|1809-05-29||b. Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland||TNA: RG 6/628|
|1830, end of||describing himself as cheese-monger, butter and bacon-dealer, and general commission agent, Joshua Watson advertised in the Courant, to say that he had taken his son William Wigham Watson into partnership||The Newcastle Courant, 1831-01-01, issue 8136|
|1835-05-26||cheesemonger of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; m. Mary Carrick (1814–1891, d. of David Carrick of Carlisle (deceased) and Sarah Brockbank), at Carlisle; both signed||RG 6/187, /1155; Edward H. Milligan (2007) Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775–1920. York: Sessions Book Trust; 1893 Annual Monitor|
|1836||cheesemonger, of Sedgwick Place, Gateshead||digest of Durham Quaker births: index; John William Steel (1899) A Historical Sketch of the Society of Friends 'in Scorn called Quakers' in Newcastle & Gateshead 1653–1898. London & Newcastle, Headley Bros.|
|Children:||William Joshua (1836–1841), Thomas Carrick (1840–1918), Edward Carrick (1841–1929)||RG 6/1149; censuses; GRO index; Annual Monitor; Milligan (2007)|
|1840-01-24||cheesemonger of Newcastle; with father, petitioned for bankruptcy of Edward Hetherington, cheesemonger, butter and bacon dealer of Newcastle||The Law Journal|
|1841||merchant, of 5 Claremont Place, Gateshead, living with his wife, son, mother-in-law, and one servant||TNA: HO 107/296/10 f48 p28|
|1841/1843||rated for a house and shop at the Side||lists of burgesses|
|by 1844-01-19||subscribed 10s. to St. Nicholas' Soup Kitchen||Newcastle Courant, 1844-01-19|
|1844/1845||of Gateshead; eligible to vote in Newcastle from his house and shop in the Side||electoral registers|
|1844-08-21||chaired a public meeting at Gateshead regarding encroachments on the Windmill Hills area of Gateshead||Northumberland RO catalogue|
|1846/1847||rated for a house and shop at the Side||list of burgesses|
|1847-06-30||of the firm of Joshua Watson and Son, provision merchants, of Newcastle; d. Bensham, Gateshead, of phthisis pulmonalis 2 months certified; informant Joshua Watson Jr in attendance, Bensham, Gateshead||death certificate; Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury, 1847-07-03|
At Bensham, near Gateshead, the residence of his father, where he was staying for the benefit of his health, on the 30th ult., William Wigham Watson, of the firm of Joshua Watson and Son, provision merchants, Newcastle, a member of the Society of Friends—of whom it may be most truly said that he was beloved by all who knew him, and his connexions were not a few throughout the Northern Counties.
|Durham Chronicle, 1847-07-02|
|of Claremont Place, Gateshead; d. at "the residence of his father, Bensham, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he was staying for the benefit of his health"||The British Friend, The Friend V.56:160, Aug 1847|
|1847-07-04||bur. Westgate Hill General Cemetery, Newcastle||Sanderson Family Tree|
|1811-05-18||b. Newcastle||TNA: RG 6/404, /628|
DANIELS & Co.
PAPER-STAINERS FROM LONDON,
63, NEWGATE STREET, NEWCASTLE,
RETURN their sincere thanks to their Friends and the Public, for the liberal encouragement they have received since they commenced business, and beg to inform them that they have taken MR JOSHUA WATSON, JUN., into Partnership, and that the business will henceforth be carried on under the firm of DANIELS, TURNBULL, and WATSON," who respectfully solicit a continuance of that support and patronage which has hitherto been so liberally granted.
N.B.—Rooms hung by careful workmen.
Newcastle, Sept. 10th, 1840.
|Newcastle Courant, 1840-09-18|
|1841||paper stainer, of Bensham, Gateshead, living with his family, a cheesemonger apprentice, and a female servant||TNA: H0 107/296/9 f33 p15|
|1841/1842||rated for his house in Newgate-street||list of burgesses|
|1842-05-04||had been in partnership with Daniel Daniels and Richard Turnbull as paper stainers; Daniels withdrew from the partnership, and henceforth they traded as Turnbull and Watson, of 63 Newgate Street, Newcastle||Newcastle Courant, 1842-05-13|
|1842/1844||rated for his house and warehouse in Newgate Street||lists of burgesses|
|1844-06||joint secretary for the Newcastle & Gateshead Temperance Bazaar, "for the sale of useful and fancy work, &c."||The British Friend|
|1844-07||joint Hon. Sec. of the Newcastle Temperance Bazaar||The Friend II.7:158-9|
|1844-10||Newcastle Courant, 1844-10-04|
|1844/1850||rated for his house and warehouse in Newgate Street||lists of burgesses|
|1845-02-20||Turnbull and Watson partnership dissolved, and Watson continues as sole trader, at 63 Newgate Street||Newcastle Courant, 1845-02-21|
|1845||of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from his house in Newgate-street||electoral register|
|1845/1848||rated for his house and shop at Side||lists of burgesses; NB these Side references may relate to Joshua Watson senior|
|1846-01 & -02||Newcastle agent for The British Friend||The British Friend|
PAPER HANGING MANUFACTORY,
No. 63, NEWGATE STREET, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.
JOSHUA WATSON, JUN.,
IN returning his sincere thanks to his Friends and the Public, for the extensive patronage they have been pleased to confer upon him, since the decease of his late Partner, Richard Turnbull, respectfully invites them to an inspection of his present Stock of PAPER HANGINGS, which comprise the Newest and most Elegant Designs, at a great Reduction of Price.
N.B.—Rooms hung by experienced Workmen.
|Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury, 1846-06-20|
THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYED.—On Wednesday evening, Mr Joshua Watson, Jun., paper-stainer, of this town, entertained a number of workmen, who have been engaged in the enlargement of his premises, with those in his own employment, amounting to about fifty in number, with an excellent dinner of beef and plum-pudding, after which a dessert was served, in the place of intoxicating drinks, which, in this instance, were totally excluded, to the general satisfaction of the company.
|Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury, 1846-10-10|
|1846||of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from his house in Newgate-street||electoral register|
|1847-07-02||of Bensham, Gateshead; informant of his brother's death||brother's death certificate|
|by 1847-08-28||had donated 5s. to the Ragged School in Sandgate||Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury, 1847-08-28|
|1848/1849||of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from his house in Newgate-street||electoral registers|
|1848/1852||rated for a house and warehouse in Newgate street||lists of burgesses|
|by 1849-01-06||had subscribed £1 to the General Soup Kitchen||Newcastle Journal, 1849-01-06|
|1849-01-19||has hung the chapel of the New Catholic Chapel and School at South Shields with elegant paper, as a donation||Newcastle Courant, 1849-01-19|
|1849-10-09||in a public letter, he and others pledged their support for George Crawshay as candidate for the town council||Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury, 1849-10-13|
|1849-12||had subscribed £1 for the dependents of the 20 pilots recently killed in a lifeboat accident off South Shields||Newcastle Courant, 1849-12-21|
|1849/1852||rated for his house and shop at Side||lists of burgesses|
|1850-02-22||announced that he was about to also take on the work of painting and glazing, having taken on an additional person to do so||Newcastle Courant, 1850-02-22, -04-05|
|1850-05-24||advertised for several journeymen painters||Newcastle Courant, 1850-05-24|
JOSHUA WATSON, Jun.,
PAPER STAINER, PAINTER, GLAZIER, IMITATOR OF WOODS, MARBLES, &c., 63, NEWGATE STREET,
Returns his sincere Thanks to his Friends and the Public for the numerous Favours bestowed upon him since his Commencement in Business, and respectfully solicits a continuance of their support.
J.W. Jun. has now on Hand a large Assortment of PAPER HANGINGS, varying in Price from Fourpence to Two Guineas per piece, some of which are of the newest and most elegant Designs, which he confidently recommends to the inspection of his Friends.
N.B. ROOMS HUNG by experienced Workmen, on the shortest Notice.
TRANSPARENT WINDOW BLINDS PAINTED on moderate Terms.
|Newcastle Courant, 1851-03-28|
|1851||paper stainer, painter and plasterer empls 3 men 3 apps and 3 boys, of Bensham Grove, Gateshead, living with his family, sister-in-law, nephew, and a house servant||HO 107/2492 f140 p58|
|1851/1852||rated for a house and shop at Side||list of burgesses|
|1852||of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from his house and workshops in Newgate street||electoral register|
|of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from the rent charge on his freehold house in Stowell street||electoral register|
The paper-staining manufactory of Mr. Joshua Watson, jun. in Newgate Street, in this town, was, between Saturday night and Monday morning last, broken into, and ransacked, but nothing of importance was taken away, the object of the depredators being to obtain money, in which they were disappointed. It is evident that the thieves were adepts at their trade. The police are investigating the affair with their usual degree of activity and promptitude.
|1852-08-24||exhibited specimens of paper-staining at the Conversazione of the Literary and Philosophical Society||Newcastle Journal, 1852-08-28|
PAPER STAINER, PAINTER, GLAZIER, &c.,
63, NEWGATE STREET, NEWCASTLE,
IN returning his sincere thanks to his Friends and the Public for their liberal patronage during the present Summer, as well as on previous occasions, respectfully informs them that he is SELLING OFF his remaining STOCK of PAPER HANGINGS at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES, previous to his selecting a New Assortment.
|Newcastle Guardian and Tyne Mercury|
|1853/1855||rated for a house and workshops in Newgate street||lists of burgesses|
|1854-01-06||advertised offices to let in The Side, Newcastle||Newcastle Courant, 1854-01-06, -01-13|
|1854-01-31||exhibited glass letters for shop fronts, glass picture frame and mouldings, at the annual Conversazione of the Literary and Philosophical Society||Newcastle Courant, 1854-02-03|
|1854-09-08||had subscribed £1 1s. to the building fund for the Gateshead Dispensary||Newcastle Courant, 1854-09-08|
|1855||jun.; paper hanger and paper stainer, 63 Newgate st, Newcastle||Slater's Commercial Directory of Durham, Northumberland & Yorkshire|
|of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from his shop at 21 Side, and his house and workshops at 47 Newgate street||electoral registers|
|1855-05-30||painter, of Newcastle; co-executor of his father's will||Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1855/W8|
|1866/1856||rated for house and manufactory at Newgate street||list of burgesses|
|1856||of Bensham, qualified to vote in Newcastle from his shop at 21 Side||electoral register|
|1856-03-07||paper stainer, painter, glazier, and decorator, now of 47 Newgate Street||Newcastle Courant, 1856-03-07|
|1856-05-23||. . . "has acceded to the wishes of his workpeople for a weekly half-holiday on the Saturday."||Newcastle Courant, 1856-05-23|
|1856-06-27||now trading as The London, Paris, and Manchester Paper Hanging Warehouse, at 27 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle||Newcastle Courant, 1856-06-27|
|1856/1857||rated for his house and manufactory at 47 Newgate Street||list of burgesses|
|1856/1858||rated for a house and shop at 27 Pilgrim Street||lists of burgesses|
|1856/1859||rated for his shop at 21 Side|
|1857||of Bensham, and of Cumberland row, Newcastle, qualified to vote from his house and shop at 27 Pilgrim street, and his shop at 21 Side||electoral registers|
|1858||of 22 Cumberland row, Newcastle||Kelly's Directory of Northumberland and Durham|
|1859-10-07||the great east window of the newly-reopened St James's Congregational Chapel is "filled with diaphanie, executed by Mr Joshua Watson, Pilgrim-street."||Newcastle Courant, 1859-10-07|
|1858/1861||rated for a house and shop at 27 Pilgrim Street||lists of burgesses|
|1861||painter &c., living with his family, sister-in-law, nephew, and a house servant at 22 Cumberland row, Westgate, Newcastle||RG 9/3812 f19 p35|
|1862-11-08||painter, of 27 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne||Newcastle Journal, 1862-11-08|
|1862/1864||rated for a house and shop at 27 Pilgrim Street||lists of burgesses|
|1863-12-25||of Newcastle||Mosscroft visitors' book|
|1863/1864||of Cumberland row; eligible to vote from his house and shop at 27 Pilgrim Street||electoral register|
|of Cumberland row; eligible to vote from his house at 22 Cumberland Row||electoral register|
|1864/1865||rated for his house at 22 Cumberland Row||list of burgesses|
TO BUILDERS AND OTHERS.
JOSHUA WATSON respectfully informs his Friends and the Public that he is declining Business, and thanking them for their past Favours, he requests an early Inspection of his present Stock of PAPER HANGINGS, which will be disposed of at Greatly Reduced Prices for Cash. It consists of English, French, and Machine Papers of all Descriptions, the Stock having been carefully selected from most of the principal London and Manchester Houses.
A Great Variety of French and English BORDERS, of the most beautiful Designs; together with Centre Pieces, Decorations, &c., &c.
27, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle
|Newcastle Journal, 1864-04-21|
No. 27, PILGRIM STREET, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
TO PAINTERS, BUILDERS, AND OTHERS
The Whole of the STOCK-IN-TRADE of Mr. JOSHUA WATSON, who is declining Business, including many Thousand PIECES OF PAPER HANGINGS, on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, July 5 and 6, at Eleven o'Clock precisely.
HENRY GILPIN is instructed by Mr. Joshua Watson, to SELL BY AUCTION, on the Premises, as above, on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5 and 6, the whole of his STOCK-IN-TRADE, SHOP FIXTURES, &c.
FIRST DAY'S SALE.
The remaining portion of Paper Hangings, including several Thousand Pieces of Satin, Flock, Crimson, and Machine Papers in every variety; also, a Large Assortment of French and English Borders, Centre Pieces, Decorations, &c., which will be put up in Lots to suit Purchasers.
SECOND DAY'S SALE.
Colours; Paints; Glass and Painting Materials, Implements, &c., a number of Brackets; Figures; Pedestals; several Medallions and Small Brackets; Solid Figure of "Blind Willie" &c., Two Beautiful Hall Lamps, on Carved Wood Pedestals; Office Furniture; Large Mahogany Desk; Maps; Oil Cloth; Counters; Painter's Bench; Paper Racks; Sign Boards; Good Hand Cart; Dog Kennel; Chairs, Washstands and Tables; Sun Blind, with Fittings; a Large Quantity of Staining Blocks and other Articles.
Newcastle, July, 1864.
|Newcastle Journal, 1864-06-28|
|1865-04-19||present at the laying of the foundation stone for the Mechanics Institute; with cousin Robert Spence Watson, afterwards joined the company at dinner in the long room of the Queen's Head, Pilgrim Street||Newcastle Courant, 1865-04-21|
|1869-06-20||of Newcastle||Mosscroft visitors' book|
|1870-04-22||with Robert Spence Watson and others in a deputation to T.E. Headlam MP, regarding his recent conduct with respect to the Irish Land Bill||Newcastle Courant, 1870-04-29|
|1871-04-02||commission agent, of Bensham Grove, Bensham Rd, Gateshead, living with his brother's family, a domestic servant, a house servant, and a cook &c.||RG 10/5051 f64 p25; Mosscroft visitors' book|
|1871-07-14||of Bensham||Mosscroft visitors' book|
|1873-07-14||with Robert Spence Watson, among the chief mourners at the funeral of Charles Pease, in Darlington||Northern Echo, 1873-07-15|
|1873-12-25||of Bensham||Mosscroft visitors' book|
|1874-08-07||of Bensham Grove|
|1881||powder agent, living with his nephew's widow and daughter, and a general servant, at 6 Elysium Lane, Gateshead; one visitor||RG 11/5033 f95 p9|
|1882-12-25||of Bensham||Bensham Grove visitors' books|
|1884-12-25||of Elysium Lane, Bensham|
|1887-06-21||of Bensham; "Jubilee day"|
|1888-05||with Robert Spence Watson and many other Friends, signatory to the Protest Against Coercion in Ireland, addressed to Gladstone||Northern Echo, 1888-05-22|
|1888-07-21||d. Gateshead RD||GRO index; The Friend|
|. . . "well known as an unobtrusive supporter of local philanthropic movements."||Obituary in The Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend, quoted in email to me from Peter Wright, 2001-10-26|
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