David Innes Watt was born 7 February 1855 in Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia to David Watt (1814-1879) and Jane McMaster (1824-1880) and died 22 March 1924 Edgecliff, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Emmeline Maude Blackman (1860-1952) 20 February 1884 in St John the Baptist, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of David Innes Watt and Emmeline Maude Blackman (1860-1952)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bruce Watt (1885-1957) 3 February 1885 Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 30 January 1957 Boggabri, New South Wales, Australia Daisy Annie Bell (1885-1956)
Edith Madge Watt (1887-1981)
Reginald Keith Watt (1889-1975)
Thelma Watt (1891-1971)
Josephine Marion Watt (1893-1985)
David Innes Watt (1898-1959) 17 September 1898 Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 19 November 1959 Manly, New South Wales, Australia Dorothy Muriel Ferrier-Watson (1899-1957)
Ina Maude Watt (1901-1922)
Norman Francis Innes Watt (1904-1960)


Death of Mr D. I. Watt

The news of the death of Mr. David Innes Watt, which sad event occurred at Sydney on Saturday, was received with genuine feelings of regret in the town and district.

The remains were brought to Coolah by Tuesday's train and interred in the Presbyterian section of the local cemetery alongside those of the deceased's father and mother. The cortege was followed by a large number of mourners.

The late Mr. Watt was one of the oldest pastoralists of this district, and at the time of his demise owned Ulinda, Yarragrin and Gowang stations. He lived for a number of years at Ulinda Station until failing health about two years ago compelled him to relinguish active interest in his pastoral affairs and reside privately in the metropolis.

During his residence at Ulinda the late Mr. Watt took an active interest in public affairs. He was for a number of years a councillor of the Coonabarabran shire, and president of that body for several terms. He was also president of the Coonabarabran P.P. Board for a lengthy period, and on one occasion was a representative of A riding of the Coolah shire.

During the war he took an active interest in recruiting, and gave generous assistance to the various patriotic funds. He also associated himself with the repatriation of our soldiers at the conclusion of the war.

The late Mr. Watt was a keen follower of all classes of sport, particularly racing and polo. Several good horses carried his popular colors, chief among which was Cisco, winner of the A.J.C. Derby, second in the V.R.C. blue riband, and winner of several important handicaps.

In his younger days Mr. Watt was a member of the famous Weetalabah polo team, which gained many successes at carnivals held in different parts of the State. The other members of the team comprised the late Mr. John McMaster (Weetalabah), Mr. Reuben Jones (Hawthorne), and Mr. Frank Shepherd (late of Mooren). The season before last year Mr. Watt was a regular attendant on the local polo ground, and took a keen delight in watching the play of the Coolah team.

The deceased always had a kindly word for everyone, and was universally liked throughout the district.

We join with our readers in expressing heartfelt sympathy to the widow and members of the deceased's family.

Mudgee Guardian And North-western Representative, 27 March 1924, page 25

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: V18568363 45C/1856
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 5866/1884
¶ Death
  • WATT.—March 22, 1924, at Edgecliff, David Innes, beloved husband of Maud Watt, of Ulinda, Coolah, aged 69 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 March 1924, page 8
§ Remains