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Edmund Hannay Watts (1830-1902)
1902 Obituary 
EDMUND HANNAY WATTS died at St. Leonards on July 13, 1902, aged seventy-two years. He was born in 1830 in Blyth, and was a descendant of the founders of shipbuilding at that town.
In 1851 he began business on his own account at Blyth as merchant and shipbroker, and later a branch was opened at Newcastle. He was a member of the Committee of Lloyd's Register and a past president of the Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom. He was one of the original promoters of the Barry Railway.
He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1890.