James Watson

1688–
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Watson was born in 1688, in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Watson, was 28 and his mother, Elspeth Eadisone, was 26. He married Elizabeth Young on 25 October 1718, in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Watson
1688–
Elizabeth Young
1695–
Marriage: 25 October 1718
James Watson
1719–
Watson
1719–
George Watson
1721–
Margaret Watson
1724–
Elizabeth Watson
1726–
Patrick Watson
1728–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 October 1718
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Jenat Watson

    Female1686–Female

    Male1688–Male

    Agnes Watson

    Female1691–Female

    Robert Watson

    Male1693–Male

    Margaret Watson

    Female1696–Female

World Events (1)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 114

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

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 (3)

  • James Watson, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • James Watson in entry for Elizabeth Watson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Watson in entry for Patrick Watson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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