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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 04 January 18 11:00 GMT (UK) »
Joseph Francis WATTS born 1870 with parents Thomas WATTS and Mary Ann GREHAM registered Adelaide 86/358.

Thomas WATTS and Mary GRAHAM married 1855 registered at Clare 24/60.

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 04 January 18 11:26 GMT (UK) »
My resource shows a little more information.  The marriage was in the registration district of Clare not registered at Clare.

WATTS Thomas  26 years  Status Single  Father unrecorded [father's names not recorded in South Australia until 1856.]
GRAHAM Mary  20 years  Status Single  Father unrecorded
4 Dec 1855
At St Mark's Church, Penwortham   District Clare  Symbol A  Book 24  Page 60
A. Amended Entry. The Purchased Certificate will differ slightly re clerical information
   Deduction of a Registration District
   Deduction of a year where a new year date confusion was detected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penwortham,_South_Australia

Birth
WATTS Joseph Frances
28 Aug 1870
Father Thomas WATTS   Mother Mary Ann GREHAM
At Port Wakefield    District Adelaide  Book 86  Page358

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Wakefield,_South_Australia


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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 04 January 18 11:36 GMT (UK) »
From Biographical Index of South Australians.  This appears to be a contributed entry.  Only two births registered to Thomas and Mary on the SA birth indexes and possibly because there was a reluctance by sections of the community to register their chn births.  This included Roman Catholics.

BISA was published in 1986 and information was gleaned from research by the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society in archives, public records, private papers, and letters of administrations as well as contributions from individuals.  All info needs to be checked where possible as there are errors and omissions but an excellent resource to start your SA research.

WATTS Thomas
Born 1822 Belfast NIR Died 8 Oct1887 Balaklava SA
Arrived 1841 on the HAWK
Occupation Labourer   Lived Balaklava, Pt Wakefield.
Religion Roman Catholic
Married 4 Dec1855 Penwortham SA Mary nee GRAHAM born c1835 OFF IRL
Died 26 Mar 1910 Willaston SA
Children  Eliza Jane 1857-, Miriam Hazel BRODERICK 1859-1948, David Joseph 1862-1952, Agnes Mildred TYLER 1864-1944, Eliza TUDOR 1868-1938, Joseph Francis 1870-1943 James 1871-.

This entry may have been compiled from publicly available records.

WATTS Joseph Francis
Parents Thomas and Mary nee GRAHAM  Born1870 SA Died 12 June1943 Buried Pt Pirie SA
Married Alice nee DYER born c1874 died 15 Oct 1969
Children Effie Letitia 1894-, Francis Roy1898-, Wm Thos 1904, Sidney David Gee 1906-, Ruby died as infant.

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 04 January 18 11:49 GMT (UK) »

Marriage
WATTS Joseph Francis 22 years  Status Single  Father Thomas WATTS
DYER Alice  18 years Status Single   Father William DYER
11 Apr 18921
At the Whitwarta Hotel, Whitwarta       Gil 171/105


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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 04 January 18 11:56 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #14 on: Friday 05 January 18 01:14 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all for the help and info, it's a great help.
Some where on one of the maternal lines there is a connection to the camaleers of south australia, yet another challenge. Possible maiden names are Wilsdon, McCartney.
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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #15 on: Friday 05 January 18 04:38 GMT (UK) »
That's a bit vague M S Harmer.  I think you need something more definite for us to help you. 

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #16 on: Friday 05 January 18 04:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Martin,

I agree with Cando. 

Have you tried google?    You will likely find the Cameleers were of the Muslim faith and were from Afghanistan.  http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/cameleers.htm 

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Re: Watts family connection
« Reply #17 on: Friday 19 January 18 02:37 GMT (UK) »
Sorry for late reply, still no info from brother in-laws sister re cameleer connection.
Will have to start looking at his maternal lines starting with his mother and grandmother

Merle Laura McCartney b. abt 1928 ?. Married Keith Raymond Watts. b. 29 Jul 1926. S. Aust. (no marriage or birth info). Parents, g parents, siblings ect.

Hilda May Wilsdon b. 5 Sep. 1902, Solomontown, S. Aust. Married Ronald Charles Watts, 26 Nov 1921, Pt Pirie. Parents, g parents, siblings ect.

Any and all info great-fully received.

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