Margaret Watson

Brief Life History of Margaret

When Margaret Watson was born on 11 November 1820, in Ceres, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Watson, was 45 and her mother, Agnes Gray, was 41. She married Samuel Martin on 24 November 1848, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died in 1860, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

George Walter Pierce
1830–1855
Margaret Watson
1820–1860
Marriage: 22 June 1855
Mary Ann Pearce
1853–
Georgina Anne Pearce
1855–1915

Sources (10)

  • Margt. Watson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Margaret Watson, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Margaret Watson, "Scotland Church Records and Kirk Session Records, 1658-1919"

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World Events (8)

1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.

The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

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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Jane Ann Pierce - A Biographical Sketch

Jane Ann Pierce Jane Ann Pierce was born November 7, 1854 or 1855 in Lochgelly, Fifeshire, Scotland to George Walter Pierce and Margaret Watson. She emigrated from Scotland to Salt Lake City as a yo …

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