This website will record the research I’ve done on my family tree, beginning with profiles of those ancestors who have left a good ‘footprint’ or presence in the records of England and New Zealand.
There are many branches in everyone’s family tree. As well as my parents’ surnames – paternally WATSON and maternally HOWARTH – the following family names will eventually be represented here:
Paternal Direct Ancestors:
Maternal Direct Ancestors:
The name of this website? Research has thrown up some extraordinary stories about my ancestors. I’ve found illegitimacy – more than once – and convicts sentenced to transportation to Van Dieman’s Land (Tasmania) – also more than once! On the flip side, I have a distant but perceptible connection to English royalty. So, Convicts to Coronets it is!