William Watson

ID# 5911, (c 1886 - 9 Jun 1960)

William Watson was born c 1886 at Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Parents: John Watson & Mary Ann Watson MS Routledge.

William Watson married Elizabeth Wotherspoon Laird, daughter of Alexander Laird and Elizabeth Rae Hotchkis, on 9 Jun 1911 at The Royal Hotel, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

After Banns according to the Forms of the United Free Church of Scotland

William Watson,
Police Constable, Bachelor, aged 25
Usual Res: Muirhead Place Tannochside
Parents: John Watson, Railway Labourer & Mary Ann Watson MS Routledge.
Elizabeth Wotherspoon Laird, Dressmaker, Spinster, aged 27
Usual Res: Young's Land, Thornwood
Parents: Alexander Laird, Coal Miner (dec) & Elizabeth Laird MS Hotchkis

Witnesses: William Chalmers & Mary Gardner Laird.1,2

William Watson witnessed the birth of Elizabeth Rae Watson on 3 Nov 1911 Police Station, Chapelhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland ,

Elizabeth Rae Watson
at 3. 15 PM
Parents: William Watson, Plice Constable & Elizabeth Wotherspoon Watson MS Laird.
Married: 1911 June 9th Bothwell

William Watson, Father was present at the birth.1,3

William died on 9 Jun 1960 at Hackney Hospital, London, Middlesex, England,

William Watson
aged 74.4

William Watson's estate was probated on 19 Jul 1960 at London, Middlesex, England,

WATSON William
of 30 Harcombe Road, Stoke Newington London N 16
died 9 June 1960 at Hackney Hospital London, E8
Probate London 19 July to Elizabeth McNee married woman.
Effects £796 13s 7d.5

William and Elizabeth had 1 Known Child - most likely more.

Child of William Watson and Elizabeth Wotherspoon Laird


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1911 Bothwell Lanark, 625/01 0059. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1911 Holytown Lanark, 625/02 0599.
  4. [S78] BDM Indexes online: England Civil Registration online, findmypast.co.uk . Online www.findmypast.com/ www.ancestry.co.uk;, 1960 Hackney London, Vol 5c Page 639 aged 74.
  5. [S132] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Adminstrations) 1858-1966, 1960 National Probate Calendar, Page 211, Ancestry.co.uk.