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Watson, Baron (UK, 1880 - 1899)

 

Creation: let.pat. 28 Apr 1880

 

Extinct: 14 Sep 1899

 

Family name: Watson

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Arms:

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

Crest:

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

Supporters:

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

Motto:

A Deo Floruit

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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

born

1828

mar.

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

children

1. Hon ..... Watson

2. Hon ..... Watson

3. Hon William Watson, later Baron Thankerton

4. Hon ..... Watson

5. Hon ..... Watson

died

14 Sep 1889

created

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

note

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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