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William Watson

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cause of death: Senility
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of George Watson, SV/PROG and Jane Watson, SM/PROG
Husband of Eleanor Watson
Brother of Deborah Glass; John Watson; George Watson; John Watson; George Thomas Watson and 2 others

Occupation: Carpenter, Carpenter (1842)
Managed by: Peter Dennis..Gone fishing!
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About William Watson

1820 British Settler

William Watson Infant, together with his parents and sister, 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


William's Death notice states that he had 4 children living at the time of his death.

Baptism: Baptisms 1818-1820 Page 38 Entry 304 LDS Film 1278741


Marriage : "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown Cathedral, St George > image 36 of 63; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.


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William Watson's Timeline

January 1819
Preston, Lancashire, England
February 28, 1819
Preston, Lancashire, England
November 30, 1908
Age 89
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa