Henry Watson

Maleabout 1722–

Brief Life History of Henry

Henry Watson was born about 1722, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England as the son of Henry Watson and Mrs. Henry Watson. He married Martha Wells on 2 December 1750, in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Henry? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Henry Watson
1722–
Martha Wells
1723–1806
Marriage: 2 December 1750
Martha Watson
–1769

Sources (6)

  • Henry Watson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry Watson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Henry Watson, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1750Dronfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (5)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

    Age 30

    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

    1754 · Seven Years' War

    Age 32

    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Age 48

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.