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WATT from Scotland

Michael Tieman (View posts)
Posted: 937303964000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129902904000
Surnames: Watt
Looking for information on the WATT family from Scotland. James WATT m. Mary REID. Child James Reid WATT b.17 Oct 1868 Old Machar, Aberdeen Scotland.
Thank you.

Watt; Aberdeen > CAN

c rennick (View posts)
Posted: 938247668000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129902954000
Surnames: Watt
am also trying to track watt family from aberdeen @ l830's. robert, alexander watts came to toronto, ontario between 1850-60
believe robert watt m. mary. any corresponding info?

Watt; Aberdeen > CAN

M Tieman (View posts)
Posted: 938388589000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903014000
Good to hear from you, sorry I don't know of a connection, but there may be as I don't have a lot of info on the Watt family. My wife's grand mother came over on the Titanic when she was 13 with her mother so I am afraid information was lost. If you think it would help you, check out my family web site at If you have some info that fits, please e-mail me at the above address I would love to hear from you. Good Luck. MT

Watt; Aberdeen > CAN

cheryl r. (View posts)
Posted: 938436746000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903050000
thanks for your speedy reply. hard to tell if any connection...most of my watts came from aberdeen @ 1850-60 and settled in toronto/hamilton area. another branch went to lanark county. lots of roberts and alexanders. that's all i have to go on at this time. i'll keep your info on hand and let you know if i run into any connection in the future.

Robert Watt; Alvinston, Ont.

margaret cronce (View posts)
Posted: 939457755000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903093000
Surnames: Watt
my grandfather was robert watt, he died was buried in alvinston, ont. in/around 1950-1960. had 4 sons 3 daughters. not really sure of dates, new to this haven't thought about it in years.

James Watt; Scotland/Ireland > VA >TN

Patricia Pardue (View posts)
Posted: 943168877000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903614000
Surnames: Watt, McSpadden
I have some information about the Watt backgroud. My Grandmother Mother was a Watt who married Joseph Samuel McSpadden. I don't have the information on me right now but I can tell you the James Watt you are looking for arrived in the United States in 1796 in Virginia. From there he was in Tennessee for some time. Off hand I can't remember exactly where in Scotland/Ireland he came from I have all this information written down. I have been researching the Watt, McSpadden for over a year. I got alot of information by going to Scottish Highland Games. I can tell you this it is a very old name. The reason I put Scotland/Ireland because in the research books I have looked at has Watt listed in both countries. I did find a book that had James Watt (the one you are looking for) listed and where he went after leaving Scotland/Ireland and what he did.

I hope this help. I will get out my information and send it to you soon. My email address is


Patricia Pardue

Re: James Reid & Christian Moir Watt

Posted: 943768569000
Edited: 1129903853000

James Reid Watt b. 1868; Scotland

Michael Tieman (View posts)
Posted: 943893407000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903902000
Surnames: Watt, Reid
Nice to hear from you. The James Reid Watt I have was born in Scotland in 1868. The only info we have on his parents is that his father was James Watt and mother was Mary Reid. I don't think this is the same line. Thanks for looking.

David Watt; Dundee, Scotland 1888

Jean (View posts)
Posted: 946748072000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903940000
Surnames: Watt
Looking info had 4 brothers Matthew James Charles and Norman and 1 sister Alice.
David is my grandfather.

Watt Family; Western PA

Posted: 952181024000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1129903652000
Surnames: Watt
I am attending a genealogy class and am interested in finding any information on Samuel or William Watt, from Western Pennsylvania, perhaps a father and son who may have fought in the Revolutionary War.

My wife and I visited Scotland four years ago and went to Aberdeen from where the Watt family appears to have come, but were not able to stay and do any research.

I would be interested in any general information you might have about the Watt family, particularly when and to where some appear to have migrated to Ireland. Samuel and William may have come from Ireland.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob Watt
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