I am posting to both East and West Riding lists. I have just joined the
West Riding list.
I am studying ancestors who so far are primarily in the East Riding, with
one known exception, WILLIAM WATSON born in Adlingfleet, son of RICHARD
WATSON. William is the father of my 3rd ggmother HANNAH WATSON who married
ROBERT SMART and emigrated to Indiana in 1835.
I am hoping someone else on the list has an interest in this family. I am
currently seeking the ancestry of RICHARD WATSON.
WILLIAM WATSON was baptized 27 February 1744/45 in Adlingfleet, West Riding,
Yorkshire.(Bishop's Transcripts for Adlingfleet, 1600-1844; FHL microfilm
990,852, item 2) He married SARAH HORNSEY 26 March 1781 in North Newbald,
East Riding, Yorkshire. (North Newbald Parish, marriages, 1754-1790; FHL
microfilm 1,702,893, item 38). He died 22 January 1820 and was buried 25
January 1820 in North Newbald. (North Newbald Parish, burials, 1813-1891;
FHL microfilm 1,702,893, item 42)
William was the son of RICHARD WATSON, a farmer of Adlingfleet who married
first ELIZABETH WILLSON 22 September 1715 at Adlingfleet. (Bishop's
Transcripts for Adlingfleet, 1600-1844; FHL microfilm 990,852, item 2) She
was buried 2 July 1729. (Parish Register Transcripts for Adlingfleet,
Burials 1694-1900; FHL microfilm 1,564,231, item 4) He married second
ELIZABETH BUSHBY 22 September 1730, Adlingfleet. (Bishop's Transcripts for
Adlingfleet, 1600-1844; FHL microfilm 990,852, item 2) He was buried at
Adlingfleet 16 July 1755. (Parish Register Transcripts for Adlingfleet,
Burials 1694-1900; FHL microfilm 1,564,231, item 4.) His will dated 28
April 1755 was proved 9 July 1756. Borthwick Institute for Archives (BI),
University of York, Prerogative Court of York, vol. 100, f. 80, Will of
Richard Watson, Adlingfleet, April 1755, photocopy.)
Thanks all for reading this.
Arlene V. Jennings, CG
Brooklyn, New York
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