, Foulness Island.
115......Doris Hilda b 1913 d 14 Jun 2003 Colchester
116......Edith Marie b 1917


75 Percy Albert WATSON m Maud May SPARROW (b abt 1886) 2 Apr 1910 Colchester

Note: Maud was the daughter of Thomas SPARROW

Children of Percy and Maud
117......Ivy Muriel (Lally) b 1912 d 1981
118......Beatrice Maud (Beattie) b 1913 d 1993
119......Sylvia Blanche b 1920 Colchester
120......Winifred Mary dob unknown


86 Miriam Gertrude (Mirrie) WATSON m (a) John Edward (Jack) WALDEN (d bef 1923) 29 Mar 1910 and (b) Basil WRIGHT (d abt 1973) after 1923

Note: Mirrie gave her maiden name as HALL at her marriageChildren of Mirrie and Jack
121......Gladys O L b 4 Jan 1911 Friern Barnet 1910
122......Leslie b abt 1912

Children of Mirrie and Basil
123......Phyllis b abt 1925
124......Eric b after 1925


89 Edith Lily WATSON partnered Mr WHALEBELLY in Nome (no issue) and m Reg KEYMER (b 1861 Ringstead)

Children of Edith Lily and Reg
125......
Cyril Watson b 1 Mar 1910 d 1981
126......Maud Lilian b 26 Jan 1913 d 13 Jul 1992 Thetford
127......Doris Mary b 28 Sep 1914 d abt 1955 Thetford
128......Betty Edith b 31 Dec 1916 d Nov 25 2001
129......a boy, b 26 Jul 1920 still living
130......a boy, b 1 May 1922 still living
131......a boy, b 1 Sep 1924 still living


91 Maud Gertrude WATSON m Robert STROUD (d abt 1954)

Children of Maude Gertrude and Robert
132......a girl, b 15 Aug 1925 still living
133......a girl b 29 Oct 1927 still living
134......a boy b 27 Sep 1936


92 Florence Dagmar WATSON m (a) Gordon COFFIN 1922 in Isle of Wight and (b) Edward PULLIN (b 1 Nov 1910 London d Apr 1989 Brighton) 1960 London

Children of Florence Dagmar and Gordon
135......
a girl, living in Michigan, USA
136......a girl, living in Michigan, USA

Children of Florence Dagmar and Edward
137......a boy, b 7 Nov 1935 still living
138......Daphne Jane b 1945 d 1947 from fall over cliffs at Peacehaven


93 Finetha Violet WATSON m Troilus Victor DENTON [now deceased]

Child of Finetha and Troilus
139......a girl b Jul 1925 still living


94 Annie Miriam WATSON met (a) John Joseph GRACE (d before Mar 1928) and (b) John William MORLEY (b 12 Sep 1906 Leamington Spa d 30 Jan 1974 Middlesex

Child of Annie Miriam and Joseph
140......Peter John GRACE b 12 Mar 1928 d Jan 1946 Barnes London

Child of Annie Miriam and John William
141......
Helen Margaret Ann MORLEY b 10 Feb 1941 St Edmunds Hospital, Northampton


95 Leonard William Rought WATSON Smallholder m Rose DOWNING (b 2 Jul 1908 d 7 Dec 1997 Bury St Edmunds) 24 Mar 1933 Hopton

Children of Leonard William Rought and Rose
142......girl b 14 Aug 1933
143......boy b 25 Jul 1936


81a Henry BRISTOW m Vera

Child of Henry and Vera
144......girl b May 1947


101 Archie Edward WATSON, printer, m Flossie Marion GREEN, Wilton 1913 (banns 31 Aug, 7 and 14 Sep 1913)

Note In 1911 Archie was a corn merchant

Child of Archie and Flossie
144a......Joan b 2nd qr 1920 Norwich district



GENERATION 9

111 Ethel WATSON m Harold CANHAM (b 29 Jun 1903 d 22 Sep 1977) 7 Jul 1928

Children of Harold and Ethel
145......girl b 1929
146......boy b 1936


112 Olive May WATSON m Leslie Harold BROWN (b 4 Feb 1908 d 9 Oct 1967) Jan 1931

Children of Leslie and Olive
147......girl b 1931
148......boy b 1939
149......boy b 1942


113 Sydney Thomas WATSON m Doris May RALPH (b 22 Jun 1905 d 22 Jan 1981) 28 Jan 1933

Children of Sydney and Doris
150......girl b 1933
151......girl b 1937
152......boy b 1944 d 2000


114 Reginald Ernest WATSON m Madge Lilian NEWMAN (b 30 Mar 1911 Rochford d 17 Sep 2002 Southend Gen Hospital) 3 Jul 1937

Note: Reginald was a postman and Methodist. Madge was the daughter of Arthur and Edith Ellen WARREN

Children of Reginald and Madge

153......R P(boy) b 1938
154......Paula Frances b 1943 d 7 May 2008 Sunderland
155......girl b 1948


115 Doris Hilda WATSON m Frank Frederick SEXTON (b 15 Sep 1907 d 28 Aug 1982) 27 Mar 1937

Child of Frank and Doris
156......boy b 15 Mar 1938 m Ann BERRY (b 21 Jun 1947) 21 Jun 1980 (no issue)
233......RMS (boy) b 1944


116 Edith Marie WATSON m Frank EVANS (b 11 Jan 1910 d 19 Oct 1973) 15 Sep 1939

Children of Frank and Edith
157......girl b 1942
158......boy b 1946
159......girl b 1961


117 Ivy Muriel (Lally) WATSON m Robert William CROSS

Children of Robert and Ivy
160......boy
161......boy
162......girl
163......girl


118 Beatrice Maud (Beattie) WATSON m Ernest E RIGG

Children of Ernest and Beatrice
164......boy
165......boy


119 Sylvia Blanche WATSON m Frederick Charles POLLEY (b 1913 d Aug 2002) abt May 1940

Children of Frederick and Sylvia
166......girl m (a) Anthony Kenneth BERRY [issue: 2 boys] (b) John Roger HACK 9 Jun 2002
167......girl
168......girl


121 Gladys WALDEN m 125 Cyril WATSON

Children of Gladys and Cyril
169......girl b 27 Oct 1935 Fulham
170......girl b 1 Mar 1939 Fulham
171......boy b 14 Sep 1941 Crimplesham
172......boy b 26 Jan 1945 Crimplesham
173......boy b 30 Apr 1947 Crimplesham
174......boy b 15 May 1948 Stone Cross
175......boy b 1 Jul 1949 Stone Cross


126 Maud Lilian KEYMER m John Frederick PALMER (d 28 Nov 1992) 1950 Thetford

Children of John Frederick and Maud Lilian
176......boy b 12 Jul 1952
177......boy b 8 Feb 1954


127 Doris Mary KEYMER m Robert REEVE

Child of Robert and Doris Mary
178......boy, d.o.b. unknown


128 Betty Edith KEYMER m Wallace Leslie SHICKLE (d 1995 Hopton)

Children of Betty Edith and Wallace Leslie
179......girl b 1 Mar 1938, now married.
180......girl, d.o.b.unknown


129 Boy married with
181......girl
182......girl
183......one boy (deceased)


133 Girl married with
181......boy
182......boy
183......girl


134 Boy married with
184......girl
185......girl


135 Girl in USA married with
186......boy
187......girl
188......girl
189......girl


136 Girl in USA married with
190......boy
191......boy
192......boy


137 Boy married with
193......girl
194......girl
195......boy


141 Helen Margaret Ann MORLEY married twice

Children of first marriage
196......boy
197......boy
198......boy

Children of second marriage
199......girl
200......girl
201......girl

Note: two of the girls died


142 Girl married with
202......boy
203......girl


143 Boy, married with
204......one girl



GENERATION 10

145 B.O.C m JORDAN (b 15 Mar 1925) 3 Jun 1950

Child of E and B
205......boy b 1953


146 B.J.C m HENDERSON (b 1 Aug 1941) 14 Nov 1959

Children of B and V
206.......girl b 1960
207.......girl b 1963
208.......girl b 1977


147 V.J.E.B m BRYANT (b 18 Nov 1928) 21 Aug 1954

Child of C and V
209......girl (adopted)


148 D.L.B m HART (b 28 May 1940) 14 Oct 1961

Children of D and B
210......girl b 1962
211......girl b 1965


149 G. B m MARTIN (b 4 Jun 1942) 9 Oct 1965

Children of G and S
212......boy b 1967
213......Boy b 20 May 1969 m Emma Jane BACON 27 Aug 2000


150 P.J.W m O'CONNELL (b 19 Oct 1929 d 3 Aug 2001) 27 Jun 1953

Children of W and P
214......P.W. (boy) b 13 Jun 1955
215......girl b 1957
216......girl b 1961


151 P.J.W m HOWARD (b 20 Oct 1928) 4 May 1957

Children od D and P
217......J.E (girl) b 1958
218......J.C (boy) b 1961
219......T.J (girl) b 1964


152 G.K.W m ADAMSON 1973 (now divorced)

Child of G and J
220......boy b 23 Dec 1974


153 R.P.W m PRINGLE (b 17 Dec 1939) 28 Mar 1964 All Saints, Newmarket

Children of R and Mrs R
221......girl b 27 Oct 1965
Note: This child who works in the Sue Ryder shop in Ilminster, has Down's syndrome and was educated at Dovery Down, Beaudesert, Weatherfield Schools and Lufton Manor College
222......girl b 1968
Note: This child was educated at Cedars School, Leighton Buzzard 1981 - 6, Sheffield University 1986 - 90 and Sheffield Hallam University 1992 - 3. She is a computer systems analyst/programmer
223......boy b 7 Mar 1971 (foster child)
Note: this boy was educated at Cedars School, Leighton Buzzard and then at Luton College of Further Education 1987-9


154 Paula Frances WATSON m CONNORS (b 2 Apr 1933) 24 Apr 1971

Note: P was a primary school teacher until marriage, and a childminder after marriage, retiring in Jul 2000. She was educated at Westcliffe High School for Girls, Homerton College Cambridge, and although a Methodist before marriage converted to Roman Catholic.

Children of P and B

224......girl b 6 Feb 1972
225......boy b 1973
226......boy b 10 May 1975
227......girl b 1978
228......boy b 25 May 1982


155 J.W m BETTERIDGE (b 10 Jun 1948) 1 Apr 1972

Children of R and J
229......girl b 1974
230......girl b 27 Apr 1978 m FINLAYSON 27 Nov 2004
231......girl b 9 Jun 1988
232......girl b 10 Jun 1990


233 RMS m (a) SPARLING (b 30 Aug 1946) 20 Nov 1965 (b) WATERMAN (nee CHAPMAN) (b 19 Aug 1946)

Note: Waterman brought three children to the marriage: girl, boy and girl.
Children of R and V

269......M.R. b 4 Sep 1966
270......A.D. b 31 Jan 1968

Child of RMS and Waterman
270a....L.J. (girl) b 2 Jul 1970



GENERATION 11

205 B.J m LAIGHT (b 2 Jan 1963) 3 Sep 1983

Children of B and J
234......girl b 22 Dec 1990
235......girl b 25 Apr 1993


206 J.C.C m LAMB (b 29 Sep 1957) 14 Aug 1982

Children of K and J
236......boy b 4 Jan 1989
237......girl b 7 May 1991


207 M.J.C m KIM (b 27 Mar 1963) 16 Jul 1988

Children of M and T
238......boy b 8 Aug 1990
239......boy b 31 May 1992


208 B.L.C with partner SHAVE (b 29 Dec 1976)

Child of M and B
240......boy b 10 Apr 2000


209 T.B m NUDDS 27 Sep 1997 Lexden, Colchester

Children of C and T
241......boy b 8 Jul 1999
242......unknown


210 S.L.B m SPRINGETT

Children of G and S
243......boy b 29 Sep 1986
244......girl b 5 Feb 1990


211 D.J.B m ANGEL Colchester

Children of S and D
245......girl b 15 Jul 1991
246......boy b 5 Jun 1993


212 P.M.B m PERFECT 20 Jul 1990

Children of P and S
247......boy b 19 Aug 1992
248......girl b 27 Oct 1993


215 D V O m RICHARDSON 1979

Children of R and D
249......boy b 11 Dec 1981
250......boy b 12 Sep 1983


216 JVO m (a) MUNDELL 1988 (b) LAMB (c) WALKER 2003

Child of J and J
251......boy b 11 Aug 1991


217 JEH m OXFORD May 1981

Children of G and J
252......girl b 1979
253......boy b 8 Jun 1982


218 JCH m CARTER 4 May 1985

Children of J and M
254......boy b 1 Jun 1986
255......boy b 27 Feb 1988


219 TJH m HURST

Children of Anthony and Teresa
256......boy
257......boy


222 JW with partner MORGAN

Children of S and J
258......boy MORGAN b 20 Jun 1999
259......girl MORGAN b 14 Jan 2003


225 DPC m MORRISON Debenham, Suffolk

Children of D and S
260......boy b 9 Jun 2000
261......girl b 29 Jan 2003


226 TJC with partner FRASER
Child of T and E
262......girl CONNORS b 8 Nov 2003
262a....girl CONNORS b 14 Apr 2007


227 REC (a) with partner LOCKE (b) m KEEBLE Debenham, Suffolk

Children of R and G
263......girl LOCKE b 10 Jun 1996
264......girl LOCKE b 29 May 1998

Child of S and R
265......boy b 7 Jan 2002


229 ELB m SUNDBLAD (b 13 May 1969 Kristinehamn, Sweden) 30 May 1998 Keele University Chapel

Children of B and E
266......boy b 6 Dec 1994
267......boy b 30 Jun 1997
268......boy b 22 May 2004
268a....boy b 4 Apr 2008 in Phillipines


230 Girl m FINLAYSON 27 Nov 2004

Children of Finlayson and girl
230a......M (girl) b 17 Apr 2006
231a......R (girl) b 21 May 2007


231 Girl partnered with WATKINS

Child of Watkins and girl
231a......T.W.H. (boy) b 12 Jun 2007


252 GLO with partner WALKER

Child of Walker and G
271......boy b 16 Dec 1999


269 M.R.S. m SHEPHERD (b 2 Dec 1970) 19 Jun 1994

Children of M and H
272......girl b 19 Mar 1996
273......girl b 28 Jan 1998




GENERATION 12

270 ADS m SHAHGAGHI 12 May 2000

Child of R and H
274.....girl b 2 Jul 1970 partnered with Peter McARTHY




Thanks to Helen Weddell, Rex Watson, Kevin Sartorelli and Peter Copsey for much of the information on this page

Some people who are still alive have their names omitted. If you wish to know more about them or you are a member of the family, please contact 141 Helen Weddell or Rex Watson or 153 Rex Watson . Many thanks to Helen and to Rex who between them carried out most of the research for this page.

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