John Watson

Male1784–30 March 1861

Brief Life History of John

When John Watson was born in 1784, in Sherfield Manor, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Watson, was 40 and his mother, Martha Wells, was 36. He married Elizabeth Soper on 5 January 1806, in Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Rotherwick, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 30 March 1861, in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Rotherwick, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Watson
Elizabeth Soper
Marriage: 5 January 1806
Martha Watson
Shadrach Watson
Rhoda Watson
John Watson
Caroline Watson

Sources (31)

  • John Watson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Jn. Watson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Whatson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1806Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 17

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 24

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 31

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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