Jane Johnson

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Jane Johnson was the mother of Charles J Watson. She was born around 1845 in South Shields, Durham. Her father was James Johnson, a mariner.

A Jane Johnson was registered in the first quarter of 1844 in South Shields, Durham (Vol 24, Page 1[6][5]).

She married Charles Watson (who was a mariner born in Sweden) on the 31st January 1864 in the Parish Church of St. Hilda, South Shields.

They had at least three children: Charles J Watson (~1865), Frederick J. Watson (~1867) and Alfred W. Watson (~1870).

For the censuses from 1871, 1881 and 1891 she was at home at 156 Eldon Street, Westoe, South Shields, Durham, England.  In 1871 she was listed as a dressmaker, and her three sons are living with her (however her husband was absent). In 1881 both her husband and her three children are still living with her, but the eldest Charles J. and Frederick are listed as being employed as butchers. By 1891 her eldest sons have left, and her youngest, Alfred, is a clothier's assistant.


Marriage Certificate of Charles Watson and Jane Johnson (Jan-Mar 1864 South Shields)

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



One Jane Johnson's birth was registered in South Shields, XXIV, 185, Q1(Jan-Mar) 1884