Edward Cornelius Watts, Sr.
|Birthplace:||Wells, Somerset, England|
|Death:||Died in Stafford, VA|
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Edward Watts, was born before 16 Oct 1620 (which is the date he was christened) in Wells, Somerset County, England, and died between 1717 and 1721 in Stafford Co., VA. Edward left England for Virginia 26 Nov 1640; in 1646 he was in York Co., VA; he returned to England, then returned to Virginia from Bristol, England in 1664 and again in 1679. He married in Stafford Co., VA, Anne Martin.
The listing of children differs among the various sources, but all include Edward Watts, Sr., b. about 1650 probably in Stafford Co., VA
EDWARD3 WATTS (THOMAS2, EDWARD1) was born Bef. October 16, 1620 in Wells, Somerset County, England?, and died Abt. 1690 in Safford County, Virginia. He married ANNE MARTIN Abt. 1688, daughter of JOHN MARTIN and JOANNA ?. She was born Abt. 1668, and died 1742 in Safford County, Virginia.
Notes for EDWARD WATTS: D: I16979 Name: Edward Watts (1, 2) The WATTS name is said to have originated in the time of Edward II, with the territorial name deWATH, whose descendents corrupted the name to its present form. It was first spelled WATTES in the reighn of Henry VII. The family of WATTS, of Hawkesdale Hall, Cumberland County, England, deduce themselves from Sir John de FLEMING, Lord of WATH, who first assumed the name. Contributed by Moyra Watts Burnett\\
Sex: M Birth: BEF. 16 OCT 1620 in Wells, Somerset Co., England? Birth: 1620 (3) Death: ABT. 1690 in Safford Co., VA (4) Event: Christened 16 OCT 1620 St. Cuthbertes, City of Wells, Somerset Co., England
Marriage 1 Anne Martin b: ABT. 1668
Married: ABT. 1688
1.Title: Will of Cornelius Watts Author: The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Publication: Published Quartertly by the Virginia Historical Society, June 1906, Vol.13, pa 307 Repository: Call Number: Media: Magazine
Edward left England for Virginia 26 Nov 1640; in 1646 he was in York Co., VA; he returned to England, then returned to Virginia from Bristol, England in 1664 and again in 1679.
He married in Stafford Co., VA, Anne Martin.
The listing of children differs among the various sources, but all include Edward Watts, II., b. about 1650 probably in Stafford Co., VA
The following information is from Charles B. Heinemann's book "Watts Families" pa 54-56
1709 Nov 2 - Edward Watts, Stafford Co., Va., aquired 1 acre of land on the south side of Clayburn's Run, Richmond Co., Va., from Charles and Alice Cole, Watts to build mill and grind corn for Cole. (Richmond Co. D. B. 5, pa. 151)
1723 Apr 2 - Edward Watts sued the estate of John Richardson (Spotsylvania County, Order book, pa. 24.)
1723 Dec 3 - Edward Watts served on a jury in Spotsylvania County (Order book pa. 60,65)
1727 Aug 1 - Edward Watts witnessed will of Alexander Cammill, Spotsylvania County, made July 10, 1727; proved August 1, 1727.
1728 Sep 9 - Edward Watts received a grant of 900 acres of new land in St. George's Parish. The same day his son, Thomas Watts, received a grant of 250 acres adjoining his father. The grant of Thomas Watts specifically refers to "Thomas Watts, a son of Edward Watts". These grants were signed by Governor William Gooch and both dated September 26, 1728. Both men were described as "of Spotsylvania County", indicating they had settled in that county at an earlier date.
Copy of Land Grant to Edward Watts for 900 acres of new land on page 55.
He is believed to have been the Edward Watts who deeded land in (old) Rappahannock Co., VA, 2/22/1662. (deed Book 1656-1664, page 344). He probably was the same Edward Watts who received a headright in New Kent Co., VA, 10/20/1687.
Edward Watts of Stafford Co., VA, with his wife, Anne Watts, were brought into Court in 1689 and fined. (Stafford County Court Book 1689-90, at page 32).
Edward Watts died in Stafford Co., VA, in 1690, and his widow, Anne Watts, administered his estate. This record appears in the old Stafford order book, but the corresponding entry in the Will Book is lost or destroyed.
Siblings: Edward Watts, Anna E Moredock, DD (born Watts), William Watts, John Francis Old Watts, Robert Watts, Thomas Watts, Edward Watts, John Watts, Susannah Watts