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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 16 April 17 11:47 BST (UK) »
Sorry.. I stuffed up using the board system... still a novice..

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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:16 BST (UK) »
1841 census in Montrose. James Watt, 30, baker and confectioner with Christina Watt, 25; Helen Watt, 15; John Moore, 4; Jane Ann Watt, 5 months; two apprentices and a servant. This looks like James Watt and Christina Gordon, but I don't see a marriage date. Their daughterJane Ann was born 28 December 1840.

They also had
James Wilson, 23 October 1842 (note the middle name)
Christina, 18 April 1844
Robertina Helen, 15 May 1846

Also Alexander Watt, 26, merchant service, with Mary Ann, 22, and William, 3 months. Looks like Alexander Watt and Mary Ann Hutcheon, married 9 February 1840 in Montrose, with son William Hutcheon Watt, born 8 March 1841 in Montrose.

They also had
James Birnie, 12 February 1843
Alexander, 11 February 1845
Robert, 18 October 1847
George, 10 November 1849
John, 26 September 1851

Could these be the other two sons of William Watt and Ann Wilson?
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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:18 BST (UK) »
Forfar Sheriff Court has a will or testament:
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Surname: Watt

Forename: John

Date:  26/11/1849

Description: Baker in Montrose

Type:
 
Court: Forfar Sheriff Court 

Reference Number: SC47/40/19


which can be viewed, by purchase of credits, at Scotlandspeople.
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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:23 BST (UK) »
Sarah Jane Watt (14), Ellen Watt (11)
William Watt ( 8 ) and  Mary Watt (7) were all born in Felton, Northumbria.
Just a minor point, but Northumbria did not become the name of a formal administrative entity until the 1970s. In the time you are interested in, it was Northumberland
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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:25 BST (UK) »
Sarah Jane Watt (14), Ellen Watt (11)
William Watt ( 8 ) and  Mary Watt (7) were all born in Felton, Northumbria.
Just a minor point, but Northumbria did not become the name of a formal administrative entity until the 1970s. In the time you are interested in, it was Northumberland

 :P  Thank you...   I will need to brush up on my Geography of England now I suspect  ;D

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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:27 BST (UK) »
Forfar Sheriff Court has a will or testament:
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Surname: Watt

Forename: John

Date:  26/11/1849

Description: Baker in Montrose

Type:
 
Court: Forfar Sheriff Court 

Reference Number: SC47/40/19

Yes..Died in Montrose October 1849..Sounds like the right John Watt ;D

are those wills accessible?

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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:34 BST (UK) »

...Could these be the other two sons of William Watt and Ann Wilson?

Wow.  I don't know...but it easily could be    ...and could explain how John could come straight back to Montrose as a baker  ...into the business of his brother  ... and might explain why his son William went to sea...followed his uncle Alex in to the service....     

I have learned so much tonight (in Melbourne, so night time here now)

So, I wonder if William Watt, the father (my GGG Grandfather) was also a baker?  Time to look for a death record.. :D

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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:39 BST (UK) »

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Yes..Died in Montrose October 1849..Sounds like the right John Watt ;D

are those wills accessible?

Yes, you can pay to view on Scotlandspeople.
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Re: "Joining the Watts"
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 16 April 17 12:42 BST (UK) »

So, I wonder if William Watt, the father (my GGG Grandfather) was also a baker?  Time to look for a death record.. :D

- Fraser

Yes..I found him..

He died in 1839, William Watt, listed as a Baker, In Murray Street Montrose :D   8) 8)