Charles J. Watson

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Born: 27 Dec 1864 Died: Married: 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:

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 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


MarriageCertificateCharlesWatson MaryDunn 1890.jpg


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