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Charles James Watts

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Charles James Watts (c1828-1893) of Watts Brothers and Riches and Riches and Watts

c1828 Born the son of James Watts, Engineer

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]

1850 Married(1) at Norwich to Clementine Chambers

1851 Living at 13 St. Anns Street, Norwich: Charles James Watts (age 23 born Norwich), Engineer (Journeyman). With his wife Clementine Watts (age 23 born Eley).[2]

1870 Death of wife Clemnentina

1874 Married (2) at Marston Sicca, Warks. to (Phoebe) Susannah Crossley

1893 April 24th. Died. Probate to his widow Phoebe Susannah

1893 Obituary[3]

"The Late Mr. C. T. Watts.—We regret to record the death, on the 24th ult., of Mr. C. T. Watts, who was for about forty years a member of the well-known firm of Messrs. Riches and Watts, of Norwich. Mr. Watts was an engineer of great experience in flour mills, and his advice was much valued in his district. His earnestness in his work and his kindness of heart caused him to be highly esteemed alike by those for whom he acted and those he employed, and he will be much missed by a wide circle of friends."

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Engineering 1893/05/05