Watson ~ Second Generation

    Issue of Thomas Watson and Elizabeth  
1.   Thomas WATSON
Bap of Thomas Watson 18 Nov 1775 at Royston, Hertfordshire, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Watson, inn holder (ref findmypast image).
No further information found.
 
2.   John WATSON
Bap of John Wattson [sic] 31 Oct 1776 at Royston, Hertfordshire, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Watson, inn holder (ref findmypast image).

Married 9 Jun 1810 at Wyddial, Hertford to Ann BRAY (ref findmypast). It was possible to make the connection with the Hertfordshire family of Bray due to the 1891 census which Fanny Wingate nee Bray was staying with Edward Wood (husband of Sarah Susan Watson) and calling herself a cousin; this confirmed Percival Serle's comment that Mrs Watson was formerly a Miss Bray. Refer to the Bray Family Tree. Bap of Ann Bray 2 Sep 1792 at Layston, Hertford, dau of William Bray and Ann his wife (ref findmypast image).

Their first 5 children were registered in Dr Williams' Library Registry (Non-Conformist) on the same day, 6 Jan 1820 (ref Ancestry England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers). Sarah Susan was born on the 7 Oct 1822, and Ann was buried on the 24 Oct 1822, so it obviously related to the birth.

Burial of Ann Watson 24 Oct 1822 at St Giles church, Wyddial, Hertfordshire, age 30 (ref National Burial Index in findmypast).

John not found in 1841 census.

Ref 1851 census. Cambridgeshire, England. Civil Parish of Royston. Town of Royston. Registration District of Royston. Sub registration district of Buntingford. Address: Market Hill, Royston.
At the home of Caroline Simmance & Elizabeth Beale:
John Watson. Visitor. Widr. Age 74. Retired Schoolmaster. Born Herts, Royston.
[Next door was another John Watson, Widr, 76, Pauper Tailor, also born Royston, found in 1841 census. He was probably the son of Thomas the bricklayer.]

At her marriage in 1851, his daughter Emily was a spinster of full age, her residence being 30 Great Russell St. Her father was listed as John Watson, Gentleman. (All details from marriage certificate.)

Death reg of John Watson Mar qtr 1853 at Royston and Buntingford dist age 76 (ref GRO Index). No probate found.
Burial of John Watson 9 Feb 1853 at Wyddiall, Hertfordshire (ref findmypast).

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.



BRAY FAMILY TREE











1851 census





Emily's Marriage Cert
    Children:  
  1. Ann Elizabeth WATSON born 1812 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire  
  2. John Bray WATSON born 1813 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire  
  3. Elizabeth WATSON born 1814 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire  
  4. Marianne WATSON born 1816 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire  
  5. Emma WATSON born 1818 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire  
  6. Emily WATSON born 1820 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire  
  7. Sarah Susan WATSON born 1822 at Buntingford, Hertfordshire
 
3.   Richard WATSON
Bap of Richard Watson 26 Jun 1779 at Royston, Hertfordshire, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Watson, inn holder (ref findmypast image).

Burial of Richard Watson 15 Jul 1814 at St John The Baptist church, Royston, age 35 (ref National Burial Index in findmypast).
 
4.   Joseph WATSON
Bap of Joseph Watson 1 Feb 1781 at Royston, Hertfordshire, son of Thomas & Elizabeth Watson, inn holder (ref findmypast image).

Marriage 6 May 1805 at Saint Mary The Great, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire of Joseph Watson to Mary SPARKES (ref findmypast). Bap of Mary Sparks 27 May 1785 at Royston, Hertfordshire, dau of William & Mary (ref findmypast). The name is spelt Sparkes in other documents relating to their children.

Joseph was listed as a Silversmith on his son's marriage certificate.

Ref 1841 census. Cambridgeshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary The Great. Address: Market Hill, St Mary The Great.
Together with Mary's sister Sophia Fletcher (45) and 2 servants:
Joseph Watson. Jeweller. Age 60. Not born in Cambridgeshire.
Mary Watson. Age 50. Born in Cambridgeshire.

Ref 1851 census. Cambridgeshire, England. Civil Parish of Cambridge All Saints. Registration district of Cambridge. Address: Jesus Lane, Cambridge All Saints.
Together with Mary's sister Sophia Fletcher (59) and 2 servants:
Joseph Watson. Head. Mar. Age 70. Retired Jeweller. Born Hertfords, Royston.
Mary Watson. Wife. Mar. Age 66. Born Hertfords, Royston.

Death reg of Mary Watson Mar qtr 1852 at Cambridge dist, Cambridgeshire age 66 (ref GRO Index). No probate found.
Burial of Mary Watson 15 Jan 1852 at Cambridge All Saints, residence Jesus Lane, age 66 (ref findmypast Cambridgeshire Burials).

Joseph died 4 Apr 1859. Death reg of Joseph Watson Jun qtr 1859 at Ware Union dist, Hertfordshire age 78 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Joseph Watson 11 Apr 1859 at Cambridge All Saints, Cambridgeshire, residence Hoddesdon Hertfordshire, age 78 (ref findmypast Cambridgeshire Burials).
"WATSON Joseph Esq. Effects under 6,000. 12 March [1861]. The Will with a Codicil of Joseph Watson formerly of 46 Rhadegund-buildings Cambridge in the County of Cambridge but late of Broxbourne in the County of Hertford Esquire deceased who died 4 April 1859 at Broxbourne aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Henry Sparkes Watson of 2 Crosby-square in the City of London Merchant the Son William Eaden [son in law] of Cambridge aforesaid Merchant and Charles Watson of 2 Royal-Exchange-buildings in the said City Stock Broker the Son also the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)








1841 census





1851 census
    Children:  
  1. Henry Sparkes WATSON born 1805 at Royston, Cambridgeshire  
  2. Elizabeth WATSON born 1807 at Royston, Cambridgeshire  
  3. Charles WATSON born 1810 at Royston, Cambridgeshire
 
5.   Elizabeth WATSON
Bap of Elizabeth Watson 16 May 1783 at Royston, Hertfordshire, dau of Thomas & Elizabeth Watson (ref findmypast image).
No further information found.
 

Fully revised 26 Jun 2019