WATSON, ELISABETH (married LESLIE [SSNE 8337]
- First name
- ELISABETH (married LESLIE, THOMSON)
Elisabeth Watson was born in 1590, the daughter of Johann Watson [SSNE 8335] and Elisabeth Agnes [SSNE 8336]. She got married to Peter Leslie [SSNE 8334] in Narva a few months before he was accepted as a citizen in Narva on 11 May 1614. The marriage didn‘t last very long as Peter Leslie died in Dorpat on 5 December 1617. A house he had bought in Narva‘s old town was now passed on to his son (still in his minority) whose name remains unknown.
Around 1620, the widow Elisabeth remarried in Dorpat with the merchant Wilhelm Thomson [SSNE 8337] († 1654), a Scot who was born in Dumfries. Keeping book of all her gifts, the bride‘s mother, the widow Elisabeth Agnes, neatly noted in a bridal registry her wedding present for daughter and son-in-law, consisting of ten barrels of beer. Six years after their marriage, the Thomson couple moved their residence to Narva, where the husband acquired citizenship in 1626.
Elizabeth Watson died and was buried in Narva on 27 November 1628. The widower Wilhelm Thomson enjoyed a much longer life in Narva, where he – according to church records – was an active member of the German community, regularly attending communion, the last time on 4 February 1654. Elisabeth had sisters Maria [SSNE 8333] and Catharina [SSNE 8339].
Bunz, Rainer. 2018. Von Leslie – Schottischer Adel in Deutschland und Österreich. Norderstedt: BoD – Book on Demand, pp. 141 f..
This article was written on 18 June 2020 by Rainer Bunz.
- SWEDEN, NARVA
- Arrived 1590-01-01
- Departed 1620-11-27