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Christian Watt

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Her married surname was Sim.
24 February 1833-1923

Christian Watt was born on 24 February 1833 at 72 Broadsea, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the seventh of the eight children of James Watt (1787–1868), fisherman, and his wife, Helen Noble (1788–1860).

She started work as a domestic servant aged eight, and at eleven went with the Broadsea fishermen to the west coast to gut and cook herring. At sixteen she went to London and worked as a domestic servant there.

In 1856 she travelled to America in order to receive money from the legacy of her late brother. Once there she worked as a tablemaid for a wealthy American family.

D Fraser (ed) "The Christian Watt Papers" 1983
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