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Francis Watson
« on: Thursday 10 June 21 14:41 BST (UK) »
Francis (Fanny) Watson  Married to John/George Watson
Born 1811 or 1823 in East Indies/Bengal
Had 3 children
Elizabeth Watson 1850 • Bath

John Watson 1854 in Bristol Married Sarah smith, Children of John and Sara Maud Ellen Watson married CHristopher Wigglesworth

Rathel Watson1855 • Bilston, Staffordshire, England

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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 June 21 18:15 BST (UK) »
Do you have a query about this family? This is the Leicestershire board, you've not mentioned any Leic placenames - do you believe there to be a connection?
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 June 21 19:07 BST (UK) »
The Watson family are living in Market Harborough Leicestershire in 1861/1871
Rathel is not with the family in 1871

1861 piece 2249 Folio: 30 Page Number: 16
Fanny Watson   38 Widow East India
Elizabeth Watson 11, Bath
John Watson   8 Bristol
Rathel Watson   6 Bilston

1871 Piece:   3225 Folio:   10 Page number:   14
Francis Watson   60   Head
Elizabeth Watson 19   Daughter
John Watson 17   Son

This appears to be Elizabeth’s baptism

Elizabeth Lucinda Watson
Baptism 23 Dec 1849  Lyncombe and Widcombe, Somerset
Father:   George Watson watch maker Mother:   Fanny

This appears to be her birth entry

WATSON, ELIZABETH    Mother’s maiden name   RYDER 
GRO Reference: 1849  D Quarter in BATH  Volume 11  Page 32

Could this be the marriage entry for Elizabeth

Sep 1884 Market Harborough Leicestershire Volume:   7a Page:   42
Elizabeth Watson
Thomas Jones
Arthur John Blott (he died 1914 probate to widow Annie Hughes Blott)
Annie Hughes Mutton








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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 June 21 10:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information. I have most of this information but can add the missing bits.  The problem I have is Fanny Watson. She appeared when her 1st child was born but the father was never on a censors.   Would love to fond out where she actually came from as she says she was born in East Indies.  Going to do dna test 😛

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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 June 21 14:53 BST (UK) »
The marriage in Market Harborough was on 30th September 1884, but Elizabeth was a widow and her father was unknown.

There was a death registered for an Elizabeth Watson, b 1849, in Leicester Q3 1876, a year before John was married in Leicester. He gave his father as John, a Watchmaker

Rachel (Rathel) married in Shropshire in 1885, giving her father as George Watson, a Jeweller.

Trees give Fanny's maiden name as Scott, even though mmn is Ryder.

There was a George Watson in an asylum in Lyncombe and Widcombe in 1851, although he was single, born 1779 .

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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 June 21 17:47 BST (UK) »
1881 Census:-
Rachael Watson, a Housemaid at Link Cottage, Great Malvern, Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, born 1857 in Bilston.
With Augusta Ingram and family - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q27F-5T4H

There is a possibility that she is in Reading in 1871, but born 1855. A general servant in Malvern Cottage, born in Staffordshire. The Head is Alfred Pountney with a son, Francis, who was born in Market Harborough, mmn Cropley. The next family on the schedule also has Harborough and Leicester links - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFXG-F4W

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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 June 21 20:39 BST (UK) »
Lots of great information I will check it all out. Strange the first notice of Fanny Watson was in bath Holloway rd I think.  Then she moved to Bristol then to bilston then market harbrough. She evenly lived with her son but was soon put into Leicester mental hospital and later died there. I e see the reports from the mental hospital who knows says she was a Swarthy looking woman and she said she was born in East Indies.  Puzzling thing is where exactly she was born and how she arrived into the uk.  This has been mu sticking point.  Any ideas where to look?   Thanks for your help

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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 June 21 21:43 BST (UK) »
Do you have the Holloway address from Elizabeth’s birth record?
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Re: Francis Watson
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 12 June 21 22:52 BST (UK) »
Yes I have it somewhere. I have to look