18?? - ????
Thomas was Calum's and Jamie's great great
great great great grandfather.
Little is known of Thomas, except that in 1867 he
was listed as a farmer on his daughter Eliza's wedding entry in the marriage register. He may have been based in Killowen,
where his daughter was based at the time. It is not yet known who Thomas' wife was.
(Another person is listed on the form who is believed
to be a relative, although the relationship is not clear - this is a William McLaughlin,
perhaps a brother or uncle to Eliza.)
CHILDREN of THOMAS McLAGHLIN and (UNKNOWN):
b: 18?? d: ????
Eliza was Calum's and Jamie's great great great great grandmother
- see below.
abt 1847 - aft 21/8/1902
Elizabeth was Calum's and Jamie's four times great grandmother.
Elizabeth (Eliza) McLaughlin married William Watton, a 20 year old servant (son of William Watton), on December 7th 1867, in the registry office of
Coleraine. Eliza was the daughter of farmer Thomas McLaughlin, but from the town's Waterside district
in Killowen parish; William was from Castletoodry, Killowen. Because Eliza was aged 20, she had to obtain a special license
for the wedding from the registrar, William Young. The witnesses to the marriage were William McLaughlin
(a relative of Eliza) and Robert Mitchell. At the time of the wedding, William was working as a labourer.
In the 1901 census, Eliza was listed at McCandless Street in north Belfast, in Shankill ward, parish of Shankill. She
was 45, from County Londonderry, and could read and write. Husband William was a 47 year old gardener, could read and write,
was Church of Ireland by way of religion, married and born in County Antrim. Also present were 17 year old son Willie
Watton, a catch boy in ship building, and 13 year old daughter Edith Watton, a scholar. Both Willie
and Edith were born in Derry and could read and write (Source: National Archives of Ireland, 1901 census).
William died on 21 AUG 1902 and was buried in City Cemetery two days later. Eliza placed a notice in the intimations
column of the Belfast Newsletter:
WATTON - August 21, at his residence, 9, Hartwell Street, Belfast, William,
the beloved husband of Eliza Watton. Funeral to City Cemetery, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon, at two o' clock. ELIZA WATTON
It is not yet known when Eliza passed away.
CHILDREN of ELIZABETH McLAUGHLIN and WILLIAM WATTON:
b: 27/9/1868 d: 14/11/1868
Cochrane McLaughlin Watton
b: 13/11/1872 d: 19??
Calum's and Jamie's three times great grandfather -
see Watton page.
b: 30/1/1875 d: 1946
William Thomas Watton
b: 6/6/1877 d: Jun-Sep 1879
b: 21/7/1879 d: aft 27/3/1919
Mary Jane Watton
William Reid Watton
b: 20/12/1883 d: 6/6/1972
Sarah Robinson Watton
Connecting to Calum and Jamie
Elizabeth McLaughlin married William Watton
prior to 1872.
Son, Cochrane McLaughlin Watton, married Elizabeth Holmes in 1900.
Daughter, Annie Evelyn Leslie Watton married
William McKeever Smyth in 1920.
Daughter, Martha Jane Elisabeth Watton Smyth, married Ernest Graham in 1943
Charlotte Harper Graham, married Colin Paton in 1969
Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in
Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton