Watkins Family of Aberdeen


The name Watkins was rare in Scotland until recently, and in Aberdeen it began in 1798 with the arrival there of James Watkins, a soldier in the Windsor Forester Fencible Regiment. James married Jean Stevenson in that year, and settled in Aberdeen. Their son Alexander became a prosperous linen manufacturer but two of his sons presided over the bankruptcy of the family business. A number of family members left the UK, emigrating to New Zealand, the USA and Canada. Some settled in England, where it is probable that James originated.

On these pages you will find a brief history of the Watkins family of Aberdeen, including those who emigrated or whose descendents left Aberdeen. If you recognise one of your own ancestors please get in touch. My email address is:-

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