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  1. J

    Where do I go from here?

    Thanks for that. From 1871 onwards one family is Joseph and Jemima Watts, the other is James and Elizabeth Watts. Generally lived around Aston and central Birmingham. John
  2. J

    Where do I go from here?

    I have a theory that my Gt.Gt.grandfather and his wife split up around 1854. My Gt.Gt.grandfather took the first born son and went his own way, later,I believe, bigamously remarrying. The marriage certificate does not show his fathers name. My Gt.Gt.grandmother appears to have had two children...
  3. J

    HELP. Am I on the right track?

    Thanks Shera and Bren. I did have this information and am comfortable with the facts from 1871 to the present day. I am pretty comfortable with the James G Watts birth certificate, except for the James/Joseph name change. I just wish I could find some more continuity for the earlier years.
  4. J

    HELP. Am I on the right track?

    Can anyone advise me if I am on the right track or where else I could look to confirm my findings? 1888-My grandfather Henry(Harry) Watts born,26/3/1888. Father James Watts, wire drawer,mother Lucy nee Ashford, from birth certificate 1881- census,James Watts,25, and Lucy Watts,25, shown. 1875-...
  5. J

    Royal Warwickshire 2/8 Battalion

    Many thanks for your help.
  6. J

    Royal Warwickshire 2/8 Battalion

    My grandfather was Pte. H. Watts, 306100, 2/8 RWR. From this site I gather that they were formed in October 1914 and landed in France 21 May 1916. He is listed as being killed 2 April 1917 and buried at Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery. Is there any way of finding out when he actually enlisted...
  7. J

    Newtown Row Fire

    Has anyone any information on a fire at a paint or printing premises, in Newtown Row,where at least two women were burnt to death. They were both relatives of my mother. Looking at my family tree it must have been after 1919 but before 1939, as my mother is sure it wasn't a WW2 event.
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