Thomas Watson

15 January 1872–
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Watson was born on 15 January 1872, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John WATSON, was 50 and his mother, Jean or Jane Marshall, was 36. He lived in Bridgeton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

John WATSON
1821–1887
Jean or Jane Marshall
1835–
Isabella Marshall Watson
1866–
Matthew Watson
1867–
Mary Watson
1868–
David Watson
1870–
Thomas Watson
1872–
Isabella Watson
1874–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 2

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1884

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 33

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Thos Watson in household of John Watson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Thomas Watson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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