James Watson

1866–24 April 1899 (Age 33)
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Watson was born in 1866, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Robert Watson and Mary Crichton. He married Margaret Wyper Baird on 5 April 1889, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 24 April 1899, in his hometown, at the age of 33.

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James Watson
1866–1899
Margaret Wyper Baird
1866–
Marriage: 5 April 1889
James Marshall Baird
1887–1959
Elizabeth Donald Watson
1890–1957
Mary Crichton Watson
1892–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1889
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Watson

    MaleMale

    Mary Crichton

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 2

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 8

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.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 12

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Name Meaning

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

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

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