William Watson and Helen Chilles born Scotland
William Watson married Helen Chillas 30 January 1846 Belhelvie. The couple had two children: George b. 1852 and William b. 1853 both Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire. William and George appear in the 1851 Census for Belhelvie at Roadside.
Helen, according to the census was born 1825 in Ellon,Aberdeenshire, she was the illegitimate daughter ofJohn Chillas.
William Watson, a shoemaker in 1851, would appear to the son of John Watson and Jane Walker b. 1819 Foveran from his age and place of birth in the 1851 census.
I can find no trace of the family after 1853 in any UK census or in the register of deaths for Scotland. Helen inherited the bulk of her father’s estate around this time and the family may have used the money to start a new life abroad.
I would welcome contact with anyone researching this family.