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Edmund Hannay Watts (1830-1902)

From Graces Guide

Edmund Hannay Watts (1830-1902) of Watts, Ward and Co, Watts, Watts and Co and Watts, Milburn and Co

c.1857 Birth of son Edmund Hannay Watts

c.1859 Birth of son Fenwick Shadforth Watts

c.1860 Birth of son Arthur Wellesley Watts (died 1881)

c.1864 Birth of son Edgar Watts

C.1865 Birth of son Frank Watts (became a solicitor)

c.1869 Birth of son Augustus Norris Watts

c.1872 Birth of son Hugh Watts

1901 Residing at 59 Cromwell Road, Kensington: Edmund H. Watts (age 70 born Blyth), Merchant Ship Owner. With his wife Martha and two grand children.[1]

Buried in Old Chiswick Cemetery


1902 Obituary [2]

EDMUND HANNAY WATTS died at St. Leonards on July 13, 1902, aged seventy-two years. He was born in 1830 in Blyth, and was a descendant of the founders of shipbuilding at that town.

Educated in Bedlington, he went in 1845 to Newcastle, one of his early associates being Mr. W. H. Scott, now head of the Quayside firm of Scott Brothers.

In 1851 he began business on his own account at Blyth as merchant and shipbroker, and later a branch was opened at Newcastle. He was a member of the Committee of Lloyd's Register and a past president of the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom. He was one of the original promoters of the Barry Railway.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1890.


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