Robert Dighton Jnr - D10764

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt
by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
published August 1803
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Portraits in Profile: the Dighton Family

Robert Dighton Jnr 1786-1865

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Sir Brook Watson (1735-1807), published 1803

Merchant and official. Orphaned as a child in 1741, he initially went to sea but lost his leg to a shark in Havana.

He then served in the army as a commissary and was a member of the original committee of Lloyds in 1772, later serving for ten years as its chairman. He was also MP for the City of London from 1784 to 1793 and became Lord Mayor of London in 1796.

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