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Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : William Watson
Date and place of birth: 6th August 1875, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Date and Place of Death: March 1940, Carlisle
Childhood: 2nd child of at least 8 ( 7 sons)
Parents: John Watson and Elizabeth nee Oliphant
Parents occupations: Railway guard
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Prison officer
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married twice
Children: 1 son and 1 step son
Positions held: N/K
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William Watson – 1875- 1940
William Watson was born on 6th August 1875 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne to John and Elizabeth nee Oliphant
1881- living at 77 George Street, Newcastle. Father a railway guard. John the 2nd child.
1891 -3 Shield’s Court, Carlisle, a general labourer aged 15. 7 sons and 1 daughter
3d May 1898 – married Mary Ann Salmon in Carlisle. A widow with a baby.
1901 – a Civil guard prison service , Dartmoor Prison Tavistock , Devon . 1 stepson and 1 son. Address is 8 block
1907- son George born at Wakefield- possibly employed at HM Prison Wakefield.
5th August 1910 – married as a widower Catherine Bow at Princetown, Tavistock, Devon. Described as a civil servant.
1911- 9b Block, Princetown, Dartmoor. Civil guard HM convict prison guard. Family not included.
WW1 employed at Gretna
1921- William, Catherine, George Joseph and 1 other are on the record in Carlisle. William listed as an ex or retried Gretna worker
1939- at 7 Dale Street, Carlisle- prison officer retired
March 1940 died in Carlisle aged 65