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William Hogg Watt

William Hogg Watt

Male 1818 - 1893  (74 years)

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  • Name William Hogg Watt 
    Born 14 Aug 1818  Dundee, Angus Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Mar 1893  Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23152  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father George Watt,   b. 1792,   d. 1872  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Paton,   d. 1839 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F7950  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Margaret Day,   b. 1830, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1912, Wanganui, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
     1. James Paton Watt,   b. 1860,   d. 1930  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     2. Margaret Watt  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F7951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in the Manawatu region of New Zealand.

      He represented the Rangitikei electorate from 1866 to 1868 when he resigned, and then the Wanganui electorate from 1881 to 1884 when he was defeated.[1]

      He was Mayor of Wanganui in 1881, succeeded by Gilbert Carson

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      Watt descendants meeting this Sunday

      The ‘Watt’ name is a significant one for Wanganui. The Watt Fountain on the roundabout of Victoria Ave and Ridgway Street is named after William Hogg Watt, Wanganui's first mayor and is in commemoration of his gift of Westmere Lake as a water supply to the town. Watt Street, next to the Museum is named for him as well. The Margaret Watt Home was set up in memory of William’s daughter, who was drowned at sea. It was to be an “asylum for orphans.” When it was finally sold the money was invested and the Margaret Watt Charitable Trust provides around $60,000 to charities working for young people.
      Descendants of William and his wife Frances, (they had nine children, four of whom had families), will be meeting at St Andrew’s Hall in Glasgow Street on Sunday, May 10 to discuss the research being carried out on the first Watt families of Wanganui. According to William Hogg Watt’s grandson, Jim Watt, from Havelock North, there are no descendants with the name of Watt, left in Wanganui. However, there are others with different names including Judith Crawley, Rae Milner and Dave Scoullar.