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A HISTORY OF THE WATKINS FAMILY

FROM CALNE IN THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE

GENERATION 1

THOMAS WATKINS

? - He married Anne (?).
2 February 1757 - His son Thomas was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
12 October 1759 - Their daughter Anne was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
19 July 1761 - Their son John was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
5 June 1763 - Their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
2 February 1766 - Their daughter Jane daughter was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
16 April 1769 - Their son John was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

Known child/children - Thomas, Anne, John, Elizabeth, Jane and John.

ANNE WATKINS (NÉE (?))

? - She married Thomas Watkins.

GENERATION 2

THOMAS WATKINS (son of Thomas Watkins)

2 February 1757 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
29 October 1778 - A Thomas Watkins aged 21 was buried at St Michael’s parish church, Bristol (LDS Familysearch web-site).

ANNE WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Anne Watkins)

12 October 1759 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

JOHN WATKINS (son of Thomas and Anne Watkins)

19 July 1761 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

ELIZABETH WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Anne Watkins)

5 June 1763 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

JANE WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Anne Watkins)

2 February 1766 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

JOHN WATKINS (son of Thomas and Anne Watkins)

16 April 1769 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
31 January 1791 - He was from the parish when he married Mary Barret in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
7 September 1792 - Their daughter Ann was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
8 May 1793 - Their son Thomas was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
C March 1795 - Their son John was born (see parish register BTs).
18 October 1795 - Their son John was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
28 March 1797 - Their daughter Ann was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
14 July 1797 - His wife Mary was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
? - He was a horse dealer (JW jnr's marriage certificate).
10 August 1807 - A John Watkins was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

Known child/children - Ann, Thomas and John.

MARY WATKINS (NÉE BARRET)

31 January 1791 - She was a spinster from the parish when she married John Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
14 July 1797 - She was the wife of John Watkins when she was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

WILLIAM DICKS or DIX

C 1754 - He was born (based on age at burial).
18 November 1784 - He obtained a licence to marry Elizabeth Morris from the Bishop of Sarum (see copy). He was from Calne when he married Elizabeth Morris by licence in Chippenham parish church. He made his mark in the register (see parish register).
1794 - Their daughter Elizabeth was supposedly born (see parish register).
C 1799/1800 - His daughter Elizabeth was born in Calne (1861 census transcription and ED's marriage certificate).
26 December 1808 - He was a sand carrier when their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
19 February 1836 - A William Dix from Calne was buried aged 82 at Calne parish church (se parish register).

Known child/children - Elizabeth.

ELIZABETH DIX (NÉE MORRIS)

C 1755 - She was born (based on age at burial).
18 November 1784 - She was from Chippenham when she married William Dicks by licence in Chippenham parish church. She made her mark in the register (see parish register).
13 January 1830 - An Elizabeth Dix aged 75 from Calne was buried at Calne parish church (see parish register).

GENERATION 3

ANN WATKINS (daughter of John and Mary Watkins)

7 September 1792 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
28 March 1797 - She was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

THOMAS WATKINS (son of John and Mary Watkins)

C 1785/86 - He was born in St George, Bristol (see 1851 census).
8 May 1793 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
6 January 1806 - He was from St George when he married Susannah Flook in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
1 November 1807 - Their daughter Mary was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
18 December 1808 - Their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
30 December 1810 - Their son John was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
13 October 1813 - Their son Aaron was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
2 June 1815 - He was a collier from Whites Hill when their son George was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
14 February 1819 - He was a labourer from Holmes when their son Isaac was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
15 April 1821 - He was a labourer from Holmes when their son William was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
21 November 1824 - He was a labourer from Holmes when their son Ambrose was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
6 November 1827 - Their son William was from Holms when he was buried aged 6 ½ at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
11 November 1827 - He was a labourer from Holmes when their son Thomas was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
21 November 1830 - He was a labourer from Holmes when their daughter Charlotte was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
6 June 1841 - He was living at Holmes, St George, Bristol (see 1841 census): -

Name Age Males Age Females Trade Born in County
Thos Watkins 50 - Labourer Yes
Susannah do - 50 - Yes
John do 25 - - Yes
Ambrose do 15 - - Yes
Charlotte do - 10 - Yes

30 March 1851 - He was a gardener aged 65 living in Marshfield Rd, St George, Bristol, with his wife Susannah and their daughter Charlotte aged 30 (sic) (see 1851 census).
7 April 1861 - He was living at Holms Hill, St George (see 1861 census): -

Name Relationship Condition Age Males Age Females Occupation Where born
Thomas Watkins Head Mar 74 - Hay dealer Gloucestershire St George
Susannah do Wife Mar - 73 - do do
Aaron Ablson Son in law Mar 29 - Coal haulier do do
Charlotte do Daur Mar - 30 - do do

2 April 1871 - He was living at Holmes Hill, St George, Bristol (see 1871 census): -

Name Relationship Condition Age Males Age Females Occupation Where Born
Thomas Watkins Head Mar 84 - Formerly hay dealer Gloucestershire St George
Susan (sic) do Wife Mar - 83 do market woman do do
Margaret do Grandaur Unm - 16 Domestic servant do do

June qtr 1878 - The death of a Thomas Watkins aged 92 was registered in Barton Regis (GRO ref 6a 64).
8 May 1878 - He was 92 when his burial service took place in St George’s parish church, Bristol (LDS familysearch web-site).

Known child/children - Mary, Elizabeth, John, Aaron, George, Isaac, William, Charlotte and Ambrose.

SUSANNA WATKINS (NÉE FLOOK)

C 1786/87 - She was born in St George, Bristol (see 1851 census).
6 January 1806 - She was from St George when she married Thomas Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
6 June 1841 - Aged 50 (rounded), se was living with her husband Thomas and children at Holmes, St George, Bristol (see 1841 census and table above).
30 March 1851 - Aged 64, she living in Marshfield Rd, St George, Bristol, with her husband Thomas and their daughter Charlotte (see 1851 census).
7 April 1861 - Aged 75, she was living with her husband, their daughter Chalotte and their son-in-law Aaron Ablson at Holms Hill, St George (see 1861 census and table above).
2 April 1871 - She was a former market woman aged 83 living with her husband Thomas and her grand-daughter Margaret Watkins at Holmes Hill, St George, Bristol (see 1871 census and table above).
December qtr 1876 - The death of a Susannah Watkins aged 90 was registered in Clifton (GRO ref 6a 65).
20 November 1876 - She was aged 90 when her funeral service took place in St George’s parish church, Bristol (LDS familysearch web-site).

JOHN WATKINS (son of John and Mary Watkins)

C March 1795 - He was born (see parish register BTs).
18 October 1795 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
6 June 1841 - He was a sand carrier aged 40 (rounded) living in Wood St, Calne with Elizabeth, Eliza, Thomas, Robert, George and Mary (see 1841 census).
30 March 1851 - He was an unmarried fish dealer aged 52 living in Curzon St, Calne with Elizabeth Gee and his children Thomas, George and Mary A (see 1851 census).
25 December 1856 - He was a labourer at the time of the wedding of his son Thomas Gee (TG's marriage certificate).
6 April 1860 - He was a farm labourer aged 60 living in Curzon St, Calne, when he married Elizabeth Gee in Castle St Baptist Chapel, Calne. He made his mark in the register (marriage certificate).
7 April 1861 - He was living in Curzon St, Calne (see 1861 census).

Name Relationship Mar Age Occupation Where born
John Watkins Head
M
62
Carrier & fruiterer Bristol
Elizh Watkins Wife
M
61
- Calne, Wiltshire

30 May 1862 - He travelled to Swindon (see The Berkshire Chronicle dated 7 June 1862).
31 May 1862 - He returned from Swindon with his wife and one of his sons between 9 and 10 in the evening. They were all worse for liquor. His son returned to his own home after putting the horse and donkey into the stable. His wife went straight to bed leaving John in a chair downstairs. At 2 o'clock the next morning, his wife, not finding him in bed, got up and found him lying dead with the upper part of his body on the foot of the stairs. He had injuries to his head and face (see The Berkshire Chronicle dated 7 June 1862). A former labourer, he died, aged 66, in Calne (death certificate).
2 June 1862 - An inquest held in Chippenham, by Wm B Whitmarsh, the Coroner for Wiltshire, found that he had been accidentally killed by falling down stairs whilst in a state of intoxication. He had been found dead (death certificate).
3 June 1862 - Aged 66, he was buried in Calne (see parish register).
5 June 1862 - The registrar received notification of his death from the Coroner (death certificate).

Known child/children - Eliza Gee or Watkins, Tom Gee or Watkins, Robert Gee Watkins, George Gee alias Watkins and Mary Ann Watkins.

PETER GEE (son of William and Ann Gee)

29 May 1784 - He was born (see parish register).
30 May 1784 - He was baptised in St Mary's parish church, Calne (see parish register).
29 December 1814 - He was living in Calne when he married Elizabeth Dix in St Mary's parish church, Calne. He made his mark in the register. John Savory was one of the witnesses (see parish register).
6 June 1841 - A Peter Gee aged 50 (rounded) was an agricultural labourer living in Studley, Wilts with Patience Wheeler aged 55 (rounded) and Thomas Gregory aged 11 (see 1841 census).
30 March 1851 - He was a married market gardener aged 60 living in Studley with Patience Wheeler, his housekeeper aged 70, and his grand daughter Maria Gregory aged 4 (see 1851 census).
5 October 1856 - He was a market gardener aged 65 when he died in Studley, Calne, of a disease of the liver (12 months) (death certificate).
13 October 1856 - Sarah Gregory, who had been present at his death, notified the registrar (death certificate).

ELIZABETH WATKINS formerly GEE (NÉE DIX) (daughter of William and Elizabeth Dix)

C 1794 - She was supposedly born (see parish register).
C 1799/1800 - She was born in Calne (see 1851 census and marriage certificate).
26 December 1808 - She was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
29 December 1814 - She was living in Calne when she married Peter Gee in St Mary's parish church, Calne. She made her mark in the register (see parish register).
6 June 1841 - She was shown as Elizabeth Watkins aged 40 (rounded) living in Wood St, Calne with John and children (see 1841 census).
30 March 1851 - Aged 50 she was living in Curzon St, Calne with John Watkins and their children. NB her surname was shown as Gee and she was married (see 1851 census).
6 April 1860 - She was a widow aged 60 living in Curzon St, Calne, when she married John Watkins in Castle St Baptist Chapel, Calne. She made her mark in the register (marriage certificate).
7 April 1861 - Aged 61, she was living in Curzon St, Calne with her husband John (see 1861 census).
31 May 1862 - She returned from Swindon with her husband and one of their sons between 9 and 10 in the evening. They were all worse for liquor. Their son returned to his own home after putting the horse and donkey into the stable. She went straight to bed leaving John in a chair downstairs (see The Berkshire Chronicle dated 7 June 1862).
1 June 1862 - At 2 o'clock in the morning, she, not finding her husband in bed, got up and found him lying dead with the upper part of his body on the foot of the stairs. He had injuries to his head and face (see The Berkshire Chronicle dated 7 June 1862).
3 June 1867 - She died, aged 69, in the Union Workhouse, Calne, of natural decay (death certificate).
6 June 1867 - Her burial service took place in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
8 June 1867 - Catherine Smart, of the Union Workhouse, Calne, advised the registrar of her death (death certificate).

Known child/children (in addition to those shown above) - Mary Ann.

GENERATION 4

MARY ANN GEE (daughter of Elizabeth Gee)

C 1820/21 - She was born (based on the entry in burial register).
31 March 1824 - She was buried aged 3 at St Mary's parish church, Calne (see entry no. 786 in the Calne parish register).

JAMES SILK (son of James and Elizabeth Silk)

25 March 1827 - He was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. His father was a labourer from Calne (see parish register).
6 June 1841 - Aged 10, he was living in Curzon St, Calne with his mother Betty aged 45 (rounded) and his brother Jacob, an agricultural labourer aged 20 (rounded) (see 1841 census).
3 November 1845 - He was a minor and a labourer living in Calne when married Eliza Gee "otherwise" Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. He made his mark in the register (see parish register).
13 August 1847 - He was a labourer from Calne when their daughter Emma Brewer was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
11 February 1849 - He was a labourer from Calne when their daughter Elizabeth was (privately?) baptised (see parish register).
6 April 1851 - He was a labourer from Calne when their daughter Elizabeth Matilda was baptised in Calne parish church. Their daughter Elizabeth was also admitted (into the church) (see parish register).
26 January 1853 - He was a labourer from Calne when their daughter Harriet was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
2 March 1855 - He was a labourer from Calne when their son James was privately baptised (see parish register).
March quarter 1855 - The death of a James Silk was registered in Calne (Free BMD).
7 March 1855 - James Silk, aged 7 days, from Calne was buried (see St Mary's, Calne parish register).
10 February 1856 - Their son James was born in Wood St, Calne (JS's birth certificate).
19 March 1856 - He was a labourer on a coal wharf living in Wood St, Calne (JS's birth certificate).
28 July 1856 - He was a labourer from Calne when their son James was privately baptised (see parish register).
7 September 1856 - He was a labourer from Calne when their son James was received into the church (see parish register).
13 January 1858 - He was a boatman from Calne when their children Mary and Robert were baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
26 June 1859 - Their son Robert was received into the church (see parish register).
5 August 1860 - He was a labourer from Clane when their son William was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
27 December 1863 - Their daughter Emily Ann was baptised in Calne parish church (info from Jan Waugh 17/9/03).
12 November 1864 - Their son Henry Gibbs was born (see parish register).
21 June 1868 - He was a labourer from Calne when their son Henry Gibbs was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register). 14 June 1869 – Their daughter Kathleen was born in Bathavon, Somerset (info from Jan Waugh 17/9/03).
30 May 1872 - He was a bargeman when his daughter Matilda married Thomas Wiltshire in Calne parish church (see parish register).
3 April 1881 - He was the boatman aged 54 in charge of the "Express" on the Kennet and Avon canal at Raby Wharf, Bathampton. With him was a Robert Silk aged 25 who was born in Calne (see 1881 census).
5 April 1891 - Aged 66, he was a widower living on his own means in Calne with his daughter Emily A aged 27 and lodgers William and Ernest Newth (?) (see 1891 census).
14 April 1902 - He was a canal bargeman aged 75 when he died of senile decay in Curzon St, Calne. Rachel E Silk, his daughter in law, also of Curzon St, who had been present at his death, advised the registrar (death certificate).
17 April 1902 - He was from Curzon St, Calne and aged 75 when his funeral service was held in Calne parish church (see parish register).

Known child/children - Emma Brewer, Elizabeth, Matilda, Harriet, James, James, Robert, William, Emily Ann, Henry Gibbs, and Kathleen.

ELIZA SILK (NÉE GEE or WATKINS) (daughter of John Watkins)

C 1826/27 - She was born in Calne (see 1861 census).
6 June 1841 - Aged 15, she was living in Wood St, Calne with her parents and siblings (see 1841 census).
3 November 1845 - She was of full age and living in Calne when she married James Silk in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. Her name was shown as Eliza Gee otherwise Watkins. She made her mark in the register (see parish register).
30 March 1851 - Aged 28, she was living in Lickhill Rd, Calne with her daughters Emma, aged 3, Elizabeth, aged 2 and Matilda, aged 2 months (see 1851 census).
19 March 1856 - She was living in Wood Dt, Calne, when she registered the birth of their son James. She made her mark in the register (JS's birth certificate).
7 April 1861 - Aged 34, she was living in Wood St, Calne with her husband James and children Emma, Elizabeth, Matilda, Harriet, James, Robert and William (see 1861 census).
2 April 1871 - She was a boatman's wife aged 45 living in Wood St, Calne, with her children Matilda, a washerwoman, aged 20, James, a boat boy, aged 16, Robert, a scholar, aged 13, William, a scholar, aged 11, Emily Ann, a scholar, aged 8, Henry, a scholar, aged 6, and Kate, aged 1 (see 1871 census).
3 April 1881 - Aged 55, she was living in Curzon St, Calne with her children William aged 20, Emily A aged 18, Henry G aged 16 and Kate aged 11 (see 1881 census).
1886 - The death of an Eliza Silk aged 64 was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/17/260).
5 May 1886 - She was from Calne and aged 64 when her burial service was held at Calne parish church (see parish register).

St Mary's Parish Church, Calne

Photograph by Marion Harris and adapted by Angie Beck

 

THOMAS GEE or WATKINS (son of John Watkins)

C1823, 1828, 1831 or 1835 - He was born Calne, Wiltshire.
6 June 1841 - Aged 13, he was living in Wood St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1841 census).
30 March 1851 - He was a sand carrier aged 20 living in Curzon St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1851 census).
25 December 1856 - He was known as Thomas GEE when he married Emma Richens in St Mary's parish church, Calne. He was a bachelor, aged 26, and a sand carrier living in Calne. He made his mark in the register (see parish register).
16 January 1858 - Their son Tom was born in Curzon St, Calne (TG's birth certificate).
16 February 1858 - He was a bacon factory labourer when his wife registered the birth of their son (TG's birth certificate).
5 January 1860 - Their daughter Jane was born in Curzon St, Calne (JG's birth certificate).
16 February 1860 - He was a bacon curer's labourer living in Curzon St, Calne when his wife Emma registered the birth of their daughter Jane (JG's birth certificate).
7 April 1861 - He was a bacon curer's labourer aged 27 living in Curzon St, Calne, with his wife Emma and their children Sarah (actually Emma's daughter Sarah Richens), Tom and Jane. He was shown as Thomas Watkins alias Gee (see 1861 census).
19 September 1862 - Their daughter Caroline was born in Curzon St, Calne (CG's birth certificate).
29 October 1862 - He was a bacon curer's labourer living in Curzon St, Calne when his wife Emma registered the birth of their daughter Caroline (CG's birth certificate).
4 November 1865 - Their daughter Mary Ann was born in Curzon St, Calne (MAG's birth certificate).
19 January 1866 - He was a bacon curer's labourer living in Curzon St, Calne when his wife Emma registered the birth of their daughter Mary Ann (MAG's birth certificate).
16 June 1868 - Their son Frederick was born in Curzon St, Calne (FG's birth certificate).
27 July 1868 - He was a bacon curer's labourer living in Curzon St, Calne when his wife Emma registered the birth of their son Frederick (FG's birth certificate).
14 May 1869 - He was a labourer from Clane when their children Tom, Jane, Caroline, Mary Ann and Frederick were baptised in Calne parish church. Their surname was shown as Gees (alias) Watkins (see parish register).
2 April 1871 - He was living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne (see 1871 census): -

Name Relat St Age Occupation Place of birth
Thomas WATKINS Head M 36 Labourer Calne, Wilts
Emma Watkins Wife M 35 - Calne, Wilts
Thomas WATKINS Son   14 Painter Calne, Wilts
Jane WATKINS Dau   11 Scholar Calne, Wilts
Caroline WATKINS Dau   9 Scholar Calne, Wilts
Mary Ann WATKINS Dau   6 Scholar Calne, Wilts
Frederick WATKINS Son   2 - Calne, Wilts

6 October 1872 - he was a labourer when their daughter Bessie was baptised in St Mary's parish church, Calne (parish register).
26 January 1875 - He was a bacon curer's labourer, living at Curzon St, Calne (WW's birth certificate).
5 February 1875 - He was a labourer when their son William was baptised in St Mary's parish church, Calne (parish register).
28 July 1877 - He was a labourer from Calne when their daughter Florence was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
26 February 1878 - He was a bacon curer's labourer when his daughter Florence died (FW's death certificate).
3 April 1881 - He was living at 8 Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne (see 1881 census).

PRO reference RG11 piece 2035 folio 46 page 18.

Name Relationship Mar Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Watkins Head
M
50
Labourer Calne, Wiltshire
Emma Watkins Wife
M
42
- Hilmarton, Wiltshire
Bessie Watkins Daughter
U
8
- Calne, Wiltshire
William Watkins Son
U
6
- Calne, Wiltshire

5 April 1891 - He was living in Curzon St, Calne (see 1891 census).

PRO reference RG12/1596 folio 37 page 8 schedule No. 50.

Name Relationship Mar Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Watkins Snr Head
M
68
Bacon curer's labourer Calne, Wiltshire
Emeah Watkins Wife
M
54
- Calne, Wiltshire
BessieWatkins Daughter
U
18
Domestic nurse Calne, Wiltshire
William Watkins Son
U
16
General labourer Calne, Wiltshire
Thomas Burton Grandson
U
9
Scholar London

31 March 1901 - He was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne (see 1901 census): -

Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Place of birth
Thomas WATKINS sen Head
M
70
Retired (?) Calne, Wilts
Emma WATKINS Wife
M
60
  Hilmarton, Wilts
William WATKINS Son
M
25
Bacon salter in factory Calne, Wilts
Emma WATKINS Dau
M
25
  Calne, Wilts
William WATKINS Son
S
3
  Calne, Wilts
Thomas BURTON Visitor
S
19
Gardener domestic London, Middlesex

27 September 1905 - He died, aged 83, of disease of the heart, 9 months, in Curzon St, Calne. His daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Watkins advised the registrar (death certificate).
30 September 1905 - Aged 83, he had been living in Curzon St when he was buried in Calne (see parish register).

Known child/children - Thomas, Sarah, Jane, Caroline, Frederick, Bessie, William and Florence.

EMMA GEE or WATKINS (NÉE RICHENS) (daughter of Thomas and Mary Richens)

See also the Richens family history.
25 December 1856 - she was a spinster aged 22 when she married Thomas Gee in St Mary's parish church, Calne. She made her mark in the register (see parish register).
16 February 1858 - She made her mark when she registered the birth of their son Tom. She was living in Curzon St, Calne (TG's birth certificate).
16 February 1860 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of their daughter Jane. She made her mark in the register (JG's birth certificate).
7 April 1861 - Aged 25, she was living in Curzon St, Calne, with her husband Thomas and their children Sarah, Tom and Jane (see 1861 census).
29 October 1862 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of their daughter Caroline. She made her mark in the register (CG's birth certificate).
19 January 1866 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of their daughter Mary Ann. She made her mark in the register (MAG's birth certificate).
27 July 1868 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of their son Frederick. She made her mark in the register (FG's birth certificate).
2 April 1871 - Aged 35, she was living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne, with her husband Thomas and their children (see table above).
19 October 1872 - She was living in Curzon St. Calne and she made her mark when she registered the birth of her daughter Bessie (BW's birth certificate).
7 August 1877 - She made her mark, when she registered the birth of her daughter Flora (FW's birth certificate).
22 February 1881 - She made her mark when she advised the registrar of the death of her grandson Thomas. She was living in Curzon St, Calne (TW's death certificate).
3 April 1881 - See census information above. 5 April 1891 - See census information above
31 March 1901 - Aged 60, she was living with her husband and family in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne (see above for details).
2 April 1911 - She was a widow aged 80 living in Calne Workhouse. She had been born in Hilmarton (see 1911 census).
4 July 1911 - She died, aged 80, of senile decay, in The Workhouse, Calne (death certificate).
5 July 1911 - A Bigwood, Master, The Workhouse, Calne, advised the registrar of her death (EW's death certificate).
8 July 1911 - She was aged 80, from Calne Union Workhouse and the widow of a labourer when she was buried in plot C75 of Curzon St cemetery, Calne (see burial register).

ROBERT GEE WATKINS (son of John Watkins and Elizabeth Gee)

C 1829/30 - He was born in Calne (see 1881 census).
6 June 1841 - Aged 19, he was living in Wood St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1841 census).
21 December 1850 - He was a labourer of full age living in Calne when he married Elizabeth Fortune in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. He made his mark in the register. The witnesses were Charles Watkins and his sister Mary Gee Watkins (see parish register).
7 April 1861 - He was a labourer aged 27 living in Cow Lane, Calne, with his wife Elizabeth (see 1861 census).
C 1864/65 - Their daughter Elizabeth was born in Calne (see 1881 census).
March qtr 1865 - The birth of their daughter Elizabeth was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/15/486 & GRO ref 5a 75).
20 May 1865 - Their daughter Elizabeth was privately baptised (Calne parish church register).
March qtr 1868 - The birth of thier son Robert John was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/17/241 & GRO ref 5a 70).
21 June 1868 - He was a sand dealer living in Calne when their son Robert John was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
2 April 1871 - He was a labourer (sand carrier) aged 46 living in Old Rd, Studley, Calne, with his wife Elizabeth and their children Elizabeth aged 6 and Robert J aged 3 (see 1871 census).
30 November 1876 - He was drunk and disorderly (see The Bath Chronicle dated 11 January 1877).
4 January 1877 - He was from Pewsham when he was fined 40/- when he appeared at the Chippenham Petty Sessions charged with being drunk and disorderly on 30 November last (see The Bath Chronicle dated 11 January 1877).
3 April 1881 - He was a dealer in sand aged 51 living in Rag Lane, Old Road, Derry Hill, Calne with his wife Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth G (see 1881 census).
3 June 1882 - He was a sand carrier (EGW's marriage certificate).
30 January 1890 - He was a sand carrier from Calne when he left his horse and cart and a loose unattended donkey on the highway at Holt (see the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette dated 27 February 1890).
26 February 1890 - At the Monthly Petty Sessions held at Bradford, he was found guilty of obstructing the highway at Holt on 30 January last. He was fined 12/- including costs (see the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette dated 27 February 1890).
5 April 1891 - He was a sand and stone dealer aged 58 living in London Rd, Batheaston, Somerset, with his wife Patience (see 1891 census).
1898 - The death of a Robert Watkins aged about 60 was registered in Bath (Bath RO ref LW1/37/207).

Known child/children - Robert John and Lilly Elizabeth L.

ELIZABETH WATKINS (NÉE FORTUNE) (daughter of Isaac and Anne Forten)

C 1828/29 - She was born in Studley, Calne (see 1881 census).
14 September 1828 - She was baptised in Chippenham parish church (LDS Familysearch web-site).
21 December 1850 - She was of full age and living in Calne when she married Robert Gee Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne, Wiltshire. She made her mark in the register (see parish register).
7 April 1861 - Aged 28, she was living in Cow Lane, Calne, with her husband Robert (see 1861 census).
2 April 1871 - Aged 45, she was living in Old Rd, Studley, Calne, with her husband Robert and their children Elizabeth and Robert J (see 1871 census). 3 April 1881 - Aged 52, she was living in Rag Lane, Old Road, Derry Hill, Calne with her husband Robert and daughter Elizabeth G (see 1881 census).
1886 - The death of an Elizabeth Watkins aged 57 was registered in Chippenham (ref CHIP/18/169).
Pre 5 April 1891 - She died.

PATIENCE WATKINS (NÉE (?))

C 1833/34 - She was born in Batheaston (see 1891 census).
? - She married Robert Watkins.
5 April 1891 - Aged 57, she was living in London Rd, Batheaston, Somerset, with her husband Robert (see 1891 census).
31 March 1901 - She was a widow, a pauper and a former hawker aged 70 living in the Union Workhouse at Lyncombe, Bath. Her birthplace was unknown (see 1901 census).
1901 - The death of a patience Watkins aged 70 was registered in Bath (Bath RO ref LW1/38/421).

GEORGE GEE alias WATKINS (son of John Watkins and Elizabeth Gee)

C 1834 - He was born in Calne (based on 1851 census).
6 June 1841 - Aged 8, he was living in Wood St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1841 census).
30 March 1851 - He was a sand carrier aged 17 living in Curzon St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1851 census).
31 May 1867 - He was from Calne and the driver of five sand donkeys that were found to be straying on the road by Horton Bridge at 6 o'clock in the evening by a policeman stationed at Bishop's Cannings who found George asleep in the tap room of the Bridge public house. About 9 o'clock the same evening, the policeman went to the village of Bishop's Cannings and found the same donkeys strolling around outside the Crown public house. George, as before, was snugly ensconced in the tap room (see the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette dated 20 June 1867).
17 June 1867 - He appeared at the Devizes District Petty Sessions charged with allowing his donkeys to stray about on 31 May. He stated that he had had too much to drink but would not let it happen again. The bench declined to trust him and fined him 10s including costs. Since he could only muster 8s he was allowed a week to pay the remainder (see the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette dated 20 June 1867).
2 April 1871 - He was an unmarried dealer aged 34 lodging at the Sun Inn, Hungerford, Berkshire (see 1871 census).

CHARLES RICHENS a.k.a. HITCHENS (son of Thomas and Mary Richens)

15 August 1853 - He was a labourer of age living in Calne when he married Mary Ann Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. He made his mark in the register (see parish register).

See also the Richens family history.

MARY ANN HITCHENS (NÉE GEE or WATKINS) (daughter of John Watkins and Elizabeth Gee)

C 1836 - She was born in Calne, Wiltshire (see 1851 census).
6 June 1841 - Aged 6, she was living in Wood St, Calne with her parents and siblings (see 1841 census).
21 December 1850 - She made her mark in the register when she witnessed the marriage of her brother Robert to Elizabeth Fortune in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
30 March 1851 - Aged 15, she was living in Curzon St, Calne with her parents and siblings(see 1851 census).
15 August 1853 - She was aged 20 and living in Calne when she married Charles Hitchens in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. She made her mark in the register (see parish register).

See also the Richens family history.

GENERATION 5

TOM GEE or THOMAS WATKINS (son of Thomas and Emma GEE)

16 January 1858 - He was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
7 April 1861 - Aged 3, he was living in Curzon St, Calne, with his parents Thomas and Emma and his siblings Sarah, and Jane (see 1861 census).
14 May 1869 - He was baptised in Calne parish church along with his siblings Jane, Caroline, Mary Ann and Frederick. His surname was shown as Gees (alias) Watkins (see parish register). 2 April 1871 - He was a painter aged 14 living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne, with his parents Thomas and Emma and his siblings (see table under Thomas his father).
27 December 1886 - He was a labourer aged 26 living in Calne when he married Frances Elizabeth Fell in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne, Wiltshire. Witnesses at their wedding were Fred Smith and Maud Fell (Elizabeth's younger sister) (see parish register and marriage certificate).
12 November 1887 - They were living at The Quarry, Calne when their daughter Caroline Maud was baptised (see parish register).
5 April 1891 - He was living in Curzon St, Calne (see 1891 census)

PRO reference RG12/1596 folio 37 page 8 schedule no. 49. Curzon St, Calne, Wiltshire

Name Relationship Mar Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Watkins Jnr Head
M
30
Labourer (bacon curer) Calne, Wiltshire
Elizabeth Watkins Wife
M
25
- Calne, Wiltshire
Caroline M Watkins Daughter
U
3
- Calne, Wiltshire
Nellie Greensted Niece
U
6
- London
Frances Head Lodger
U
18
Wheelwright apprentice Lickhill, Calne

2 November 1891 - He was a bacon curer's labourer living in Curzon St, Calne (FEW's birth certificate).
14 October 1896 - He was a bacon curer's labourer living in Curzon St, Calne.
23 September 1896 - He was a labourer living in Curzon St, Calne, when their daughter Beatrice Elsie was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
26 December 1898 - He signed his name when he witnessed the marriage of his sister-in-law Maud Clara Fell to Thomas John Aiman (see parish register).
31 March 1901 - He was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne with his wife and children (see 1901 census).

Name Relationship Marital status Age Occupation Place of birth
Thomas WATKINS Jun Head M 42 Bacon labourer Calne, Wilts
Frances E Watkins Wife M 33   Calne, Wilts
Caroline M WATKINS Dau S 13   Calne, Wilts
Florence E WATKINS Dau S 9   Calne, Wilts
Beatrice C WATKINS Dau S 4   Calne, Wilts

1901 - He appeared on the electoral roll (info from Robin Holley).
2 April 1911 - He was living at 45 Curzon St, Calne (see 1911 census):-

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Birthplace
Tom Watkins Head 50 Widower Cellar man - bacon curing Calne, Wiltshire
Florence Elizabeth Watkins Daughter 19 Single - Calne, Wiltshire
Beatrice Elsie Watkins Daughter 14 - Domestic Servant Calne, Wiltshire
Caroline Maud Shobbrook Daughter 23 Married 3 years. 1 child - alive. - Calne, Wiltshire
Ivy Frances Maud Shobbrook Grandaughter 2 - - Twerton on Avon, Somerset

28 April 1919 - Aged 60, he was living in Curzon St, Calne (see statement of the names and addresses of the relatives of William Henry Watkins).
5 January 1929 - He was a labourer living at 45 Curzon St, Calne when he signed his last will in which he appointed his daughter Beatrice Elsie as his sole executrix to whom he also wished to leave the whole of his estate (see will).
7 March 1929 - He died, aged 71, in 45 Curzon St, Calne, of heart failure (aortic regurgitation) (death certificate).
8 March 1929 - His daughter Elsie Watkins advised the registrar of his death. His name was shown as Tom Gee (death certificate).
11 March 1929 - He was a labourer aged 71 living in Curzon St, Calne when he was buried (as Thos. Gee) in plot C56 in Curzon St cemetery, Calne (see parish register).
7 May 1929 - His will was proved at Winchester (see will and probate).

Known child/children - Caroline Maud, Florence Elizabeth and Beatrice Elsie.

Thomas Watkins with his dog

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see his will

FRANCES ELIZABETH WATKINS (NÉE FELL) (daughter of Abraham and Sarah Fell)

See also the Drew, Fell and Richens family history.
27 December 1886 - She married Tom Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (marriage certificate).
5 April 1891 - See census information below.
23 September 1891 - Her daughter Florence Elizabeth was born in Curzon St, Calne (FEW's birth certificate).
2 November 1891 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she advised the registrar of the birth of her daughter Florence Elizabeth (FEW's birth certificate).
17 April 1900 - She was living at Curzon St, Calne, when she notified the registrar of the death of her father. She was known as Elizabeth (AF's death certificate).
31 March 1901 - Aged 33, she was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne with her husband and children (see 1901 census transcription below).
27 September 1905 - She was present at the death of her father-in-law, Thomas Watkins. She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she advised the registrar of his death (TW's death certificate).
12 July 1910 - She died, aged 45, at 45 Curzon St, Calne, of a malignant ulcer of the stomach (death certificate).
13 July 1910 - Her aunt, Mary Ellen Drew, notified the registrar of her death (death certificate). Aged 45 and the wife of a bacon factory employee, she was buried in plot C46 of Curzon St cemetery, Calne. She had been living in Curzon St (see burial register).

SARAH WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Emma Watkins)

C 1860/61 - She was born in Calne (see 1881 census).
7 April 1861 - Aged 6, she was living in Curzon St, Calne, with her parents Thomas and Emma and her siblings Tom and Jane (see 1861 census).
9 September 1878 - Her illegitimate son Thomas was born in Curzon St, Calne (TW's birth certificate).
19 October 1878 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of her son Thomas. She signed her name in the register (TW's birth certificate).
19 February 1881 - She was a domestic servant when her son Thomas died (TW's death certificate).
3 April 1881 - She was a domestic servant aged 20 living/working with a chemist, Fitzherbert White and his family in The Market Place, Chippenham (see 1881 census).

ELIZABETH GEE BANKS (NÉE WATKINS) (daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Watkins)

March qtr 1865 - Her birth was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/15/486 & GRO ref 5a 75).
20 May 1865 - She was privately baptised (Calne parish church register).
2 April 1871 - Aged 6, she was living in Old Rd, Studley, Calne, with her parents and her brother Robert J (see 1871 census).
3 April 1881 - Aged 16, she was living in Rag Lane, Old Road, Derry Hill, Calne with her parents (see 1881 census).
3 June 1882 - Aged 18, she was living in Derry Hill when she married Frederick Charles Banks in Christ Church, Derry Hill (marriage certificate).
5 April 1891 - Aged 26, she was living at Nethercote Hill, Lacock, with her husband Frederick and children Frederick, Beatrice, Maud, Mable and William (see 1891 census).
31 March 1901 - Aged 35, she was living at Nethercote Hill, Lacock, with her husband Frederick and children Frederick, William, Beatrice, Mabel and Maud (see 1901 census).
2 April 1911 - She was living in Lovers Walk, Lacock (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
Frederick Charles Banks Head 48 Married 28 years Mason Builder. Worker. Lacock Wilts
Elizabeth Banks Wife 46 Married 28 years. 6 children. 6 alive. - - Calne Wilts
Maude Mary Banks Daughter 24 Single Dressmaker Own account. Home. Lacock Wilts
Lily Violet Rosa Banks Daughter 6 - - - Lacock Wilts
Beatrice Louisa Banks Ludlow Daughter 26 Married. 1 child. 1 alive. - - Studley Wilts
James Augustus Ludlow Son-in-law 33 Married 8 yrs Bankes mason Worker Lutterworth Leicestershire

September qtr 1950 - The death of an Elizabeth Banks aged 85 was registered in Chippenham (GRO ref 7c 314).

FREDERICK CHARLES BANKS (son of Frederick and Ann Banks)

C 1862 - He was born (marriage certificate).
1862 - The birth of a Frederick C Banks was registered in Chippenham (WREO ref CHIP/14/3).
2 April 1871 - He was living in West St, Lacock (see 1871 census): -

Name Relationship Condition Age Males Age Females Occupation Where Born
Frederick Banks Head Mar 30 - Stone mason Wilts Lacock
Ann Banks Wife Mar - 37 - do do
Robert W do Son - 14 - Assistant blacksmith do do
Frederick C do Son - 9 - Scholar do do
Walter do Son - 8 - do do do
Mary A do Daughter - - 7 do do do
Francis do Son - 1 - - do do

3 April 1881 - He was living in Pewsham, Wiltshire (see 1881 census): -

Name Relationship Condition Age Males Age Females Occupation Where Born
Frederick Banks Head Mar 39 - Mason Wilts Lacock
Ann Banks Wife Mar - 46 - do do
Frederick C Banks Son Unm 18 - Mason do do
Walter Banks Son Unm 17 - Mason's lab do do
Mary Ann Banks Daur Unm - 16 Help at home do do
Francis Banks Son - 11 - Scholar do do

3 June 1882 - Aged 20, he was a labourer living in Derry Hill when he married Elizabeth Gee Watkins in Christ Church, Derry Hill. The witnesses were Walter and May Banks (marriage certificate).
C 1883/84 - Their son Frederick was born in Calne (see 1891 census) or Derry Hill (see 1901 census).
C 1884/85 - Their daughter Beatrice Louisa was born in Lacock (see 1891 census), Derry Hill (see 1901 census) or Studley (see 1911 census).
C 1886/87 - Their daughter Maude Mary was born in Lacock (see 1911 census).
C 1888/89 - Their daughter Mable was born in Lacock (see 1891 census).
C January/February 1891 - Their son William was born in Lacock (see 1891 census).
5 April 1891 - He was a mason aged 28 living at Nethercote Hill, Lacock, with his wife Elizabeth and children Frederick aged 7, Beatrice L aged 6, Maud M aged 4, Mable aged 2, and William aged 2 months (see 1891 census).
31 March 1901 - He was a mason aged 38 living at Nethercote Hill, Lacock, with his wife Elizabeth and children Frederick, a butcher aged 17, William aged 10, Beatrice aged 16, Mabel aged 12 and Maud aged 14 (see 1901 census).
C 1904/05 - Their daughter Lily Violet Rosa was born in Lacock (see 1911 census).
2 April 1911 - Aged 48, he was living in Lovers Walk, Lacock with his wife and children (see 1911 census and table above).
June qtr 1925 - The death of a Frederick C Banks aged 63 was registered in Chippenham (GRO ref 5a 73).

Known child/children - Frederick, Beatrice Louisa, Maude Mary, Mable, William and Lily Violet Rosa.

ABSALOM BURTON (son of Absalom Burton)

18 September 1847 2.30 a.m. - He was born in Sleet Burn Mill, Brandon County Durham (birth certificate).
28 October 1847 - His mother Mary Burton née Douthwaite was living at Sleet Burn Mill, Brandon, when she registered his birth. His father was a miller (birth certificate).
30 March 1851 - Aged 3, he was living in Framwellgate, County Durham with his parents Absalom, a miller aged 46, and Mary aged 31, his siblings Jane and William, both aged 12, Robert aged 6, Joseph aged 4, and Thomas aged 11 months. Two visitors were also staying with them (see 1851 census).
March qtr 1868 - His marriage to Elizabeth Greenwood was registered in Leeds (GRO ref 9b 530 & Leeds RO ref RB/39/24).
1870 - The birth of their daughter Emily was registered in Leeds (Leeds RO ref WEST/95/381).
March qtr 1870 - The death of (their daughter?) Emily aged 0 was registered in Leeds (GRO ref 9b 300).
2 April 1871 - He was living at 24 Carr St, Leeds (see 1871 census): -

Name Relationship Condition Age Males Age Females Occupation Where Born
Absalom Burton Head Mar 24 - Tailor -
Elizabeth Burton Wife " - 38 Tailor's wife Durham Durham
Mary E Greenwood Daur - - 8 Tailor's wife daughter Yorkshire Leeds
Thomas Burton Son - 2 - - do Leeds
William Lagner - - 35 - Tailor Prussia
Emily Burton Daur - - 10 mths - Yorkshire Leeds

3 April 1881 - He was a tailor aged 34 boarding with Albert A and Annie E Attewell at 48 Marylebone, St Marylebone, Middlesex (see 1881 census).
13 October 1881 - He was a tailor and a widower aged 22 living at 65 Fore St, when he married Jane Watkins in the City of London Register Office. His father, formerly a farrier and miller, was deceased (marriage certificate).
28 November 1881 - Their son Thomas was born (see St Mary's, Calne Parish Church register).
C 1883/84 - Their daughter Emily was born in Marylebone (see 1891 census).
C 1884/85 - Their son Jack was born in St Pancras, London (see 1901 census).
C 1885/86 - Their son Absalom was born in Marylebone (see 1891 census).
C 1887/88 - Their daughter May was born in Marylebone (see 1891 census).
C 1889/90 - Their daughter Mead was born in Marylebone (see 1891 census).
5 April 1891 - He was a tailor aged 43 living Union St, Marylebone with his wife Jane and children Emily aged 7, Absalom aged 5, May aged 3, and Mead aged 1 (see 1891 census).
C 1893/94 - Their daughter Mary was born in St Pancras, London (see 1901 census).
1 April 1897 - Their son Thomas was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
12 May 1897 - He was a master tailor aged 48 living at 30 Rathbone Buildings, Pancras, when he died of phthisis haemaphthisis in the St Pancras Infirmary, London (death certificate).
14 May 1897 - His widow Jane, of 4 Luxton Rd, Pancras, notified the registrar (death certificate).

Known child/children - Thomas, Emily, Jack, Absalom, May, Maud and Mary.

ELIZABETH BURTON (formerly GREENWOOD (NÉE (?))

C 1842/43 - She was born in Durham (see 1871 census).
? - She married (?) Greenwood.
March qtr 1868 - Her marriage to Absalom Burton was registered in Leeds (GRO ref 9b 530 & Leeds RO ref RB/39/24).
2 April 1871 - Aged 38, she was living with her husband Absalom and children at 24 Carr Lane, Leeds (see 1871 census and table above).
June qtr 1872 - The death of an Elizabeth Burton aged 39 was registered in Leeds (GRO ref 9b 343 & Leeds RO ref WEST/76/24).

(?) GREENWOOD

? - He married Elizabeth (?).
Pre March qtr 1868 - He died.

JANE BURTON (NÉE GEE or WATKINS) (daughter of Thomas and Emma Gee)

5 January 1860 – She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
16 February 1860 - Her mother registered her birth as Jane Gee (birth certificate).
7 April 1861 - Aged 1, she was living in Curzon St, Calne, with her parents Thomas and Emma and her siblings Sarah and Tom (see 1861 census).
14 May 1869 - She was baptised in Calne parish church along with her siblings Tom, Caroline, Mary Ann and Frederick. Her surname was shown as Gees (alias) Watkins (see parish register).
2 April 1871 - She was a scholar aged 11 living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne, with her parents Thomas and Emma and her siblings (see table under Thomas her father).
3 April 1881 - She was an unmarried cook aged 20 living/working at The Bell, 5 Lester St, Soho, Middlesex. Her surname was shown as Watkins (see 1881 census).
13 October 1881 - She was aged 21 and living at 12 Moorgate St when she married Absalom Burton in the City of London Register Office. Her surname was shown as Watkins (marriage certificate).
5 April 1891 - Aged 37, she was living in Union St, Marylebone with her husband Absalom and children Emily, Absalom, May, and Mead (see 1891 census).
14 May 1897 - She was living at 4 Laxton Rd, Pancras, when she notified the registrar of the death of her husband Absalom. She made her mark in the register (death certificate).
31 March 1901 - She was a widowed charwoman aged 39 living in William St, St Pancras, London with her son Jack, a solicitor's office boy aged 16, and her daughter Mary, aged 7 (see 1901 census).

CAROLINE GEE or WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Emma Gee)

19 September 1862 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
29 October 1862 - Her mother registered her birth as Caroline Gee (birth certificate).
14 May 1869 - She was baptised in Calne parish church along with her siblings Tom, Jane, Mary Ann and Frederick. Her surname was shown as Gees (alias) Watkins (see parish register).
2 April 1871 - She was a scholar aged 9 living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne, with her parents Thomas and Emma and her siblings (see table under Thomas her father).
3 April 1881 - Aged 17, she was living and working in domestic service with James Hibbard, a farmer, his wife and family at Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire. Her surname was shown as Watkins (see 1881 census).

MARY ANN GEE or WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Emma Gee)

4 November 1865 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
19 January 1866 - Her mother registered her birth as Mary Ann Gee (birth certificate).
14 May 1869 - She was baptised in Calne parish church along with her siblings Tom, Jane, Caroline and Frederick. Her surname was shown as Gees (alias) Watkins (see parish register).
2 April 1871 - She was a scholar aged 6 living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne, with her parents Thomas and Emma and her siblings (see table under Thomas her father).
3 April 1881 - She was as a general servant aged 15 living/working with Francis Holland (a fishmonger and poulterer), his wife and family in the High St, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Her surname was shown as Watkins (see 1881 census).

ROBERT JOHN WATKINS (son of Robert and Elizabeth Watkins)

C 1867/68 - He was born in Calne (see 1871 census).
March qtr 1868 - His birth was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/17/241 & GRO ref 5a 70).
2 April 1871 - Aged 3, he was living in Old Rd, Studley, Calne, with his parents and his sister Elizabeth (see 1871 census).

FREDERICK GEE or WATKINS (son of Thomas and Emma Gee)

16 June 1868 - He was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
27 July 1868 - His mother registered his birth as Frederick Gee (birth certifcate).
14 May 1869 - He was baptised in Calne parish church along with his siblings Tom, Jane, Caroline and Mary Ann. His surname was shown as Gees (alias) Watkins (see parish register).
2 April 1871 - Aged 2, he was living at 8 Hungerford Row, Calne, with his parents Thomas and Emma and his siblings (see table under Thomas his father).
3 April 1881 - He was a bargeman aged 20 with the canal boats "Emma" from Bristol and Swindon and "Tuckshall" from Stratton St Margaret moored at Regent St Wharf, Swindon. His surname was shown as Watkins. He was with the barge master Henry Iles and Frank Cole (see 1881 census).
15 June 1885 - He was vaccinated. He had also been vaccinated in infancy (see medical history form).
30 August 1886 - He was a labourer aged 18 years and 2 months when he joined the Wiltshire Regiment at Chippenham as Private number 1561 for a period of 12 years. He had previously served in the 3rd Wiltshire Regiment (see Army Form B.265). He was 5'3" tall, weighed 121 lbs, had a chest measurement of 33", had a fair complexion and light brown hair. His religious denomination was CofE. He had his primary medical examination at Chippenham (see description on enlistment form). His parents were Thomas and Emma Watkins of Calne. He had an older brother, Thomas, and younger siblings William and Bessey (see miltary history sheet).
31 August 1886 - He underwent his final medical examination at Devizes. He was considered fit for the army (see Army Form).
30 November 1886 - He arrived in Jersey (see army form).
15 January 1887 - He was admitted to hospital with "lyph sec" (see army form).
24 January 1887 - He was discharged from hospital (see army form).
29 March 1887 - He was re-vaccinated (see medical history sheet).
2 May 1887 - He was awarded a fourth class certificate of education (see military history sheet).
10 August 1887 - He arrived in Athlone (see military history sheet).
29 September 1887 - He was admitted to hospital with "lyph sec" (see army form).
15 October 1887 - He was discharged from hospital (see military history sheet).
19 June 1888 - He was admitted to hospital with pneumonia (see military history sheet).
13 July 1888 - He was discharged from hospital (see military history sheet).
9 August 1888 - He was admitted to hospital with epistaxis (i.e. hemorrhage from the nose) (see military history sheet).
30 August 1888 - He was granted G.C. (i.e. good conduct) pay of 1d (see statement of services).
8 September 1888 - He was discharged from hospital (see military history sheet).
24 June 1889 - He arrived in Boyle (see military history sheet).
20 May 1890 - He arrived in Curragh (see military history sheet).
20 May 1891 - He was admitted to hospital with dyspepsia (see military history sheet).
25 May 1891 - He was discharged from hospital (see military history sheet).
2 September 1891 - He was examined for retention of service and found unfit due to varicose veins and analmia (?)(see military history sheet).
6 June 1893 - He attended hospital in Aldershot (see military history sheet).
29 August 1893 - He was transferred to 1/Class A Reserve (see statement of services).
1 October 1894 - He was a labourer aged 26 from Calne when he married Ada Chivers in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. He signed his name in the register. Witnesses at the wedding were Henry Henly and Harriet Hand (see parish register and marriage certificate).
C 1897/98 - Their daughter Gladys was born in Calne (see 1901 census).
29 August 1898 - He was discharged from the army. His total service had been 12 years including 5 years in the reserve (see statement of services).
31 March 1901 - He was a butcher aged 30 living at Lower Foxhangers (?), Rowde with his wife Ada, daughter Gladys, aged 3, and Frank Clevely, a boarder. His surname was shown as Watkins (see 1901 census).
23 January 1910 - He was a cellarman in a bacon factory when their daughter Beatrice May was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
2 April 1911 - He was living at 12 Curzon St, Calne (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
Frederick Watkins Head 45 Married 16 Years. 2 children 2 alive. Cellarman Bacon factory Calne, Wilts
Ada Watkins Wife 37 Married Bone picker do Compton Bassett, Calne, Wilts
Gladys May Watkins Daughter 13 Single Scholar - Calne, Wilts
Beatrice May Watkins Daughter 1 Single - - Calne, Wilts

18 October 1950 - He died, aged 82, of senility, in St Margaret's Hospital, Stratton St Margaret. He was a retired bacon factory labourer. His final home had been 43 Princes St, Swindon (death certificate).
19 October 1950 - His daughter B Belcher, of 43 Princes St, Swindon, advised the registrar of his death (death certificate).
20 October 1950 - He was a bacon factory hand aged 82 of 43 Princes St, Swindon when he was buried in plot G17 of Curzon St cemetery, Calne (see burial register).

Known child/children - Gladys and Beatrice May.

ADA WATKINS (NÉE CHIVERS) (daughter of Jacob and Eliza Chivers)

22 September 1873 - She was born in Compton Bassett, Wiltshire (birth certificate).
3 April 1881 - Aged 7, she was living at Compton Bassett with her parents Jacob, a gardener aged 39 and Eliza aged 38, and her siblings James aged 13, Thomas aged 11, Rhoda aged 9, Kate aged 4 and Elizabeth aged 2 months (see 1881 census).
5 April 1891 - Aged 17, she was a general servant, domestic living in The Street, Compton Bassett with her parents and siblings (see 1891 census).
1 October 1894 - She was a servant aged 21 from Calne when she married Frederick Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register and marriage certificate).
31 march 1901 - Aged 27, she was living at Lower Foxhangers, Rowde, with her husband Frederick, daughter Gladys and Frank Cleverly, a boarder (see 1901 census).
2 April 1911 - Aged 37, she was living at 12 Curzon St, Calne (see 1911 census and table above).
20 November 1949 - She died, aged 77, at 43 Princes St, Swindon of heart failure, cbr. Myocarditis and carcinoma of the stomach and foot (death certificate).
21 November 1949 - Her daughter, B Belcher, of 43 Princes St, Swindon, advised the registrar of her death (death certificate).
23 November 1949 - She was aged 77 and the wife of a factory hand when she was buried in plot G17 of Curzon St cemetery, Calne (see burial registere).

HAROLD (or HENRY) J GOODSHIP (son of George and Elizabeth Goodship)

C 1872/73 - He was born in Theobalds Green (see 1881 census).
1873 - The birth of a Henry J Goodship was registered in Calne (Wiltshire Reg web-site ref CA/20/145).
3 April 1881 - Aged 8, he was living in Moggs Lane, Blackland with his parents George, an agricultural labourer aged 35 and Elizabeth, a farm servant aged 34, and his siblings Sarah aged 10, and George aged 5. He was shown as Henry J (see 1881 census).
5 April 1891 - He was an agricultural labourer aged 18 living in a cottage at Quemerford Gate, Calne, with his parents and his brother George aged 15. He was shown as Henry J (see 1891 census).
7 May 1898 - He was a bachelor, aged 25 and a labourer living in Cherhill, when he married Elizabeth Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. He signed his name in the register. His sister Sarah was one of the witnesses (see parish register).
C 1898/99 - Their son Henry William was born in Calstone (see 1901 census).
1898 - The birth of their son Henry W was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/32/27).
1900 - The birth of their son Frederick R was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/32/257).
1900 - The death of their son Frederick R was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/20/497).
C January 1901 - Their son Albert Edward was born in Calstone (see 1901 census).
1901 - The birth of their son Albert E was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/32/461).
31 March 1901 - He was a cattle man on a farm aged 28 living Theobalds Green with his wife Elizabeth and their children Henry William aged 2 and Albert Edward aged 2 months (see 1901 census).
C 1902/03 - Their son Bert was born (see statement of the names and addresses of the relatives of William Henry Watkins).
C 1904/05 - Their son Harold was born in Calne (see 1911 census).
1905 - The birth of their son Walter H was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/34/303).
C 1906/07 - Their son Arthur was born in Calne (see 1911 census).
1907 - The birth of their son Herbert A was registered in Calne (WRO ref CA/35/39).
2 April 1911 - Aged 38, he was living in Calstone, Calne with his wife and children (see 1911 census and table below).
5 January 1929 - He was a witness to the will of his father-in-law Tom Gee (see will).

BESSIE (ELIZABETH) GOODSHIP (NÉE WATKINS) (daughter of Thomas and Emma Watkins)

8 September 1872 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
6 October 1872 - she was baptised in St Mary's parish church, Calne (see parish register).
3 April 1881 - See census information with her father
5 April 1891 - See census information with her father
3 July 1897 - She signed her name when she witnessed the marriage of her brother William to Emma Bennett in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
7 May 1898 - She was a spinster aged 24 living in Curzon St, Calne when she married Henry Goodship in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. She signed her name in the register. Her brother William was one of the witnesses (see entry number 359 in the parish register).
31 March 1901 - Aged 27, she was living Theobalds Green with her husband Henry and their children Henry William and Albert Edward (see 1901 census).
2 April 1911 - She was living in Calstone, Calne (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
Henry Goodship Head 38 Married 12 years. 5 children. 4 alive. 1 dead. Cowman on farm Worker Calne Wilts
Elizabeth Goodship Wife 37 Married 12 years. 5 children. 4 alive. 1 dead. - - Calne Wilts
William Goodship Son 12 - School - Calne Wilts
Albert Goodship Son 10 - School - Calne Wilts
Harold Goodship Son 6 - School - Calne Wilts
Arthur Goodship Son 4 - " - Calne Wilts

WILLIAM WATKINS (son of Thomas and Emma Watkins)

26 January 1875 - He was born in Curzon St, Calne, Wiltshire (birth certificate).
5 February 1875 - He was baptised in St Mary's parish church, Calne (see parish register).
3 April 1881 - See census information with his father.
5 April 1891 - See census information.
3 July 1897 - He was aged 21, a bachelor and a labourer living in Curzon St when he married Emma Bennett in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. He signed his name in the register. The witnesses to the marriage were his sister Elizabeth and Alice Angell (see entry number 343 in the parish register).
25 September 1897 - He was a bacon curer's labourer when his son William Henry was born (WHW's birth certificate).
14 October 1897 - He was a labourer from Calne when their son William Henry was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
7 May 1898 - He was a witness to the marriage of his sister Elizabeth to Henry Goodship in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
31 March 1901 - He was a bacon salter in a factory aged 25 living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne with his parents, his wife Emma, their son William, and Thomas Burton (see 1901 census).
5 October 1901 - He was a general labourer living in Curzon St, Calne, when his daughter Florence Beatrice Maud was born (FBMW's birth certificate)
24 October 1901 - He was a labourer from Calne when their daughter Florence Beatrice Maud was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
16 November 1904 - He was a general labourer living in Curzon St, Calne, when his daughter Elizabeth May was born (EMW's birth certificate).
7 December 1904 - He was a labourer from Curzon St, Calne when their daughter Elizabeth May was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
8 October 1908 - He was a bacon curer's labourer when his children Violet Maud and Reginald Thomas were born (VMW and RTW's birth certificates).
27 November 1908 - He was a labourer from Calne when their children Reginald Thomas and Violet Maud were baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
23 January 1909 - The funeral service for their daughter Violet Maud aged 3 months was held in Calne parish church (see parish register).
2 April 1911 - He was living at 51 (?) Curzon St, Calne (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
William Watkins Head 35 Married 13 Years. 6 children 3 alive 3 dead Cellarman Bacon factory Calne, Wiltshire
Emma Watkins Wife 35 Married 13 years. 6 children 3 alive 3 dead. - - Calne, Wiltshire
William Henry Watkins Son 13 - School - Calne, Wiltshire
Elizabeth May Watkins Daughter 6 - do - Calne, Wiltshire
Reginald Thomas Watkins Son 2 - - - Calne, Wiltshire

Between 15 November and 11 December 1915 - He was living at 44 Lower Cathedral Rd, Cardiff, when he was advised that the condition of his son William Henry, who had been shot in the spine on 15 November 1915, was worse (see telegram).
28 April 1919 - He was living at 18 The Pippin, Calne when he completed a statement of names and addresses of the relatives of his deceased son William Henry (see AF W5080).
7 July 1920 - He acknowledged receipt of the 1914-15 Star medal awarded to his deceased son William Henry (see receipt).
10 November 1920 - He acknowledged receipt of the British War Medal 1914-19 awarded to his deceased son William Henry (see receipt).
5 January 1929 - He was a witness to the will of his father Tom Gee (see will).

Known child/children - William Henry, Florence Beatrice Maud, Mary, Elizabeth May, Violet Maud and Reginald Thomas.

EMMA WATKINS (NÉE BENNETT) (daughter of John and Lydia Bennett)

8 March 1876 - She was born in Cow Lane, Calne. Her father was a farm labourer (birth certificate).
25 March 1876 - She was baptised in Calne parish church. Her father was a labourer from Calne (see parish register).
18 April 1876 - Her mother, Lydia Bennett née Wilkins, made her mark when she registered the birth (birth certificate).
3 April 1881 - She was a scholar aged 7 living in Horsebrook, Calne with her parents John, a general labourer aged 36, and Lydia aged 40, and her siblings William aged 21, John aged 19, Henry aged 16, Fred aged 14, Ellen aged 12, Lucy aged 10, and George aged 4 (see 1881 census).
5 April 1891 - She was a domestic servant aged 15 living in Horsebrook, Calne with her parents and siblings Lucy, a domestic servant aged 19, and George, a mason's labourer aged 14 (see 1891 census).
3 July 1897 - She was a spinster aged 21 living in Bollens Lane when she married William Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne. She signed her name in the register (see parish register).
5 November 1897 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of her son William Henry (WHW's birth certificate).
31 March 1901 - Aged 25, she was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, with her in-laws, her husband William, their son William, and Thomas Burton (see 1901 census).
14 November 1901 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of her daughter Florence Beatrice Maud (FBMW's birth certificate).
16 November 1904 - Her daughter Elizabeth May was born in Curzon St, Calne (EMW's birth certificate).
27 December 1904 - She was living in Curzon St, Calne when she registered the birth of her daughter Elizabeth May (EMW's birth certificate).
8 October 1908 - Her twin children Violet Maud and Reginald Thomas were born in Curzon St, Calne (VMW and RTW's birth certificates).
21 January 1909 - She was present at the death of her daughter Violet Maud in Curzon St, Calne. She notified the registrar of her death (VMW's death certificate).
2 April 1911 - Aged 35, she was living at 51 (?) Curzon St, Calne (see 1911 census and table above).
1912 - The death of an Emma Watkins aged 37 was registered in Calne (ref CA/23/378).

FLORA (FLORENCE) WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Emma Watkins)

26 June 1877 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne, Wiltshire (birth certificate)
28 July 1877 - She was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
26 February 1878 - She died, aged 8 months, in Curzon St, Calne, of bronchitis, 3 months and exhaustion (death certificate).
28 February 1878 - Kezia Taylor, of Curzon St, Calne, who had been present at her death, advised the registrar (FW's death certificate).
2 March 1878 - Her funeral service was held at St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).

GENERATION 6

THOMAS WATKINS (son of Sarah Watkins)

9 September 1878 - He was born in Curzon St, Calne, Wiltshire (birth certificate).
17 February 1881 - He was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
19 February 1881 - He died, aged 2 in Curzon St, Calne, Wiltshire of scarlet fever, 7 days and convulsions 3 hours (death certificate).
22 February 1881 - His grandmother Emma Watkins, who had been present at his death, advised the registrar (death certificate).
24 February 1881 - His funeral service was held at St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).

CAROLINE MAUD SHOBBROOK (NÉE WATKINS) (daughter of Tom and Frances Elizabeth Watkins)

24 October 1887 - she was born at The Quarry, Calne, Wiltshire (birth certificate).
12 November 1887 - she was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
5 April 1891 - see table below for census information.
31 March 1901 - aged 13, she was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne with her parents and siblings (see 1901 census transcription below).
5 August 1907 - she married Ernest John Shobbrook at the Parish Church, Calne (marriage certificate).
See also the Shobbrook family history.

FLORENCE ELIZABETH WASLEY (FORMERLY ANGELL NÉE WATKINS) (daughter of Tom and Frances Elizabeth Watkins)

23 September 1891 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate)
16 October 1891 - She was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
31 March 1901 - Aged 9, she was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne with her parents and siblings (see 1901 census transcription below).
2 April 1911 - Aged 19, she was living at 45 Curzon St, Calne with her father and siblings (see 1911 census and table under her father’s name).
13 May 1913 - She was a spinster aged 21 and living in Curzon St, Calne, when she married Arthur Angell in Calne Register Office (marriage certificate).
? - She married (?) Wasley.
7 April 1962 - She was a widow when she died in Townlands Hospital, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire of a coma, cerebral thrombosis, arteriosclerosio and senility. Frederick Shirley, of the same address, advised the registrar (death certificate).

ARTHUR W ANGELL (son of Frederick and Sarah A Angell)

C 1886/87 - He was born in Calne (based on age at marriage and 1891 census transcription).
5 April 1891 - Aged 4, he was living in London Rd, Calne, with his parents Frederick, a labourer aged 36, and Sarah A aged 31, and his siblings Albert E aged 13, Ernest F aged 12, Alfred W aged 8, Florence R aged 6, and Ellen M aged 2 (see 1891 census).
31 March 1901 - He was a bricklayer's labourer aged 14 living with his parents Frederick, a general labourer aged 45, and Sarah aged 43, and his siblings Frank, Alfred, Florence, Ellen, Violet, Percy and Ada, in London Rd, Calne (see 1901 census).
2 April 1911 - He was living in New Rd, Calne (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
Frederick Angell Head 56 Married 35 years. 10 children. 9 alive. 1 dead. Labourer for bacon curing firm Worker Calne Wilts
Sarah Angell Wife 51 " 35 years - - Christian Malford Wilts
Arthur Angell Son 24 Single Bricklayers labourer Worker Calne Wilts
Percy Angell Son 14 - School - Calne Wilts
Ada Angell Daughter 10 - Domestic School - Calne Wilts
Nellie Angell Daughter 22 Single Domestic servant - Calne Wilts

13 May 1913 - He was a mason's labourer aged 26 living in New Rd, Calne, when he married Florence Elizabeth Watkins in Calne Register Office (marriage certificate).

(?) WASLEY

? - He married Florence Elizabeth Angell (née Watkins).
Pre 7 April 1962 - He died.

LYDIE FRANCES BLUNETT WATKINS (daughter of Tom and Frances Elizabeth Watkins)

7 June 1894 - She was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (see parish register).
September qtr 1897 - The death of a Lydia Watkins aged 3 was registered in Calne (GRO ref 5a 44).

BEATRICE ELSIE RUSS (NÉE WATKINS) (daughter of Tom and Frances Elizabeth Watkins)

2 September 1896 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne, Wiltshire (birth certificate).
23 September 1896 - She was baptised in Calne parish church (see parish register).
31 March 1901 - Aged 4, she was living in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne with her parents and siblings (see 1901 census transcription below).
2 April 1911 - She was a domestic servant aged 14 living at 45 Curzon St, Calne with her father and siblings (see 1911 census and table under her father’s name).
7 March 1929 - She was present at the death of her father Tom Gee (TG's death certificate).
8 March 1929 - She was living at 45 Curzon St, Calne, when she advised the registrar of the death of her father (TG's death certificate).
7 May 1929 - She was granted probate at Winchester of her father’s will as sole executrix. She inherited the whole of his estate (see will and probate).
The 1930 electoral roll shows her unmarried and living at 45 Curzon St, Calne (info from Robin Holley).
24 December 1933 - She was aged 37, a spinster and a factory hand living at Curzon St, Calne when she married Reginald Russ in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (marriage certificate).
6 July 1935 - She was living at 45 Curzon St, Calne, when she made her last will in which she left everything to Reginald Russ, her husband, who she also appointed as her sole executor (se will).
22 March 1936 - She died, aged 39, at 45 Curzon St, Calne, of pulmonary tuberculosis (death certificate).
25 March 1936 - She was the wife of a factory worker and had been living at 45 Curzon St, Calne, when she was buried, aged 39, in plot G36 of Curzon St cemetery (see burial register).
8 April 1936 - Her will was proved at Winchester. Her estate was valued at £277-14-0 (see probate).

Beatrice Elsie Russ (née Watkins) with her son Douglas c 1935

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REGINALD RUSS (son of William Henry and Mary Russ)

27 April 1895 - He was born in the Workhouse at Stratton, Wiltshire (birth certificate).
15 May 1895 - His mother (maiden name Pearce) was living in the Workhouse when she advised the registrar of his birth (RR's birth certificate).
31 March 1901 - Aged 5, he was living with his mother Mary, a domestic housekeeper, aged 29, in "By The Bridge", Winterbourne Monkton, his siblings Elle, aged 9, Elsie, aged 7, Oliver, aged 4, and Norman, aged 1. The head of the household was William Little, aged 62, a shepherd (see 1901 census).
24 December 1933 - He was aged 38, am unmarried factory hand, living in Church St, Calne, when he married Beatrice Elsie Watkins in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (marriage certificate).
22 March 1936 - He was present at the death of his wife Beatrice Elsie at 45 Curzon St, Calne (BER's death certificate).
24 March 1936 - He was a carter in a bacon factory living at 45 Curzon St, Calne, when he advised the registrar of the death of his wife (BER's death certificate).
8 April 1936 - He was a factory labourer living at 45 Curzon St, Calne, when his wife Beatrice Eslie’s will, for which he was sole executor, was proved at Winchester (see will and probate).
14 January 1950 - He was a factory hand, aged 53 and a widower living at 45 Curzon St, Calne when he married Elsie Lugg in St Mary's parish church, Calne. His father is shown as James Russ (deceased) a labourer NB both his birth and earlier marriage certificates show his father as William Henry Russ (marriage certificate).
29 December 1962 - He was a retired factory hand living at 20 Anchor Rd, Calne, when he died, aged 67 (Julia Peters 29/12/00).
2 January 1963 - He was buried, aged 67, in plot G36 of Curzon St cemetery, Calne (see burial register).
25 January 1963 - He had lived at 20 Anchor Rd, Calne when probate of his will was granted at Winchester to his estate valued at £780 8s 4d to his widow Elsie and Dorothy Queenie Neate, the wife of William Stanley John Neate (National Probate Calendar).

Known child/children - with Beatrice Elsie - Douglas L.
With Elsie - none.

ELSIE RUSS (formerly LUGG NÉE EDWARDS) (daughter of Henry and Lucy Edwards née Witchell)

13 January 1903 - She was born in Coburg Square, Melksham, Wiltshire. Her father was a rubber worker (birth certificate).
21 February 1903 - Her mother registered her birth (birth certificate).
2 April 1911 - She was living in Coburg Square, Melksham (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
Henry Edwards Head 35 Married 12 years. 4 children. 4 alive. Groom Horse dealer. On his own. Home. Calne Wilts
Lucy Edwards Wife 30 Married 12 years. 4 children. 4 alive. - - Calne "
Henry Herbert Edwards Son 10 - School - Melksham "
Elsie Edwards Daughter 8 - " - Melksham "
Frederick Edwards Son 6 - " - Melksham "
Percy Edwards Son 4 - " - Melksham "
Frank Witchell Boarder 16 Single Groom Horse dealer. Own account. Home. Calne "

21 April 1923 - She married Thomas Edward John Lugg in Trowbridge Register Office (info from Mary Whitehead 21/9/02).
14 January 1950 - She was a widow aged 47 living at 20 Anchor Rd, Calne when she married Reginald Russ in St Mary's parish church, Calne. Her father was shown as being a retired dealer (marriage certificate).
25 January 1963 - She was the widow of Reginald Russ when she and Dorothy Queenie Neate, the wife of William Stanley John Neate, were granted probate of her late husband's estate valued at £780 8s 4d at Winchester (National Probate Calendar).
27 May 1970 - She was found dead in her home at 20 Anchor Rd, Calne. Her death was certified by George Leopold Lush, Coroner for the County of Wilts, after a post-mortem without inquest, as being due to a coronary occlusion due to artheroma (death certificate).
29 May 1970 - Her son, Kenneth James Lugg, of 46 High St, Bromham, Chippenham, Wilts advised the registrar of her death (death certificate).

THOMAS EDWARD JOHN LUGG (son of William and Julia Lugg)

6 October 1900 - He was born in London Rd, Calne (birth certificate).
5 November 1900 - He was baptised in Calne parish church. His father was a labourer from Calne (see parish register).
15 November 1900 - His mother was living in London Rd, Calne when she registered his birth (birth certificate).
31 March 1901 - Aged 6 months, he was living with his parents and his half brother Walter Woodward, aged 8, and half sister Elizabeth M, aged 6, in London Rd, Calne (see 1901 census).
2 April 1911 - He was living at 5 Butlers Buildings, Calne (see 1911 census): -

Name Relationship Age Particulars of Marriage Occupation Industry Birthplace
Julia Lugg Head 44 Widow. Married 19 years. 6 children. 6 alive. Domestic Dutys - Calne Wilts
Walter Woodward Son 18 Single Labour Wood works Calne Wilts
Maud Woodward Daughter 16 Single Domestic - Calne Wilts
Tomas Lugg Son 10 Single School - Calne Wilts
William Lugg Son 9 Single School - Calne Wilts
Frank Lugg Son 8 Single School - Calne Wilts
Frederick Lugg Son 6 Single " - Calne Wilts

21 April 1923 - He married Elsie Edwards in Trowbridge Register Office (info from Mary Whitehead 21/9/02).
2 October 1923 - Their daughter Dorothy Queenie was born in Melksham (info from Mary Whitehead 21/9/02).
31 May 1925 - Their son Kenneth James was born in Melksham (info from Mary Whitehead 21/9/02).
31 October 1937 - Their daughter Joy was born in Melksham (info from Mary Whitehead 21/9/02).
14 April 1943 - He died in Bath (info from Mary Whitehead 21/9/02).
1943 - His death at the age of 42 was registered in Bath (Bath Reg Office ref no BT1/18/369).

Known child/children - Dorothy Queenie, Kenneth James and Joy.

WILLIAM HENRY WATKINS (son of William and Emma Watkins)

25 September 1897 - He was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate)
14 October 1897 - He was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (parish register).
31 March 1901 - Aged 3, he was living with his parents and grandparents in Hungerford Row, Curzon St, Calne (see 1901 census and table under his grandfather Thomas).
2 April 1911 - Aged 13, he was living at 51 Curzon St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1911 census and table above).
8 September 1914 - He was a boiler washer when he volunteered aged 19 (sic) in Cardiff for war service for a term of three years. He was to join the Middlesex Regiment. His service number was 4530 (see AFB2065). He was 5’ 6” tall, weighed 114 lbs, had a 34” chest with a 2” expansion, was well developed physically, was of a fresh complexion with blue eyes, dark brown hair and had 4 vaccination marks on his left arm. His religious denomination was Church of England (see AFB178 and the Description on Enlistment form).
12 September 1914 - He was posted to his unit (see Statement of the Services form).
November 1914 - He was vaccinated (see service record Table III).
24 June 1915 - He was sentenced to 7 days F.P. No 2 for absence (see Statement of the Services form).
4 August 1915 - He was vaccinated (see service record Table III).
1 September 1915 - He arrived in France (medal card).
15 November 1915 - He was wounded in the shoulder/spine and admitted to 10 CCS at Abeele (Belgium) (see AFB 103).
5 December 1915 - OC 13 Stationary Hospital Boulogne reported that his condition was worse and requested that his relatives be informed (see telegram).
11 December 1915 - He was transported to England aboard the SS Brighton (see AFB103).
? - His Watkins family at 44 Lower Cathedral Rd, Cardiff were advised of his worsening condition (see telegram).
? - Permission could not be granted for a visit by his relations (see telegram).
6 January 1916 - He died in the morning of wounds received in action (a gun shot wound to the spine) at 5th Northern General Hospital Leicester. His total length of service was 1 year 121 days (see Statement of the Services form, AFB2090 and telegram).
? - He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Quemerford, Calne (CWGC web-site) (see photograph).
28 July 1916 - The War Office advised the OIC Infantry records at Hounslow that any articles of his personal property in their possession were to be forwarded to Mr J Burton at 26 Curzon St, Calne (see Effects - Form 118).
28 April 1919 - His father William advised No 1 Record Office, Hanwell that the following members of his son’s family were alive; father William, brother Tom aged 9 and sister May aged 14, all living at 18 The Pippin Calne, his nephew Bert Goodship aged 16, of Calstone, Calne, his niece Gladys Watkins aged 21 of New Rd, Calne, his uncle Tom Watkins aged 60 of Curzon St, Calne and his aunt Mrs Haines aged 44 of The Pippin, Calne (see AFW5080).
7 July 1920 - His father W Watkins acknowledged receipt of the 1914-15 Star awarded to his son William henry Watkins (see receipt).
10 November 1920 - Mr W Watkins acknowledged receipt of the British War Medal 1914-19 awarded to (his son) William Henry Watkins (see receipt).
3 February 1921 - J Burton acknowledged receipt of the Victory medal awarded to William Henry Watkins (see receipt).

FLORENCE BEATRICE MAUD WATKINS (daughter of William and Emma Watkins)

5 October 1901 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
24 October 1901 - She was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne, Wiltshire (parish register)
1903 - The death of a Florence B Watkins aged 1 was registered in Calne (ref CA/21/302).
19 February 1903 - Aged 16 months, she had been living in Curzon St when she was buried in Calne (see parish register).

ELIZABETH MAY WRIGHT (NÉE WATKINS) (daughter of William and Emma Watkins)

16 November 1904 - She was born at 43 Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
7 December 1904 - she was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne, Wiltshire (parish register).
2 April 1911 - Aged 6, she was living at 51 Curzon St, Calne with her parents and siblings (see 1911 census and table above).
28 April 1919 - She was aged 14 and was living at 18 The Pippin, Calne with her father William and her brother Tom (see statement of the names and addresses of the relatives of William Henry Watkins).
1927 - She married Thomas J Wright in Calne (Wiltshire RO ref R Calne/6/68).

THOMAS J WRIGHT

1927 - He married Elizabeth M Watkins in Calne (Wiltshire RO ref R Calne/6/68).

REGINALD THOMAS WATKINS (twin son of William and Emma Watkins)

6.30 p.m. 7 October 1908 - He was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
27 November 1908 - He was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (parish register).
2 April 1911 - Aged 2, he was living at 51 Curzon St, Calne with his parents and siblings (see 1911 census and table above).
28 April 1919 - He was aged 9 and was living at 18 The Pippin, Calne with his father William and his sister May (see statement of the names and addresses of the relatives of William Henry Watkins).
. 16 July 1930 - He married Ethel Hitchens in Castle St Baptist Chapel, Calne (info from Joy Murray) (ref R CALNE/6/145).
14 December 1989 - He died aged 81 in Calne (info from Joy Murray) (GRO ref Chippenham 23 2297).

VIOLET MAUD WATKINS (twin daughter of William and Emma Watkins)

2.30 p.m. 8 October 1908 - She was born in Curzon St, Calne (birth certificate).
27 November 1908 - she was baptised in St Mary's Parish Church, Calne (parish register).
21 January 1909 - She died, aged 3 months, in Curzon St, Calne, of marasmus from birth, 3 months. Her mother advised the registrar of her death (death certificate).
23 January 1909 - Aged 3 months and having lived in Curzon St, she was buried in Calne (see parish register).

GENERATION 7

DOUGLAS L RUSS (son of Reginald and Beatrice Elsie Russ)

21 December 1934 - He had been living at 45 Curzon St, Calne when he was buried, aged 8 months, in Curzon St cemetery, Calne (see burial register).

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BARRAT FAMILY

ELIZABETH BARRETT (NÉE GOLDING)

7 December 1767 - She married Robert Barrett in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

ROBERT BARRETT

7 December 1767 - He married Elizabeth Golding in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
2 December 1770 - Their daughter Mary was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SARAH BARRAT (NÉE ANVY)

17 April 1763 - She married William Barrat in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

WILLIAM BARRET

17 April 1763 - He married Sarah Anvy in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
28 March 1767 - Their son John was born (see St George, Bristol parish register BTs).
December 1770 - Their son William was born (see St George, Bristol parish register BTs).
27 March 1774 - Their children Mary, John and William were baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DIX FAMILY

CATHERINE DIX (NÉE BUTTON)

28 September 1809 - She married James Dix in Calne parish church (IGI).

ELIZA DIX (daughter of James and Katherine Dix)

3 October 1813 - She was baptised in Calne parish church (IGI).

ELIZABETH DIX (daughter of James and Catherine Dix)

7 May 1815 - She was baptised in Calne parish church (IGI).
4 April 1825 - She was from Calne when she was buried aged 10 at Calne parish church (see parish register).

GEORGE DIX

15 October 1777 - He married Susanna Ferris in Calne parish church (IGI).
26 March 1816 - He was from Calne when he was buried aged 69 at Calne parish church (see parish register).

JAMES DIX

28 September 1809 - He married Catherine Button in Calne parish church (IGI).
3 October 1813 - Their daughter Eliza was baptised in Calne parish church (IGI).
7 May 1815 - Their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in Calne parish church (IGI).

JOHN DIX

2 October 1796 - He married Mary Rose in Calne parish church (IGI).

JOHN DIX

2 October 1815 - He was from the Poor House when he was buried age unknown at Calne parish church (see parish register).

MARY DIX (NÉE ROSE)

2 October 1796 - She married John Dix in Calne parish church (IGI).

MATHEW DIX

9 December 1840 - He was from Calne when he was buried at Calne parish church (see parish register).

SUSANNAH DIX

15 October 1777 - She married George Dix in Calne parish church (IGI).
5 September 1830 - She was buried aged 78 at Calne parish church (see parish register).

THOMAS DIX

15 October 1810 - He married Tryphena Boswell in Calne parish church (IGI).

TRYPHENA DIX (NÉE BOSWELL)

15 October 1810 - She married Thomas Dix in Calne parish church (IGI).

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE MORRIS FAMILY

BETTY MAURICE

5 July 1753 - She was buried at Chippenham parish church (see parish register).

CATHARINE MORRIS

29 March 1752 - She was buried at Chippenham parish church (see parish register).

RICHARD MORRIS

? - He married Dorcas (?).
15 October 1752 - Their daughter Betty was baptised in Chippenham parish church (see parish register).

WILLIAM MORRIS

? - He married Betty (?).
8 February 1756 - Their daughter Catharine was baptised in Chippenham parish church (see parish register).
8 January 1758 - Their daughter Betty was baptised in Chippenham parish church (see parish register).
6 January 1760 - Their son William was baptised in Chippenham parish church (see parish register).
19 July 1765 - Their son James was baptised in Chippenham parish church (see parish register).

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE WATKINS FAMILY

AARON WATKINS (son of Thomas and Susannah Watkins)

13 October 1813 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).
March qtr 1839 - The marriage of an Aaron Watkins and Susanna Flook was registered in Bristol (GRO ref XI 169).
C 1839/40 - Their son Thomas was born in St George (see 1871 census).
6 June 1841 - He was an agricultural labourer aged 25 (rounded) living with his wife Susannah, a shop keeper, and their son Thomas aged 1 near The Ship in St George (see 1841 census).
C 1842/43 - Their daughter Elizabeth was born in St George (see 1861 census).
C 1844/45 - Their daughter Emily was born in St George (see 1871 census).
C May/June 1850 - Their daughter Susan was born in St George (see 1851 census).
30 March 1851 - He was a shop keeper aged 38 living with his wife Susannah and children Thomas aged 11, Elizabeth aged 8, Emily aged 6 and Susan aged 9 months in Marshfield Rd, St George (see 1851 census).
7 April 1861 - He was a grocer and tea dealer aged 48 living with his wife Susannah and children Thomas aged 21, Elizabeth aged 18 and Emily aged 16 in Marshfield Rd, St George, Bristol (see 1861 census).
2 April 1871 - He was a grocer, hay and corn dealer aged 59 living with his wife Susannah and children Thomas aged 31 and Emily aged 25 in London Rd, St George, Bristol (see 1871 census).
June qtr 1877 - The death of an Aaron Watkins aged 63 was registered in Barton Regis (GRO ref 6a 72).

AMBROSE WATKINS (son of Thomas and Susannah Watkins)

21 November 1824 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
September quarter 1847 - He married Hester Strong in Clifton (Free BMD - GRO ref 11 329).
C 1847/48 - Their son William was born in St George (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
C 1849/50 - Their son George was born in St George (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
30 March 1851 - He was a railway labourer aged 24 living in Clay Hill, St George, with his wife Hester, a dressmaker aged 24, and their children William aged 3 and George aged 1 (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).

AMY WATKINS (NÉE MILLETT)

3 December 1770 - She was from St George when she married Samuel Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS

C 1743/44 - She was born (based on age at burial).
21 December 1823 - She was from Holms when she was buried aged 79 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS formerly HUNKIN (NÉE (?))

8 January 1782 - She was a widow from St George when she married Thomas Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (NÉE (?))

? - She married (?).
25 July 1802 - She was a widow when she was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN FOX (NÉE WATKINS)

6 September 1802 - She was from St George when she married Samuel Fox in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (NÉE MILSOM)

18 December 1805 - She was from St George when she married John Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Watkins)

21 August 1792 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (daughter of Jacob and Sarah Watkins)

9 March 1794 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS

23 October 1814 - She was a servant from Dundridge Farm when her son Thomas David was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (NÉE PURNELL)

4 August 1818 - She was from St George when she married William Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol. She made her mark in the register (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (daughter of William and Ann Watkins)

31 March 1822 – She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
11 January 1825 - She was from Holms when she was buried aged 3 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ANN WATKINS (daughter of Isaac and France Watkins)

9 May 1824 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

BEATRICE WATKINS (NÉE DICKS)

17 June 1765 - She was from St George when she married John Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

BETSEY WATKINS (daughter of William and Ann Watkins)

14 February 1819 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

BETTY WATKINS (NÉE HODGES)

9 May 1779 - She was from St George when she married George Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

BETTY WATKINS

27 January 1812 - She was from near Two Mile Stone, Bath Rd when she was buried aged 4 at St George parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

CAROLINE KULINS (?) (NÉE WATKINS)

23 October 1817 - She was from St George when she married George Kulins (?) in St George’s parish church Bristol. She made her mark in the register (see parish register BTs).

CAROLINE WATKINS (daughter of Isaac and Frances Watkins)

16 June 1822 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

CHARLES WATKINS

21 December 1850 - He was a witness to the wedding of Robert Gee Watkins and Elizabeth Fortune in St Mary's parish church, Calne. He made his mark in the register (see parish register).

ELIZA WATKINS (daughter of William and Ann Watkins)

4 June 1820 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZA WATKINS (daughter of Martin and Sarah Watkins)

25 August 1822 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH WATKINS (NÉE YOUNG)

29 May 1780 - She married Samuel Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH JONES (NÉE WATKINS)

16 July 1786 - She was from St George when she married George Jones in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH HARDING (NÉE WATKINS)

24 August 1807 - She was from St George when she married Isaac Harding in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH WATKINS

C 1758/59 - She was born (based on age at burial).
5 July 1818 - She was from Holmes when she was buried aged 59 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH HARVEY (NÉE WATKINS)

18 January 1790 - She was from St George when she married Jacob Harvey in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH WATKINS (NÉE BIRCH)

3 May 1812 - She was from St George when she married Jacob Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH CLARK (NÉE WATKINS)

21 February 1819 - She was from St George when she married Thomas Clark in St George’s parish church, Bristol. She made her mark in the register (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH WATKINS (daughter of John and Susannah Watkins)

18 December 1808 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

ELIZABETH WATKINS (daughter of Isaac and Frances Watkins)

21 March 1819 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ELIZABETH WATKINS (daughter of Isaac and Frances Watkins)

11 February 1821 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

FRANCES WATKINS (NÉE (?))

? - She married Robert Watkins.
2 May 1742 - She was the wife of Robert Watkins when she was buried (see Calne parish register).

FRANCES WATKINS (NÉE (?))

Pre 21 March 1819 - She married Isaac Watkins.

GEORGE WATKINS

9 May 1779 - He was from St George when he married Betty Hodges in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

GEORGE WATKINS (son of Thomas and Susanna Watkins)

2 June 1815 - He was baptised in St George parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
C 1839/40 - He married Ann (?).
C 1839/40 - Their daughter Ann was born in St George, Bristol (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
C 1845/46 - Their son Richard Gabriel was born in St George, Bristol (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
C 1847/48 - Their daughter Charlotte was born in St George, Bristol (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
C January 1851 - Their son William was born in St George, Bristol (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
30 March 1851 - He was a cordwainer aged 36 living in Whitehall, St George, Bristol, with his wife Ann aged 37, and their children Ann aged 11, Richard Gabriel aged 5, Charlotte aged 3, and William aged 2 months (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).

HARRIET WATKINS

6 June 1841 - Aged 10, she was living in Frog Lane, Calne with William and Catherine Simmons and family. She was not born in Wiltshire (see 1841 census).

ISAAC WATKINS

? – He married Frances (?).
21 March 1819 - He was a labourer from Whiteway when their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
11 February 1821 - He was a labourer from Crews Hole when their daughter Elizabeth was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
16 June 1822 - He was a labourer from Crews Hole when their daughter Caroline was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
9 May 1824 - He was a labourer from Hanham when their daughter Ann was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
1828 - Their son Jacob was born (see parish register BTs).
6 June 1830 - He was a labourer from Crews Hole when their children Sarah and Jacob were baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

ISAAC WATKINS (son of Thomas and Susannah Watkins) (see above)

14 February 1819 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
September quarter 1838 - He married Mary Pool in Bristol (Free BMD - GRO ref 11 205).
C 1838/39 - Their daughter Ann was born in St George (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
C 1840/41 - Their son Thomas was born in St George (see 1861 census).
C 1849/50 - Their daughter Emily was born in St George (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
30 March 1851 - He was a railway policeman aged 32 living in Clay Hill, St George, Bristol with his wife Mary aged 34, their children Ann aged 12, Thomas aged 10 and Emily aged 1, and his widowed mother-in-law Elizabeth Pool (Gordon Beavington’s 1851 census transcription).
7 April 1861 - He was a railway policeman aged 42 living with his wife Mary and children Thomas aged 20 and Emily Jane aged 11 in Clay Hills, St George, Bristol (see 1861census).
3 April 1881 - He was an unemployed railway pointsman aged 62 living in Holmes Hill, St George, Bristol, with his wife Mary, a former laundress aged 64 9LDS 1881 census web-site).

JACOB WATKINS

C 1757/58 - He was born (based on age at burial ).
16 April 1781 - He married Sarah Wetherly in St George parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
9 March 1794 - Their daughter Ann was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
26 July 1801 - Their son Samuel was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
10 July 1831 - He was from Crews Hole when he was buried aged 73 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JACOB WATKINS

C 1792/93 - He was born (based on age at burial).
1 September 1818 - He was from near Dundridge Farm when he was buried aged 25 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JACOB WATKINS

3 May 1812 - He was from St George when he married Elizabeth Birch in St George parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JACOB WATKINS (son of Isaac and Frances Watkins)

1828 - He was born (see parish register BTs).
6 June 1830 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JANE WATKINS (daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Watkins)

21 August 1792 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
18 April 1794 - She was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JOHN WATKINS

17 June 1765 - He was from St George when he married Beatrice Dicks in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JOHN WATKINS

8 May 1794 - He was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JOHN WATKINS

18 December 1805 - He was from St George when he married Ann Milsom in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

JOHN WATKINS (son of Thomas and Susannah Watkins)

30 December 1810 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

JOHN WATKINS

6 June 1841 - He was a sand carrier aged 20 (rounded) living with Louisa Paul also a sand carrier aged 20 (rounded) in Cow Lane, Calne (see 1841 census).

MARIA COLES (NÉE WATKINS)

6 July 1801 - She was from St George when she married Thomas Coles in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

MARIANNA WATKINS (NÉE COMBS)

20 August 1820 - She was from St George when she married William Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol. She made her mark in the register (see parish register BTs).

MARTIN WATKINS

? - He married Sarah (?).
25 August 1822 - He was a baker from Clifton when their daughter Eliza was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

MARY ANN GREENAWAY (NÉE WATKINS)

24 December 1815 - She was from St George when she married Samuel Greenaway in St George parish church Bristol. She made her mark in the register (see parish register BTs).

MARY WATKINS (daughter of Thomas and Susannah Watkins)

1 November 1807 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (IGI).

ROBERT WATKINS

? - He married Frances (?).
27 October 1762 - He was a barber when he was buried in Calne (see parish register).

ROBERT WATKINS

C 1799/1800 - He was born (based on age at burial).
28 September 1823 - He was from London Road when he was buried aged 23 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SAMUEL WATKINS

3 December 1770 - He was a widower from St George when he married Amy Millett in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SAMUEL WATKINS

C 1749/50 - He was born (based on age at burial).
29 May 1780 - He married Elizabeth Young in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
21 August 1792 - Their daughters Jane and Ann were baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
18 April 1794 - Their daughter Jane was buried at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
5 July 1794 - Their son Samuel was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
7 February 1830 - He was from Bath Road when he was buried aged 80 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SAMUEL WATKINS (son of Samuel and Elizabeth Watkins)

5 July 1794 - He was baptised in St George's parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SAMUEL WATKINS (son of Jacob and Sarah Watkins)

26 July 1801 - He was baptised in St George's parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SARAH WINTERSON (NÉE WATKINS)

25 December 1766 - She was from St George when she married Henry Winterson in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SARAH WATKINS (NÉE WETHERLY)

16 April 1781 - She married Jacob Watkins in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SARAH HORWOOD (NÉE WATKINS)

1 October 1804 - She was from St George when she married Henry Horwood in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

SARAH WATKINS (NÉE (?))

Pre 25 August 1822 - She married Martin Watkins.

SARAH WATKINS (daughter of Isaac and Frances Watkins)

6 June 1830 - She was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

THOMAS WATKINS

C 1754/55 - He was born (based on age at burial).
1 March 1829 - He was from Whitehall when he was buried aged 74 at St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

THOMAS WATKINS

8 January 1782 - He was from St George when he married Ann Hunkin in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

THOMAS DAVID WATKINS (son of Ann Watkins)

23 October 1814 - He was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

WILLIAM WATKINS

4 August 1818 - He was from St George when he married Ann Purnell in St George’s parish church, Bristol. He made his mark in the register (see parish register BTs).
14 February 1819 - He was a labourer from Holms when their daughter Betsey was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
4 June 1820 - He was a labourer from Holms when their daughter Eliza was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).
31 March 1822 - He was a labourer from London Road when their daughter Ann was baptised in St George’s parish church, Bristol (see parish register BTs).

WILLIAM WATKINS

20 August 1820 - He was from St George when he married Marianna Combs in St George’s parish church, Bristol. He made his mark in the register (see parish register BTs).

 

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