Arthur WATT and Ann SPAIN
also Cornelius WATT
November 15, 2001 - thanks to Taylor Kennedy
Hello Allan

Here's an early couple for you, Arthur Watt and Ann Spain. Their son 
Cornelius drove the stage coach in Nepean for the mail.(see below)
Take care buddy.
Taylor

Descendants of Arthur Watt

Generation No. 1

1.  ARTHUR1 WATT was born Abt. 1819 in Ireland, and died Bef. 1901 in Nepean, Ontario. 
He married ANN SPAIN Abt. 1846.

Notes for ARTHUR WATT:
From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, 
pages 57 & 58 shows Arthur senior's age as being 72 years old making his birth 
year about 1819.

From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", 
Div. 5, page 3 shows nothing on Arthur senior. May have died prior to this census.

Notes for ANN SPAIN:
From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", 
Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Ann's age as being 71 years old making her birth 
year about 1820.

From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", 
Div. 5, page 3 shows Ann's age as being 84 years old and born in the year 1819 
in Ireland.

Marriage Notes for ARTHUR WATT and ANN SPAIN:
Marriage date from the 1861 Personal Census

Children of ARTHUR WATT and ANN SPAIN are:
i. SARAH2 WATT, b. 1847.
ii. JAMES WATT, b. 1849, Nepean, Ontario; d. February 1892, Ludington, Michigan, U.S.A.

Notes for JAMES WATT:
James never married. See last Will and Testament.

     Unto the Surrogate Court of the County Of Carleton
The Petition of Cornelius Watt of the Township of Nepean in the County of 
Carleton, yeoman, humbly sheweth -

1 That James Watt late of the Township of Nepean deceased, died in or about 
the month of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety two at 
Ludington in the State of Michigan one of the United States of America.

2 The said deceased at the time of his death was the owner of or entitled to 
the north ½ of the west ½ of lot number Fourteen in the second concession of 
the said Township of Nepean containing 50 acres more or less. The said 
deceased lived upon and worked the said land for several years up to or 
about the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven when he decided 
to leave the said land and go to the said State of Michigan for the purpose 
of seeing if he could better his position. On leaving the said land he 
leased the same to me for the period of five years and during the currency 
of the said leave I learned from him that he proposed to return to the said 
land after the expiration of the said lease, but prior to his propsed return 
he became sick and died at Ludington aforsaid.

3 That at the request of the said deceased I disposed of the horned cattle 
and household furniture and effects mentioned in his Will hereinafter 
referred to and disposed of the proceeds as directed by the said deceased 
prior to his death.

4 That the said deceased at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode 
in the Township of Nepean.

5 That the said deceased in his lifetime duly made his last will and 
testament bearing the date the 29th day of June one thousand eight hundred 
and eighty two.

6 That your petitioner is the said executor named in the said Will.

7 That the value of the whole property of the said deceased which he in any 
way died possessed of or entitled to and for and in respect of which probate 
of the said Will is to be granted is under two thousand dollars.

8 The said deceased left no personal estate whatever to the best of your 
Petitionor's knowledge and belief.

9 That the said deceased left no debts or obligations of any nature or kind 
whatever at Ludington aforesaid, other than a debt of thirty five dollars to 
his sister Sarah Costello, of which said debt was subsequently paid by me 
your petitioner.

10 And that full particulars and an appraisement of all said property are 
exhibited herewith and verified upon oath.

Wherefore your petitioner prays; That probate of the said Will may be 
granted to him by this Honourable Court.
Dated this second day of May 1896
This Petition is filed on behalf of Cornelius Watt the petitioner herein.

In the property of James Watt of the Township of Nepean in the County of 
Carleton, Yeoman. Inventory and validation of the property and effects, 
rights and credits of the said deceased: General Description of Property

HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND FURNITURE - NONE
FARMING IMPLEMENTS - NONE
STOCK-IN-TRADE - NONE
HORSES - NONE
HORNED CATTLE - 2 COWS
SHEEP AND SWINE - NONE
BOOKS, DEBTS AND PROMISSARY NOTES - NONE
MONEYS SECURED BY MORTGAGE - NONE
MONEY SECURED BY LIFE INSURANCE - NONE
BANK STOCK AND OTHER STOCK - NONE
SECURITIES FOR MONEY - NONE
CASH IN HAND - NONE
FARM PRODUCE OF ALL KINDS - NONE
OTHER PROPERTY NOT BEFORE MENTIONED - NONE
LAND ; North ½ of the West ½ of Lot Number 14 in the Second Concession of 
the Township of Nepean in the County of Carleton containing 50 acres more or 
less valued at $1600.00

I Cornelius Watt of the Township of Nepean in the County of Carleton make 
oath and say that the above is to the best of my knowledge, information and 
belief, a true inventory and valuation of the property and effects of the 
said deceased at the time of his death, as far as I can at present 
ascertain. Sworn on this 2nd day of May, 1896.


IN THE SURROGATE COURT OF THE COUNTY OF CARLETON

   In the estate of James Watt late of the Township of Nepean in the County 
of Carleton, yeoman, deceased.

I Cornelius Watt of the Township of Nepean in the County of Carleton, 
yeoman, make oath and say ;

1 That James Watt late of the Township of Nepean deceased, died in or about 
the month of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety two at 
Ludington in the State of Michigan one of the United States of America.

2 The said deceased at the time of his death was the owner of or entitled to 
the north ½ of the west ½ of lot number Fourteen in the second concession of 
the said Township of Nepean containing 50 acres more or less. The said 
deceased lived upon and worked the said land for several years up to or 
about the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven when he decided 
to leave the said land and go to the said State of Michigan for the purpose 
of seeing if he could better his position. On leaving the said land he 
leased the same to me for the period of five years and during the currency 
of the said leave I learned from him that he proposed to return to the said 
land after the expiration of the said lease, but prior to his propsed return 
he became sick and died at Ludington aforsaid.

3 That at the request of the said deceased I disposed of the horned cattle 
and household furniture and effects mentioned in his Will hereinafter 
referred to and disposed of the proceeds as directed by the said deceased 
prior to his death.

4 That the said deceased at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode 
in the Township of Nepean.

5 That the said deceased in his lifetime duly made his last will and 
testament bearing the date the 29th day of June one thousand eight hundred 
and eighty two.

6 That your petitioner is the said executor named in the said Will.

7 That the value of the whole property of the said deceased which he in any 
way died possessed of or entitled to and for and in respect of which probate 
of the said Will is to be granted is under two thousand dollars.

8 The said deceased left no personal estate whatever to the best of your 
Petitioner's knowledge and belief.

9 That the said deceased left no debts or obligations of any nature or kind 
whatever at Ludington aforesaid, other than a debt of  thirty five dollars 
to his sister Sarah Costello, of which said debt was subsequently paid by me 
your petitioner.

10 And that full particulars and an appraisement of all said property are 
exhibited herewith and verified upon oath.

11 I believe the paper writing hereto annexed to contain the true and 
original Last Will and Testament of James Watt late of the Township of 
Nepean, aforesaid, deceased.

12 And I will faithfully administer the property of the said deceased by 
paying his just debts and the legacies contained in his will so far as the 
same will thereunto extend and the law bind me and by distributing the 
residue of the estate according to the law and that I will exhibit under 
oath a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the property of the 
deceased and render a just and true account of my executorship  whenever 
thereunto lawfully required.

Sworn on this 2nd day of May, 1896. Signed by Cornelius Watt

IN THE SURROGATE COURT OF THE COUNTY OF CARLETON

   In the estate of James Watt late of the Township of Nepean in the County 
of Carleton, yeoman, deceased.

I, John Costello of the Township of Nepean in the County of Carleton, 
yeoman, make oath and say ;-
1 That I knew James Watt of the Township of Nepean, yeoman, deceased.

2 That on or about the twenty-ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred 
and eighty-two I was present and did see the said James Watt sign and 
declare the paper writing hereunto annexed as and for the Last Will and 
Testament of the said James Watt.

3 That I this deponet and David Clothier of the said Township of Nepean, 
yeoman, did subscribe our names as witnesses to the said will, at the 
request of the said testator and in the presence of each other.

4 And lastly, that the several names subscribed as witnesses to the 
execution of the said Will are of the proper handwriting of this deponent 
and the said David Clothier, respectively.

Sworn on this 2nd day of May 1896. Signed by John Costello.
___________________________

THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JAMES WATT IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING

This is the Last Will and Testament of me James Watt of the Township of 
Nepean in the County of Carleton in the Province of Ontario and Dominion of 
Canada. I direct my brother Cornelius Watt of the Township of Nepean 
aforesaid yeoman to pay all my debts and funeral expenses. Subject to the 
above obligation I give and bequeath to my brother Cornelius Watt aforesaid 
all my right and tills(?) to the North ½ of the West ½  of  Lot number 14 in 
the Second concession ot the Township of Nepean in the County of Carleton 
aforesaid containing 50 acres be the same more or less with all my personal 
property with exceptions hereinafter stated.

To my mother Ann Watt I give and bequeath all my stock of horned cattle and 
my household furniture and effects.

And I appoint my brother Cornelius Watt sole executor of this my Will hereby 
revoking all former testamentary writings.

In witness whereof I the said James Watt the testator have to this my last 
Will and Testament contained in this sheet of paper set my hand and seal 
this Twenty ninth day of June, 1882.

Signed by the said testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the 
presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence 
and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Signed by James Watt, Cornelius Watt and David Clothier (continued below ...)
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February 10, 2002
Well hello again Al & James 
I have another connection for you. Ann Helena Watt, daughter of Cornelius 
Watt and Margaret Tierney, married Michael William Kennedy August 30, 1898. 
Michael was the son of William Kennedy and his second wife Elizabeth Carroll. 
Helena died October 09, 1913 and Michael remarried Theresa McGrath. Married at 
St. Patricks in Fallowfield by Rev. J. Shaw. Witnesses were William Joseph Kennedy - 
nephew and Elizabeth Herbert from West Osgoode. 
Take care 
Taylor
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... continued from above

2. iii. CORNELIUS WATT, b. February 11, 1851, Nepean, Ontario; d. October 
12, 1932, Nepean, Ontario.
iv. JUDITH WATT, b. April 26, 1853, Nepean, Ontario.

Notes for JUDITH WATT:
Baptized at St. Patricks, Fallowfield, Nepean Township on June 19, 1853, 
daughter of Arthur Watt and Ann Spain. Martin Spain was the only witness.

v. ANDREW WATT, b. May 23, 1855, Nepean, Ontario.

Notes for ANDREW WATT:
Baptized at St. Patricks, in Fallowfield, Nepean Township on July 08, 1855 
son of Arthur Watt and Ann Spain. Witnesses were Andrew Coughlin and Sarah 
O'Grady.

Took over John Costello's blacksmith shop when John retired.
January 11, 2002 From Taylor Kennedy: Hi Al Here's an update on the notes for Andrew Watt. From The Ottawa Citizen, Monday, March 21, 1938 - WATT deaths - At a local hospital on Sunday, March 20, 1938, Andrew Watt of Jockvale, beloved husband of Margaret Summers. Funeral from the parlors of McEvoy Bros. 471 MacLaren Street on Wednesday 23rd instant at 8:30 am for requiem high mass at St. Patrick's Church, Fallowfield, at 9:30 am. Interment at the parish cemetery. Obituary - ANDREW WATT - Andrew Watt, blacksmith of Jockvale and resident there all his life, died on Sunday at a local hospital in his 58th year following an illness of three months. Born in Jockvale, he was the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Watt. He attended St. Patrick's Church, Fallowfield and was a member of the Catholic Order of Forresters. Surviving are his widow, Margaret Summers, one son Willis Watt of South Porcupine and one daughter Miss Eileen at home. Four brothers, Thomas Watt of Kars, Ontario, William Albert Watt of Aylmer, Quebec, Arthur Watt of Kirkland Lake and Neil Watt of Detroit. Two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Summers and Mrs. Ed Houlahan, both of Ottawa. From The Ottawa Journal - September 9, 1915 - Twenty Years ago Today - On Saturday September 7, Walter, only child of Mr. Andrew Watt of Nepean, was drowned in Deschenes Lake. ===== vi. ELIZABETH WATT, b. 1858. Generation No. 2 2. CORNELIUS2 WATT (ARTHUR1) was born February 11, 1851 in Nepean, Ontario, and died October 12, 1932 in Nepean, Ontario. He married MARGARET TIERNEY Abt. 1874. Notes for CORNELIUS WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Con's age as being 40 years old making his birth year about 1851.Also lodging with his family are his parents and Maria Watt (maybe an Aunt) age 56 and a Peter Howe age 56. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Cornelius's age as being 50 years old and born February 11, 1851 in Ontario. Drove the stagecoach delivering and returning mail from Ottawa. He brought back the news of the Parliament Buildings being on fire, to the farmers in the area. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery in Fallowfield, # 101 the inscription reads : In memory of Margaret Tierney, beloved wife of Cornelius Watt, died April 17, 1917, aged 62 years. Cornelius Watt, died October 12, 1932, aged 82 years. Andrew Watt, died March 20, 1938, aged 57 years. Wife, Catherine Anne Summers, died August 18, 1962, aged 82 years. Margaret Mary Watt, died April 15, 1917, aged 3 years and 3 months. More About CORNELIUS WATT: Burial: St. Patricks Church Cemetery,Fallowfield,Carleton County Notes for MARGARET TIERNEY: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Margaret's age as being 37 years old making her birth year about 1854. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Margaret's age as being 46 years old and born January 17, 1855. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery in Fallowfield, # 101 the inscription reads: In memory of Margaret Tierney, beloved wife of Cornelius Watt, died April 17, 1917, aged 62 years. Cornelius Watt, died October 12, 1932, aged 82 years. Andrew Watt, died March 20, 1938, aged 57 years. Wife, Catherine Anne Summers, died August 18, 1962, aged 82 years. Margaret Mary Watt, died April 15, 1917, aged 3 years and 3 months. More About MARGARET TIERNEY: Burial: St. Patricks Church Cemetery,Fallowfield,Carleton County Children of CORNELIUS WATT and MARGARET TIERNEY are: i. JOHN S.3 WATT, b. September 12, 1876, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for JOHN S. WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows John's age as being 14 years old making his birth year about 1877. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows John's age as being 24 years old and born September 12, 1876 in Ontario. ii. ANN E. WATT, b. Abt. 1879. Notes for ANN E. WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Ann's age as being 12 years old making her birth year about 1879. 3. iii. ANDREW WATT, b. Abt. 1881, Nepean, Ontario; d. March 20, 1938, Nepean, Ontario. iv. THOMAS WATT, b. January 25, 1883, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for THOMAS WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Thomas's age as being 8 years old making his birth year about 1883. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Thomas's age as being 18 years old and born January 25, 1883 in Ontario. Tombstone in St. Brigids Church cemetery, Osgoode Township shows a Thomas Watt 1883 - 1958. Unit # 54 - reads - In loving memory of Joseph M. F. Watt son of T. and M. Watt, died Jan.1921 ages 3 years and 9 months. Unit # 54 - reads - Thomas Watt 1883 - 1958, husband of Margaret A. Forrest 1886 - . Desmond Joseph Watt 1928 - 1967. This was worth noting for future reference. v. WILLIAM A. WATT, b. March 30, 1885, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for WILLIAM A. WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows William's age as being 6 years old making his birth year about 1885. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows William A. age as being 16 years old and born March 30, 1885 in Ontario. More About WILLIAM A. WATT: Burial: St. Patricks Church Cemetery,Fallowfield,Carleton County vi. ARTHUR WATT, b. November 01, 1889, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for ARTHUR WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Arthur's age as being 3 years old making his birth year about 1888. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Arthur's age as being 12 years old and born November 1, 1889 in Ontario. vii. BRIDGET M. WATT, b. December 13, 1891, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for BRIDGET M. WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Bridgets age as being 4 months old making her birth year 1891. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Bridget's age as being 9 years old and born December 13, 1891. viii. CORNELIUS WATT, b. April 18, 1893, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for CORNELIUS WATT: From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Cornelius's age as being 7 years old and born April 18, 1893 in Ontario. 4. ix. MARY M. WATT, b. October 31, 1896, Nepean, Ontario. x. EMMA WATT, b. Aft. 1901. xi. LENA WATT, b. Aft. 1901. Generation No. 3 3. ANDREW3 WATT (CORNELIUS2, ARTHUR1) was born Abt. 1881 in Nepean, Ontario, and died March 20, 1938 in Nepean, Ontario. He married CATHERINE ANNE SUMMERS Abt. 1905. Notes for ANDREW WATT: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 57 & 58 shows Andrew's age as being 10 years old making his birth year 1881. Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery in Fallowfield, # 101 the inscription reads: In memory of Margaret Tierney, beloved wife of Cornelius Watt, died April 17, 1917, aged 62 years. Cornelius Watt, died October 12, 1932, aged 82 years. Andrew Watt, died March 20, 1938, aged 57 years. Wife, Catherine Anne Summers, died August 18, 1962, aged 82 years. Margaret Mary Watt, died April 15, 1917, aged 3 years and 3 months. Notes for CATHERINE ANNE SUMMERS: Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery in Fallowfield, # 101 the inscription reads: In memory of Margaret Tierney, beloved wife of Cornelius Watt, died April 17, 1917, aged 62 years. Cornelius Watt, died October 12, 1932, aged 82 years. Andrew Watt, died March 20, 1938, aged 57 years. Wife, Catherine Anne Summers, died August 18, 1962, aged 82 years. Margaret Mary Watt, died April 15, 1917, aged 3 years and 3 months. Child of ANDREW WATT and CATHERINE SUMMERS is: i. MARGARET MARY4 WATT, b. Abt. 1914, Nepean, Ontario; d. April 15, 1917, Nepean, Ontario. Notes for MARGARET MARY WATT: Buried in St. Patricks Church Cemetery in Fallowfield, # 101 the inscription reads: In memory of Margaret Tierney, beloved wife of Cornelius Watt, died April 17, 1917, aged 62 years. Cornelius Watt, died October 12, 1932, aged 82 years. Andrew Watt, died March 20, 1938, aged 57 years. Wife, Catherine Anne Summers, died August 18, 1962, aged 82 years. Margaret Mary Watt, died April 15, 1917, aged 3 years and 3 months. 4. MARY M.3 WATT (CORNELIUS2, ARTHUR1) was born October 31, 1896 in Nepean, Ontario. She married EDWARD JAMES HOULAHAN Abt. 1916, son of JAMES HOULAHAN and JANE HAWLEY. Notes for MARY M. WATT: From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 3 shows Mary's age as being 4 years old and born October 31, 1896. Notes for EDWARD JAMES HOULAHAN: From the 1891 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "D", Div. 4, pages 56 & 57 shows Edwards age as being months old only making his birth year about 1891. From the 1901 census for District 55, Carleton County, sub District "E", Div. 5, page 4 shows Edward's age as being 9 years old and born April 17, 1891 in Ontario. Children of MARY WATT and EDWARD HOULAHAN are: i. HELEN4 HOULAHAN. ii. LOIS HOULAHAN. iii. EDWARD HOULAHAN. iv. CORNELIUS HOULAHAN. v. MARGARET HOULAHAN. 5. vi. IRENE HOULAHAN. vii. THERESA HOULAHAN. viii. ANTHONY HOULAHAN. ix. MARTIN (ROY) HOULAHAN. x. MARY ANN HOULAHAN. Generation No. 4 5. IRENE HOULAHAN (MARY M.3 WATT, CORNELIUS2, ARTHUR1). She married ROBERT CHANDLER. Child of IRENE HOULAHAN and ROBERT CHANDLER is: i. JAMES5 CHANDLER, m. DIANNE WILHELM.
Taylor & Al: I have been somewhat incommunicado of late - new job (the economy, etc) which left me without pc until into October, then busy travelling - but...I saw under the Houlahan entry that you were looking for the pictures of the old house and blacksmith shop of A. Watt - yes I have them (but not here) I will reforward asap. I'm sorry that Barrhaven knocked it down - when did this happen? I was up in Ottawa as recently as July and it was still there - I took my 2 daughters by to see it. Oh well - I'll get the pix to ya's. My new email is jchandler@glgt.com deep-six the old email of jchandler@genphysics.com! Had not heard from the guy with the Bergin connection as yet - but I can be reached at this email anytime anyone wants to! Talk to you soon, Jim Chandler

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