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Claud Robert Watson

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Claud Robert Watson (1862-1932), civil engineer.

1862 Born the son of James Watson, Manager of the Scottish Provident Institution

Pupillage under A. C. Boothby.[1]

1890 Joined ICE

1891 Boarder at 161 Cromwell Road, Kensington: Claud R. Watson (age 29 born Edinburgh), Civil Engineer.[2]

1901 Boarder at 3 Norfolk Street, Knightsbridge: Claud R. Watson (age 39 born Scotland), Civil Engineer.[3]

1932 Died at Babington, Somerset, a Planter of Nairobi, Kenya, son of James Watson.

1932 'The funeral of Mr. Claud Robert Watson, who passed away at the White Cottage, Babington, on Thursday last week took place at the Parish Church, Mells, on Saturday. The service was conducted by Canon J. O. Hannay. Mr. Watson had taken the house for a period from the Rev. F. Knight, who is doing duty abroad. He was suffering from a rare tropical disease and had hoped to improve by the change. He was burled at Mells, his express wish, because the graveyard was so beautifully kept.'[4]


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Sources of Information

  1. ICE application
  2. 1891 Census
  3. 1901 census
  4. Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer - Friday 23 December 1932