Raphael Wattiswade is a dealer in rare books and a spymaster.
He sold rare books in Paris, where he also employed his daughter as a spy during the lead-up to the Jacobite Rising of 1745. As of 1760, he was apparently still active, or at least in contact with clandestine sources of information.
- Raphael comes from the Hebrew name רָפָאֵל (Rafa'el) which meant "God has healed".
- Wattiswade may trace its origins to the separate names Wattis (based on the Germanic personal name Walter, composed of the elements wald "rule" and heri "army") and Wade (from the Old English word (ge)wæd "to wade").