Charles John Watson

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Born: 27 Dec 1864 Died: 20th May 1935 Married: Mary Ann Stewart Dunn Mother: Jane Johnson Father: Charles Watson Descendant: Robert Watson
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921


Charles John Watson was the son of Charles Watson and Jane Johnson and was born on the 27th December 1864 at Thrift Street, South Shields, Durham, England.

In 1871 he was living with his mother and two brothers, Frederick and Alfred at 165 Eldon Street, Westoe, Durham. His father was a seagoing fireman, so was probably away at sea for the 1871 census. In 1881 they have moved to 156 Eldon Street, the same road, but a different address. For this census his father is at home (previously I assume he was at sea). Charles and his brother Frederick are now working as butchers.

In 1891 his parents are still at Eldon street, but both Charles and Frederick have left. Charles has moved to 20 Chichester Road, in Westoe where he was living with his wife Mary Ann Stewart Dunn and their first child Robert Norman Watson.

They had three children:

  • Robert Norman Watson (born 14 January 1891)
  • Florence Watson (~1893)
  • Harley Watson (5 Jul 1895-1965, Bank Cashier)

In 1901 Charles, and his wife Mary A. turn up at 14 Belle Vue Crescent, South Shields, Durham, where they are living with all three of their children. Charles is still a butcher, but is now listed as employing people as well.

In 1911 he had moved to 10 Talbot Road, Tyne Dock, South Shields, where he was living with his wife Mary and their four children [[Robert Watson], Robert, Florence, Harley and Jane. He is 46 years old, and still employing people as a butcher.

Birth

Birth Certificate of Charles John Watson


1865 BIRTH in the Sub-district of South Shields in the County of Durham
When and where born Name, if any Sex Name and surname of father Name, surname, and maiden name of mother Occupation of father Signature, description and residence of informant When Registered
Twenty Seventh December 1864
Thrift Street, South Shields
Charles John Boy Charles Watson Jane Watson formerly Johnson Seaman Jane Watson Mother
Thrift Street, South Shields
Sixth February 1865

Marriage

Charles John Watson married Mary Ann Stewart Dunn on the 21st September 1890 at the Parish Church of Holy Trinity?, South Shields. Her address at the time was given as 47 John Williamson Street. The witnesses were her sister and father-in-law.


Marriage Certificate of Charles John Watson and Mary Ann Stewart Dunn:

MarriageCertificateCharlesWatson MaryDunn 1890.jpg


1890. Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Holy Trinity, South Shields in the County of South Shields, Durham
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father
September 21st 1890 Charles John Watson 25 Bachelor Butcher 156 Eldon Street Charles Watson Engine Driver
Mary Ann Stewart Dunn 24 Spinster --------- 47 John Williamson Street Robert Dunn Mariner
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by --- or after Banns by me, John Coulson
This marriage was solemnized between us Charles J. Watson In the Presence of us Charles Watson
Mary Ann Stewart Dunn Margaret Harley Dunn


Children

Charles and Mary had four children:

  • Robert Norman Watson (14 January 1891)
  • Florence Watson (~1893)
  • Harley Watson (5 July 1895-1965, reg. 1895 Q3, South Shields, vol. 10a pp. 794, Bank Cashier)
  • Jane Watson (~1902)

In 1891 they are living together at 20 Chichester Road, Westoe, Durham with their two month old son Robert Watson.

In the Shields Daily Gazette of the 22nd March 1900, There is an advert for an auction of property, where Lot 1. consisted of Nos 541, 543, 547 and 549 Stanhope Road, corner of Earsdon Terrace, Tyne Dock. One of these shops was "Double-Fronted, and in the occupation off Mrs M. Arnold, Boot and Shoe Dealer, and the other in the occupation of Mr Charles Watson, Butcher". We know from later directories that this was 543 Stanhope Road.


In 1901 Charles and his wife Mary turn up at 14 Belle Vue Crescent, South Shields, Durham, where they are living with all three of their children. Charles is still a butcher, but is now listed as employing people as well.

In 1911 he had moved to 10 Talbot Road, Tyne Dock, South Shields, where he was living with his wife Mary and their four children Robert Watson, Robert, Florence, Harley and Jane. Charles is still employing people as a butcher.

The 1914 Kelly's directory of Durham, lists a Charles Watson as a butcher at 543 Stanhope road, Tyne Dock. This is 7 minutes' walk from 10 Talbot Road, and is on the same road that he died on many years later.

Death

Charles' wife, Mary Ann Watson, died on the 4th March 1927 at 10, Talbot Road, South Shields. She was buried on the 7th March 1927 at Harton Cemetery.

Charles John Watson died eight years later on the 20th May 1935 at 135 Stanhope-road, South Shields.

Probate:

WATSON Charles John of 135 Stanhope-road South Shields died
20 May 1935 Probate Durham 9 July to Harley Watson bank official. Effects £2638 13s. 8d.


The death of a Charles J. Watson was registered in Q2 1935 at South Shields (Vol. 10a, p823), he was 70 years old. This would put his birth around 1860, which doesn't match up very well to our Charles John Watson, who was born in 1864, but does match the probate record above.

Other

Possible Registrations BMD: Charles John Watson married Mary Ann B/S. Dunn in Q September 1890 in South Shields, Vol 10a, Page 1009.

A Charles Watson married either Mary Somers or Margaret Young Mitchell, registered in South Shields, Durham, 1888 Q2, 10a p966

A Charles Watson married either Mary Ann Brady or Mary Snowdon, registered in Gateshead, Durham, 1889, Q4, 10a, p1329

IGI: Charles Joseph Watson married Mary Annie Martin on 17th July 1888 at Christ Church, Lancaster, Lancashire.

BMD: Charles Watson married either Mary Ann Hanson, or Sarah Henshall in Alrincham district, September 1881, Vol 8a, p288, this would make him 16 however...

IGI: Mary Ann Stewart Dunn, B 01-May-1866, C 23-May-1866, St Hildas, South Shields, Durham, Father Robert Dunn, Mother Elizabeth Dunn/

Census: Mary A. S. Dunn living 107 Palmerston Street, Westoe 1881, born South Shields, ~1867.

BMD: A Charles Watson marries either Mary Somers, or Margaret Young in June 1888 in S.Shields, Vol 10a, page 966