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Re: Information on Thomas Watson

Hi Shirley,

With the surname of Watson there are many entries in the parish registers relating to this surname so I have just concentrated on those with a proven link.

A Thomas Watson was baptised at Grindon on 4th January 1788 the son of John and Mary.

Siblings William (15th May 1786) and Ralph (28th March 1790) were also baptised at Grindon.

Looking through the marriage and burial register I can see no other entries relating to this branch of the family.

From these it appears that John and Mary's stay in the parish was fairly brief with the family moving to a more populated area as John's reputation as a tailor increased.

It would be interesting to learn where John and Mary started (i.e. baptisms and marriage) as no doubts this would have a connection as to why he set up trade within the parish.

Keep smiling ... Paul

Re: Information on Thomas Watson

Hi Paul
Thanks for the information regarding Thomas's siblings. Hopefully I will be able to trace his parents in the near future. It is interesting that they moved about so much in those days.

Thanks again