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Henry Watson (1817-1887)

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of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1817 Born in Wallsend

1841 Brass founder, lived in Westgate, Newcastle[1]

Established the High Bridge Manufacturing Co

1851 Brass founder, plumber, coppersmith, brass finisher, white smith and bell hanger, philosophical instrument maker and engineer, employing 80 men lived in Newcastle with his brothers John Watson, a widower, coal factor, ship and insurance broker, and William Watson, coal mine owner and colliery visitor[2]

1861 Plumber, coppersmith and brass founder, lived in Newcastle with Sarah Watson 31, Mary Watson 8, Sarah Edith Watson 7, Henry B Watson 5, John S Watson 1[3]

1862 Patent to Henry Watson, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Engineer, and Joseph Millbourn, of Dartford, Kent, Paper Manufacturer, in respect of the invention of "improvements in pulp strainers or knotter bottoms."[4]

1868 Patent to Richard Ken Miller and Abraham Burbery Herbert, of Edinburgh, and Henry Watson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, for the invention of "improvements in 'knotters' for straining paper pulp."[5]

1871 Henry Watson 54, engineer and brass founder, employing 176 men and 104 boys, lived in Newcastle with Sarah Watson 40, Mary Watson 18, Sarah Edith Watson 16, John Stanley Watson 11[6]

1871 Patent to Henry Watson of Newcastle upon Tyne for "improvements in strainer plates for the manufacture of paper[7]

1875 Patent on "improvements in strainer apparatus to be used in the manufacture of paper."[8]

1881 Engineer and brass founder, JP, lived in Newcastle with Sarah E. Watson 27, Henry B. Watson 25, engineer and brass founder, John S. Watson 21, apprentice[9]

Brought his sons Henry Burnett Watson and John Stanley Watson into the business which became Henry Watson and Sons

1887 Manufacturing engineer and founder when he died in Newcastle[10]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. London Gazette 23 Sept 1862
  5. London Gazette 29 May 1868
  6. 1871 census
  7. London Gazette 14 November 1871
  8. London Gazette 24 December 1875
  9. 1881 census
  10. National Probate calendar