Charles Watson

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Charles Watson was born in Sweden in 1835, although he had British Citizenship. His father was Isaac Watson.

He married Jane Johnson on the 31st January 1864 at the Parish Church of St. Hilda in South Shields, Durham.

They had at least three children: Charles J Watson (December 1864), Frederick J. Watson (~1867) and Alfred W. Watson (~1870).

In 1881 and 1891 he was at home for the censuses at 156 Eldon Street, Westoe, South Shields, Durham, England. His occupation was Fireman (seagoing) which I assume to mean he ran the fires on the ship (but still could mean either putting out fires, or firing guns).

In 1880 a 44 year old Charles Watson is listed in the US census with a Swedish birthplace, however his marital status is given as single, and he worked in a saw mill, which is contrary to the facts that he was married and a mariner .

Marriage Certificate of Charles Watson and Jane Johnson

1864. Marriage solemnized at Parish Church in the Parish of St Hilda, South Shields in the County of Durham
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

January 31st

Charles Watson both of full age Bachelor Mariner Parish of St Hilda Isaac Watson Mariner
Jane Johnson Spinster South Shields James Johnson Mariner
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me G.T.Cull Bennett.
This marriage was solemnized between us Charles Watson In the Presence of us Robert Gibson Allan
Jane Johnson Sarah Pye her mark X

 

 

Miscellaneous Information

US 1880 census:

    Birth Year <1836> 
    Birthplace SWEDEN 
    Age 44 
    Occupation Works In Saw Mill 
    Marital Status S <Single> 
    Race W <White> 
    Head of Household Charles WATSON
    Relation Self 
    Father's Birthplace SWEDEN 
    Mother's Birthplace SWEDEN