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Watt, John, (d 1763), merchant

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Surname: Watt
Forenames: John
Gender: Male
Date: d 1763
History: John Watt was the son of James Watt of Greenock (1698-1782) and brother of James Watt, the engineer and inventor. He followed his father into the family shipping business and was sent out with one of the firm's vessels to learn about the business. Unfortunately, he was drowned at sea in the Bahamas in 1763.
  • Bahamas
  • Greenock, Renfrewshire
Sources of authority: Introduction to catalogue of Birmingham Archives & Heritage MS 3219/3.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P215032
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1757-1764: papers relating to the life and death of John Watt, collected by his father
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service