In 1871 he was living with his mother and two brothers, Frederick and Alfred at 156 Eldon Street, Westoe, Durham. His father was a seagoing fireman, so was probably away at sea for the 1871 census. In 1881 they are still at the same address, but his father has returned. Charles and his brother Frederick are now working as butchers.
In 1891 his parents are still at Eldon street, but both Charles and Frederick have left. Charles has moved to 20 Chichester Road, in Westoe where he was living with his wife Mary Ann Stewart Dunn and their first child Robert Norman Watson.
They had three children:
In 1901 Charles, and his wife Mary A. turn up at 14 Belle Vue Crescent, South Shields, Durham, where they are living with all three of their children. Charles is still a butcher, but is now listed as employing people as well.
BMD: Charles John Watson married Mary Ann B/S. Dunn in Q September 1890 in South Shields, Vol 10a, Page 1009.
A Charles Watson married either Mary Somers or Margaret Young Mitchell, registered in South Shields, Durham, 1888 Q2, 10a p966
A Charles Watson married either Mary Ann Brady or Mary Snowdon, registered in Gateshead, Durham, 1889, Q4, 10a, p1329
IGI: Charles Joseph Watson married Mary Annie Martin on 17th July 1888 at Christ Church, Lancaster, Lancashire.
BMD: Charles Watson married either Mary Ann Hanson, or Sarah Henshall in Alrincham district, September 1881, Vol 8a, p288, this would make him 16 however...
IGI: Mary Ann Stewart Dunn, B 01-May-1866, C 23-May-1866, St Hildas, South Shields, Durham, Father Robert Dunn, Mother Elizabeth Dunn/
Census: Mary A. S. Dunn living 107 Palmerston Street, Westoe 1881, born South Shields, ~1867.
BMD: A Charles Watson marries either Mary Somers, or Margaret Young in June 1888 in S.Shields, Vol 10a, page 966