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Reader WATTS
(1680-1740)
Katherine WIGHTMAN
(1694-1754)
Robert WILKINSON
(1713-1775)
Rebecca WATTS
(-1781)
Rev Watts WILKINSON
(1755-1840)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Elizabeth MARLOW

Rev Watts WILKINSON 3

  • Born: 14 Nov 1755 4
  • Marriage: Elizabeth MARLOW on 2 May 1780 in St John, Hackney, Middlesex 1 2
  • Died: 14 Dec 1840, Hoxton, Middlesex 5 6 7
  • Buried: 26 Dec 1840, Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Rd, Middlesex 7
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The fifth son of nonconformist parents, Watts was brought up in London and educated at Worcester College Oxford. He lived in Hoxton Square in Shoreditch - the property was probably obtained through his wife's family - and was a licensed lecturer in the City for over 60 years. In 1780 he succeeded his father-in-law Michael Marlow as Chaplain of Aske's Chapel. His portrait is in the National Portrait Gallery.

Watts married Elizabeth Marlow (qv) in 1780 and had nine children. His four sons followed him to Worcester College Oxford, and the three eldest (Henry, Marlow and Watts) were ordained in the Anglican Church. Henry was a Vicar in Suffolk, married and had three children: he wrote a biography of his father. Marlow was a Rector in Gloucestershire, married but did not have any children. Watts jnr held curacies in the Isle of Wight and in his older brothers' Parishes in Gloucestershire and Suffolk. He married and had five children. Watts snr's youngest son Charles was a physician in London, Guildford and Bedford, and had three children with his first wife Janet Gilmour.

Watts snr and Elizabeth had five daughters. The eldest was Eliza (qv), and the next was Charlotta, who married Alexander Goudge, a stone and coal merchant in Norton Folgate, and had eight children - the novelist Elizabeth Goudge was one of Charlotta's grandchildren. Watts' three youngest daughters did not marry, and lived together in City Road in Islington. Eight of Watts and Elizabeth's 14 grandsons were ordained in the Anglican Church.

PCC: Revd Watts Wilkinson PROB11/1940 dated 21-1-1841

Additional sources:
Crockfords Clerical Directory
Florence Stevens et al (1909 et seq). Stevens family history - unpublished compilation.

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Watts married Elizabeth MARLOW, daughter of Rev Michael MARLOW and Sarah KENT, on 2 May 1780 in St John, Hackney, Middlesex.1 2 (Elizabeth MARLOW was born in 1756,8 died on 18 Oct 1837 in Hoxton, Middlesex 9 10 11 and was buried on 26 Oct 1837 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, City Rd, Middlesex 11.)

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Sources


1 Marriage allegation, Crisp's London Marriage Licenses, SoG ref MX/R 343.

2 Church Register, St John Hackney, LMA ref X043/006.

3 Church Register, St Leonard Shoreditch, LMA ref X094/034 (baptism of daughter Eliza).

4 "Dr William's Library Index to Register of Certificates", RG4/4659 no 1221.

5 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1840 Q4 Shoreditch II 313.

6 Obituary, Foster J (1888) Alumni Oxoniensis 1715-1866, Oxford OUP.

7 Non-parochial burial ground, Bunhill Fields, TNA ref RG4/4000.

8 Inference, Bunhill Fields, TNA ref RG4/3999 p108.

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

10 GRO (England and Wales), FRC Death Index 1837 Q4 Shoreditch II 356.

11 Non-parochial burial ground, Bunhill Fields, TNA ref RG4/3999 p108.


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