Thomas Watson

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Thomas WATSON d.1679

Biographical Note

Described, in his sale catalogue, as a Master of Arts, but not traced in the university lists, there are possible candidates whose later careers are not recorded. Head Master of Charterhouse, 1662-79.


Watson's library was auctioned in London, 8.10.1680. the sale catalogue contains 1104 lots, divided between Latin theology, philosophy, medicine, etc (752 lots), English divinity, history, philosophy, etc (341), and 11 bundles of pamphlets.

Characteristic Markings

None of Watson's books have been identified.


  • Catalogus variorum librorum ... D. Thomas Watson, [London, 1680], ESTC r228133.
  • Charterhouse School, Wikipedia.
  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010 (where the wrong Watson is identified).