Grizzal Watson

#5500, (10 May 1797 - 8 Feb 1874)
     Grizzal Watson was born on 10 May 1797 at Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Recorded under July 1799
Grizzal Daughter to George Watson and Elizabeth Haddow born 10th May One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninety Seven.1,2

She was the daughter of George Watson and Elizabeth Harvey.

Grizzal Watson married Thomas Orr c 1818 at Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Most likely in Carnwath, No records for marriages between 1735 and 1826.

As of c 1818,her married name was Orr.

Grizzal appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841 in the household of Thomas Orr at Heathland, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland ;
Next door to George Watson
ORR Thomas, 48, Ag lab, Yes
ORR Grissel, 36, Yes
ORR John, 18, Lab, Yes
ORR James, 16, Lab, Yes
ORR Thomas, 10, Yes
ORR Elizabeth, 13, Yes
ORR George, 4, Yes.3

As of 1871, Grizzal Watson was also known as Grace Orr.

Grace's cause of death on 8 Feb 1874 was from Old Age.

Grace died on 8 Feb 1874 at Forth, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland , at age 76 years, 8 months and 29 days

Grace ORR, Widow of Thomas Orr, Farmer
At 9:30am aged 83yrs
Parents: George Watson, Farmer, (dec) & Elizabeth Harvie (dec)

John Orr, son was present at her death.1,4

Grizzal and Thomas had 8 known children.

Father*George Watson (30 Jul 1771 - 31 Mar 1846)
Mother*Elizabeth Harvey (c 1765 - 4 Mar 1836)

Children of Grizzal Watson and Thomas Orr


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's ( pre 1855), 1797 Carnwath Lanark, 632/0010 0326. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Carnwath lanark 632/00 006/100 009. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  4. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1874 Carnwath Lanark, 632/00 0020. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.