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William Watts (abt. 1715 - bef. 1752)

William Watts
Born about in Irelandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 23 Oct 1737 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before before about age 37 in Mainemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 15 Sep 2009
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William was born about 1715 probably in Ireland or Scotland, and was part of the Scotch-Irish emigration of 1719.[1][2]

William married Margaret (McLellan) Gilchrist (bef.1720-bef.1800) 23 October 1737 in Falmouth, Maine. [3]

William died before 1752, as his widow remarried that year.


  1. Eaton, Cyrus. Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine: With the Early History of St. George's, Broad Bay, and the Neighboring Settlements on the Waldo Patent. United States: Masters & Livermore, 1877. Page 639
  2. Essex Institute Historical Collections [Historical Collections of the Essex Institute]; Volume 67; Pub: 1859; Page 313
  3. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 July 2021), William Watt and Margarott Mickalen, 23 Oct 1737; citing Falmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, multiple sources, Maine; FHL microfilm.
  • Maine State Archives; Cultural Building, 84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0084; Pre 1892 Delayed Returns; Roll Number: 101. Maine, Marriage Records, 1713-1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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