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Watson, Baron (UK, 1880 - 1899)


Creation: let.pat. 28 Apr 1880


Extinct: 14 Sep 1899


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


Dexter: An Highland Deerhound proper;  Sinister:  A Lion Argent, each charged on the shoulder with a Thistle leaved and slipped proper


A Deo Floruit



William [Watson], Baron Watson, PC

1st son and heir of Rev Thomas Watson, of Covington, co. Lanark, by his wife Eleanora McHaffie, dau. of David McHaffie




1868 Margaret Bannatyne (d. 3 May 1898), yst. dau. of Dugald John Bannatyne


1. Hon ..... Watson

2. Hon ..... Watson

3. Hon William Watson, later Baron Thankerton

4. Hon ..... Watson

5. Hon ..... Watson


14 Sep 1889


28 Apr 1880 for life Baron Watson, of Thankerton in the County of Lanark


advocate, Scots Bar 1851; Solicitor-General for Scotland 1874-76; Dean of Faculty of Advocates 1875-76; Member of Parliament (Conservative) for the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow 1876-80; Lord Advocate 1876-80; Privy Councillor 1878; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1880-99


 First written 17 Sep 2004



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