The Watson Family of Withernwick
The Watson's were farmers and the family lived in Withernwick 
for at least 100 years.
We know little about them but we do have these wonderful photos
of three generations of them.
The photo on the right is of John Watson (born 1796).
It dates from about 1860 and as such is one of the
oldest photos that we have on the website.
He does look to be dressed as a reasonably wealthy man.
He would have probably drunk in the Old Gate pub on High Street
and would therefore have known the then Inn Keeper - Henry Wallis
and may well have got his horses reshod by Barrington Webster.
Below is John's son William Watson (1841-1913)



Elizabeth Hannah Watson (b 1844) - wife of William

Above and right
William Hardy Watson (1867-1931)
Son of William and Elizabeth



Name Year Born Relationship Place of Birth
William Watson c 1759   Withernwick
John Watson 1796 Son of William Withernwick
William Watson 1842 Son of John Withernwick
Elizabeth Hannah Watson 1844 Wife of William Aldbrough
William Hardy Watson 1867 Son of William and Elizabeth Withernwick

By 1871 William and Elizabeth are living in Leven and by 1881 in Beverley
By 1881 William Hardy Watson is at a school at 19 Church Green, Bridlington and by 1891 a farmer in Leven
then by 1901 he is a farmer in Temple Bruer in Lincolnshire.