Friends of Hastings Cemetery
In loving memory of
Annie Louisa Died Jan 2nd 1900
Also of Alice Julia who died Aug 28th 1909 Daughters of F Waters and Julia Watts
Also Julia Johanna Louisa Watts formerly of Westhorpe Suffolk
Widow of Frederick Waters Watts
Born April 11 1832 died April 4th 1913.
On the side:
'Passed from death into life Peace Perfect Peace'.
Very little is known of Watts's (died 1870) first marriage. He was a painter, often described as being in the style of Constable. (But it may have been his own style.)
Oxford University and City Herald -
The Suffolk Chronicle; or Weekly General Advertiser & County Express. -
On the 23rd, at St. Matthew’s church, Walsall, the Rev. John Parkinson Sill, rector of Westhorpe, Suffolk. Frederick Waters Watts, Esq., of Hampstead, Middlesex, to Juliana Joanna Louisa, only daughter of the late Daniel Greenwood, Esq., of Westhorpe.
Since so little is known of Watts’ life, in 1911 Ernest E. Leggatt of Leggatt Brothers wrote a letter to the Daily Telegraph requesting information concerning “the eminent artist Frederick W. Watts.” By return, Watts’ widow Julia, then living in St. Leonards-
MISS ALICE JULIA WATTS. Much sympathy will felt for Mrs. Watts, of Wcsthorpe, Scdlescombe-
The funeral took place on Thursday, the first portion of the service being held at St Matthew's Church, at which the Rector, the Rev. JI. Foster Pegg. and the Rev. A. E. Lord officiated…….. The interment took place at the Borough Cemetery in the family grave, which had been most tastefully adorned and decorated. The coffins, of which there were two, consisted of an inner shell satin and an outer case of polished oak with massive silver furniture-
Alice Julia Watts was also a painter.