Mary’s grandfather was a linen weaver and her grandfather a factory overseer in the jute mills. Mary’s father Alexander Thomson Watt was a master butcher with two shops in Dundee.   The family were members and (ordained)* being checked for meaning in the Catholic Apostolic Church Dundee (now St Mary Magdalene’s, at the foot of the ‘Conschie Brae’). Elizabeth Mary was born in 1885. She painted china, drew fairy pictures, portraits and landscapes. Her watercolours of Ardnamurchan are particularly admirable. She was a renowned member of the ‘Glasgow Girls’ and exhibited until her death in 1954.  She was therefore a contemporary of Anne MacBeth, Jessie M King and others,  and a close friend of Hesse Schotz (sister of Benno Schotz) with whom she shared a studio in Glasgow.