June, 10, 1816.
September 1880, at his home, 9 Endsleigh Gardens, London, England.
Watson is remembered primarily as a publisher and book seller at Nesbitt & Company of London. Upon the death of James Nesbitt, Watson became the senior partner.
In 1839, Watson went to Kelso, Scotland, where Horatius Bonar inducted him as a church elder. Watson returned to Regent Square and was a well known elder during the ministries of Dr. Hamilton and John Dykes. He also wrote music for hymns, some of which was published.
Watson’s wife was Mary Trimmer. He was a member of board of the Marylebone of London School from 1870 until his death.