Peter Brown Family History

William Watchus (c1750) & Deborah Burgess

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General History

William Watchus & Deborah Burgess were one of my 7th generation ancestors.

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William Watchus birth details are unknown, but was possibly born around 1750 in Ticehurst, Sussex. He was possibly the son of William Watchus & Anne. He married Deborah Burgess on 27th April 1772 in Ticehurst, Sussex.

Deborah Burgess birth details are unknown.

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William & Deborah had five known children.

Thomas Deborah William Sarah Joseph
  1. Thomas Watchus was baptised on 6th December 1772 in Ticehurst, Sussex. He possibly married Mary and had three children.
    1. William Watchus (Warchus) was baptised on 20th April 1806 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
    2. James Watchus (Warchus) was baptised on 16th April 1809 in Ticehurst, Sussex.Thomas shown as from Goudhurst.
    3. Henry Watchus (Warchus) was baptised on 28th February 1813 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
  2. Deborah Watchus was baptised on 14th November 1773 in Ticehurst, Sussex. She married Joseph Bones. Details of Deborah Watchus & Joseph Bones are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  3. William Watchus was baptised on 28th April 1776 in Ticehurst, Sussex.
  4. sarah Watchus (Watchhouse) was baptised on 14th September 1777 in Ticehurst, Sussex and she was probably buried there on 11th March 1778 ('an infant').
  5. Joseph Watchus was baptised on 14th October 1781 in Ticehurst, Sussex and he was probably buried there on 1stJuly 1782 ('an infant').

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  1. Parental link to William Watchus is not proven
  2. Names for ancestors of Watchus shown as Warchus, Watchus, Warches , Wacchus and Watchous.
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  1. Sussex Parish Records - Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Mayfield
  2. Sussex Family History Group-Sussex Marriage Index CD
  3. Sussex Family History Group - Baptism records
  4. IGI (International Genealogical Index: Latter-day Saints) - batches of parish records: see LINKS-Research Web sites