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Rebecca WATTS


  • Born: 1713, Horsley, Northumberland 3
  • Marriage: Rebecca WATTS on 14 Feb 1745 in St Mary, Hornsea, Middlesex 1
  • Died: 10 Apr 1775, City of London 3 4
  • Buried: 19 Apr 1775, Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Rd, Middlesex 4

bullet  Notes:

Robert is thought to have been born in Northumberland, but settled in London where he was a distiller. He was living in the Parish of St James Clerkenwell when he married in 1745. Most of his children were christened at the Presbyterian Church in Bishopsgate, and he was living in Crutched Friars in the City when he died in 1775.

Robert had eight children with his wife Rebecca Watts (qv). His eldest sons Robert and Reader were druggists in the Minories in London - Reader married Sarah Jennings and had six children. Little is known of Robert snr's sons John, Nathaniel and William. His other son was Watts (qv). Robert's two daughters were Catherine and Rebecca: Rebecca married Rev Nathaniel Jennings (a non-conformist Minister in Islington and the brother of Rebecca's sister-in-law Sarah), and is known to have had two daughters.

PCC: Robert Wilkinson PROB6/164 f290 dated 29-11-1788


Robert married Rebecca WATTS, daughter of Reader WATTS and Katherine WIGHTMAN, on 14 Feb 1745 in St Mary, Hornsea, Middlesex.1 (Rebecca WATTS died on 28 Feb 1781 in Islington, Middlesex 3 5 and was buried on 9 Mar 1781 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Rd, Middlesex 5.)



1 Church Register, Transcript of St Mary Hornsea 1651-1837, LMA ref X102/122.

2 "Dr William's Library Index to Register of Certificates", RG4/4659 no 1221 (son Watts).

3 Florence Stevens, et al (1909 et seq), "Stevens Family History", Unpublished compilation.

4 Non-parochial burial ground, Bunhill Fields RG4/3984 p205.

5 Non-parochial burial ground, Bunhill Fields RG4/3985 p96.

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