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Re: [TSL] John Colin Watson
"MargM" <genknut@exemail.com.au> on 01/06/2013

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janette Stewart" <JanetteStewart@optusnet.com.au>
To: <THESHIPSLIST@rootsweb.com>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 7:18 AM
Subject: [TSL] John Colin Watson


Hi Janette

> I am trying to track a John Colin Watson , who was reportedly 
> born in
> Gainsborough, England in 1818.

 His headstone in Waverely Cemtery say he was from Lincolnshire
 His wife is in same grave . Both have notices in the SMH

 I have also tried finding just 'John Watson'. He
> married in Sydney in 1853.


To Honora NUGENT


 I can't find him in any arrivals that I searched.

 Neither can I .

>
> He lived in Balmain, Sydney, apparently having worked for a 
> short time in
> Queensland after he arrived.
>
> He returned to England sometime around 1865 to collect an 
> inheritance, but
> again I can't find him departing or returning (which he did). I 
> believe he
> had links in Gainsborough and Grimsby as the houses he later 
> built are so
> named (from his inheritance).He appears in Sydney census in 
> 1868.
>

 Was no census was done in that year  . Was one done 7 Apr 1861 
and the next one 2 Apr 1871
All docs  were destroyed

His name comes up a few times in the Sands PO dirs . He left a 
will  See :
 http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/Search.aspx

Type in John WATSON death........ Its mis indexed under John Cohn 
WATSON

Also someone has family info about him in Ancestrys private trees


Bye

              MargM
Beautiful NSW Central Coast
              Australia 

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