Watson, John


D.D. 27.3.1896.


Born 3.11.1850 only son of John Watson, H.M.C.S. [Her Majesty's Civil Service.] [Civil Servant].


Studied at Edinburgh University - M.A. 1870.

Licensed in the Free Church 1875.

Free Church minister Logiealmond 1875-1877. Free St Matthew’s, Glasgow 1877-1880. Sefton Park Presbyterian Church, Liverpool 1880 - 1905. [Minister]

Published novels etc under name ‘Ian MacLaren’ e.g. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush (London: Hodder & Stoughton., 1895); The Days of Auld Lang Syne (New York: Dodd, Meand & Co., 1896); Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1896); Afterwards and Other Stories (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1898); Rabbi Saunderson (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1896); Young Barbarians (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1906); Graham of Claverhouse (London: John Murray, 1908).


Died 6.5.1907.