SON of the first baronet of Earnock, Sir John Watson was born at Glencairn House, Lanarkshire, in 1860. He received his education at Merchiston Castle, Harrow, and Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating B.A. in 1883 and M.A. five years later. Hunting, shooting, tennis, and curling are his amusements, and he has travelled in many lands. In 1893 he married Edith, daughter of W. H. Nott, of Liverpool, and has two sons and a daughter. He succeeded to the baronetcy and estates in 1898.

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