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Watson, Robert (1746?–1838), revolutionary and adventurer, was born in Elgin. A Robert Watson, son of a horse hirer, Robert Watson, and his wife, Catherine Demster, was baptized there on 29 June 1746, but at his death in 1838 Watson was described as eighty-eight years old. Throughout his life ...


Robert Watson (1746?–1838) by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein, 1817 in the collection of the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland