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Roy John WATSON, b. 1880 Southport, Lancs.; son of John Sadlier WATSON, teacher of music (d. 1898) & Mary GLOVER, school proprietress; 1898 to Africa; to Falklands; 1901 at Ea. Mata Grande, Santa Cruz; business partner Joaquín Gordoniz; assisted by brothers Charles Woods WATSON (m. Jessie ATKINS) and Claude Robert WATSON; 1914 family moved to Worthing, Sussex; 1926 family returned to Santa Cruz; at Ea. Rincón Grande; d. 1967; bur. Puerto Santa Cruz

m. 1904 Pto. Santa Cruz

Isidora ARBILLA, b. 1881 Chascomús, Arg; dtr. of Spanish immigrants; d. 1965; bur. Puerto Santa Cruz


1. María Ester, b. 1905; m. 1930 Francisco NEGRO; d. 1994
2. Elvira, b. 1906 (see below)
3. Carlos David, b. 1908; m. 1933 Diva FILGUEIRA; d. 1993
4. Gladys Eva, b. 1910; m. 1934 Andrés HORTELOUP
5. Roy Lionel; b. 1918; m. 1952 Mary FRASER; d. 1987


John DOHERTY, b. 1895 San Andrés de Giles, Prov. Buenos Aires; son of Peter DOHERTY & Anne FARRELL (both born Co. Longford, Ireland); to Trelew; (later, Santa Cruz) Ea. Rincón Grande; d. 1963; bur. Río Gallegos

m. 1929 Pto. Santa Cruz

Elvira WATSON, b. 1906; dtr. of Roy John WATSON & Isidora ARBILLA (see above); d. 1971; bur. Río Gallegos


1. Hilda Daphne, b. 1931; m. Pablo Oscar Felipe BORELLI (Tito)
2. Stella Monica, b. 1933; m1. Carlos Roberto BEHERAN (Charlie); m2. 1965 Roy NEGRO; d.2003
3. Eileen Margarita, b. 1934; educated St. Hilda's, Bs. As.; m. 1955 Carlos Enrique HEESCH, Ea. Bella Vista Bitsch; 3 children
4. Bertha Patricia (Patsy), b. 1938; m. Alejandro Alfredo BEHERAN (Alec); d. 1992

1. "Los Watson Arbilla", Suplemento Dominical, "La Opinión Austral", XII-2004
2. "Los Watson, Negro, Doherty y Horteloup", Suplemento Dominical, "La Opinión Austral", XII-2004
3. "Historia de la familia Doherty de la Argentina", private publication, Alfredo M. Doherty, 1991
Thanks: Eileen Doherty (III-2012)
Last updated: 5-XII-2012