John Watts1

(a 1803 - a 1881)

Spouse:Emma Talbot (about 1830 - )

Life Events

     John Watts was born about 1803 in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England.2

About March 1850, John, married Emma Talbot, daughter of John Talbot and Sarah Dennis, in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England. John was widowed in 1846 with three children. At the date of the marriage the children's ages were; George 18, Eliza 12 and Betsy 7.1

John appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England, as head of house, age 56. They were living next door to his in-laws, John and Sarah Talbot.
Others present in the house were:
Wife Emma, age 21
Children from his 1st. marriage: George, 19 Eliza, 12 and Betsy 7
Everyone was listed as Agricultural Labourers.3

John appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England, as head, age 68, agricultural Labourer
Others present were his wife Emma, age 41
Son Alfred 15, Agricultural Labourer and
Father-in-Law John Talbot, Widow, 74, Agricultural Labourer.2

John appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Vicarage House, Froxfield, Wiltshire, England, as Head, age 77, Agricultural Labourer
Also present was his wife Emma, age 51
and their son Alfred, 25, Agricultural Labourer.4

He died about December 1881, in Froxfield, Wiltshire, England.1


  1. [S18] Free BMD, online
  2. [S108] 1871 UK Census.
  3. [S100] 1851 UK Census.
  4. [S12] 1881 UK Census.

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