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Margaret Watson (Sotheron)

Also Known As: "Margaret Sothern", "Margaret Southern"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England
Death: July 5, 1568 (62-70)
Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Sotheron, Sr. and Alice Alice Sotheron
Wife of unknown Simpson and John Watson, Sr
Mother of Sir James Watson, Knight; Henry Watson; Thomas Watson; Jane Colder; Maria or Isabel Watson and 4 others
Sister of Beatrix Wright; William Sotheron; Thomas Sotheron; John Sothern; Robert Sotheron, Jr. and 1 other

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About Margaret Watson

  • Margaret Sothern
  • F, b. circa 1502, d. before 5 July 1568
  • Margaret Sothern was born circa 1502 at of Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England. She married James Watson, son of John Watson and Margaret, circa 1529. Margaret Sothern died before 5 July 1568.
  • Family James Watson b. c 1500, d. 31 Aug 1568
  • Child
    • James Watson+ b. c 1530, d. 31 May 1616
  • From:


  • Simon Crosby the Emigrant: His English Ancestry, and Some of His American ... By Eleanor Francis (Davis) Crosby ("Mrs. W. S. Crosby, ")
  • Pg.36
  • 1. WILLIAM1 SOTHERON, born about 1440, is the earliest member of this family at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, County York, from whom a direct line can be traced; and for a continuous period of nearly three centuries they seem to have been the wealthiest family of the parish, except the Constables and later the Landales, who were the lords and proprietors of the manor. During the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries the Sotherons were substantial yeomen, farming extensive estates which they held by leases from the manor of Holme; and as early as 1585 they began to be also freehold owners of lands there which they acquire by purchase.
  • The will of William Sothern of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, dated 2 Apr. 1509, in in Latin and may be found in the Prerogative and Exchequer of York Wills, vol. 8 fol. 10. In it he mentions his son Robert, who represented the line of Jane Sotheron in the second generation. He m., about 1467, ALICE ----, who survived him. Children, born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor:--
    • i. Agnes2, b. about 1468; m., about 1490, Thomas Millington alias Tomlinson,(*) of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor. His will, dated 14 May 1508, was proved 12 July 1508 (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 7, fol. 44). Six children.
    • ii. ROBERT2, b. about 1470.
    • iii. John2.
    • iv. Christopher2.
    • v. "Sir" Thomas2 was a priest at Beverly, County York, and d. unmarried in 1550. His will, dated 28 July 1550, proved 15 Apr. 1551, mentions a large number of nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, and grand-nieces, named Sotheron, Tomlinson, etc. (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 13, fol. 710).
    • vi. William2 was a yeoman of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, where he d. in 1517. His will, dated 10 May 1517, was proved 26 June 1517 (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 9, fol. 47). The name of his wife has not been found. Four children.
    • (*) This family for a century and a half are variously called Millington, Tomlinson, Millington alias Tomlinson, and Tomlinson alias Millington.
  • 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.)
  • 3. JOHN3 SOTHERON (Robert2, William1), born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor about 1500, is mentioned in a rental roll of Holme Manor of about 1535 as holding a messuage, a croft, an oxgang of land, three flatts, and two acres of meadow, paying yearly therefor 20s. 2d. (Holme Manor Muniments). In a subsidy of 36 Henry VIII. (1544), John Sothrone was rated for goods of L6, his tax being 12d. (Lay Subsidies, Yorkshire, 203-222). he died late in 1547, leaving a will, which may be found in P. and E. York Wills, vol. 13, fol. 374.
  • Pg.38
  • He married, about 1538, PHILLIPPA ---- ; she married second, about 1550, Wilfred Millington alias Tomlinson, who was buried at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, 16 Nov. 1562, administration on his estate being given to his widow, Phillippa, 24 Nov. 1562 (Admon. Act Book, P. and E. Court of York, Harthill Deanery). Phillippa Sotheron-Tomlinson alias Millington died in 1585. Children of John3 and Phillippa Sotheron, born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor:
    • i. Margaret4, b. about 1539; d. young.
    • ii. Janet4, b. about 1541; d. young.
    • iii. Alison4, b. about 1543; m., about 1561, John Bell of Everingham, County York. Five children.
    • iv. WILLIAM4, b. about 1545.
  • 4. WILLIAM4 SOTHERON (John3, Robert2, William1), born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor about 1545, being an only son, inherited an extensive estate and became the most prominent and the wealthiest resident of his native parish in his generation (except the Constable family, the lords of the manor).
  • William Sotheron was a witness to the wills of John Ellithorpe dated 2 June 1589, Margaret Madson in July 1591, and Henry Watson dated 19 Apr. 1597, all of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor; and he was appointed guardian of her daughter Jane by the will of Sisley Cowper, widow, of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, dated 29 Jan. 1609/10 (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 24, fols. 60 and 676; vol. 26, fol. 552; and vol. 31, fol. 256.)
  • On 16 May 1607, Thomas Millington of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, County York, gent., sued William Sotheran an the latter's son-in-law William Millington in regard to a bond and mortgage to John Sotheran, an infant, son and heir of said William Sotheran. Also in May 1616 Marmaduke Millington of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, gent., sued William Sotheran and William Millington of same, as to the same lands there, formerly of his father, Thomas Millington. (Chancery Proceedings, James I., M-18-11 and M-20-22.)
  • Pg.39
  • Among the freehold estates in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor secured by William Sotheron appear the following acquisitions by "fine"(*);--
    • .... etc.
  • William4 Sotheron died in 1916, leaving a will, of which a full copy is appended:---
    • .... etc.
  • Pg.40
    • .... etc.
  • William4 Sotheron married in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, 9 Nov. 1578, Constance Lambert, baptized there 12 Jan. 1560/1, daughter of William Lambert and grand-daughter of Richard Lambert; she died there in the winter of 1622, leaving the following will:---
    • .... etc.
  • Pg.41
    • .... etc.
  • Children of William4 and Constance (Lambert) Sotheron, born in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor:--
    • i. Isabel5, bapt. 1 Feb. 1579/80; m., 18 Nov. 1598, Simon Appleton of Newbald, County York. Children (Appelton): Robert6, Mary6.
    • ii. JANE5, bapt. 4 Mar. 1581/2; m., 19 Oct. 1600, THOMAS5 CROSBY, b. about 1575. They came to New England about 1639, re-
  • Pg.42
    • sided in Cambridge, Mass., and later at Rowley, Mass., where he was bur. 6 May 1661, and she was bur. 2 May 1662. Children (Crosby): Anthony6, b. about 1602; Thomas6, b. about 1604; William6, b. about 1606; Simon6, b. about 1608. (See Crosby Line, ante, p. 20.)
    • iii. WILLIAM5, bapt. 27 Sept. 1584, bur. 25 Nov. 1584.
    • iv. ELIZABETH5, b. in 1586; m., in 1603, WILLIAM MILLINGTON of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, bapt. 11 Mar. 1575/6, d. 1618. His will, dated 20 May 1618, was proved 12 Oct. 1618. (P. and E. York Wills, vol. 25, fol. 228.) Children (Millington): Peter6, Phillippa6, Anne6, Marmaduke6.
    • v. JOHN5, bapt. 8 Dec. 1588, only surviving son, was the wealthiest resident of Holme-on-Spalding-Moor of his generation, and d. in 1652. His will, dated 13 Dec. 1652, left to eldest son Thomas L200; to son Mathew a farm bought of Robert and Thomas Millington; to son Philip annuities of L18; so sons-in-law Thomas Thackwray, Thomas Smith, and Richard Browne. Granchild Thomas Sotheron to have all other lands in Holme, and to be residuary legatee and executor. Witnesses; T. Millington, Tho: Crochie.(8) On 26 Apr. 1653, commission issued to Thomas Sotheron, father of the executor, during the minority of the latter. (P. C. C., 9 Aylett.) The name of his wife has not been learned. Children: Thomas6 (b. about 1615), Matthew6, Isabel6, Jane6 (m., 23 May 1637, THOMAS THACKWRAY), Philip6, Anne6 (m., 29 Jan. 1636/7, GEORGE HEWLEY).
    • vi. ANNE5, b. about 1592; m., about 1613, JOHN DAYLES. Children (Dayles): Phillippa6, John6, William6, Peter6 (d. young), Constance6 (d. young).
    • vii. PHILLIPPA5, b. about 1597; m., 29 Apr. 1624, REV. PETER HAMMOND of Harwell and Holme-on-Spalding-Moor.
    • (*) Sic in the registered copy of the will; perhaps an error for Crosbie.
  • Pg.43 .... etc.


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Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, England
Age 24
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
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York, UK
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Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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York, UK
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Cottingham, Yorkshire, England
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York, UK
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Preston, Lancashire, England