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John Williams Watson                         1780-1814
John was born on 13 January 1780, the son of David Watson and Mary Dixon, in London. He was named after his father's uncle John Williams.
  John was a battalion commander with the 31st Regiment at Talavera, July 27-28, 1809, and is mentioned in despatches (Spain). He was awarded a gold medal and promoted to lieutenant-colonel.
  On December 6, 1810 he succeeded Lt-Col Proponthieu as the commander of Dillon's Regiment. Dillon's was founded in 1653 as a French regiment by Sir James Dillon, and soon became legendary, fighting at famous 18th-century battles such as Fontenoy and Lanfeld. The regiment surrendered to the British in 1793 and was taken onto their strength as the 101st Irish Regiment, or Dillon's (Duke of York's) Irish Regiment of Foot (regiments could have several names).
  This was a "Black Cockade", or mercenary outfit, the officers tending to hang on to their rank as long as possible as there would be little or no half-pay or pension. The regiment was regarded as unreliable due to the large number of desertions, but Dillon's fought well in Portugal, at Elba, and on the East coast of Spain.   In February 1811 Lt-Col Watson was presented at the court of King George III, and on February 12, 1813, in London, he drew up his will.
  In late Novovember 1813, in Minorca, Ann Elizabeth died after three days illness.On January 20, 1814 John Williams Watson resigned from the Army while on the outskirts of Tarragona, and two days later he was dead. He was 34. Dillon's would fight at Tarragona in April, then at Barcelona and Gerona, and would be disbanded in December 1814.
  John's will was proved in London on May 10, 1814

Ann Elizabeth Nash                             1776-1813
Ann was born 11 October 1776, the daughter of Andrew Nash and Augusta Neunburg, in London. She was the niece of George Vander Neunburg, and also Lydia Watson (David Watson's sister). The reason they were married in Stamford Baron, was that her uncle George Vander Neunburg lived there.

There were no children.

Birth of Parents
John Williams Watson b: 13 Jan 1780  c: 11 Feb 1780             St Anne, Soho, London
son of David Watson and Mary Dixon

Ann Elizabeth Nash b: 11 Oct 1776  c: 2 Nov 1776       St. Martins-in-the-Fields, London
daughter of Andrew Nash and Augusta Neunburg

Apr 1802
John Williams Watson
Ann Elizabeth Nash
St Martin's, Stamford
Captain, 76th Foot

John Williams Watson Died 22 Jan 1814  Tarragona, Spain

Ann Elizabeth (Nash) Watson Died 23 Nov 1813  Minorca (Balearic Islands), Spain

SPECIAL THANKS  to John Stewart, a descendant of Capt. William Dixon, R.A, for the details provided above.