Robert Watson

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Robert Watson, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), died at Windsor, Connecticut, 19 July 1689.1

Robert married Mary Rockwell, daughter of John Rockwell and Wilmot Cade, at Windsor 10 December 1646.1,2,3

He is sometimes thought to be a son of a Robert Watson who was early in Plymouth, however Anderson indicates there is absolutely no credible evidence of any such person. Judge Davis in the History of Plymouth probably miscopied "Robert" from a deed made in 1638 by Elizabeth Watson, widow of Thomas Watson.1,4


He was a bell-founder from London and was at Windsor in 1639-40. He was admitted to The Windsor Church 22 Jan 1649, but cast out (no reason stated) 11 May 1651. He was restored to fellowship 18 Jan 1656 and his children were baptized a week later. He contributed 8s to the Connecticut Relief Fund for the poor in other colonies, 1676.1

Family

Mary Rockwell b. 21 Feb 1623/24, d. 21 Aug 1684
Children
  • Mary Watson+2 b. 11 Jan 1651, d. 7 Aug 1693
  • John Watson1 b. 7 Mar 1653, d. 8 Sep 1730
  • Samuel Watson1 b. 14 Jan 1655, d. 27 Oct 1711
  • Hannah Watson1 b. 8 Aug 1658, d. 24 Jul 1690
  • Ebenezer Watson5 b. 25 Apr 1661, d. 3 Oct 1747
  • Nathaniel Watson5 b. 28 Jan 1663/64, d. 19 Aug 1690
  • Jedidiah Watson1 b. 30 Sep 1666, d. 13 Dec 1741

Citations

  1. [S1297] Henry R. Stiles, The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut; Including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks, and Ellington (1892; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Publishing, 1976), 2:776, further cited as Stiles, History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor.
  2. [S84] Alice M. Gay, The Descendants of John Drake of Windsor, Connecticut (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle, 1933), 15, further cited as Gay, John Drake of Windsor.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1608, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S74] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, CD-ROM (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000), Robert Watson (phantom) sketch, further cited as GMB.
  5. [S1297] Stiles, History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, 2:776-7.