Died between 1881 and 1891?

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  1. Daft Bat

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    Edward Peter WATSON was born about 1836, being baptised on 5th June that year in Rolvenden, Kent to parents William WATSON and Susannah née DAVIES.

    He married Susan LARKIN in 1860 in Beckley, Sussex and the couple spent their married life in Tenterden, Kent where Edward worked mainly as a Labourer.

    The last sighting of him was in 1881 (942/40/22) when the couple were living in Bells Lane, Tenterden and Edward was working as a Gardener & Dealer. After that, nothing. :(

    The 1891 census (696/129/9) shows Susan and the family living in East Cross, Tenterden. Susan is working as a Charwoman and is a widow.

    However, I have yet to find Edward’s death. :headbang:

    If anyone is able to help, I would be grateful.

    Thank you. :)
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Trying for you with Kent Membership Jan. forgot password. okay now
     
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    Thanks, Wendy :)
     
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    I've tried every which way, but had no luck whatsoever :(
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Welcome Jan, but it may not arrive until my tomorrow.
     
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    Thank you, ladies. I do hate it when they disappear like that... :mad:
     
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    That makes 2 of us - I even looked for him in 1891 in case he had 'done a runner' and his wife was covering the fact she had been abandoned. No a sign of him.:headbang:
     
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    That thought had crossed my mind but I couldn't find the little blighter either. :sceptical:
     
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    I did think the same but then came across an Edward Watson born 1836 in Kent on the 1891. He was with his wife Elizabeth and 25 year old son George in Gloucestershire. Funnily enough he was also a gardener.......then wondered if he lived a double life. He was found with Elizabeth and George in 1881...still wondering. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ooh! Will have a look.....
     
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    Nope. That's not him... :(
     
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    I keep coming back to this death
    Sept qtr 1881 Edward Watson age 46 Whitechapel 1c 206

    If Edward was a dealer could he have been travelling to London, and died there?
    I do not see an Edward Watson on the 1881 census that fits for this death.
     
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    That is certainly a possibility. When I am back on the laptop, I will have a rummage through the family and see if there are any Whitechapel connections.

    Thanks. :)
     
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    These reports probably won't help, but you know me :rolleyes:

    Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper 10th July 1881
    Yesterday it was reported to Mr John Humphrey that Edward Watson, aged 46. a labourer, had been found dead in a common lodging-house in Osborne-street, Whitechapel, on the previous night. The deceased was stated to have been out and about the night before he expired, and death is suggested as arising from the destitution so widely prevailing amongst this class of lodgers.

    Reynold’s Newspaper 17th July 1881
    On Monday, Mr Humphreys held an inquest at the Weavers' Arms, Baker's-row, Whitechapel, as to the death of Edward Watson, aged forty-six, a pensioner from the 60th Rifles. The deceased, who had lately followed the occupation of a labourer, resided at No. 1, Osborne-place, Spitalfields. On the morning of Friday week he was discovered dead in bed. He had complained greatly of the heat of the past few days, and from a post-mortem examination it was ascertained that death was due to effusion on the brain from exposure to the heat. A verdict was returned accordingly.
     
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    It probably eliminates this death as being the chap we are looking for;)
     
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    Yes. My chap was never in the Army. :(

    However, elimination is good. :)
     
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    Could he have gone abroad? I have two chaps who 'vanished' and eventually turned up in other countries (USA and Canada).
     
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    Worth a rummage, certainly. :reading:
     
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    Not going so well from my end either. lots of views but no acknowledgements.
    :(
     
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    Thanks for looking. :)
     

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