Introduction
Watson ~ First Generation

    Thomas WATSON

Married Elizabeth, surname unknown.

There appear to have been two couples (Thomas & Elizabeth Watson) living and having a family in Royston District in period 1770 - 1800. There are 12 children and the dates overlap too much to be one family only.

My hypothesis is that there are two sons, John and Joseph, linked by the fact that the details for a baptism of John Watson, son of Thomas and Elizabeth, seem to be in the right time and place for being the father of Emily Watson who was known to be the grandmother of Percival Serle, who was my grandfather.

According to Percival Serle, it was understood that Emily's father John Watson had a brother, the Rev Charles Watson, who was a master at Clifton College (Gloucestershire). The facts do not support this, but rather support the hypothesis that Rev Charles' grandfather, Joseph Watson, was a younger brother of Emily's father.

FROM WHOM ELIZABETH SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.
 
    Children:  
  1. John WATSON bap 1775 at Royston, Herts  
  2. Joseph WATSON bap 1781 at Royston, Herts  

Fully revised 6 Oct 2010