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WATSON, Grace

WATSON, Grace[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12]

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  • Name WATSON, Grace 
    Born Abt 1610  Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 26 Aug 1610  Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died Feb 1625  Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried 21 Feb 1625  Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    WAC 16 Nov 1954  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I72244  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father WATSON, Andrew,   b. Nov 1574,   d. Jul 1643, Boston, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother BUTCHER, Anne,   b. Abt 10 Mar 1582, Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1659, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 2 Feb 1603  Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F34228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SMITH, Robert Sr,   b. Mar 1595, Kirton, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1643, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)  [12
    Married 1 Jun 1624  Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. SMITH, Thomas,   b. May 1624, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1625, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. SMITH, William,   b. Jan 1625, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1625, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    +3. SMITH, Robert Jr.,   b. Jan 1625, Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1693, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F32366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1610 - Boston, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Aug 1610 - Boston, Lincolnshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWAC - 16 Nov 1954 - SLAKE Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • It is more common for a young women to have been married early. Though not to have had her first child until she was much older. It is agreed that the most common age for a young women to have given birth to her first child is from 16 years.

      http://womenofhistory.blogspot.com/2007/08/medieval-marriage-childbirth.html

      Grace Watson was baptized in 1610 in the Boston Boltolph Parish of Lincolnshire, England, to Andrew Watson, and Anne Butcher Watson. (Boston Botolph Parish Register image 23/103, page 41). She married Robert Smith Sr of Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire, (Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire Parish Register, Image 4/166 page 181), a 1 hour 25 minute walk from Boston, of the same county. (Google Maps), in 1624.

      She was raised in and attended the Boston Botolph parish under the direction of Vicar John Cotton, who over time replaced Anglican teachings and rituals with Puritan ideologies. He and other vicars in the area were influencing parishioners away from the Anglican Church toward Puritan theology and practices (history of massachusetts.org/reverend-john-cotton/). Fellow parishioners to the Watsons were the Whittinghams and Bulkleys who were parents to John Whittingham, (1616-1649, New England Marriages Prior to 1700).

      Grace and Robert’s first son Thomas was born in 1624, in Kirton in Holland (Ibid, Image 3/166, page 180) and was buried there, 7 November 1625. (Ibid 6/166, page 185). The next addition to their family was also somewhat tragic, as twins and Robert Jr and William were born in the in Kirton in Holland Parish, however, William died soon after delivery. He was quickly baptized and buried the same day, 30 January 1625. (Ibid, Image 6/166, page 185).

      To compound the young family’s grief, Grace succumbed to death 22 days later in Kirton in Holland, (Ibid), again either contingent upon birthing complications or the 1625 plague, (P. H. Wood “Infection unperceiv’d, in many a place”: The London plague of 1625, viewed from Plymouth Rock. We’re History, 2020, April 15). This tragic loss left a grieving husband and an infant son who needed daily care and baptism. Robert Smith Jr was baptized 30 April 1625/26, Kirton in Holland, (Image 6 of 166, page 186).

      The relationship of the Watsons and Whittinghams, was the critical factor which enabled Grace’s son Robert Smith Jr, and his half-brother William to leave from Boston Port, Lincolnshire England, and arrive in Boston, Massachusetts, Colonial America as John Whittingham's indentured servants, (Zora Smith Jarvis, George A Smith Family, page 1). Immigrant ancestor Robert Jr was the 3rd great-grandfather to hinge point, Joseph Smith Jr, the means by which "Christ’s New Testament Church" was restored. (The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: A Bicentennial Proclamation to the World, April 2020).

  • Sources 
    1. [S1088] Lincolnshire Baptisms.

    2. [S1089] Grace Watson in the www.findmypast.com original parish record for birth and christening.

    3. [S1091] Parish Marriages.

    4. [S1092] Original birth record on www.findmypast.com of Grace Watson.

    5. [S1093] William's baptism in www.findmypast.com.

    6. [S1094] Thomas' burial in www.findmypast.com.

    7. [S1095] Williams baptism in www.findmypast.com.

    8. [S1096] Robert Smith, Jr birth and baptism in www.findmypast.com.

    9. [S1097] Google maps Boston to Kirton, Lincolnshire, England.

    10. [S1098] Grace Watson (1610–1626) | Person | Family Tree.

    11. [S1090] Lincolnshire Burials.

    12. [S1000] Robert Smith Ancestry by Kristen Cannon 3 Jan 2022, Kristen Cannon.