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John Watson

Birthplace: Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Watson; Daniel Watson; Matilda Harriet Henderson and Matilda Harriet Watson
Husband of Margaret Watson; Margaret Watson, Princess and Agnes Watson
Father of John James Watson, I; Thomas Watson; Margaret Watson; Richard Watson; Robert Watson and 2 others

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About John Watson

  • John Watson
  • M, #75416, b. circa 1474
  • John Watson was born circa 1474 at of Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England. He married Margaret circa 1499. His estate was probated on 11 March 1522 at Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England; Will proved.
  • Family Margaret b. c 1475, d. a 1528
  • Child
    • James Watson+ b. c 1500, d. 31 Aug 1568
  • From:


  • Simon Crosby the Emigrant: His English Ancestry, and Some of His American ... By Eleanor Francis (Davis) Crosby ("Mrs. W. S. Crosby, ")
  • Pg.37
  • 2. ROBERT2 SOTHERON (William1), born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor about 1470, resided there until his death in 1524. He was a witness to the will of John Watson of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, dated 3 Aug. 1521; and was appointed a supervisor of the will, dated 18 Feb. 1521/2 of Agnes Wright of Spawdyngton (Spaldington in Bubwith] (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 9, fols. 212 and 224). In a subsidy of 15 Henry VIII. (1523), Robert Sothern was assessed for goods of 60s., paying a tax of 18d., the largest in the parish (Lay Subsidies, Yorkshire, 203-183).
  • Robert2 Sotheron was a substantial and prosperous yeoman, and left a will, a full copy of which may be found in P. and E. York Wills, vol. 9, fol. 303. Children of Robert2 and Alice Sotheron, born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor:--
    • i. Thomas3, b. about 1495.
    • ii. Beatrix3, m. ---- Wright.
    • iii. Margaret3, m. ---- Simpson.
    • iv. JOHN3, b. about 1500.
    • v. William3 resided in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, and was administrator of his brother Robert, 24 Nov. 1562. (See below.)
    • vi. Robert3, b. about 1505, was the principal legatee of the wills of his parents. In a rental roll of Holme Manor in 1528 he is listed for tenements in the Monks held of the Prior and Convent of Selby, and for his common rights pays 5s. yearly. (Rentals and Surveys, Public Record Office, Roll 735.) He d. in 1562, administration on his estate being given on 24 Nov. of that year to his brother William Sotheron. (Admon. Act Book, P. and E. Court of York, Harthill Deanery.)
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John Watson's Timeline

Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England
Age 28
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 28
Bengeworth, Worcestershire , England
Age 28
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 31
Yorkshire, England
Age 34
Yorkshire, England
Age 36
Yorkshire, England
Age 38
Yorkshire, England
August 3, 1521
Age 49
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, England