James Watson Scotland Jamaica

Biography of James Watson

James Watson matriculated at the University in 1820. He was the eldest son of James, of Johnstone, Renfrew.

Watson took a theological course in the United Secession Hall, and shortly thereafter he joined the Scottish Missionary Society. In 1827 Watson went to serve as a missionary at Lucea and Green Island, Jamaica. He ministered in Jamaica for over 40 years, during which time he was also involved in establishing Presbyterian schools.

Watson died at 112 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, on 17 May 1873, aged 74.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


James Watson
Born 1799.
Died 17 May 1873.
GU Degree: Arts, 1820;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: clergy; missionaries
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1820
Record last updated: 16th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, No Region
Place of Birth

Scotland Scotland, Edinburgh
Place of Death

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student