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Margaret Watson, née Brown (1774–1850)

Photo credit: Scottish Borders Council

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Margaret Watson, née Brown, was the wife of the woollen manufacturer William Watson (1772–1843). Her husband's portrait was painted by Robert Allan in the same year.

Borders Textile Towerhouse







H 88 x W 68.8 cm

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donated to Hawick Museum by the Lindsay-Watson family, 2005

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1. signed R. Allan 1831 2. Margaret Watson (nee Brown) 1774-1850 Wife of William Watson Woollen Manufacturer Donated to Hawick Museum by Lindsay-Watson Family 2005


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Borders Textile Towerhouse

1 Tower Knowe, Hawick, Scottish Borders TD9 9EN Scotland

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