Mary Dawson

14 April 1738–16 December 1780 (Age 42)
St Bees, Cumberland, England

The Life of Mary

When Mary Dawson was born on 14 April 1738, in St Bees, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Dawson, was 20 and her mother, Mary Lawson, was 16. She married George Watson on 10 November 1759, in St Bees, Cumberland, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 16 December 1780, in her hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in St Bees, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

George Watson
Mary Dawson
Marriage: 10 November 1759
William Watson
Betty Watson
Richard Watson
Timothy Watson
George Watson
Samuel Watson
Joseph Watson

Spouse and Children

10 November 1759
St Bees, Cumberland, England


    William Watson



    Richard Watson


    Timothy Watson


    George Watson


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Michael Dawson



    Guy Dawson


    John Dawson


    Robert Dawson


+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 14

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 16

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 32

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Dawson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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