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Abigail Watson (1685—1752) Quaker minister

Albert Watson (1828—1904) classical scholar and college head

Alexandra Mary Chalmers Watson (1872—1936) medical practitioner and head of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

Andrew Watson (c. 1857—1902)

Anthony Watson (c. 1557—1605) bishop of Chichester

Arthur Ernest Watson (1880—1969) journalist and newspaper editor

Billy Watson (1866—1945)

Bobby Watson

Caroline Watson (1761—1814) printmaker

Charles Watson (1714—1757) naval officer

Charles Watson Mitchell (1861—1918) pugilist

Charles Watson Warrell (1889—1995) headmaster and writer

Christopher Watson (c. 1546—1580) historian and translator

Claire Watson (1927—1986)

Clyde Watson (b. 1947)

Colin Watson (1920—1982)

Dale Watson (b. 1962)

David Meredith Seares Watson (1886—1973) palaeontologist

David Watson (1710—1756) translator

David Watson (c. 1713—1761) military surveyor and engineer

David Watson (1859—1943) Church of Scotland minister and social reformer

David Watson Stevenson (1842—1904) sculptor

Doc Watson

Dr Watson

Durbin–Watson test

E. Lacon Watson (1865—1948)

Edith Mary Watson (1888—1966) suffragist and police officer

Edward Watson (b. 1976)

Edward Watson Short (1912)

Elementary, my dear Watson


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An unfinished novel by J. Austen, written some time between 1804 and 1807.

The story largely concerns the unremitting efforts of Emma Watson's three sisters to get themselves married. Emma, a pretty, sensible girl, has been brought up by a well‐to‐do aunt. She returns to her family, who live in genteel poverty in a Surrey village, where she is surrounded by people in every way inferior to herself. Even her good‐natured sister Elizabeth is as intent on a good match as her unpleasant sisters Margaret and Penelope. The other principal characters are Lady Osborne, handsome and dignified; her son, Lord Osborne, a fine but cold young man; Mr Howard, a gentlemanly clergyman; and Tom Musgrave, a cruel and hardened flirt. The author left no hint as to the future course of events.

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Jane Austen (1775—1817) novelist