James Henry Watling

Male 1877 - 1943  (65 years)


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  • Name James Henry Watling 
    Born 20 Dec 1877  Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 27 Jan 1878  Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 13 Dec 1943  Corbally, Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I336  Pulfords
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 

    Father Charles Watling,   b. 25 Oct 1848, Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1896, Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Page,   b. 9 Jun 1849, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1929, Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1876  Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sandy Lane Farm 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Kennelly,   b. Abt 1888, Limerick, Limerick, Munster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Oct 1917  Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Maureen Margaret Watling,   b. 26 Jul 1918, Potton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1988, Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2014 
    Family ID F150757436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1877 - Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jan 1878 - Dunwich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 31 Mar 1901 - Lambeth, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Oct 1917 - Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1943 - Corbally, Limerick, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    James H Watling Death Notice
    James H Watling Death Notice
    The Wife and Daughter of Mr. James Henry Watling, aged 67 years, living at 'Anton' Corbally, Limerick suffered a sever shock yesterday morning, whjen they found him dead, seated in an armchair in the sitting room.
    Mrs. Watling and her daughter retired to bed Sunday night leaving Mr. Watling in the sittingroom listening to the radio. When they came down yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock they found him dead, with the machine turned on. Death ? due to heart failure.

  • Notes 
    • He joined the army in 1916 but states he had been in the Navy at one time before WW1 According to his army record he work in India and China. The army paid for his passage back from Shanghai , China to the UK. After the war he went back to India with his family to work before they settled in Ireland.

      23 Jan 1914 Outward Passage to Shanghai, China on Medina of the P & O S N Co. profession given as E. Engineer. Final Destination given as South China. He was employed by:- The Shanghai Electrical Construction Company, Shanghai, China.

      1916 Joined the Army (No 166150)

      14 Sep 1917 Promoted to Lance Corporal.

      16 Oct 1917 Married Kennelly in Fenny Stratford parish church. Fenny Stratford is where the RE was based.

      2 Jan 1919 Final Discharge in Thetford. Address given as Brook House, Sutton, Nr. Sandy, Bedfordshire. Indicates he severed in France. It appears as the service paid for him to come back to England to join the army the paid for his return trip. But it seems he went to India instead.

      24 Jul 1920 Outward Passage to Calcutta, India (alone) on City of Karachi of the City line. Profession Cable Joiner.

      13 Oct 1921 Outward Passage to Calcutta, India Margaret (age 33) and daughter Maureen (age 3) on Manatola of the British and Indian Steam Navigation Company.

      2 Apr 1925 Inward Passage to London from Calcutta, India on Manatola of the British and Indian Steam Navigation Company. Profession given E. Engineer. Destination address : 4 Lifford Terrace, Ballinacurra Road, Limerick, Ireland (possibly Margaret's Parents).

      5 Sep 1925 Outward Passage to Calcutta, India with Wife Margaret (age 37) and Daughter Maureen (age7). The U.K. address of Margaret and Maureen given as 4 Garden Lane, Worlingham. Most likely where Archie and Lilian and Victor Pulford lived. James (age 47) address was given as 14 Style Rd, Southwold. (why not the same). Could the contact with Victor have influenced his choice of profession.

      26 Mar 1927 Inward passage to London from Calcutta, India on Mashobra of the British and Indian Steam Navigation Company. Profession given as E. Engineer. Travelled with Wife Margaret and daughter Maureen. Destination Calcutta El;S.Co.Ltd. 394, Clements Inn, Strand, W.6

      Maureen married a Patrick Joseph Kennedy in Limerick in 1938 (The Marriage Cert with James Watling as Father of the Bride. He was working for the ESB (Irish Electricity Board) as an Cable Joiner working on the Electrification of Ireland at Shannon .

      He died in Limerick aged 65yrs on 13.12.43. The press cutting of his death from the local Limerick Paper.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S35] BMD.

    2. [S125] Census 1901, (1901).

    3. [S59] Census 1891, (1891).

    4. [S35] BMD, 1917 Dec Q Newport P. 3a 2101 (Reliability: 3), 12 Apr 2008.

    5. [S23] Millattary Records, Wifes Address 85 Duncombe St, Bletchley (Reliability: 3), 9 May 2014.