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date: 19 October 2019

Watt, Robertlocked

(1761x8–1794)
  • Bob Harris

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Watt, Robert (1761x8–1794), wine merchant and conspirator, was the illegitimate son of a 'respectable gentleman', and was brought up by a succession of guardians. He was educated at the Perth Academy, and moved about 1785 to Edinburgh to seek his fortune. Following a period as a clerk, and a failed attempt to forge a literary career, ...

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