Watson, Thomas

Master mariner and harbour pilot who received a land grant at Watsons Bay in 1835. He raised the first tribute to Captain James Cook at Liverpool and the first statue in Australia to Cook at Randwick. He was superintendent of Macquarie Lighthouse and made the newspapers in 1841 when he, in his schooner 'Essington', rescued a boy called Forbes allegedly held captive for 16 years by 'the Savages of Timor'.

Milestone
Born
Deptford, England
1795
Died
Randwick, Sydney
05 Oct 1879
Buried
07 Oct 1879
Occupation
Position
1822
Property
Owner of
1828 - 1840
Owner of
1869 - 1879
Relationship
Patron
1874