WATSON

These pages can be used as references to stories about individuals from the extended WATSON family, including the surnames SPEIRS and McCONNELL. Additions will be added as TheirOwnStories are written.

[For more photos also check out Donald Slater’s family history Flickr account www.flickr.com/photos/palaeoecogeek]

Thomas WATSON was born 28 April 1827 in Newton On Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 02 March 1878 in Mt. Oliphant Farm, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland. [Story not posted yet]
+ Mary KERR was born 8 February 1829 in St. Quivox and Newton, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died before 1851. [Story not posted yet]

Thomas Watson and Mary Kerr had one (1) child:

               William WATSON was born 29 November 1847 in Newton On Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 18 December 1902 in 10 Ashgrove Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; on 30 December 1875 at 13 Mill Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland he married Janet Hutcheson NICOL who was born about 1852 in Cumnock,  Scotland; died 17 June 1902 in 10 Ashgrove Street, Ayr, Ayrshire. Scotland. [Story not posted yet]

+ Mary HUNTER was born 30 March 1827 in St. Quivox and Newton, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 04 July 1907 in Chapeldonan, Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland; on 17 February 1854 in St. Quivox and Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland married Thomas WATSON. [Story not posted yet]

Thomas Watson and Mary Hunter had three (3) children: Thomas, Janet and Isabella.

1. Thomas WATSON was born 02 May 1854 in York Street, Newton On Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 06 March 1932 in Ellisboro, Wolseley Municipality, Saskatchewan, Canada; on 20 January 1887 in Robbsland, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland he married Jane MUIR who was born 19 December 1865 in Crosshill Village, Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 29 July 1933 in Ellisboro, Wolseley Municipality, Saskatchewan, Canada. [See page for Thomas & Jane (MUIR) WATSON family]

  • Thomas Watson & Jane Muir had eight (8) children, see posts 14 – 22 May 2012 for TheirOwnStories:
  • Thomas (Tom) WATSON b. 05 April 1887, d. 19 Mar. 1951
  • James (Jim) Muir WATSON b. 20 Nov. 1888, d. 17 Oct. 1965
  • Helen (Nell) McNab WATSON b. 10 Sept. 1890; d. 26 Sept. 1967
  • William (Bill) Watson Muir WATSON b. 24 Aug. 1892, d. 07 Dec. 1973
  •  Alexander (Alex) Hunter WATSON b. 21 Jun. 1895, d. 15 Aug. 1934
  • Mary Hunter WATSON b. 12 Jul. 1897, d. 23 May 1900
  • Jane (Jean) Muir WATSON b. 10 Jan. 1899, d. 27 Jun. 1988
  • John McConnell Muir WATSON b. 31 Dec. 1903, d. 19 Apr. 1994

2. Janet WATSON was born 07 February 1856 in Peebles Street, Newton On Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 12 February 1935 in Abernethy, Saskatchewan, Canada; on 22 November 1880 at Mount Oliphant Farm by Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland she married Gilbert SPEIRS who was born 10 October 1858 in Balichmorrey, Scotland; died 19 April 1941 in Balcarres, Saskatchewan, Canada. [Janet WATSON’s story posted 28 February 2013]

Janet Watson &  Gilbert Speirs had one (1) child, see post 12 May 2013:

  • Janet SPEIRS b. 22 Dec. 1888, d. 16 Jun. 1952,  [Story posted 28 April 2013]:

3. Isabella WATSON was born 18 March 1858 at Moss Hill Farm by Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland; died 11 June 1904 in Western Infirmary Glasgow Residence, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; on 05 October 1882 at Mt. Oliphant Farm, Ayrshire, Scotland she married John MCCONNELL who was born 25 August 1855 in Tarbolton, Scotland; died 11 January 1913 in Highfield Farm, Fenwick, Scotland. [Isabelle’s story posted 16 April 2013, John’s story posted 19 April 2013]

  • Isabella Watson & John McConnell had eight (8) children: see posts 20 – 28 April 2013 for TheirOwnStories:
  • Mary Hunter Morton MCCONNELL b. 23 Mar. 1883, d. 22 Mar. 1952
  • John MCCONNELL b. 17 Jan. 1885, d. 05 Nov. 1964
  • Thomas Watson MCCONNELL, b. 8 Oct. 1886, d. 01 Oct. 1905
  • Janet Watson MCCONNELL, b. 04 Oct. 1888, d. 25 Jul. 1923
  • Isabella (Isa) Watson MCCONNELL, b. 5 Apr. 1891, d. 23 Mar. 1983
  • Elizabeth (Bessie, Betty) Wyllie MCCONNELL, b. 10 May 1895, d. 21 Mar. 1968
  • Margaret MCCONNELL, b. 10 Jan. 1900, d. 16 Dec. 1900
  • William Watson MCCONNELL, b. 16 Feb. 1902, d. 17 Apr. 1967
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