Joseph WATTERS/WATERS                 Time Line

1775/6            Joseph born (age 38 at Army discharge in Aug. 1814 which gives his birth place as Churchill, Co. Monaghan ?)

1793    Oct.    Joseph joined the British Army  (copy of Army discharge papers)
                      http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/britishcavalry/13thltdragoons1778.htm
1794              13th Light Dragoons stationed in Ireland at Sligo
1796-98         13th Light Dragoons in the Jamaica " to deal with an insurrection of Maroons"
                      Joseph served 2 years 204 days there (copy of Army discharge papers)
                           Only 52 men, mainly NCOs, sailed back to England of which most were found to be unfit for service and invalided to Chatham.

1801    Feb.     Joseph (WATTERS) married Elizabeth HUTCHINSON at St.Iberius Church in Wexford Ireland (copy of register)

1803-04           Napoleonic War broke out, by the end of 1804 the 13th Dragoons numbered 1,064 men, stationed in Kent to protect England from a threatened invasion.

1807    Aug.    Joseph and Elizabeth baptised Catherine (Catherine emigrated to Victoria Australia in 1852, where she died in 1889
1809    Aug.    Joseph and Elizabeth baptised Charlotta as WATTERS at St.Iberius, Wexford (copy of Register, Joseph in 44th Regt. of Foot) ?
1810    Jan.     Joseph and Elizabeth baptised son William  as WATTERS, at St.Iberius, Wexford (copy of Register)

1810    Mar.    The 13th Light Dragoons embarked to the (Iberian) Peninsula Napoleonic War (Regimental History)

1813    June   Joseph in The 13th Light Dragoons engaged at Battle of Vittoria (Military Campaigns)
                      www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/armyunits/.../13thltdragoons1778.htm

Vittoria campaign list
13th Dragoons plundering Napolean's stuffMedal for Vattle of Vittroria
The 13th Light Dragoons rifling Joseph Bonaparte's belongings at Battle of Vittoria Peninsula War Medal

1814    Aug.   Joseph discharged from 13th Light Dragoons at Radipole in Dorset
                        served 19 years and 313 days, "having been worn out in the Service"
Chelsea Pensioner Register 1814
Chelsea Pensioner Register 1814


1816    Dec.    Joseph and Elizabeth's son Edward born (memorial in St. Magdalen's Cemetery)

1822    Joseph and Elizabeth's son Joseph born (Joseph emigrated to Victoria Australia in 1857, where he ded in 1907
1831   son William joined the East India Company Army and sailed to India

1833    Joseph and Elizabeth tenants of 3 acres at Drinagh (Tithe Survey)
1853    Joseph and Elizabeth tenants of 6+ acres (Griffiths Valuation)

1860   Jan.   Elizabeth died at Wexford (memorial in St. Magdalen's Cemetery)
1868   Dec.   Joseph sen. died at Wexford age 92 (memorial in St. Magdalen's Cemetery)

Morth Drinagh location
North Drinagh near Wexford
Waters cottage at North Drinagh
The Waters' cottage at North Drinagh

The Waters' cottage was alongside the railway line from Wexford to Rosslare on the edge of Wexford Bay, giving it a panoramic view of the bay.

All that remains today is a clump of trees and shrubs, with a bit of a wall barely visible in the centre. 
Drinagh cottage remains

William's brother Edward (boatman & farmer) erected a memorial in St. Magdalen's Cemetery which reads:
ERECTED BY EDWARD WATERS IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER JOSEPH WATERS, DIED 3RD DECEMBER 1868, AGED 92;
ALSO HIS MOTHER ELIZABETH DIED 1ST MARCH 1861, AGED 73
.  (Elizabeth's burial is recorded at St. Iberius 17th January 1860, aged 80.)

Compiled 2014 Nevill's em,ail