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   8130 1.0 Martin Watsonmale
8129 Father: Henry Watson    b. before 1630
8351 Mother: Elizabeth [not known]    b. before 1630
Baptism: before 19 May 1648 at Water Mill, Desborough (source reads 'was Baptized by one Mr Dix at the Water Mill before I [Matthias Smyth, vicar] came') Parish Reg




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