Papers of George W. Watson

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes, correspondence and articles concerning aristocratic pedigrees collected by Watson around 1920.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Wentworth Watson (1857-1940), genealogist. Son of Major George Edward Watson, of Andover Lodge, Cheltenham. Educated at Cheltenham College and St John's College, Cambridge and obtained his BA in 1881 and MA in 1884. He married Mary Justina Griffith, daughter of Rev George Griffith, rector of Ardley, Oxon. Watson was a genealogist and largely contributed to the Complete Peerage edited by G. E. Cokayne. He also published regularly in the Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica, 5th series, and the titles included: Margaret de Toeny, Countess of Fife, 1931; The Kymes and their parliamentary barony, 1932; Basset and Grey, 1933; Mary, Countess Marshall, 1933; John and Richard de Haveringe, 1935; William Heroun, Knight, Lord Say, 1936;  The heirs of Ralph de Lanvalay Series , 1938

Reference: Alumni Cantabrigiensis ( Part II, Vol VI, Cambridge, 1954).

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Other Finding Aids

The collection is uncatalogued.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.