Watts, Mrs


Collection date: Sept 1910

Area: Gloucestershire

Mrs Watts of Tewkesbury sang the song 'Cisseter Fair' (FT2532) to Sharp while on a visit to his house in London on 16 Sept 1910. 'Cisseter' is an old expression for 'Cirencester'. This is most probably Harriet Watts, wife of singer William Henry Watts. Sharp failed to record her age, which would have helped with identification.

She was born Harriet Smith in 1836, daughter of Thomas Smith, farmer. She married William Henry Watts on 9/12/1865 at St Mary's Cheltenham.  He was a builder's foreman. They had no children. Her date of death is to be confirmed.

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