Walter James WATTS

The
Boss

Known to everyone as

THE BOSS



BIRTH
c1857 Antingham, Norfolk Source 1901 Census
CHRISTENING
ADDRESS
1881 Not with his wife and son in the 1881 census.
c1885 to c1895 Canada Source Family knowledge
1895 - 1904 He leased Pygnes Farm, Knapton, Norfolk. A copy of the lease still exists, though the farmhouse itself is ruined and has recently been rebuilt as a cattle shelter. Presumably Walter and Sarah set up home together again here.Source Doc 476
1901 At Pigney Farm, Knapton Source 1901 Census

Oil painting
of Pygnes Farm

1904 - after 1920 At Bacton Wood Farm, Edingthorpe, Norfolk, which he bought.

Old photograph of Bacton Wood Farm

Source Electoral Roll Doc 503 and family knowledge

OCCUPATION
1901 Farmer (employer) Source 1901 Census. John Weston, 22, agricultural labourer is living in the house, but his son Walter, c21, is not. Maybe the story "He never forgave his father for leaving his mother" should be said about son Walter rather than about stepson Leonard. It would make more sense that way.
Farmer Source Kelly's directory 1922

Harvest at Bacton Wood Farm

MARRIAGE
c1879 to Sarah Day. I haven't searched for this marriage.
CHILDREN
c1880 Walter J Watts
1898 Hilda Watts
DEATH
Walter died by getting drunk in town, fell off a cart and broke his neck. Source Family knowledge
BURIAL
NOTES
Walter always had a dog called Bob. Source Family knowledge
Last update
5 May 2002
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