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James Watson (1817 – 5 July 1895) was an English merchant, dairy herdsman and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892.

Watson was born at Birmingham the son of James Watson,of Edgbaston and his wife Mary Spreadborough. Watson was a cheesemonger in Birmingham.[1] In 1875 he purchased Berwick House near Shrewsbury and moved in four years later after extensive reconstruction. There he established one of the first herds of Jersey cows in England.[2] He became a J.P. for the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.[3]

In 1885 Watson was elected Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury and held the seat until 1892.[4]

Watson died at the age of 78.

Watson married Jane Willan in 1856 and they had a daughter Florence.


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Preceded by
Charles Cecil Cotes
Henry Robertson
Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury
Succeeded by
Henry David Greene


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