John Watson

More work to do

Woods Ancestry tree

Labourer / Rice Mill worker

~1810? John Watson was born to Thomas Watson, shipwright , and ??

1841C. Too many John Watsons, but none with a Thomas, but he likely already married!

Searched through London Ancestry marriages July 1837-1842 to see if I could find his earlier marriage; but none - of the 54- that could be him with father Thamas

1843. John Watson, widower, labourer, married Charlotte Stileman on 16/7/1843 in the parish church of St Leonard, Shoreditch, Hackney . His father Thomas Watson, shipwright: hers James Stileman, bankers clerk . Banns had been called in March , and both were of the parish St George Southwark: he stated clearly as widower in them


1846 Thomas Watson was born 3/6/1846, baptised 28/6/1846, at St Mary Rotherhithe,, to John & Charlotte . Mother Stileman. His father , John, worked at the Rice Mill, and their address was 57Adam Street , Rotherhithe - from Woods tree

Other children baptised were: Rosetta Watson 1844, address Albion St.; John Watson 3/1851, address Queen St.; Joseph Watson Dec 1859, address Green St. , mother Stileman

1851C. Near Chichester, there is a John 48, and a Charlotte 46, children plus Sarah 12- but unlikely to have moved away from Rotherhithe and NO Thomas in the family!And neither of the 2 Sarah Watson born in Sussex 1838-1840 have mother Stileman. QED, this family is NOT them! - this John & Charlotte shown in the Woods tree

Nothing in 1851C in Rotherhithe for Charlotte, Rosetta, Thomas, with any surname like Watson! -FMP

So Charlotte and John still alive in Rotherhithe in 1859!

40 Josephs aged 1-3 in 1861C, but none with a surname rassembling Watson!!(he was noted as 0!!) . But finaly found Rosetta Wartson- eureka!!


Charlotte Warston - Widow Female 42 1819 Charwoman -
Rosetta Warston
Unmarried Female 17 1844 Scholar Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Thomas Warston
Unmarried Male 14 1847 Scholar Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
John Warston
Unmarried Male 10 1851 Scholar Rotherhithe, Surrey, England
Joseph Warston
Unmarried Male 0 1861 Scholar Rotherhithe, Surrey, England


So far, no trace of them after this!!- until Thomas marries in 1867

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