Charles James Watson-Munro (1849 - 1938)

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Birthplace: Greater London, UK
Death: Died in London, Greater London, UK
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About Charles James Watson-Munro

Second son of Henry Watson.

Descended from the old Watson family of Barnard Castle, and, on his grand mother's side, from the Machells of Westmoreland.

Upper class.

Living with mother and sister in Brixton, Surrey, in 1871 census: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRFG-6M6

Held the title of Baronet.

Moved to Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, 1872.

J.P. for Stockton-on-Tees, Conservative, sportsman (fox hunting), motorist, cyclist, golfer, tennis player, iron master, ship owner, railway company director.

Married Mary Jessie HOPPER (born DOBSON, widow of Isaac HOPPER), 22/1/1877. Ref: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNVN-WC9

She died 3 weeks after childbirth.

In 1881 census as a widower. Ref: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3N7-WJX

Surname became WATSON MUNRO (originally no hyphen) by deed poll on 22/7/1881 with second marriage to Mary Elizabeth MUNRO.

Mentioned in "Durham Leaders" published by the Queenhithe Printing and Publishing Co Ltd, 10 Bread St. Hill, Queen Victoria St, London E.C. in 1908.

Third marriage to Emmeline Ada Caroline PIXLEY.

Lived in Durham to 1908.

Lived in Pentwyn House, Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire 1908-1915.

Lived in Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire 1915-1935. Highgrove House is now the country residence of the Prince of Wales. (Well, my mother believed it was Highgrove House. Based on my own research, I'm beginning to believe it was actually Hygrove House, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire.)

Lived in Westfield House at death in 1938.

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Charles Watson-Munro's Timeline

1849
January 20, 1849
Greater London, UK
1877
January 22, 1877
Age 28
Darlington, County Durham, UK
October 16, 1877
Age 28
Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, UK
1881
August 6, 1881
Age 32
London, Greater London, UK
1883
January, 1883
Age 33
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, UK
1885
July 19, 1885
Age 36
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, UK
1902
March 4, 1902
Age 53
1938
February 13, 1938
Age 89
London, Greater London, UK