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07-01-2008, 1:05 AM
Hello all

In our tree we have a William Reed WATSON born 1817 Durham and married Jane WANDLASS in 1836. It appears that Jane and the children emigrated to New Zealand. We do not know the movements of William at all. He died in 1889 in Monkwearmouth. Would love to know anything about him or his parents

New Zealand

07-01-2008, 1:22 AM
Do you have names and approximate dates of birth for the children, there are a few William Watsons in the Sunderland & Durham areas.

08-01-2008, 1:44 AM
Thank you for the message

William and Jane had the following children

WATSON< George b 1837
WATSON, Marjorie b 1839
WATSON, Jane b1843
WATSON, Ann b 1848
WATSON, William b 1848
WATSON, Isobel 1853

Hopefully this is some use


08-01-2008, 2:24 AM
Here are the family in 1841 and 1851

Jane Watson 20 Shopkeeper
Geo Watson 4
Margarie Watson 2
Ann Watson 5 Mo
Phoebe Wanlas 10 F.S
Huddleston Street, Monkwearmouth, Durham
HO107/299 Book 5 ED 1 Folio 23 Page 40
All born in County Durham

William R Watson Head M 34 Taylor & Publican Durham (Might be Saylor)
Jane Watson Wife M 30 Durham
George Watson Son U 14 Apprentice Butcher Durham
Margary Watson Dau U 12 Scholar Durham
Jone Watson Dau 7 Scholar Durham
Robert Watson Son 6 Scholar Durham
Ann Watson Dau 3 At Home Durham
William W Watson Son 3 Mo Durham
Strand St., Monkwearmouth Shore, Durham
HO107/2398 ED 2h Folio 393 Page 59 Sched 278

I'll have a root about for William in 1841 and the other censuses.

Here is George's baptism:
GEORGE WATSON Birth: 26 JAN 1837 Christening: 12 APR 1837 Dundas Street-Independent, Monkwearmouth Shore, Durham Parents: WILLIAM REED WATSON/JANE

The other children may well be baptized in St Peters, Monkwearmouth

29-01-2008, 12:09 AM
I have now discovered the parents of William Reed Watson being George Watson b 1781 of Monkwearmouth and Ann Reed b 1785. The parents of George Watson are George Watson and Hannah. The parents of Ann Reed are John Reed and Isabella