George Watson (MP)

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George Watson (20 February 1768 - 17 June 1824) was a British Member of Parliament.

He was the son of Lewis Watson, 1st Baron Sondes of Lees Court, Kent and his wife Grace, the daughter and coheiress of Hon. Henry Pelham of Esher Place, Surrey (later the Prime Minister) and educated at Eton College (1780–85).

He was MP for Canterbury from 1800 to 1806 and appointed High Sheriff of Rutland for 1811–12.

He died unmarried aged 56. He was buried at Rockingham, Northamptonshire.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wise, Charles (1891). Rockingham Castle and the Watsons. London: Elliot Stock. p. 113. 
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Sir John Honywood, Bt
George Gipps
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1800
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With: Sir John Honywood, Bt 1801–1802
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James Simmons