Cundall Family Tree

John Watson (1863 - 1930)


John Watson was the son of Thomas Watson and Jane Thackray.

John was born on Monday 19 October 1863 in Smaden Head, Eavestone, Yorkshire.

John married Mary Jane (Polly) King on Saturday 10 January 1885 in the Parish Church, Dallowgill, Yorkshire.
The witnesses at the marriage were Margaret Ellen King and Reuben King.
John was 21 years old and Mary was 21 years old when they married.

He had the following children from his marriage to Mary Jane (Polly) King:

- Margaret Watson

born on 19 October 1885 in Dallowgill, Kirkby Malzeard, Yorkshire.

The places where he lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1863  1901  Smaden Head, Eavestone, Ripon, Yorkshire.  Notes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5. 

John was a Farmer.

John died when he was 66 years old, on Wednesday 23 July 1930 in Kirkby Malzeard, near Ripon, North Yorkshire.  

His gravestone in St Peter's Church, Dallowgill, Kirkby Malzeard has the following inscription:

In loving memory of
John Watson
of Biggin
Died July 23 1930
Aged 66 years.


Mary Jane
his beloved wife
of Kirkby Moor
Died Dec. 27 1936
Aged 73 years

A photo of Smaden Head with the family can be seen on the Pictures page (see 'Pictures' link above).

The picture of his gravestone was from the Dallowgill website.

Notes - Sources of information:
1. See 1901 Census. John's birthplace.
2. See 1871 Census.
3. See 1881 Census.
4. See 1891 Census.
5. See 1901 Census.

Census Data:

Year Address
1871 Smadin Head, Eavestone, Yorkshire.
1881 Smauden Head, Eavestone, Yorkshire.
1891 Smoden Head, Eavestone, Ripon, Yorkshire.
1901 Smoden Head, Eavestone, Ripon, Yorkshire.