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Thankerton, Baron (UK, 1929 - 1948)


Creation: let.pat. 1 May 1929


Extinct: 13 Jun 1948


Family name: Watson




Or an Oaktree growing out of a Mount in base Vert surmounted by a Fess Ermine charged with two Mullets Azure


The Stump of an Oak Tree with two Branches sprouting from it and grasped on either side by a Hand issuing from a Cloud all proper


 A Deo Floruit



William [Watson], Baron Thankerton, PC

3rd son of William [Watson], Baron Watson, by his wife Margaret Bannatyne, yst. dau. of Dugald John Bannantyne


8 Dec 1873


26 Jul 1903 Sophia Marjorie Cowan, dau. of John James Cowan, of Bavelaw Castle, co. Midlothian, by his wife Sophia Margaret Gillespie, dau. of George Gillespie, of Biggar Park, co. Lanark


1. Hon William Douglas Watson (b. 25 Jan 1905), mar. 16 Jun 1934 Enid Agnes Ballantyne, dau. of Colin Ballantyne

2. Hon David John Watson QC, barrister, Gray's Inn 1934 (b. 29 Jul 1911; d. 27 Nov 1959)

1. Hon Sophia Margaret Watson (b. 2 Jul 1907), mar. 20 Jun 1936 M J Callow


13 Jun 1948


1 May 1929 for life Baron Thankerton, of Thankerton in the County of Lanark


advocate, Scots' Bar 1899, KC 1914, Hon Bencher, Gray's Inn 1928; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for South Lanarkshire 1913-18 and for Carlisle 1924-29; Member of the Defence of the Realm Losses Commission 1918-20; Procurator of the Church of Scotland 1918-22; Advocate Depute 1919; Solicitor-General 1922; Lord Advocate 1922-24 and 1924-29; Privy Counsellor 1922; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1929; a Member of the Coronation Court of Claims under King Edward VIII and King George VI


 First written 17 Sep 2004



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