I hope descendants will add to this, as parts appear in different family trees. My connection is to the Hardings and their descendants....
Emanuel Watts, son of Thomas Watts and Susannah Fry, married on 23 December 1829 to Mary Ann Banwell, daughter of John Banwell and Mary Coles.
James Watts baptised 26 September 1830 at Worle married Eliza Marshall.
John Watts baptised 3 February 1833 at Worle
Thomas Watts baptised 22 March 1835 at Worle married Sarah Ann Banwell in 1858 Vic.
Mary Ann Watts baptised 15 December 1836 at St John the Baptist, Weston-Super-Mare, married John Harding on 14 November 1853 at Melbourne, Vic. After John died she married 2nd to John Poole McLeish on 4 November 1867 at Toowoomba, Qld. A son Ernest James Harding married Maria Agnes Gorman and raised 6 daughters in Toowoomba and then at Toowong in Brisbane, Qld.
Elizabeth Watts baptised 3 February 1839 at Wesleyan Methodist, Banwell, married to John Charles Christian Reich on 24 May 1855 at Pentridge (Coburg), Vic.
Daniel Watts born 1840 married Margaret Rose in 1865 in Qld.
Emanuel Watts born 1842, buried 9 July 1842 age 14 weeks at St John the Baptist, Weston-Super-Mare.
Emma Watts born 1844, buried 28 February 1845 at St John the Baptist, Weston-Super-Mare.
Emanuel Watts born 1845 married Elizabeth Banwell in 1864 inQld.
Hannah baptised 25 April 1847 at Wesleyan Methodist, Banwell, married Edward Branch Harding on 7 October 1863at Toowoomba, Qld. Their adult children were Alice Elizabeth Branch Harding, a missionary and nurse in China, Edward John Branch Harding, farmer, soldier and bootmaker, neither of whom married, and a daughter, Anne Beatrice Mary Harding who married William John Thomas Peters and raised a family of seven children at Spring Creek, Alexandra, Vic.
Emanuel was an agricultural labourer at Worle. The family moved to Weston-Super-Mare in 1836. The family sailed to Melbourne, Australia, on the ship Palmyra in 1848. Several sources mention the Palmyra which arrived 19 July 1848, Captain John Robertson master, 602 tons, barque , sailed from Plymouth on 14 Apr 1848, to Port Phillip. Surgeon Superintendent Alex Russell and 208 adult assisted emigrant passengers, 2 male and 3 female babies were born, and only 4 deaths, 1 adult and 3 chn.
Landed 88 male and 84 female adults, Chn aged 7 to 14 - 19 male and 16 female, Chn under 7, 23 male and 21 female, totals landed in the colony 131 males and 122 females.
All 131 adult labourers were employed at the place of landing. Females 42 domestic servants, 1 dressmaker, men 62 Ag Labs, 7 shepherds, 1 General servant, 6 builders, 3 cooks, 2 tailors, 7 other trades
The Acting Agent for Immigration at Port Phillip report, as follows : "The passengers enjoyed good health during the entire voyage. They are represented as having been orderly, cleanly and obedient to the regulations established on board for the well-being of all; and it would appear that the master and the subordinate officers of the ship co-operated cordially with the surgeon in the maintenance of order aiid discipline, so that harmony and good-will seemed to be the presiding genius. " On the whole, a more desirable class of immigrants could not be wished for. "The 'Palmyra' was sufficiently well calculated for the conveyance of large bodies of people ; high and roomy between decks. " The provisions must have been of good quality, as evinced in the ruddy, healthy faces of the immigrants, who did not make any complaints of the treatment they experienced during the voyage; but, on the contrary, expressed their unqualified thankfulness to all the officers for their kindness." Immigration Office, Sydney, 29 January 1849
Florence Chuk described the voyage in her book, The Somerset Years.
The Watts family settled in Pentridge and worked on Thomas Barrett's market garden on the banks of the Merri Creek. Mary Anne, aged 12, became a nursemaid for Robert Robinson, a saddler of William St, Melbourne, with a 12 months contract at 3 pounds per annum plus rations. Mary Anne's parents signed the contract. Emanuel Watts bought a small orchard and farmlet in Bell St at Pentridge.
The Argus 5 Dec 1854 "For Sale A superior box dray and Eight Ploughs, of the best workmanship. To be seen at Emanuel Watts, Pentridge."
A son James Watts, was an overseer of stonecutters at the Pentridge Penal Brigade (The Argus 25 Feb 1858). James then went to Toowoomba Qld as a clerk of works for the Roads Board and the Watts family followed.
Emanuel Watts advertised his property before leaving the colony of Victoria.
The Argus 14 Feb 1863 - "SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21.Opportunity for Making the Finest Investment in Victoria. For Positive Unreserved Auction.17 Acres of Land, Three Stone Houses, Three Brick, also fine Orchard and Kitchen-Garden, having a frontage of 6+1/2 chains to Bell street and 6+1/2 chains to Wesleyan-lane, Pentridge. J. H. KNIPE is authorized by Emanuel Watts (who is determined to leave the colony immediately) to SELL by AUCTION, on the ground, at the above date, at two o'clock prompt, Valuable freehold property, being Allotments 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, part of portion Section 140, parish of Jika Jika, adjoining the Pentridge Hotel, and directly opposite the National School-17 acres of first-class garden ground (chocolate and black soil) ; the whole cleared from stumps and stones, enclosed by a substantial paling fence, and under cultivation ; some thousands of fruit-trees of the choicest kinds are planted, forming a beautiful orchard The improvements erected on this property are extensive, embracing three Stone houses, three brick houses, outbuildings, &c, all let to respectable tenants. An Inspection of this property will well repay you. For the convenience of all parties, this property will be sold in three lots. The maps of subdivision may be seen at the auctioneer's office, the Pentridge Hotel, or at Mr. Watts cottage. Be sure to attend the auction. For further particulars apply to J. H. Knipe, auctioneer and valuer, 35 Little Collins-street west; or to Mr. Watts. Note - The Yan Yean is laid on to supply all the dwelling houses and garden with water."
Emanuel Watts and family are listed as passengers on the coastal steamer City of Melbourne which departed from Melbourne on 23rd April 1863, despite confusion in the ages noted.
The inscription on the Watts family grave at Toowoomba reads - " Erected by James Watts to the memory of his beloved father Emanuel Watts formerly of Pentridge Victoria who departed this life July the 22nd 1863." Emanuel Watts died at Toowoomba on 22 July 1863 and Mary Ann died there on 17 November 1873.