Thomas Watts

Thomas Watts


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  • Name Thomas Watts 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I1169  avefamily
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2007 

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

  • 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"