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John Webb Watkins (1761 - 1831)

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John Webb Watkins
Born in Clifton St Andrew, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1 Nov 1792 in Clifton Saint Andrew, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Clifton St Andrew, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 10 Oct 2019 | Created 1 Nov 2016
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-UK gov Burke's Peerage and Landed Gentry for Watkins and UK gov Watkins surname (search).

John was born in 1761 Clifton St Andrew Parish, Gloucestershire, England, a suburb of Bristol. His year of birth is calculated by his age (70) at death, in 1831.

His Parents are ___Watkins & ___Webb

(Stephens and Watkins buried in the same Cemetery, in Wales[4] -Stephens grave monument in St Johns Cathedral Church burial ground, Brecon, Powys, Wales).

Ancestral Tree[1]

John was Shoemaker who had his shop at 39 Great Ann Street.

•John married Mary BEACALL on the 1st of November, 1792 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England.

Churches in Bristol-[5].

Their Children are

•Christopher Watkins b.1793 (est)- d.18__. Clifton-Hotwells, Gloucester, England.
•Mary Stephen Watkins b.__/__ 1795 (est)- d.18__.
•Frederick Nelson Watkins b.Dec 26,1798
•William ___ Watkins b.May 26,1801
•Henry Stephen Watkins b.__/__ 1806. m. Mary Ann Ebbets Farler. ::Marriage[3](John is recorded as Single in 1840). They migrated to Canada and settled in Ottawa.
•George Webb Watkins b.Jul 20,1809
All are presumed born in

online Google Books - Clifton, Gloucester, England Post Office Directory.

John's Will [4]

•The CROWN INN at 63 Bristol Rd-in Bristol,Gloucester, England.

John passed away on the 25th of October in 1831.

His death was announced in the newspaper the "Bristol Mirror" of 5th Nov. 1831: "Oct 25th, at the Hotwells, aged 70, Mr John Webb Watkins, boot and shoemaker, deeply regretted by his large family and all who knew his worth."

British Newspapers online Archive Bristol Mirror 5th Nov 1831.[5]

Upon his request as written in his Will, was buried in the St Andrew Church churchyard Cemetery.

Burial: St. Andrew Church in Chew Stoke, Somerset, England ..where relatives Michael Webb, plus others, and their Webb Monument in this Churchyard. Bit of History on St. Andrew and Webb monument in the churchyard about 10 metres south west of G.V. Church of St. Andrew II Chest tomb. Late C18. Limestone. Flat top with moulded edge, high moulded plinth, plain quarter balusters, inscription panels north and south with oval incised on rectangle, carved spandrels. To William webb, 1781 and other members of the family.(Web.Archives (link) &Images of England, Chew Stoke, Somerset, England.

ENGLAND Graves for WATKINS -[6], plus other countries.

Also includes.. Webb, Lyons, Barnes, Farler ..searching for Ebbets, Furnival and Bonell


  1. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch [1] :entry for John Webb /WATKINS/.
  2. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch [2] :John Webb Watkins and Mary B., 1792; citing Clifton, Gloucester, England, reference 2:3X8BSX5; FHL microfilm 1,595,528.
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch [3] :Henry Stephen Watkins and Mary Ann Ebbets Farler, 05 Jul 1840; citing Long Ashton, Somerset, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,517,681.
  4. Will of John Webb Watkins
  5. British Nespapers Online Archive Bristol Mirror 5th Nov 1831

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On 10 Oct 2019 at 11:53 GMT Jo-Anne (Reid) Zeron-Benes wrote:

Hi Cousins, I'm going to remove website photos I added

On 23 Sep 2018 at 04:30 GMT Jo-Anne (Reid) Zeron-Benes wrote:

On 24 Mar 2018 at 08:07 GMT Jo-Anne (Reid) Zeron-Benes wrote:

St Giles Church-[1] & United kingdom's Surnames-[2]

On 27 Jan 2018 at 12:44 GMT Joe Farler wrote:

Hi Jo-Anne - I've transcribed John Webb Watkins' Will and added a link to it in the Sources section.

John Webb is 21 degrees from Mags Gaulden, 23 degrees from Dennis Wilson and 24 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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