Thomas Watts

Thomas Watts

Male 1620 - 1683  (63 years)

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  • Name Thomas Watts 
    Born 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1683  Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1169  avefamily
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2018 

    Father Richard Watts,   b. 1593, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1666, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Unknown,   d. 1666, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Isaac Watts,   b. 1651,   d. 1736  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Steele,   b. 1628, Fairstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1684, Hartford, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • "...Thomas Watts, was a remarkable man. He commanded a warship in the year 1656 and his personal courage was outstanding. On one occasion while in the East Indies he was pursued by a tiger into a river and turned to grapple with the animal and, by his coolness and skill, succeeded in driving off the beast. In the war with the Dutch the vessel he commanded exploded, and by this accident he was killed in the prime of life. He was no rough seaman but good at mathematics, music, painting and poetry. His grandson, Isaac, wrote these words in his memory' : "Since he was seen on earth no more He fought on lower seas and drown’d But victory and peace he found On the superior shore"

      Commanded a warship in 1656, Capt in King Phillip's Rebellion on the Narragansett River in 1675.