We are delighted that descendants of Joseph Watts have now been in touch.

    Many thanks to Andrew Calow for this interesting piece of research: 

    JOSEPH WATTS

    Chemist of Attercliffe

    1881 Census shows a grandson Herbert aged 7 (birth registered in March Qr 1874). 

    Free bmd shows a Herbert Watts marrying in the September 1899 Qr to SARAH ANN HARDWICK

    BUT
    There was also a Herbert Watts marrying in 1902 to either Frances
    Webster or Maggie Wild

     

    Surname      First name(s)            District      Vol      Page  Marriages Sep 1902   (>99%)

    Cobb            George Victor          Sheffield     9c    851

    Watts            Herbert                    Sheffield     9c    851

    Webster        Frances Lily             Sheffield     9c    851

    Wild              Maggie                     Sheffield     9c    851



    Deaths Jun 1951   (>99%)
    WATTS     Herbert     70     Sheffield     2d    173      [Could this be Herbert & Sarah's eldest son?]

    Surname      First name(s)      DoB               District            Vol      Page  Deaths Sep 1975   (>99%)
    WATTS         HERBERT         31MR1917     SHEFFIELD     3       1471

    Freebmd shows Herbert Watts registrations for 1917 as

    Surname      First name(s)      Mother      District         Vol Page  

    Births Jun 1917   (>99%)
    Watts            Herbert               Staley       Burton          6b    57[83]
    Watts            Herbert               Staniforth  Glanford B.  7a    1046

     

    Births Sep 1917   (>99%)
    Watts             Herbert A           Hall     Northampton     3b    58
    Births Dec 1917   (>99%)
    Watts             Herbert C           Wells   Coventry           6d    1019



     


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