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George Watson, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Cape Colony
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Watson, SM/PROG and Sophia Howard, SM/PROG
Father of Deborah Glass; John Watson; George Watson; William Watson; John Watson and 2 others

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About George Watson, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

George Watson 33, Joiner, together with his wife Jane 31, and their 2 children, were members of Hayhurst's Party of 107 people on the Settler ship, John.

Party originated from Lancashire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, May 1820.

Children :

  • Deborah Watson 6
  • William Watson Infant

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 15 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 45 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Possibly an orphan, birth date of 3 Sep 1787, Lancashire. Under wardship of Richard and Margaret Woodward. From Lancashire Church of England Bishops Transcripts. NOT CONFIRMED! May be incorrect as would make him 79 at death and not 81 years of age as reported in Grahamstown newspaper 15/4/1867.

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George Watson, SV/PROG's Timeline

Preston, Lancashire, England
November 20, 1813
Age 27
Preston, Lancashire, England
August 1, 1815
Age 29
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
May 21, 1817
Age 31
Preston, Lancashire, England
January 1819
Age 33
Preston, Lancashire, England
January 13, 1823
Age 37
Albany District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 2, 1825
Age 39
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 7, 1827
Age 41
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa