Watson Giddings

Watson Giddings was the fourth of the eight children of Daniel Watson Giddings and his wife Sarah Jane Franks of March, Cambridgeshire, England.

Watson Giddings
Above: Watson Giddings. Photo: Skyscraper2012 / Ancestry.com.

When Watson was 20 years old, he married Ann Thorpe of nearby Benwick, Cambridgeshire. The couple don't appear to have had any children.

During the period of 1851-1861, Watson and Ann are living in Upwell, over the border in Norfolk. At this time Watson is working as an Agricultural Labourer, and he continues to until at least 1871.

Unfortunately in 1875, Ann died when she was 46 years old. A headstone to her stands in Station Road Cemetery, March.

It appears that the following year he re-married to Ann's widowed sister Emma, who had two children with her late husband William Spooncer. With Emma, this new couple had a daughter who they also called Emma. This new family group would remain in March until Watson's death.

By the time of the 1881 census, Watson is noted as living at March and working as a Farmer of 60 acres. He remains so until his final census in 1901.

Life Events


  • 14th October 1829 in March, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 14th October 1829 at the General Baptist Church, March, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Ann Thorpe (1829-1875) on 12th April 1850 at Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • Emma Thorpe (1839-1912) during 1876, in Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Emma Ann Spencer Giddings (1879-19??) married Reginald Blott (c.1877-19??)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 11yrs, Hurst Lane, Doddington, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1851: 21yrs, Days Drove, Upwell, Norfolk, England.
  • 1861: 31yrs, River Nene, Upwell, Norfolk, England.
  • 1871: 41yrs, Burrowmoor Drove, March, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1881: 51yrs, Knight's End, March, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1891: 61yrs, Knight's End, March, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1901: 71yrs, Knight's End, March, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1851-1871: Agricultural Labourer
  • 1881-1901: Farmer


  • 13th August 1902 in Cambridgeshire, England, aged 72yrs.


  • 16th August 1902 at Station Road Cemetery, March, Cambridgeshire, England, in Grave L94 (Unconsecrated).

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