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Watts Collection. Heraldic and genealogical notebooks of John James Watts

Reference code
WAT
Title
Watts Collection. Heraldic and genealogical notebooks of John James Watts
Date
Mid 19th Century
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
Thirty-six notebooks. Duodecimo, etc. (WAT/027-032 oblong octavo). Armorial bookplates of John James Watts in WAT/001, 022, 023. Presentation plates from Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, PSA, are found in many volumes.
Scope and content
Heraldic and genealogical notebooks from the collections of John James Watts, Knight of Malta (1859), of Hawkesdale Hall, Cumberland. John James Watts and Sir George Bowyer were active in re-establishing the Catholic Order of Malta in England, now the British Association of the Knights of Malta. Many of the notebooks contain notes and pedigrees relating to the Watts family. Coats of arms in trick and colour throughout. The present description retains the sub-numbers allocated by SA when the collection was incorporated. No. 31 includes contents lists for the present nos. 2, 1, 3, 24, 13, 14. See also MSS/0431.
Creator
Watts, John James (fl 1844-1869), Cumberland landowner and genealogist
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/761/1-36
SAL/MS/761
System of arrangement
This fonds combines the previous manuscript numbers 758 (described by Willetts as "a stray from the collections of John James Watts") and 761 (the major part of the Watts Collection at the Society of Antiquaries).
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