Mrs. Alexander Watson. Another old. well-known colonist died at an early hour this morning, namely, Mrs. Matilda Watson (widow of the late Mr. Alexander Watson), at her residence, North Head, Devonport. Mrs. Watson was born at Rough Forta, near Belfast, Ireland, in 1834?(date not clear) She arrived in Auckland in the ship Portland in 1863, and resided in New Zealand ever since that date. Mrs. Watson was a sister of the late John and James Dickey, who carried on an ironmongery business for many years in Queen Street. Her death was somewhat sudden, as Mrs. Watson had enjoyed good health until quite recently. Almost three weeks ago she was attacked by influenza, while on a visit to Sydney, and although her return was postponed for some days, she had a relapse on the steamer Maheno on her way to Auckland. After arrival last Sunday, Mrs. Watson suddenly became worse yesterday, and passed away peacefully at an early hour this morning. The deceased is survived by her son (Mr. Watson), her nephews (Mcssns. John, William. James, and Samuel? (hard to read) Dickey), and her nieces (Mrs. Munro, of Sydney. Mrs. Klemmer, Mrs. Cosser, and Mrs. McNab, all of Waitara.