Bernard, William Watson

Birth Name Bernard, William Watson
Gender male
Age at Death less than 91 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1859 Lot 19, Prince Edward Island no date of birth on his baptismal record in 1859; age 22 in 1881
Baptism September 11, 1859 St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island  
Death before 1950   do not know date; not named in brother's obit


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bernard, Alexander
Mother Mann, Amelia
    Sister     Bernard, Margaret Jane
    Sister     Bernard, Catherine Helen
         Bernard, William Watson
    Sister     Bernard, Rachel Adeline
    Sister     Bernard, Eliza Baker
    Brother     Bernard, Russel George
    Brother     Bernard, James Alexander Cameron
    Brother     Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid
Father Bernard, Alexander
Stepmother Graham, Catherine
    Half-brother     Bernard, John
    Half-brother     Bernard, Daniel


Watson was born about 1859.

Watson was a tailor. His last appearances were in the 1881 census, and in his father's will in 1890.

Watson was not named as a surviving brother in family obituaries. It is possible he went to the States with other siblings.

name: William Watson Barnard
event: Baptism, event date: 11 Sep 1859
event place: , Prince Edward Island
father: Alexander Barnard, mother: Amelia Barnard
Citing this Record: "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Jan 2013), William Watson Barnard, 1859.

Family can be found under BARNARD in the 1881 census:
name: Watson Barnard
age: 22y, calculated birth year: 1859
birthplace: Prince Edward Island
occupation: Tailor
ethnic origin: English, religion: Ch. of Eng.
head of household: Alexandre Barnard
census place: Lot 19, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
film number: 1375798
library and archives canada film number: C-13162
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Alexandre Barnard M 70y Prince Edward Island
Amelia Barnard F 57y Prince Edward Island
Watson Barnard M 22y Prince Edward Island
Catherine Barnard F 20y Prince Edward Island
Adline Barnard F 18y Prince Edward Island
Russel Barnard M 16y Prince Edward Island
Cameron Barnard M 14y Prince Edward Island
Herbert Barnard M 12y Prince Edward Island
Citing this Record: "Canada Census, 1881," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Jan 2013), Watson Barnard in household of Alexandre Barnard, Lot 19, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

It looks like he was listed twice in this census, Watson Bernard, age 18, Church of England living with the family of John McKenzie, tailor.






  1. Bernard, Alexander
    1. Mann, Amelia
      1. Bernard, Margaret Jane
      2. Bernard, Catherine Helen
      3. Bernard, William Watson
      4. Bernard, Rachel Adeline
      5. Bernard, Eliza Baker
      6. Bernard, Russel George
      7. Bernard, James Alexander Cameron
      8. Bernard, Richard Herbert Reid