Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,687 pages of information and 235,430 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

James Watt (1698-1782)

From Graces Guide

Shipwright, ship owner and contractor

Born the son of Thomas Watt (1642–1734), was a well-known teacher of mathematics, surveying, and navigation

1728 Married Agnes Muirhead, who came from a distinguished family and was well-educated. Both were Presbyterians and strong Covenanters.

1736 January 19th. Birth of son James Watt at Greenock

James and Agnes were buried in the churchyard of Greenock's West Church


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