The WATSONs of Lamington, Lanarkshire
This page was created 15 April 2000 and last updated 9 July 2005

Some assumptions have been made in the earlier generations of this family as the parish records were not sufficient to provide conclusive proof of relationships.  The connections drawn may not necessarily be correct and I welcome any suggestions of alternative lineages.

First Generation

1. JOHN WATSON, b. c.1673 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 10 FEB 1720 in Overburns, Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  He married Unknown.
    Children:
    2. i JOHN WATSON b. 1705.

Second Generation

2. JOHN WATSON, b. 1705 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 30 APR 1785 in Overburns, Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  He married CHRISTIAN WELSH, d. 8 ??? 17?? in Overburns, Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i ANN WATSON, baptized 27 MAY 1739 in Lamington, Lanark.
      ii ISABEL WATSON, baptized 27 APR 1740 in Lamington, Lanark.
    3. iii JAMES WATSON.
    4. iv ADAM WATSON.
      v WILLIAM WATSON, baptized 25 SEP 1748 in Eastertoun, Lamington, Lanark.
      vi ELIZABETH WATSON, baptized 13 JAN 1751 in Eastertoun, Lamington, Lanarkshire.

Third Generation

3. JAMES WATSON, baptized 18 SEP 1743 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 27 JUL 1813 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.  He married GRIZEL BAILLIE, b. 1748, d. 28 NOV 1828 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.
    Children:
      i GEORGE WATSON, baptized 9 SEP 1769 in Lamington, Lanark.
      ii ISBELL WATSON, baptized 13 OCT 1774 in Lamington, Lanarkshire.
      iii WILLIAM WATSON, b. 1783 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 18 APR 1865 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      iv GRIZEL WATSON, baptized 25 MAR 1787 in Lamington, Lanark.
      v JANET WATSON, baptized 14 SEP 1794 in Lamington, Lanark.

4. ADAM WATSON, baptized 1 DEC 1745 in Eastertoun, Lamington, Lanark, d. 29 DEC 1814 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, occupation Joiner in Townfoot.  He married JANET PORTEOUS, (daughter of THOMAS PORTEOUS and JEAN FORREST) baptized 3 MAY 1752 in Cold Chapel, Lamington, Lanark, d. 21 FEB 1832 in Lamington, Lanark, buried 24 FEB 1832 in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.
    Children:
    5. i ELIZABETH WATSON.
      ii ELIZABETH WATSON, baptized 25 FEB 1781 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iii CATHERINE WATSON, baptized 25 FEB 1781 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iv LILLIAS WATSON, baptized 5 DEC 1787 in Lamington, Lanark.
      v GRIZEL WATSON, baptized 8 FEB 1789 in Lamington, Lanark.
    6. vi GRIZEL WATSON.
    7. vii JOHN WATSON.
    8. viii WILLIAM WATSON b. 1792.
    9. ix THOMAS WATSON.
      x JEAN WATSON, baptized 22 DEC 1796 in Lamington, Lanark.

Fourth Generation
5. ELIZABETH WATSON, baptized 7 FEB 1779 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 5 NOV 1860 in 5 New Street, Edinburgh, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard, Lanark, cause of death Bronchitis.  She married 7 JUN 1807 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, ROBERT McMORRAN, (son of ROBERT McMORRAN and ELIZABETH FRENCH) baptized 31 MAR 1776 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 25 FEB 1849 in Overton, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Overton, Crawfordjohn, Lanark. (Click here to see the McMORRANs of Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire website)
    Children:
    10. i JANET McMORRAN b. 27 APR 1808.
      ii ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 1 AUG 1809 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    11. iii ELIZABETH McMORRAN b. 13 APR 1811.
      iv ADAM McMORRAN, b. 28 DEC 1812 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 14 FEB 1864 in 5 New St, Edinburgh, cause of death Typhoid fever, occupation Dairyman.
    12. v JAMES McMORRAN b. 19 OCT 1814.
      vi LILLEAS McMORRAN, b. 11 JAN 1817 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 1898 in West Linton.
      vii JANE McMORRAN, b. 10 MAY 1819 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 23 JAN 1871 in 36 New Street, Edinburgh, cause of death Cancer of the uterus, occupation Dairy Worker.
    13. viii SARAH McMORRAN.
    14. ix ALEXANDER McMORRAN.

6. GRIZEL WATSON, baptized 28 FEB 1790 in Lamington, Lanarkshire, d. 21 OCT 1851 in Roberton Manse, Lanarkshire, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married ROBERT STEELE, b. 1791 in Roberton, Lanark, d. 22 OCT 1867 in Druidpark, Holywood, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i LILIAS STEELE, b. 1817, d. 22 DEC 1846 in Roberton Manse, Lanarkshire, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      ii THOMAS STEELE, baptized 15 AUG 1820 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iii ALISON STEELE, b. 24 NOV 1822 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 1 DEC 1822 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iv JAMES STEELE, b. 6 JUN 1827 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 17 JUN 1827 in Lamington, Lanark.

7. JOHN WATSON, baptized 10 DEC 1791 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 19 JUN 1876 in Townfoot, Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, occupation Joiner/Wright.  He married (1) MARGARET ELIZABETH MURRAY, b. 1796, d. 7 APR 1832 in Lamington, Lanark, buried 10 APR 1832 in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.  He married (2) 7 FEB 1834 in Lamington, Lanark, JANET McDONALD, b. 1807 in Leadhills, Lanark, d. >1890.
    Children by MARGARET ELIZABETH MURRAY:
      i ADAM WATSON, b. 5 DEC 1822 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 22 DEC 1822 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 24 AUG 1899 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Joiner/Farmer of 10 acres, cause of death Erysipelas.
    15. ii ROBERT WATSON b. 30 MAR 1824.
      iii AGNES WATSON, b. 7 MAR 1826 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 9 APR 1826 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1900, occupation Laundress.
      iv JANET WATSON, b. 6 FEB 1828 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 20 FEB 1828 in Lamington, Lanark.
      v MARGARET ELIZABETH WATSON, b. 12 MAR 1830 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 28 MAR 1830 in Lamington, Lanark.  She married 6 APR 1855 in Tollhouse, Lamington, Lanark, JOHN IRELAND, occupation Shepherd in Wandell.
    16. vi LILIAS WATSON b. 13 FEB 1832.
    Children by JANET McDONALD:
      vii GEORGE WATSON, b. 21 DEC 1834 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 31 OCT 1858 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, occupation Shepherd.
      viii JOHN WATSON, b. 7 JUN 1836 in Lamington, Lanarkshire, d. 13 JAN 1871 in Lamington, Lanarkshire, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery.
    17. ix THOMAS WATSON b. 17 JUN 1838.
    18. x WILLIAM WATSON b. 13 JUN 1840.
      xi JAMES WATSON, b. 27 APR 1842 in Lamington, Lanark.
      xii ALEXANDER COCHRANE WATSON, b. 11 JUN 1845 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Gamekeeper.
    19. xiii ANDREW WATSON b. 8 DEC 1847.
      xiv SOPHIA WATSON, b. 27 AUG 1851 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 17 FEB 1853 in Lamington, Lanark.

8. WILLIAM WATSON, b. 1792 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 6 MAR 1876 in Hillhouse, Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  He married JANET RAMSAY, b. 1802 in Wiston, Lanark, d. 18 AUG 1876 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
    20. i JANET WATSON b. 1827.
      ii JANE WATSON, b. 6 MAY 1829 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 15 MAY 1829 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Dairymaid.  She married Unknown STEWART, d. <1882.
      iii ADAM WATSON, b. 22 MAY 1831 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 26 JUN 1831 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 13 AUG 1889 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Farmer of Hillhouse, cause of death Peritonitis.
      iv HELEN WATSON, b. 20 MAY 1833 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 26 JUN 1833 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 4 APR 1899 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    21. v MARY WATSON b. 1 JUN 1835.
    22. vi CHRISTOPHER WATSON.
      vii RICHARD WATSON, b. 1840 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1880, occupation Foreman in Oil Cake Mills.  He married JANET, b. 1846 in Leith, Edinburgh.

9. THOMAS WATSON, baptized 26 OCT 1794 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 2 DEC 1884 in Peebles, buried in Eddleston Churchyard, Peebles, occupation Joiner & Wheelwright.  He married 25 OCT 1825 in Peebles, Peebles, ISABELLA RICHARDSON.
    Children:
      i ADAM WATSON, b. 27 OCT 1826 in Peebles, Peebles.
      ii ALEXANDER WATSON, b. 18 APR 1828 in Peebles, Peebles.
      iii MARGARET WATSON, b. 23 JUL 1830 in Peebles, Peebles.
      iv JOHN WATSON, b. 18 OCT 1832 in Peebles, Peebles.
      v JANET WATSON, b. 19 JUL 1834 in Peebles, Peebles.
    23. vi ALISON WATSON b. 18 DEC 1837.
    24. vii THOMAS WATSON b. 22 NOV 1841.

Fifth Generation

10. JANET McMORRAN, b. 27 APR 1808 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 24 MAR 1878 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married 22 APR 1831 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, JOHN DICKSON, b. 1809 in Crawford, Lanark, (son of JOHN DICKSON and ELIZABETH WALLS) baptized 23 FEB 1809 in Crawford, Lanark, d. 12 JAN 1886 in Grange Lodge, Bothwell, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, cause of death General Paralysis, occupation Farm Labourer/General Labourer.
    Children:
      i JOHN DICKSON, b. 10 MAR 1832 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 18 MAR 1832 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    25. ii ELIZABETH DICKSON b. 30 OCT 1834.
      iii LILLIAS DICKSON, b. 30 OCT 1839 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 17 NOV 1831 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  She married 1862 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, JOHN FORREST.
      iv JEAN DICKSON, b. 27 DEC 1843 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 4 JAN 1844 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.  She married 1869 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, THOMAS BROWN.
      v SARAH DICKSON, b. 8 APR 1845 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 16 APR 1871 in Ellen Dale, Chamberlain Rd, Edinburgh, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, cause of death Diptheria.
      vi ROBERT DICKSON, b. 3 MAR 1847 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 7 MAR 1851 in Crawfordjohn Village, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, cause of death Irritability of Stomach.
      vii JANET DICKSON, b. 25 JAN 1849 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 8 FEB 1850 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      viii ROBERT DICKSON, b. 7 JAN 1851 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 7 MAR 1861 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, buried in Crawfordjohn Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.

11. ELIZABETH McMORRAN, b. 13 APR 1811 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 11 OCT 1887.  She married 2 JUN 1839 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, ADAM SOMERVILLE, b. 28 DEC 1809 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, (son of JOHN SOMERVILLE and KATHRINE WATSON) baptized 5 JAN 1810 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire, d. 13 MAR 1880, occupation Ploughman.
    Children:
      i JOHN SOMERVILLE, b. 31 MAY 1840 in Douglas, Lanarkshire.
    26. ii ELIZABETH SOMERVILLE b. 10 JUL 1842.
    27. iii ROBERT SOMERVILLE b. 6 OCT 1844.
      iv CATHERINE SOMERVILLE, b. 24 SEP 1848 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, d. 13 SEP 1850 in Douglas, Lanarkshire.
      v ADAM SOMERVILLE, b. 14 JUN 1851 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, baptized 29 JUN 1851 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, d. 4 NOV 1853 in Douglas, Lanarkshire.

12. JAMES McMORRAN, b. 19 OCT 1814 in Montharrick, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 30 OCT 1814 in Montharrick, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 21 MAR 1886 in Greenside, Edinburgh, occupation Dairyman.  He married (1) 12 JUN 1840 in Melrose, Roxburgh, JANET DOUGLAS, b. 1818, (daughter of WALTER DOUGLAS and JANE BELL) d. 15 NOV 1859 in 3 Queen's Place, Greenside Row, Edinburgh, buried in New Calton Burying Ground, Edinburgh, cause of death Chronic Bronchitis.  He married (2) 28 FEB 1860 in St Andrews parish, Edinburgh, JANE GOWANS, b. 1827 in Edinburgh, (daughter of JAMES GOWANS and JANE WHITE) d. 14 MAY 1889 in 8 Cheyne Lane, Greenside, Edinburgh, cause of death Asthma and Bronchitis.
    Children by JANE GOWANS:
      i ELIZABETH WATSON McMORRAN, b. 26 FEB 1861 in 3 Queen's Place, Edinburgh.
    28. ii ROBERT McMORRAN b. 19 SEP 1862.
      iii JAMES McMORRAN, b. 15 JAN 1865 in Edinburgh, d. 2 APR 1866 in Edinburgh.
      iv JANE WHITE McMORRAN, b. 4 JUN 1866 in Edinburgh, d. 5 AUG 1956 in Vancouver, Canada.
      v JANET McMORRAN, b. 17 DEC 1867 in Edinburgh, d. 23 AUG 1868 in Edinburgh.

13. SARAH McMORRAN, baptized 3 JUN 1821 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 22 OCT 1868 in 33 New St, Edinburgh, cause of death Typhus.  She married (1) ARCHIBALD WEIR, d. 1 JAN 1849 in Crawfordjohn, Lanarkshire.  She married (2) 5 MAR 1858 in Edinburgh, THOMAS HAMILTON.
    Children by ARCHIBALD WEIR:
      i ELIZABETH WEIR, baptized 20 SEP 1846 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
      ii SARAH WEIR, b. 3 AUG 1848 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 17 AUG 1848 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark.
    Children by THOMAS HAMILTON:
      iii JANET HAMILTON, b. 22 JUN 1858 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.
      iv ROBINA McMORRAN HAMILTON, b. 2 DEC 1860 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, d. 18 DEC 1883 in Craiglockhart Poorhouse, Colinton, Edinburgh, occupation Domestic Servant, cause of death Abscess of the internal ear and meningitis.
      v ROBERT McMORRAN HAMILTON, b. 2 DEC 1860 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

14. ALEXANDER McMORRAN.  He married JANE WATSON.
    Children:
      i ELIZABETH McMORRAN, b. 1843 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 8 MAY 1911 in Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, cause of death Strangulated femoral hernia/Post operative Shock.
    29. ii ALEXANDER McMORRAN b. 3 OCT 1854.
      iii ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 1855 in Edinburgh.
      iv JOHN McMORRAN, b. 1856, d. 17 JAN 1912 in Redfern, Sydney.

15. ROBERT WATSON, b. 30 MAR 1824 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 11 APR 1824 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 8 JAN 1852 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, occupation Farm Servant.  He married MARION RUSSELL, b. 1828 in Crawford, Lanark.
    Children:
      i ELIZABETH WATSON, b. 26 NOV 1848 in Crawford, Lanark, baptized 9 DEC 1848 in Crawford, Lanark.
      ii JOHN WATSON, b. 24 JUL 1850 in Shuttlefield, Lamington, Lanark, baptized 2 SEP 1850 in Lamington, Lanark.

16. LILIAS WATSON, b. 13 FEB 1832 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 17 AUG 1921 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married DOUGLAS TELFER, b. c.1834, d. 1 NOV 1898 in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Gamekeeper Lamington Est.
    Children:
      i ALEXANDER TELFER, b. 1858 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 2 MAR 1859 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      ii MARGARET TELFER, b. c.1860 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 10 APR 1883 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      iii MARY TELFER, b. 1864 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iv JOHN TELFER, b. 1868 in Lamington, Lanark.
      v THOMAS TELFER, b. 1871 in Lamington, Lanark.
      vi ROBERT TELFER, b. 1873 in Lamington, Lanark.
      vii GEORGE TELFER, b. 1875 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 4 OCT 1878 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.

17. THOMAS WATSON, b. 17 JUN 1838 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Ploughman of Strawlaw.  He married MARGARET, b. 1842 in Biggar, Lanark.
    Children:
      i SARAH WATSON, b. 1864 in Biggar, Lanark, d. >1890, occupation Byre Woman.
      ii JANET WATSON, b. 1866 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iii AGNES WATSON, b. 1869 in Glenholm, Peebles.
      iv JOHN WATSON, b. 1871 in Glenholm, Peebles, d. >1890.
      v JAMES WATSON, b. 1875 in Glenholm, Peebles, d. >1890.
      vi MARGARET WATSON, b. 1879 in Biggar, Lanark, d. >1890.
      vii SOPHIA WATSON, b. 1881 in Biggar, Lanark, d. >1890.

18. WILLIAM WATSON, b. 13 JUN 1840 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1900, occupation Railway Platelayer.  He married AGNES G. GIBSON, b. 1840 in Roberton, Lanark, d. >1890.
    Children:
    30. i JOHN WATSON b. 1864.
      ii WILLIAM WATSON, b. 1866 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1880, occupation Farm Servant.
    31. iii GEORGE WATSON b. 1868.
      iv MARGARET B. WATSON, b. 1870 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1880.
    32. v JANET WATSON b. 1872.
      vi AGNES G. WATSON, b. 1876 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1880.
      vii LILLIAS G. WATSON, b. 1876 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1880.
      viii MARY WATSON, b. 1878 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1890.
      ix SOPHIA WATSON, b. 1878 in Lamington, Lanark, d. >1900, occupation Laundress.
      x EDMUND R. WATSON, b. 1880 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 6 JUN 1899 in Lamington, Lanark, cause of death Pulmonary tuberculosis, occupation Joiner.

19. ANDREW WATSON, b. 8 DEC 1847 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Land Steward.  He married MARY, b. 1846 in Lesmahagow, Lanark.
    Children:
      i JOHN WATSON, b. 1868 in Culter, Lanark.
      ii MARY WATSON, b. 1870 in Symington, Lanark.
      iii JANET WATSON, b. 1871 in Symington, Lanark.
      iv JAMES WATSON, b. 1875 in Wiston, Lanark.
      v ANDREW WATSON, b. 1877 in Wiston, Lanark.

20. JANET WATSON, b. 1827 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 6 MAR 1899 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married 27 JAN 1850 in Gate End, Lamington, Lanark, ALEXANDER DEMPSTER, b. 1821 in Durisdeer, Dumfries, d. 30 NOV 1895 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i JAMES DEMPSTER, b. 17 MAR 1850 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 24 MAR 1850 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 20 FEB 1853 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      ii WILLIAM WATSON DEMPSTER, b. 3 JAN 1853 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 12 JAN 1853 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 29 APR 1930 in New York.
      iii JAMES DEMPSTER, b. 1855 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 24 FEB 1857 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      iv JANET RAMSAY DEMPSTER, b. 1859 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 14 MAR 1928 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married RICHARD WHYTE, b. 1864 in Lamington, Lanark, (son of ADAM WHYTE and MARY WATSON) d. 10 OCT 1932 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Forrester.
      v AGNES DEMPSTER, b. 1861 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 23 JUN 1862 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      vi ALEXANDER DEMPSTER, b. 1863 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 9 JAN 1864 in Lamiongton, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.

21. MARY WATSON, b. 1 JUN 1835 in Lamington, Lanark, baptized 25 JUN 1835 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 27 OCT 1912 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married 9 NOV 1855 in Gateside, Lamington, Lanark, ADAM WHYTE, b. 1829 in Wiston, Lanark, d. 6 JUN 1910 in Eastertown, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Labourer/Forester.
    Children:
      i JOHN WHYTE, b. 9 JAN 1856 in Gateside, Lamington, Lanark, baptized 17 FEB 1856 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 18 JUN 1908, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Merchant.  He married MARY BINNIE ROBSON, b. 1856, d. 14 NOV 1918 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    33. ii WILLIAM WHYTE b. 1858.
      iii RICHARD WHYTE, b. 1864 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 10 OCT 1932 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Forrester.  He married JANET RAMSAY DEMPSTER, b. 1859 in Lamington, Lanark, (daughter of ALEXANDER DEMPSTER and JANET WATSON) d. 14 MAR 1928 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      iv JANE WHYTE, b. 1867 in Lamington, Lanark.
      v ALEXANDER WHYTE, b. 1870 in Lamington, Lanark.
      vi JANET R. WHYTE, b. 1872 in Ratho, Edinburgh, d. 15 JUL 1934 in Eastertown, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.  She married JAMES WEIR, b. 1876, d. 25 MAY 1949 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.

22. CHRISTOPHER WATSON, baptized 14 JUL 1837 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 21 MAY 1911 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Inspector of Poor/Farmer.  He married MARY SWAN, b. 1850 in Biggar, Lanark, d. 1 MAR 1899 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i JANET R. S. WATSON, b. 1880 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 10 OCT 1945 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      ii WILLIAM WATSON, b. 1883 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 20 MAY 1947 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Joiner.

23. ALISON WATSON, b. 18 DEC 1837 in Peebles, Peebles.  She married 27 JUL 1859 in United Presbyterian Church, Peebles, Peebles, WALTER INGLIS, b. 11 NOV 1827 in Eddleston, Peebles, (son of JOHN INGLIS and EUPHEMIA THOMSON) baptized 23 DEC 1827 in Eddleston, Peebles, d. 6 DEC 1897 in 17 Thorntree St., So. Leith, Co. Edinburgh.
    Children:
      i ISABELLA INGLIS, b. 29 SEP 1859 in Northgate, Peebles.  She married WILLIAM LOGAN.
      ii MARGARET INGLIS, b. 30 JUL 1861 in Lochend Farm Cottage, Marionville, South Leith, Midlothian.
      iii THOMAS WATSON INGLIS, b. 11 APR 1863 in Corstorphine, d. 16 AUG 1943 in Selkirk, Fife.  He married 1 JUL 1892 in Carrington, Edinburgh, MARY HARPER.
      iv RICHARD INGLIS, b. 1877 in South Leith, Edinburgh, d. 20 OCT 1944.  He married AGNES TURNBULL.
      v MARY INGLIS, b. 1865 in South Leith, Edinburgh.
      vi EUPHEMIA INGLIS, b. 16 JUN 1867 in Leith, Midlothian.  She married ROBERT W. SUTHERLAND.
      vii JANET INGLIS, b. 1869.
      viii ALEXANDER RICHARDSON INGLIS, b. 5 SEP 1871 in Lochend Farm Cottage, South Leith, Midlothian.
      ix WALTER INGLIS, b. 1874 in South Leith, Edinburgh.
      x ADAM WATSON INGLIS, b. 1878 in South Leith, Edinburgh, d. 1945 in Vancouver, British Columbia, buried in Ocean View Cemetary, Burnaby, BC.  He married 10 JUN 1910 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ELIZABETH MARY MARSHALL.

24. THOMAS WATSON, b. 22 NOV 1841 in Peebles, Peebles, d. 27 JUL 1927 in NZ, occupation Joiner.
    Children:
      i THOMAS RICHARDSON WATSON, b. 10 JUL 1875 in NZ, d. 21 MAR 1950 in NZ.

Sixth Generation

25. ELIZABETH DICKSON, b. 30 OCT 1834 in Goosedubs, Crawfordjohn, Lanark, baptized 23 NOV 1834 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. 28 JAN 1927 in Rowanlea, Clydesdale Street, Hamilton, Lanark, cause of death Acute Pleurisy.  She married 7 SEP 1871 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, DAVID PORTEOUS, b. 4 DEC 1832 in Tinwald, Dumfries, (son of RICHARD PORTEOUS and JANET BELL) d. <1908, occupation Coachman/Gardener.
    Children:
      i JOHN PORTEOUS, b. 1873 in Cathcart, Renfrewshire, occupation Bank Clerk.
      ii JANET PORTEOUS, b. 1875 in Kilmailie, Argyle, occupation Dressmaker.
      iii ELIZABETH PORTEOUS, b. 1877 in Campsie, Stirling.

26. ELIZABETH SOMERVILLE, b. 10 JUL 1842 in Douglas, Lanark, d. 25 JAN 1922 in Edinburgh, cause of death Acute Bronchitis.  She married 29 JUL 1870, JOHN JACK, b. 1839 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, (son of JOHN JACK and ELISABETH STEWART) baptized 20 OCT 1839 in Crawfordjohn, Lanark, d. <1923, occupation Dairyman.
    Children:
      i JOHN JACK, b. 5 MAY 1871 in Leith, Edinburgh.
      ii ELIZABETH McMORRAN SOMERVILLE JACK, b. 30 MAR 1873 in Edinburgh.
      iii HELEN STEWART JACK, b. 24 MAY 1875 in Edinburgh.
      iv WILLIAM JACK, b. 24 MAY 1877 in Edinburgh.
      v AGNES WALLACE JACK, b. 13 SEP 1879 in Edinburgh.
      vi ROBERT JACK, b. 27 SEP 1886.

27. ROBERT SOMERVILLE, b. 6 OCT 1844 in Douglas, Lanarkshire, occupation Draper.  He married 2 AUG 1870 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, AGNES WALLACE, b. 1849 in Berwick, Berwick.
    Children:
      i JOHN SOMERVILLE, b. 4 MAY 1871 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, occupation Law Clerk.
      ii SARAH WALLACE SOMERVILLE, b. 31 MAR 1873 in Leith, Midlothian.
      iii ALEXANDER WALLACE SOMERVILLE, b. 21 MAY 1874 in Leith, Midlothian.
      iv FRANK SOMERVILLE, b. 1875 in Leith, Midlothian.
      v ROBERT SOMERVILLE, b. 1888 in Edinburgh, Midlothian.

28. ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 19 SEP 1862 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, d. 25 APR 1942 in 148 Albert St, Leith, occupation Dairyman.  He married 2 JAN 1888 in Leith, Edinburgh, JESSIE BAILLIE, b. 3 AUG 1870 in Dalkeith, Midlothian, (daughter of THOMAS BAILLIE and MARY PATERSON) d. 6 AUG 1949 in 52 Madeira St, Leith, Edinburgh, cause of death Cancer of pancreas.
    Children:
      i JAMES McMORRAN, b. 22 FEB 1888 in South Leith, Edinburgh.  He married 1921 in St. Andrews, Edinburgh, MARTHA W. ALEXANDER.
      ii THOMAS BAILLIE McMORRAN, b. 1889 in St Andrew, Edinburgh, occupation Spirit Dealer.  He married 25 FEB 1913 in 28 Howard Place, Edinburgh, ALICE LITTLE, b. 1891, (daughter of ALFRED LITTLE and AGNES SPENCE) occupation Envelope Maker.
      iii ROBERT McMORRAN, b. 25 MAR 1892 in 2 Elliot St, Edinburgh, occupation Baker, military Private S/4070295 A.S.C., B.E.F., France.  He married 6 JUN 1917 in 14 Derby St, Leith, HARRIET SWANSON, b. 1895, (daughter of GEORGE McBETH SWANSON and HARRIET ROSA MATHER).

29. ALEXANDER McMORRAN, b. 3 OCT 1854, d. 19 MAR 1926 in 12 Dalgety Street, Edinburgh, occupation Letterpress Printer.  He married 22 APR 1881 in 29 St John's Hill, Edinburgh, JANET FALCONER, b. 24 JUL 1861 in 1 Water's Close, Leith, Edinburgh, (daughter of HENRY FALCONER and CATHERINE IRVINE) d. 15 MAY 1928 in Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, cause of death Cerebral Hemorhage and Bronchopneumonia.
    Children:
      i ALEXANDER McMORRAN, b. 25 MAR 1881 in 29 St John's Hill, Edinburgh, d. 26 JUL 1881.
      ii HENRY FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 31 MAR 1882, d. 13 MAY 1883.
    34. iii ELIZABETH WATSON McMORRAN b. 10 JUL 1883.
    35. iv CATHERINE IRVINE FALCONER McMORRAN b. 28 JAN 1885.
    36. v ROBERT ADAM McMORRAN b. 13 NOV 1886.
      vi GEORGE FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 12 OCT 1888 in Tranent, Edinburgh.
      vii JANE WATSON McMORRAN, b. 12 AUG 1890, d. 5 AUG 1960.
    37. viii ALEXANDRA McMORRAN b. 23 DEC 1892.
      ix JOHN FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 19 JUN 1895, d. 2 OCT 1918.
      x HENRIETTA FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 9 SEP 1897, d. 17 JUL 1898.
      xi JAMES McMORRAN, b. 11 MAY 1899, d. 6 JUN 1899.
      xii JANET McMORRAN, b. 11 MAY 1899, d. 27 MAY 1899.
      xiii MARGARITE (DAISY) McMORRAN, b. 10 SEP 1900, d. 23 MAR 1920 in City Hospital, Colinton, Edinburgh, cause of death Septicemia from septic sore throat, occupation Draper's Assistant.

30. JOHN WATSON, b. 1864 in Lamington, Lanark, occupation Railway Labourer.  He married JANE Unknown, b. c.1867 in Loanhead, Haddington.
    Children:
      i GEORGE McKENZIE WATSON, b. 1886 in Innerleithen, Peebles.
      ii MARGARET WATSON, b. 1888 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iii CHRISTINA WATSON, b. 1889 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iv AGNES WATSON, b. 1890 in Lamington, Lanark.

31. GEORGE WATSON, b. 1868 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 8 MAR 1941 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Farm servant/Ploughman.  He married MARGARET BARRIE, b. 1872 in Lanark, Lanark, d. 1 JUL 1947 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i WILLIAM WATSON, b. 1894 in Lamington, Lanark.
      ii GRACE WATSON, b. 1896 in Lamington, Lanark.
      iii ROBERT WATSON, b. 1900 in Lamington, Lanark.

32. JANET WATSON, b. 1872 in Lamington, Lanark, d. > 1890.  She married 1894, JAMES BALGARNIE.
    Children:
      i EDMUND BALGARNIE.

33. WILLIAM WHYTE, b. 1858 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 24 MAR 1919 in Brookside, Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark, occupation Joiner.  He married ISABELLA FALLOW DONALD, b. 1879 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 25 JUN 1949 in Langholm, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
    Children:
      i MARGARET WHYTE, b. 1904 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 11 MAR 1905 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.
      ii MARGARET FALLOW WHYTE, b. 1906 in Lamington, Lanark, d. 24 APR 1947 in Lamington, Lanark, buried in Lamington Churchyard Cemetery, Lanark.

Seventh Generation

34. ELIZABETH WATSON McMORRAN, b. 10 JUL 1883 in Edinburgh, d. 18 OCT 1972 in Chesalon Home, Summer Hill, Sydney, buried in Rookwood Cemetery.  She married 7 JUL 1917 in Hornsby, NSW, HUBERT ANDREWS PERRY, b. 17 FEB 1895 in Charlton, Wraxall, d. 14 OCT 1950 in Templeton, California, buried 20 OCT 1950 in Atascadero District Cemetery, Calif., occupation Butcher/Greengrocer.
    Children:
    38. i IRIS MAY PERRY b. 24 APR 1918.
      ii FLORENCE EILEEN PERRY, b. 11 OCT 1920 in Summer Hill, Sydney, d. 26 APR 1925, buried in Rookwood Cemetery.
    39. iii HUBERT ALEXANDER PERRY b. 13 NOV 1922.
    40. iv LESLEY GORDON PERRY b. 12 JAN 1927.
    41. v RUTH MARGARET PERRY (details excluded).

35. CATHERINE IRVINE FALCONER McMORRAN, b. 28 JAN 1885 in 3 High Street, Edinburgh, d. 1 OCT 1930 in 3 Trevenar Street, Ashfield, NSW, buried in Grave 719 K, Rookwood Baptist Cemetery.  She married 30 SEP 1909 in Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh, JOHN GEORGE SCOTT, b. 8 JAN 1883, d. 29 JUN 1970.
    Children:
      i MARY LEITH SCOTT, b. 15 JAN 1912 in Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, d. 199? in Lawson, NSW, occupation Registered nurse.  She married 30 NOV 1942, RODERICK HUGH MACKAY, b. 18 JUN 1902, d. 1974.

36. ROBERT ADAM McMORRAN, b. 13 NOV 1886 in Edinburgh, d. 21 NOV 1967.  He married 24 DEC 1915, MARY DUNLOP, b. 07 JUL 1888, d. 29 JUL 1981.
    Children:
    42. i MAY DUNLOP McMORRAN b. 8 JAN 1917.
      ii GORDON McMORRAN, b. 27 DEC 1918, d. 23 JAN 1919 in Dundee, cause of death Prematurity.
      iii MAUDE McMORRAN, b. 2 DEC 1919, d. 14 JAN 1920.
    43. iv JEAN WATSON McMORRAN b. 31 OCT 1924.

37. ALEXANDRA McMORRAN, b. 23 DEC 1892, d. 2 APR 1980, buried 10 APR 1980 in Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood.  She married (1) 27 SEP 1913, ARTHUR MURRAY CRIMSON, b. 1889 in Redfern, NSW, (son of JOHN CRIMSON and ELIZABETH Unknown) d. 1918 in Boorowa, NSW.  She married (2) MARTIN KELLY.
    Children by ARTHUR MURRAY CRIMSON:
      i WINIFRED CRIMSON, b. 23 APR 1914 in Sydney, NSW, d. 7 MAY 1968 in Cammeray, NSW, buried 10 MAY 1968 in Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Sydney.
      ii VICTOR JOHN CRIMSON, b. 10 JAN 1917 in Sydney, NSW, d. 25 DEC 1969.  He married 1941 in New Lambton, NSW, RUBY HITCHCOCK.
    Children by MARTIN KELLY:
      iii BRIAN MARTIN KELLY, b. 28 FEB 1927.

Eighth Generation

38. IRIS MAY PERRY, b. 24 APR 1918 in Crown St Woman's Hospital, Sydney.  She married 28 APR 1941, JACK BERTRUDE McCROHON, b. 6 FEB 1917, d. 22 JUL 1988 in Canterbury General Hospital, Campsie, buried 25 JUL 1988 in Catholic Lawn Cemetery, Rookwood, occupation Inspector of Transport.
    Children:
    44. i ADELE ANNE McCROHON (details excluded).
    45. ii COLIN ROSS McCROHON (details excluded).

39. HUBERT ALEXANDER PERRY, b. 13 NOV 1922 in Summer Hill, Sydney.  He married 26 FEB 1949, ANN-MARIE EASSON, b. 07 OCT 1923.
    Children:
      i GREGORY JAMES PERRY, (details excluded).  He married Unknown.
      ii MARK PATRICK PERRY, (details excluded).  He married KATHLEEN TOGNETTI.
      iii DAMIEN JOHN PERRY, b. 28 DEC 1955, d. 2 SEP 1979.
      iv DEBORAH ANNE PERRY, (details excluded).
      v ELIZABETH THERESE PERRY, (details excluded).
      vi JOHN JOSEPH PERRY, (details excluded).

40. LESLEY GORDON PERRY, b. 12 JAN 1927.  He married ELIZABETH VIOLET LACEY, b. 16 AUG 1926.
    Children:
      i DENNIS LESLEY PERRY, b. 15 MAR 1950, d. 10 OCT 1953.
      ii KENNETH WAYNE PERRY, (details excluded).
      iii JANICE DIANNE PERRY, (details excluded).
      iv SUSAN MARIE PERRY, (details excluded).
      v BRETT ALLAN PERRY, (details excluded).  He married (1) UNKNOWN.  He married (2) UNKNOWN.

41. RUTH MARGARET PERRY, (details excluded).  She married OSCAR SAFIER, b. 11 OCT 1925 in Krakou, Poland.
    Children:
    46. i SIMON PAUL MOSES SAFIER b. 24 SEP 1959.
      ii SHANE OSCAR EREN SAFIER, (details excluded).
      iii MARCEL GLEN SAFIER, (details excluded).
      iv KLARA LEE SAFIER, (details excluded).
      v YVETTE MIA SAFIER, (details excluded).

42. MAY DUNLOP McMORRAN, b. 8 JAN 1917.  She married 25 OCT 1941, JOHN GOODFELLOW.
    Children:
      i ALISON GOODFELLOW.
      ii LESLIE GOODFELLOW.

43. JEAN WATSON McMORRAN, b. 31 OCT 1924.  She married 6 DEC 1924, HAROLD JONES.
    Children:
      i ANDREW JONES.
      ii SIMON JONES.
      iii STEPHEN JONES.

Ninth Generation

44. ADELE ANNE McCROHON, (details excluded).  She married TONY NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
    Children:
      i LUKE GABRIEL NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
      ii YASMIN LOUISE NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
      iii KRISTIAN CHE NICHOLLS, (details excluded).
      iv ANNELISE SKYE NICHOLLS, (details excluded).

45. COLIN ROSS McCROHON, (details excluded).  He married LYNETTE ELIZABETH FROST, (details excluded).
    Children:
      i KYLIE ELIZABETH McCROHON, (details excluded).

46. SIMON PAUL MOSES SAFIER, b. 24 SEP 1959 in Southport, QLD, d. 17 JAN 1994 in Southport, QLD.  He married ARLENE DOHINOG, b. in Negros, Phillipines.
    Children:
      i MIA SAFIER.


I have visited Lamington in 1991 and will visit there again in August 2005. This time I shall take as many digital photographs of the town as I can. Some of the Watson family still live in the area. Emigration in the 19th and early 20th century has seen members of the family emigrating to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Thankyou to those people who have contributed information including Marion Jacox and Doug Bolitho.


On-line Watson resources:

GENFORUM WATSON FAMILY GENEALOGY FORUM

http://www.genforum.com/watson/

ANCESTRY.COM'S WATSON MESSAGE BOARD

http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/surnames.watson

ROOTSWEB WATSON SURNAME MAILING LIST-L:

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