Jane Watts

before 9 August 1744–1774 (Age 29)
Mells, Somerset, England

The Life of Jane

When Jane Watts was born before 9 August 1744, in Mells, Somerset, England, her father, Thomas Watts, was 26 and her mother, Mrs. Thomas Watts, was 26. She married Henry Fish on 30 June 1771, in Babington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1774, at the age of 30.

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Henry Fish
Jane Watts
Marriage: 30 June 1771
Grace Fish

Spouse and Children

30 June 1771
Babington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Watts


    Mrs. Thomas Watts




World Events (3)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 8

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 10

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 26

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

English: patronymic from Watt . This surname is also well established in South Wales.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Watts, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Jane Watts, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • About Somerset Baptism Index

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