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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 
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. .