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Mea gloria fides – Faith is my glory

Faith is my glory

I come from interesting stock on my father’s side of the family. I’m a great great great great great grandson of the First Fleet convict Richard Morgan. And I have Watson blood coursing through my veins.

Originally, the Watson name arrived in Britain in 1066 with the Normans and has spread across the planet from the United Kingdom to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America.

Two of Richard Morgan’s granddaughters married Watsons, brothers from the family line that purchased Rockingham Castle in Jutland from Henry VIII. The castle remains in the Watson family hands and is the only privately owned castle in Britain.

My great great great grandfather was Brereton Ross Porter Pemberton Rolla Watson (1804-1877). Brereton was the son of John Wentworth Watson and Angelina Marriott (daughter of the Lord Mayor of London). In Tasmania, Brereton and his brother Feltham Bold Watson married Wade sisters (Richard Morgan’s granddaughters). In turn, Brereton Watson and Catherine Wade were the parents of my great great grandmother Catherine Marriott Watson (1851-1943).

The image above is the Watson Family Crest. Mea gloria fides – Faith is my glory.

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Steven Clark Steven Clark - the stand up guy on this site

My name is Steven Clark and I live in the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a mazer & a yeast farmer (making beer, fruit wine and mead as by-products of continuous improvement in my farming practices). I'm a photographer, although my film cameras are currently silent. I do not tolerate idiots. I do not tolerate bigotry. I do not tolerate excuses. Let's be clear, if you sit with my enemies you my are my enemy for life.

Blogger. Thinker. Brewer. Drinker. Life partner to the amazing and incredible Megan.

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