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Watlin/Watlen/Watler family.
« on: Monday 16 September 19 17:39 BST (UK) »

I'm looking for anymore info on John and Margaret Watlen.
They baptise a son James in Salisbury, Wiltshire 22 Nov 1777. John is listed as a Sergeant in the 50th (The Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot. Part of 1776 they were stationed in Salisbury and before that in Jamaica and New York in 1772 and some point in 1776.
John and Margaret also have a likely other daughter Judith/Julia who was born c1775 (I cant find her baptism) Judith marries in Salisbury 1797.

I haven't been able to find a marriage for John to Margaret or anymore children.
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Re: Watlin/Watlen/Watler family.
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 September 19 10:43 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has

Jamaica, Church of England Parish Register Transcripts 1664-1879 and has

Sarah WATLING, mother: Margaret, father John (need Worldwide subscription)


Not sure if you have Sarah WATLING ......

Family Search has

Jamica, Church of England Parish Register Transcript 1664-1880

Christening, 30 August 1780, Kingston, Jamaica

Sarah WATLING, parents: John & Margaret

The original entry is available to view on Family Search

Sarah the daughter of John WATLING & Margaret his wife was born July 28th and baptised August 30th 1780.

Ancestry, England, Select Births and Christenings 1538-1075

birth date: 2 October 1786
baptism date: 11 October 1786

baptism place: Cringleford, Norfolk, England

father: John WATLING
mother: Margaret

Original says,

WATLING - George son of John WATLING & Margaret his wife/late Margaret MAIN October 2 privately baptised October 11th

and burial states: WATLING, George Son of John WATLING & Margert his Wife Late Margaret MAIN was buried April 8th - Infant



Margaret WATLING - burial 18 Sept 1785, Swardeston, Norfolk, Parents: John, Margaret
baptised: 31 July 1785

(original says, Margaret, Daughter of John & Margaret WATLING late MEAN, spinster)

Ann WATLING - burial 26 November 1789, Cringleford, Norfolk, Parents: John, Margaret
baptised: 31 July 1789

Burials original says

Ann, Dr of John & Margaret WATLING, Augt 30th 1789,
late Margaret MAINS, Spinister of the Parish of St George's Colgate in Norwich, aged 4 months was buried November 26th.


There are some Margaret MAIN births on Ancestry - a number in Scotland