Watkins Family of Ruardean (General)

by admin ⌂, Forest of Dean, Tuesday, March 01, 2005, 08:55 (6077 days ago)

Here are some details of my WATKINS of Ruardean Gloucestershire England. My long standing search is to find some record of a birth or a connection with other Watkins' in the area of John WATKINS (b. abt 1810). On one record John is listed as being born in Monmouth and another the place of birth is Ruardean.

I am descended from Esther WATKINS (b.1838) a daughter of John WATKINS. Esther had 7 children all presumably illegitimate as there is no mention of a father. All have the surname of WATKINS. Joseph (b.1867) my Great-grandfather is one of those 7 children. Most of this information has been obtained from censuses.

Of the 7 children I have only managed to find a record of one birth that of Oliver. On his birth certificate the fathers name is left blank. I'm sure there is more to it than meets the eye especially as the way illegitimacy was looked upon in those times hopefully something will come to light in the future.

Family History of John WATKINS

John WATKINS born abt 1810 (Possibly Ruardean or Monmouth) died 19 Nov 1877 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England buried 27 Nov 1877 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

married 9 May 1831 in Goodrich Herefordshire England Comfort COLE born 1807 in Welsh Bicknor Monmouthshire Wales christened 30 Aug 1807 in Welsh Bicknor Monmouthshire Wales died 27 Jul 1885 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England buried 29 Jul 1885 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England daughter of William COLE and Martha HOAR

1 Elizabeth WATKINS born about 1831 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England christened 28 Aug 1831 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

married (unknown)

2 Sarah WATKINS born about 1834 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England christened 16 Feb 1834 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

married 15 Nov in East Dean Gloucestershire England John WILLIAMS born 1834 Plump Hill Gloucestershire England

3 Joseph WATKINS born 1836 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England christened 1836 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England died 5 Mar 1837 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

4 Esther WATKINS born 1838 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England christened 4 Mar 1838 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

married (unknown)

5 John WATKINS born 1840 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England christened 23 Feb 1840 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England died 1921 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England buried 18 Jan 1921 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

married 7 Oct 1860 in Drybrook Gloucestershire England Annie JONES born about 1840 daughter of Samuel JONES

6 Eve WATKINS born 1844 in High Beech Gloucestershire England christened 13 Mar 1844 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

7 Jane Hannah WATKINS born 1846 in High Beech Gloucestershire England christened 25 Jan 1846 in Ruardean Gloucestershire England

married William JORDAN.

8 Mary WATKINS born 1853


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