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From: Kevin Bradford <>
Subject: William Harry alias Watt of Cornwall
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 20:23:30 -0400
A2A has the following for William Harry alias Watt of "Luxulion" in Cornwall, living on 8 Nov. 1548 when he witnessed a grant.
His name is an interesting example of the late medieval Welsh patronymic.
There is a "John Harry" named in the A2A database in the same area as William Harry, found within the abstract of a 1521 document.
A brief mention of William Harry Watt was made in the newsgroup here in 2006. The claim was that the patronymic/surname of Watt was inherited from William's grandfather, Walter. Can this claim be verified?
ART/3/67 1532, 22nd Sep (24 Hen VIII)Contents: Lease of toll tin, for term of yearsThomas Colyn, Prior of Truerdreth [?] = (1)William Harry Watte of Grethyow = (2)(1) to (2) to farm, all his 'tolletynne as blaktynne' [= toll-tin in the form of black tin?] that (1) has for the use of the monastery and within Blakmor stannary; for term of... years from next Michaelmas; rent to the prior 7s 8d yearly at 2 terms.Witnesses: Sealed and delivered in the presence of Richard Wayte, vicar of Luxulion, David Harry, William Feyre.Selected place-names, etc.: [Blackmoor stannary]
ME/23 8 November 1548
Contents: Grant1 Thomas Body of St. Blazey2 Sir Richard Edgcumbe, KtCorn mill and garden in Tregrehan in the parish of St. Blazey with leats, paths, ponds, water courses, etc.To hold in chief, paying 4d. yearly for all services. Distraint after arrears of one month. Warranty contra omnes homines. Attorneys to deliver seisin Richard Tredenen and Richard Penhate.Initials on sealWitd. Richard Trehawke, gent., William Harry Watts, John Harry senior.Tregrehan
RT/3/116 1533 [?], 28th May (25 [?] Hen VIII)
Contents: Lease of tithes, for term of 16 yearsThomas Colyns, Prior of Trewardreith = (1)Richard Wayte, vicar of Luxulian, and William Harry Wattes = (2)-(3)Counterpart of ART/3/115.Seals, endorsements, etc.: Seals of (2)-(3).
RT/3/115 1528, 4th Jun; Tywardraith
Contents: Lease of tithes, for term of 10 yearsThomas Colyns, Prior of Trewardreith = (1)Richard Wayte, vicar of Luxulian, and William Harry Wattes = (2)-(3)Lease by (1) to (2)-(3) of all the tithe corn from the parish of Luxulian, for term of 16 years; rent £9 6s 8d yearly at Purification and Lammas. Each party binds itself in 100 marks to keep this agreement.[No witnesses]Seals, endorsements, etc.: Seal of (1).Selected place-names, etc.: [Luxulian]
"William Harry Watt is named in Subsidy rolls for Cornwall, 1525 resident in Luxulyan as William Harry (Harrie) and 1547 as "William Harry alias Watt." -- J. Mosman, The CURIOUS CUSTOM of USING ALIASES. Online at St. Austell, Cornwall Genealogy Site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~staustell/Word_Doc/Life/Aliases.htm
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