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Watson Family Notes, Co. Tyrone 1828-69

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


November 11 1828

Died on the 2nd inst, in the Royal College, Maynooth, in the 24th year of his age, of a painful sickness, under which he laboured only for a few hours, after having obtained the comforts of religion, MR PETER WATSON, son of MR JOHN WATSON, of this town [Strabane]. His conduct has been always accompanied with the strictest piety - In the course of his academical studies of five years, he had repeatedly obtained the highest literary honours of the College; he had for the last and current year, from his regularity and respectability, filled a situation with the greatest trust and confidence, which he discharged with every attention and satisfaction, quitting this life deeply lamented by the Superiors and Professors of the College, his fellow students, and by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. To compress much in little, he was truly the Christian, the Scholar, and the Gentleman

October 26 1830

Married on Thursday last, by the Rev. John Doherty, MR JOHN KEENAN, Merchant, Lurgan, to TERESA, only daughter of MR JOHN WATSON, of this town [Strabane]

February 15 1831

Died on the 14th instant, after a tedious illness which she bore with Christian patience and resignation, to the will of Heaven, having received all the comforts religion could afford, MRS [MARGARET] JOHN WATSON, of this town [Strabane] ---- If hospitality, if benevolence of heart, and charity to the poor, command the tribute of a tear, her death will be sincerely regretted, not only by her family, but also by the distressed of every class, who were ever the special objects of her charitable attention

November 5 1833

Died in this town [Strabane], on Saturday the 2nd inst., after a few hours’ illness, MR. JOHN WATSON, aged 66. His last hours were cheered by the consoling rites of religion, and his remains were followed to the grave by a great number of Inhabitants of all denominations anxious to pay the last sad tribute of respect to and old an honest townsman

September 9 1834

Married at Lifford, on Wednesday 3rd September inst. MR. THOMAS WATSON of Strabane, to ELIZA, eldest daughter of the late MR. JAMES MONAGHAN of Mountcharles [Co. Donegal]

November 10 1835

Died last week, MR. JAMES WATSON of Liskinbuy, near this town [Strabane]

December 8 1835

Married on the 18th ult., by the Rev. Samuel Armour, at Clover Hill, near Drumquin, MR. JOHN IRWIN, to JANE, third daughter of MR. WILLIAM WATSON, of said place

August 23 1836

Married on Sunday last, MR. ROBERT WATSON, of Liskenbuoy, to ELIZA, daughter of MR. EZEKIEL STEWART, of Derrygault


January 12 1839

Died at Strabane, on Monday, the 7th inst., after a severe and lingering illness which she bore with Christian fortitude, ELIZA, the beloved wife of MR. THOMAS WATSON, ESQ., aged 26 years, leaving two infant daughters to mourn her death

January 13 1841

Married on the 7th inst., by the Rev. John McConaghey, Urney, MR. JOHN McCORMICK, Fern, to MISS ANN WATSON, of the same Place

February 15 1843

Married on the 28th ult., MR. THOMAS WATSON, auctioneer, Strabane, to MARGARET, second daughter of MR. PATRICK LOAGUE, baker, of same town

January 26 1849

Married on the 19th inst., in the Presbyterian Church, Douglas, by the Rev. James Alexander, MR. ANDREW MONTEITH, Lisnatunny, to ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of MR. ARTHUR WATSON, Knockroe, near Newtownstewart


December 16 1843

Married on Friday, the 8th inst., at Aughnacloy Church, by the Rev. Mr. Brabazon, JOHN BELL, ESQ., of Leggarow, to ELIZABETH, the only daughter of the late WILLIAM WATSON, ESQ., of Tullyvarr, county Tyrone

November 29 1845

Married by License, on the 15th inst., by the District Registrar, at his office in Dungannon, MR. WILLIAM TIPPIN, to MISS FANNY WATSON, both of Moy

November 12 1852

Married on the 2nd inst., at the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Bready, by the Rev. J.A. Chancellor, MR. ROBERT WATSON, Claudy Blair, to MISS LATTIMER KERR, Gortalec

May 13 1853

Married on the 5th inst., at Benburb, by the Rev. Hugh Montgomery, brother to the bride, the REV. HUGH WATSON, Castlewellan [Co. Down], to MISS MONTGOMERY

July 11 1856

Died at Mullaghmena, near Omagh, on the 5th inst., MR. WILLIAM WATSON, aged 56 years

November 6 1857

Died on the 29th ult., at Strabane, the wife of MR. THOMAS WATSON, Hotel, of a daughter

December 18 1857

Died at Strabane, on the 11th inst., MARY, daughter of MR. THOMAS WATSON, Hotel, aged three years

March 5 1858

Died on the 24th ult., at the residence of her brother, MR. WILLIAM WATSON, Mullaghmenagh, near Omagh, MISS SARAH WATSON, at an advanced age

October 22 1858

Married on the 13th inst., in the First Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw, MR. JAMES WATSON, Killydart, to ELIZA, daughter of the late MR. SAMUEL GOORLEY, Tullywhisker

January 14 1859

Died January 11, at his residence, Mullaghmenagh, near Omagh, MR. W. WATSON, aged 90 years

April 15 1859

Married on the 7th inst., in Second Donagheady Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. F.J. Porter, MR. WILLIAM WATSON, Londonderry, to LETITIA, fourth daughter of MR. SAMUEL McIVER, Teveneykeery, county Tyrone

November 9 1860

Died November 6, at Strabane, MR. THOMAS WATSON, auctioneer, aged 50 years, leaving a sorrowing wife and large family to mourn his Departure

November 23 1860

Married November 13, in Fintona Church, by the Rev. H.L. Tottenham, A.M., Rector, DAVID, eldest son of MR. DAVID WATSON, Newtownards, county Down, to MARGARET WILHELMINE, second daughter of the late MR. WILLIAM THORNTON, of Fintona

November 29 1861

Birth November 24, at Ballyrenan, near Baronscourt, the wife of MR. DAVID WATSON, of a daughter

November 21 1862

Died November 11, at his residence, Flushtown, near Strabane, MR. JOSEPH WATSON, aged 86 years

January 19 1864

Married January 14, in Glenhoy Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. James Dales, MR. THOMAS WATSON, of Tyhanny, to MISS ELIZA WATSON, of Longridge, county Tyrone

January 26 1864

Married January 21, in the Presbyterian Church, First Glendermott [Co. Londonderry], by the Rev. A. Buchanan, MR. GEORGE WATSON, of Coolmaghery, to MISS REBECCA WATSON, of Bogagh

December 6 1864

Died December 4, at Strabane, WILLIAM, second son of the late MR. THOMAS WATSON, aged 18 years

May 9 1865

Married May 2, in Upper Cumber Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. William Brown, MR. JOHN WATSON, Minieduff, county Tyrone, to JANE, the second daughter of MR. DAVID TEMPLE, Lisbunney, county Derry

October 30 1866

Birth October 26, at Desertcreat, near Cookstown, the wife of MR. ROBERT WATSON, of a son

March 15 1867

Married March 7, in the First Presbyterian Church, Omagh, by the Rev. John Arnold, EDWARD STEVENSON, ESQ., Maghregar, Sion Mills, to MARY, daughter of the late WILLIAM WATSON, ESQ., Mullaghmena, Omagh

October 23 1868

Birth October 18, at Loy House, Cookstown, the wife of MR. ROBERT WATSON, of a daughter

March 16 1869

Died March 8, at Rockvale, county Down, Jane, the beloved wife of JOHN CURRAN, and fifth daughter of the late MR. JAMES WATSON, Gortin, county Tyrone

September 3 1869

Married August 26, at the Parish Church, Omagh, by the Rev. William R. Weir, assisted by the Rev. William Chartres, MR. ALLEN WATSON, of Lisnacreight, to MAGGIE, eldest daughter of the late MR. JOHN CLEMENTS, Omagh

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