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John Watson (1816-1890)

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John Watson (c1816-1890) Civil engineer

c.1816 Born in Blackburn

1848 Associate of Inst. Civil Engineers

1848 Sold his business in Lancaster to John Lawson and Hugh Unsworth McKie, Assoc. Inst. C.E.

1851 Living at Stonewell, Lancaster: John Watson (age 34 born Blackburn), Civil Engineer. With his mother Nancy Watson (age 57 born Blackburn). Two servants.[1]

1851 December 11th. Married at Darlington to Elizabeth Overend

1857 Member of Inst. Civil Engineers, working in Lancaster

1861 John Watson 44 Elizabeth Watson 33 Lucy Elizabeth Watson (age 8 born Morecambe) John O Watson (age 7 born Tottenham) Emeline H Watson 5 Ada M Watson 3 Florence F Watson 2 Nancy M Watson 6 mo[2]

1864 of Albion Lodge, Stamford Hill; offices at 47 Parliament St, London SW

1881 Living at More Coombe Lodge, Tottenham: John Watson (age 65 born Blackburn), Civil Engineer. With his wife Elizabeth Watson (age 51 born Bentham) and their children Emeline Watson (age 25 born Tottenham); Ada May Watson (age 23 born Tottenham); Kate Nell Watson (age 20 born Tottenham); and Rose Olive Watson (age 14 born Tottenham). Four servants.[3]

1885 of 70 Bishopsgate, London EC

1890 August 8th. Died age 74. 'On the 8th Inst., at Colintraive, Beckenham, John Watson, M.I.C.E., in his 75th year' [4]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1881 Census
  4. The Engineer 1890/08/15
  • Civil Engineer Lists 1818-1930