'Watts01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Wattes of Beby, Watts of Blakesley, Wathes of Eston, Watts of Hawkesdale

Commoners reports that "traditionally descended from a French soldier of fortune, who accompanies King Stephen into England, A.D.1135" was ...
Simon Wathes
1. John Wathes of Eston, Worcestershire (a 1347)
  A. William Wathes
  i. Nicholas Wathes
  a. Simon Wathes of Eston (a 1428)
  m. Margery de Storesbury
  (1) Richard Wattys (d 1460-1)
  m. Isabel Stafford
(A) Thomas Watty of London (a 1461) the first mentioned by Baker
  m. Alice of Beby
  (i) John Wattes of Beby (Leicestershire) & Harrington (bur 05.11.1547)
  m1. Magdelaine Berkeley (dau/heir of Thomas Berkeley of Worcester)
  (a) Thomas Wattes of Beby (b c1511, d 1593) - continued below
  m1. Amphilis Crouch (bur 30.08.1569)
m2. Catharine Sulyard of Sussex
  m2. ??
  (b) John Wattes
  ((1)) Thomas Wattes
  ((2)) Stafford Wattes of Barleston, Leicestershire (d 1619) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Everard (dau of Stephen Everard of Flether by Joan, dau of Thomas Babington of Rothley Temple)
  (c) Francis Wattes
  ((1))+ issue - Hugh, Francis, Robert
  (ii) Richard Watts
  (a) Richard Watts
  (b) Mary Watts
  m. George Gage of Raundes
  (c) Joan Watts
  m. Gervas Astley
  (iii) Thomas Watts
  (a) John Watts had descendants in Norfolk
  (iv) Elizabeth Watts
  m. Richard Osborne
  b. William Wathes (priest)



Thomas Wattes of Beby (b c1511, d 1593) - continued above
m1. Amphilis Crouch (bur 30.08.1569)
1. William Watts of Blakesley (d 16.06.1614)
  m. Mary Montagu (dau of Lord Chief Justice Sir Edward Montagu of Boughton)
  A. Edward Watts of Blakesley (a 1618)
m. Elizabeth Coningsby (dau of Sir Ralph Coningsby of North Mymms)
  i. Edward Watts of Blakesley (d by 1686, 2nd son)
  Baker as Phillis (a 1692, m2. Bartholomew Elmes) but by Commoners as ...
  m. Elizabeth Rudd
  a. John Watts of Blakesley (b 23.09.1670, dsp bur 03.07.1735)
  b. William Watts (bur 02.02.1673-4)
  c. Mary Watts of Blakesley (b 23.09.1669, d 12.12.1753)
  m. Rev. John Pettyfer (b c1665, d 02.11.1729, vicar of Blakesley, brother of Richard)
  (1) Rev. John Pettyfer (b 1695-6, dvpsp 21.08.1718)
  (2) Maria Penelope Watts Pettyfer (bur 24.04.1762)
  m. (12.08.1721) William Wight of Little Ilford
  ii. Coningsby Watts shown by Baker as eldest son who dsp but by Commoners as having the following family
  m. Barbara Danet (dau/heir of George Danet of London)
  a. Montagu Watts (d young)
  b. John Watts had descendants in Leicestershire
  c. George Watts of Bristol
  m1. Mary Dennis (dau of George Dennis of Bideford)
  (1) Mary Watts
  m. Andrew Nelthorpe
m2. Anne Harrington
  (2) Charles Watts (d 1745, 2nd son)
  m. Katherine Scrope (dau of Robert Scrope by Katherine Middleton)
  (A) William Watts (rector of Moresby in Cumberland, youngest son)
  m. Mary Nicolson (dau of John Nicolson & sister/heir of John of Hawkesdale Hall)
  (i) Clement Watts (vicar of Holm Cultram)
  m. Mary Benn (d 1818, dau of William Benn of More Row, sister of Sir John Benn Walsh of Ormthwaite Hall, Bart)
  (a) John Nicolson Watts of Hawkesdale, Cumberland (b c1780, d 1815)
  m. Ann Pitt Dodson (d 07.0826, dau of James Dodson)
  ((1)) John James Watts of Hawkesdale Hall (b 15.03.1803, a 1837, 3rd son)
  ((2)) Helen Cramer Watts (b 20.09.1805, d 29.05.1831)
  m. (1826) Henry Dickinson
  ((3)) Mary Anne Watts (b 01.08.1811)
  m. (1830) Henry Briggs (d 15.03.1834)
  ((4))+ other issue - John Benn (d young), Henry Brisco (d young), Montagu (b 05.03.1808), Henry (b 26.01.1810)
  (b) William Watts (d young)
  (c) Thomas Watts (dsp 1812)
  m. Catherine Garling
  (d) Mary Watts
  m. John Brocklebank of Hazleholm
  (ii) Mary Watts
  m. Rev. William Brisco of Langrigg
  (B)+ other issue (d young) - George, Robert, William Middleton, Katherine
  (3) Montagu Watts had issue
  m. Jane Seymour
  (4) Anne Watts
  m. _ Frazer (Captain)
  (5)+ other issue - Edward (d infant), William (cleric), Florence (d young)
  d. Barbara Watts
  m. George Bentley of Monmouth
  iii.+ other issue - William of Blakesley (a 1661, dsp), Amphilus, Ralph, Mary, Elizabeth
  B. Montagu Watts of Blakesley (of Lincoln's Inn)
  m. Dorothy Paul (dau of Sir George Paul of Lambeth)
  i. George Watts (dsp) shown as dsp by Visitation (Walter Metcalfe, Northamptonshire, 1618-9, 'Watts in Blakesley' in Appendix)
  C. Mary Watts
  m. Anthony Palmer of Stoke Doyley
m2. Catharine Sulyard of Runwell, Sussex (dsp)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, 'Watts of Hawkesdale Hall', p393+) with some input/support from 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 2, 1841, 'Watts, Pettyfer or Pettifer and Wight of Blakesley', p23+)
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