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Families covered: Watson of Saughton, Watson of Sheffield, Watson of Shiercliffe Hall, Watson of West Wratting Park

We think it unlikely that there was any ancestral connection between the 3 families shown on this page. They share the page for our convenience.
John Watson (d 1724, rector of Castle Camps (Cambridgeshire), prebendary of Westminster)
m. _ Parker (dau of Alexander Parker by Prudence (widow of Capt. Charles Wager), half-sister of Admiral Sir Charles Wager)
1. Charles Watson (b 1714, d 15.07.1757, Rear or Vice Admiral)
m. (1741) Rebecca Buller (dau of John Francis Buller of Morval)
  A. Sir Charles Watson 'of Fulmer' of Swaffham Prior then West Wratting Park (Cambridgeshire), 1st Bart (b 09.06.1751, d 26.08.1844)
  m. (16.07.1789) Juliana Copley (d 24.05.1834, dau of Sir Joseph Copley of Sprotborough, 1st Bart)
  A descendant of this marriage obtained, in 1923, the long-dormant barony of Cromwell.
  i. Sir Charles Wager Watson of West Wratting Park, 2nd Bart (b 24.01.1800, d 30.12.1852, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (19.06.1827) Jemima Charlotte Colleton (d 16.04.1877, dau of Charles Garth Colleton of Haines Hill by Countess Morel de Champemont)
  ii. Juliana Watson (b 1792-3, d 14.08.1877)
  m. (24.09.1824) Very Rev. Thomas Calvert
  iii. Cecil(e) Watson (d 1856)
m. (22.08.1821) Richard Greaves Townley of Fulborne (d 05.05.1855)
  iv. Anna Maria Watson
  m. (21.10.1833, sp) John Bendyshe of Barrington & Kneesworth
  v. Henrietta Watson (d 1842)
  m. (09.12.1823) Rev. W. Acton
  vi. Charlotte Watson (d 1833)
  m. (22.07.1824) John Gibbons (son/heir of Sir John, 4th Bart)
  vii. Marianne Watson (d 19.09.1838)
  m. (1833) Alexander Cotton
  viii.+ other issue - Charles (b 1791, d 1810), Catherine Harriet (d 21.06.1871)
  B. Rebecca Watson (d 26.04.1811)
  m. (03.09.1771) Sir William Gibbons, Bart (d 1814)
  C. Martha Watson
  m. (05.11.1772) James Cocks (brother of Charles, 1st Lord Somers)



Richard Watson, 1st of Saughton (co. Edinburgh) (d before 1553)
m. Janet Stenhope (of the family of Saughton-mills)
1. James Watson of Saughton (d 1573)
  A. James Watson of Saughton (d 01.05.1620)
  i. James Watson of Saughton
m. Euphan Heriot
  a. David Watson of Saughton (d 12.1685, WS)
  m. Isobel Keltie
  (1) James Watson of Saughton (bpt 14.10.1660, d 03.1703, 2nd son)
m. Margaret Dalmahoy (dau of Sir John Dalmahoy, Bart)
  (A) James Watson of Saughton (bpt 14.05.1692 (or b 1684), d 1716)
  m. (1709) Bethia Baird (of the Saughtonhall family)
(i) James Watson of Saughton (b 20.05.1710, d 26.12.1778)
  m. (13.01.1737) Helen Hope (b 27.07.1711, d 26.12.1778, dau of Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun)
  (a) Charles Watson of Saughton (b 17.11.1740, d 02.06.1804, Captain, 2nd son)
  m. (1780) Margaret Carnegie (dau of George, 6th Earl of Northesk)
  ((1)) James Watson of Saughton (b 30.08.1781, d 30.09.1823, Major) had issue
  m. (18.01.1811) Janet Ramsay (dau of George Ramsay of Barnton)
  ((2))+ other issue - George (b 12.04.1784, d unm 18.06.1804, RN), Charles Hope (b 01.11.1786, RN), Anne (b 22.11.1782, d unm 27.01.1800), Helen (b 12.04.1785, d unm 16.07.1807)
  (b) Henrietta Watson (b 20.09.1739, d 08.03.1830)
  m. (1775) Sir John Gibson of Pentland, 4th Bart (d 29.03.1781)
  (c) Sophia Watson (b 29.06.1746)
  m. David Ballinghall
  (d)+ other issue (d unm) - James (b 12.12.1737, dvp 07.02.1764), John (b after 1743), David (b 09.12.1748, d 02.09.1769), William, Bethia (b 20.06.1742, d 17.03.1764), Anne (b 15.07.1743)
  (ii) David Watson (b 18.05.1712)
  (2)+ other issue - James (bpt 10.06.1659, d infant), David (bpt 16.12.1666, d infant), David (bpt 11.06.1668, d infant), John (bpt 12.12.1669, d 15.12.1739), David (bpt 01.01.1671), Grizel (bpt 04.04.1658, d young)
  b. ?? Watson (youngest son)
  (1) William Watson in Edinburgh
  c.+ other issue - John (a 1675), Alexander (bpt 12.08.1641), Robert (bpt 18.04.1645)
  ii.+ other issue - William, Helen, Isobel
  B.+ other issue - Christian, Agnes, Elizabeth
2. John Watson



William Watson of Sheffield, later of Hagg House on Pits Moor (b c1694, d 18.03.1791)
m1. Lucy (Chamberlain?) (bur 22.04.1732)
1. William Watson of Shiercliffe Hall (b 1718-9, dsp 22.07.1793)
2. Sarah Watson (b 1727-8, d 18.04.1793)
m. Vigors Harvey
3.+ others including Benjamin (d infant), John (bur 1731), Mary, Ann, Margaret, dau (d infant)
m2. (30.03.1734) Margaret Brinsworth of Sheffield (d 01.02.1771, widow of _ Newbould)
9. Thomas Watson of Sheffield
  m1. Dorothy Matthewman (dau of Joshua Matthewman of Sheffield)
  m2. Hannah Newbould (b 1739-40, d 12.06.1798, dau of Thomas Newbould, widow of Robert Dent)
  A. William Watson of Sheffield (dsp c1796)
m. Sarah Watkinson (dau/coheir of Jonathan Watkinson, m2. Thomas Newbould of Sheffield)
  B. John Watson of Shiercliffe Hall (b 01.01.1774, d 08.1853)
  m. (1799) Anna Maria Wright (dau of Thomas Wright of Hackney)
  i.+ issue - Thomas, William, George, Henry, Hannah, Elizabeth, Anna Maria, Emily
  C. Thomas Watson of Sheffield (b 1772-3, d 30.07.1832)
  m. Mary Tennant (b 1780-1, d 10.05.1839, dau/heir of ?? Tennant of Sheffield by dau of Joseph Wilson)
  i. Mary Watson
  m. Peter Cadman 'of Hansworth Grange' (son of Peter by Sarah Newbould)
10. Ann Watson (bpt 07.04.1738)
  m. Thomas Wright of Hackney
11. other issue - John (d infant), James (b 1739), Jane (d unm), Margaret (bpt 06.05.1735, d unm), daughter (bur 1741)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (first uploaded within WZmisc07 on 04.09.14) : BP1895 ('Watson') with just a little support from TCB (vol 5, 'Watson sometime Watson-Copley', p119), BP1934 ('Cromwell')
(2) For middle section (uploaded 12.01.15) : 'NisbetPlates' ('Watson of Saughton')
(3) For lower section (uploaded 21.04.16) : FMG (vol 2, MS287, 'Watson', p708+)
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