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Looking for Watson family
« on: Saturday 06 November 21 05:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi all, looking for Watson family members.

Father: William Watson
     b 1856 Glasgow D 1908 Lanark, Scotland
Mother: Elizabeth Gilmour b 1867 Glasgow  d 1920 Lanark, Scotland
The mother & father never left Scotland. I am looking for the children.

RoseAnn(Annie) b 1888
Elizabeth  b 1890 D 1955 Scotland
Isabella b 1893
Margaret b 1895
William b 1896
James b 1898
John b 1900
Robert b 1906 immigrated to Brisbane with wife Grace, son William & daughters Elizabeth +Grace in 1950.

I did find a death for a John Gilmour Watson in 1958 in Australia.

If anyone is related to or can help me locate any of the children in this family, it would be much appreciated. Kim

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 November 21 11:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi Kim, have you looked at the Australian archives for Immigration records for Robert his wife and children

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=5040886&isAv=N

it records that brother and 3 sisters living in Australia, one sister Mrs R Grayham living in Brisbane
there is a death recorded on QLD BDM  https://www.familyhistory.bdm.qld.gov.au/  for a Margaret Grayham died 15.10.1959 with parents ELizabeth/ William Watson. In Ancestry there is a record of a NSW marriage 1931 Margaret Watson and Robert Grayham. witness John Watson & Mary Taylor

Cass, getting late will look again tomorrow

PS have a look at TROVE in theh Sydney Morning herald 30.1.1931 there is a marriage notice for WATSON GRAYHAM   https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16749985?searchTerm=grayham

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 November 21 20:18 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 07 November 21 21:16 GMT (UK) »
CassT, thank you so much for the info. It really helps. Funny enough, I still cannot locate Margaret's brother Robert & wife Grace nor the 2 other sisters and brother. The search continues..... Kim

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 November 21 00:12 GMT (UK) »
Kim
I just did a Mr Google search using the full given and surname shown on the shipping records for Grace and up popped this

"WATSON, Grace Rickett Passed away peacefully 12th July, 2012. Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Sadly missed by her Family and Friends. A Service will be held on Thursday, 19th July, 2012, at the Great Southern Memorial Park, Mt Cotton Rd, Carbrook, at 2.00 p.m.. Our sincere thanks to the Staff at Buckingham Gardens. Morningside 3899 9400 An Australian Company

Published in Courier Mail on Jul. 17, 2012 ". Sounds promising, maybe a quick email to Great Southern asking if there is a memorial for Grace might lead you to Robert, just a thought

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 November 21 04:28 GMT (UK) »
Wow CassT, Thanks so much for that!! I will send an email straight away. What a great life she must've had. Kim

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:13 »
CassT, I did contact Great Southern and Grace indeed did get cremated there but they have no other information about her nor her husband Robert. There is no grave for either of them. Back to square one. Do you know of any place else I can check to try to locate family? What I have at moment.
Robert Watson D?
Grace Dawes Watson D 2012

John Watson D 31 Dec 1958 QLD nothing else known

Margaret Watson m 1931 NSW to Robert Graham. She dies 1959 Qld
nothing on husband

I have tried all the websites people have given on Australia board & on Scotland board (where family is from).

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 09:50 »
Electoral Rolls

1963. Robert, a storeman, and Grace address 58 Ballarat Street, Mt Gravatt, Q.land

1980 Grace, switch board operator, Robert Spray painter, 111 Cavell St, Brkdl (as abbreviated)  page is headed subdivision of Cleveland.
There is another Watson at the address in 1980. A cartographer.  Added…he is not one of the ones listed in your opening post. So perhaps born in Australia?
Side tracked to a friend’s very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Looking for Watson family
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:22 »
Sorry I cannot help with any further info, maybe you will have to think about purchasing some of the Qld certificates, they are very easy to order , you pay on the credit card, they send them instantly via email

keep safe

cass