Birth: George Watson was born about 1602, based on his
recorded age at death.
Death: He died on January 31, 1688/9, in Plymouth.
Ship: Unknown, 1631
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
Life in New England: George Watson is first found in the
Penobscot region of Maine, involved in the trading post. He testified
about Edward Ashley’s activities on July 19, 1631. He was described as a
mariner, or seaman, in a number of records and owned, or partly-owned, a
“barque” in 1653. His inventory included the third part of a boat. His
name was included in the 1633 list of freemen, but it is unclear when he
was admitted. He served on many juries and on several committees. He
was a Plymouth constable in 1660, 1666, and 1672 and was a selectman in
1666 and 1667.
Family: George Watson married Phoebe Hicks by about 1636
in Plymouth and had seven children. She died on May 22, 1663, in
Children of George and Phoebe Watson: