JAMES WATSON Northern Ireland to New Zealand to where???
I have hit a major brick wall in my research for James Watson.
James was born 6 August 1866 in Ballarena (Artikelly Aghanloo) Londerry Northern Ireland.
His parents William Watson and Mary Toner.
He had siblings Anne, John, Alexander,Eliza, Matilda, Mary, Sarah, William, Mary and George.
They came to New Zealand in July 1874.
James Married Lillia (or Lila or Lilla) Bracey on 7 January 1896 in the Waimamaku Schoolroom. James was 28 years old, Lillia 21 years old. His occupation – Carpenter, hers – Domestic Duties. Lillia place of birth is listed as Canterbury NZ and her father Frederick Bracey – Farmer and her mother Lilly Bracey nee Lloyd
Two of the witnesses appear to be Lillia relatives – Willie Bracey and Lizzie Bracey.
James and Lillia had Frederick, Thelma and Phoebe.
After Phoebe was born in 1906 and sometime around this date James has disappeared from all New Zealand records. It was thought that he may have travelled to Australia or evn joined the merchant navy.
Does anyone have any information that may match our James Watson.