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Watts family connection
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 05:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi all.
I'm trying to help my brother in-law with his family tree but cannot find birth and marriage details for his g grandfather Joseph Francis Watts..
He was born abt 1870 , died 1943 in Pt Pirie S.A. Wife's name was Alice Dyer. According to S.A. birth records they had 10 children born between 1894 and 1910. Any and all help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 04 January 18 07:34 GMT (UK) »
There is birth recorded for a Francis Joseph Watts

Births Mar 1869   
Watts    Francis Joseph        Westbury, W.    5a   149

Mother's maiden name is Applegate

Most likely marriage

Marriages Mar 1868   
Applegate    Julia Ann        Westbury    5a   206    
Watts    Francis John        Westbury    5a   206
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 04 January 18 07:39 GMT (UK) »
Family Search shows a marriage between Francis Joseph Watts and a Maud Stanhope in 1928 in Cape Town, South Africa.  They are both shown as born in England.

Is this a relation or someone completely different?

You don't say where your Joseph Francis Watts was born.

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 04 January 18 08:17 GMT (UK) »
He was born abt 1870 , died 1943 in Pt Pirie S.A. Wife's name was Alice Dyer. According to S.A. birth records they had 10 children born between 1894 and 1910. Any and all help would be much appreciated.

If you mean Port Pirie, South Australia, please say so to avoid (understandable) confusion with South Africa.

In what country was this man born/married?

Carol
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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 04 January 18 08:35 GMT (UK) »
Sorry about that.Yes to south Australia. Birth records for their children say parents are Joseph Francis Watts and Alice Dyer
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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 January 18 08:57 GMT (UK) »
Do not know where born could be another state. Aged 74 when he died so puts birth about 1870
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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 January 18 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Are you absolutely certain he was born in Australia?  If you're sure, hit 'Report to moderator' and ask for this to be moved to the Australia board.

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 January 18 10:37 GMT (UK) »
There is a lovely report of their 50th wedding anniversary in 1942 on Trove:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96315170

Joseph - youngest son of Thomas WATTS of Werocata Station and Alice daughter of William DYER also of Werocata, married 11 April 1892 at Whitwarta.

Modified to add:
genealogysa has their marriage record:
year-1892   reg no 171/105

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 January 18 10:44 GMT (UK) »
And an informative obituary for Francis in 1943:
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article96359466

born at Bowmans c1870