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Family and Decendants
of
Elizabeth DOUGLAS and Richard WATSON


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Second Generation

Richard WATSON

Elizabeth DOUGLAS  ( Robert )
Elizabeth was born on Saturday 11th March 1854 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Elizabeth was the 7th of  10 children , 6 boys and 4 girls for  Elizabeth ROBERTSON and Robert DOUGLAS.

Elizabeth was aged about 34 years, Robert was a sailmaker aged about 50 years and the family was living in Flinders Street.
Elizabeth's birth was registered on Friday 21st April 1854, by her mother.
Elizabeth was baptised on Thursday 16th November 1854 in Adelaide. ~s01, s02, s04

Elizabeth's siblings were  Robert George (b1840),  Isabella Jane (b1842),  Catherine (b1844),
 William Alexander (b1847),  Colin (b1851),  Hugh (b1849),  Jane Chalmes (b1856),  John Ingram (b1859) and  Shelto (b1863).

 

Richard WATSON
Richard was baptised on 6th June 1843 in St. Andrew's Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Richard was the son of  Mary GRAHAM and Hugh Thomas WATSON. ~s03

Richard's siblings were Emma Jane (c1836-1906), John (c1838-), Hugh Graham (c1840-1916), Joseph James (c1844-1912). ~s71

Richard WATSON was aged about 6 years when he immigrated on 5th November 1849 into Port Adelaide, South Australia,
with his parents and 4 siblings on the sailing ship Constance. ~s22

 

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Elizabeth DOUGLAS married Richard WATSON
on Wednesday 17th May 1882
Adelaide, South Australia.

Elizabeth and Richard were married in the Registry Office.
Elizabeth was single and aged 27 years and Richard was single and aged 40 years. ~s02

Elizabeth and Richard had the following children :

1 F Lillian Maud WATSON  was born on 4th June 1872 in Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
2 F Emma WATSON  was born on 26th June 1876 in Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
3 M Bertie WATSON  was born on 13th March 1881 in Unley Park, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Bertie died on 31st March 1881 in Unley Park, Adelaide.  Bertie was aged 17 days. ~s02
4 M Douglas Graham WATSON  was born on 24th June 1882 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
5 M Richard Fawcus WATSON  was born on 5th October 1884 in Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Richard died on 6th April 1890 in Walkerville, Adelaide, South Australia.  Richard was aged 5 years 6 months. ~s02

Richard WATSON  died on thursday 3rd April 1902 in East Adelaide, South Australia.
Richard was aged 59 years. ~s02

Richard was survived by his wife Elizabeth aged 48 years, his daughters
Lillian DAWSON aged 29 years and Emma BATES aged 27 years and his son Douglas WATSON aged 19 years and 3 grandchildren.

Elizabeth WATSON nee DOUGLAS  died on Wednesday 6th December 1939 in Smithfield, South Australia.
Elizabeth was aged 85 years and had been a widow for 37 years. ~s02

 

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Third Generation

Lillian Maud WATSON  ( Elizabeth WATSON , Robert )
Lillian was born on 4th June 1872 in Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Lillian married   Edward Alfred DAWSON on 23rd October 1894 in St Peter Church, Glenelg, Adelaide. ~s02
Edward was born on 13th January 1870 in Kooringa, South Australia.
Edward was the son of   Jean Renfrew SEMPLE and Henry DAWSON. ~s02
Lillian and Edward had the following children :

1 F Rita Maud DAWSON  was born on 29th July 1895 in Parkside, Adelaide. ~s02
2 M Richard Henry DAWSON  was born on 16th May 1897 in Parkside, Adelaide. ~s02
3 F Lyla Graham DAWSON  was born on 27th December 1900 in Parkside, Adelaide. ~s02
4 M Edward Watson DAWSON  was born on 16th December 1903 in Rose Park, Adelaide. ~s02
5 M Douglas Hugh DAWSON  was born on 3rd September 1906 in Knightsbridge, Adelaide. ~s02

Edward Alfred DAWSON  died on 5th June 1938 in Rose Park, Adelaide.
Edward was aged 68 years. ~s02
Lillian Maud DAWSON nee WATSON  died on 19th December 1939 in Kensington Park, Adelaide.
Lillian was aged 67 years. ~s02

 

Emma WATSON  ( Elizabeth WATSON , Robert )
Emma was born on 26th June 1876 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Emma married   Thomas Herbert BATES on 23rd October 1901 in the St Peters College Chapel, Hackney, Adelaide. ~s02
Thomas was born on 12th December 1873 in North Adelaide.
Thomas was the son of   Sophia HODBY and William BATES. ~s02
Emma and Thomas had the following children :

1 F Maud BATES  was born on 9th August 1902 in North Walkerville, Adelaide. ~s02
2 F Lola Elsie BATES  was born on 27th May 1904 in North Walkerville, Adelaide. ~s02
3 M Richard William BATES  was born on 6th May 1906 in College Park, Adelaide. ~s02
4 F "Phil" BATES  was born on 29th December 1910 in New Zealand. ~s06

Emma BATES nee WATSON  died in 1939 in New Zealand.
Emma was aged about 63 years. ~s06
Thomas Herbert BATES  died on 13th March 1954 in Singapore.
Thomas was aged about 80 years. ~s06
Thomas died in a  plane crash  at Kallang Airport, Singapore.

 

Douglas Graham WATSON  ( Elizabeth WATSON , Robert )
Douglas was born on 24th June 1882 in Kent Town, Adelaide, South Australia.
Douglas married  Elsie Zipporah FRICK on 26th December 1903 in St Peters College Chapel, Hackney, Adelaide. ~s02
Elsie was born on 9th April 1876 in Cross Roads, Moonta, South Australia.
Elsie was the daughter of   Augusta DREYER and Heinrich Charles Christian FRICK. ~s02

Elsie WATSON nee FRICK  died on 28th October 1944 in Adelaide.
Elsie was aged 67 years. ~s02
Douglas Graham WATSON  died on 29th September 1950 in Parkside, Adelaide.
Douglas was aged 68 years. ~s02

 

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Fourth Generation

Richard Henry DAWSON  ( Lillian Maud DAWSON , Elizabeth WATSON , Robert )
Richard was born on 16th May 1897 in Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Richard married  Annie Irene DIENELT on 30th April 1927 in St Augustines Church, Unley, Adelaide. ~s02
Anna was born on 14th April 1900 in Blumberg (Birdwood), South Australia. ~s02
Annie was the daughter of   Emma Johanna Maria WEGENER and August Heinrich Ernst Ludwig DIENELT. ~s02

 

Lyla Graham DAWSON  ( Lillian Maud DAWSON , Elizabeth WATSON , Robert )
Lyla was born on 27th December 1900 in Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Lyla married  Robert Claire JONES on 15th July 1922 in St Theodores Church, Rose Park, Adelaide. ~s02
Robert was born on 22nd September 1893 in Woodville Park, Adelaide. ~s02
Robert was the son of   Emma HILLIER and Vickery Young JONES. ~s02

 

Douglas Hugh DAWSON  ( Lillian Maud DAWSON , Elizabeth WATSON , Robert )
Douglas was born on 3rd September 1906 in Knightsbridge, Adelaide, South Australia. ~s02
Douglas married  Eileen Mary DICKSON on 16th December 1933 in St Matthews Church, Kensington, Adelaide.
Eileen was born about 1907.
Eileen was the daughter of  Robert Miller DICKSON. ~s02

 

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