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Joseph Watson

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Joseph Watson, 1st Baron Manton (1873–1922) of Joseph Watson and Sons (also recorded Joseph Watson and Co)

1873 February 10th. Born the only son of George Watson, soap manufacturer, of Donisthorpe House near Moor Allerton, Leeds

1898 Married (Frances) Claire, daughter of Harold Nickols, of Leeds, in 1898, by whom he had four sons: (George) Miles Watson, 2nd Baron Manton (1899-1968), Robert Fraser Watson (1900-1975), Alastair Joseph Watson (1901-1955), Richard Mark Watson (1906-1979)

1922 March 13th. died aged 49 [1]

1922 June 26th. Will. Rt Hon Joseph Watson, first Baron Manton, of Compton Verney, and late of Linton Spring, Netherby, a director of Joseph Watson and Co, Whitehall Soap Works, and a director of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Died from a hunting accident aged 48. [2].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Wednesday, Mar 15, 1922
  2. The Times, Jun 26, 1922
  • [1] Wikipedia