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James Watts (1803-1872)

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James Watts (1803-1872) of James Watts and Co

c1803 Born the son of Thomas Watts

1823 August 28th. Married at Norwich to Rebecca Wiseman

c1825 Birth of son William Wiseman Watts

c1828 Birth of son Charles James Watts

c1834 Birth of son Alfred Edwin Watts

1840 Birth of son Frederick Albert Watts

1841 Living at Faith's Lane, Norwich: James Watts (age c36), Engineer. With Rebecca Watts (age c36); William Watts (age c25); Charles Watts (age c12); Alfred Watts (age c7); and Frederick Watts (age c5 months).[1]

1851 Living at 5 Victoria Terrace, Norwich: James Watts (age 46 born Norwich), Engineer, Iron and Brass Founder, employing 6 men. With his wife Rebecca Watts (age 46 born Norwich) and their six children; Alfred E. Watts (age 17 born Norwich), Engineer; Frederic A. Watts (age 10 born Norwich); Rebecca Nic Watts (age 8 born Norwich); June Ellen Watts (age 5 born Norwich); Harriet L. Watts (age 2 born Norwich); and Alice E. Watts (age 4 born Norwich). One servant.[2]

1861 Living at 11 Bloomsbury Place, Rose Lane, Norwich: James Watts (age 56 born Norwich), Engineer / Apprentice. With his wife Rebecca Watts (age 56 born Norwich) and their four children; Frederic A. Watts (age 20 born Norwich), Engine Smith; Rebecca V. Watts (age 18 born Norwich); Jane E. Watts (age 16 born Norwich); and Harriett L. Watts (age 12 born Norwich).[3]

1871 Living at Church Street, Norwich: James Watts (age 66 born Norwich), Engineer (Working). With his wife Rebecca Watts (age 66 born Norwich) and their three daughters; Rebecca V. Watts (age 28 born Norwich); Jane E. Watts (age 25 born Norwich); and Harriet L. Watts (age 22 born Norwich). [4]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 Census