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Catherine Ann Cattanach

F, #3597, b. 20 May 1854, d. 22 February 1900
Last Edited: 12 Aug 2020
Stone in Forfar Cemetery reads: erected by Thomas Findlay and his family in memory of Catherine Catanach his wife who died 22nd Feby 1900 in her 46th year. The above Thomas Findlay died 8th Feb 1918 aged 77 years.


Father*: John Cattanach b. c 1825, d. 28 Jul 1869
Mother*: Isabella McGregor b. c 1830, d. 23 Sep 1919
  • Birth*: Catherine Ann Cattanach was born on 20 May 1854 at Aberlemno, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1,2
  • She was the daughter of John Cattanach and Isabella McGregor.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Catherine Ann Cattanach married Thomas Findlay, son of Robert Findlay and Agnes Grant, on 21 December 1877 at Cotterdrum of Balgavies, Aberlemno, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1877 marriages in the parish of Aberlmeno in the county of Forfar; 1877 on the twenty-first day of December at Cotterdrum of Balgavies after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Thomas Findlay ploughman bachelor, 33, 29 Hill Street Montrose, Robert Findlay ... and plough wright (dec) Agnes Findlay ms Grant (dec); Catherine Catanach domestic servant sprinster, 24, Cotterdrum of Balgavies parish of Aberlemno, John Catanach crofter and blacksmith (dec) Isabel Catanach ms McGregor; P Milligan minister of Guthrie, William Angus, Alexander Findlay witnesses.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Catherine Ann Cattanach died on 22 February 1900 at age 45 from MI.
  • Married Name: As of 21 December 1877, her married name was Findlay.3

Census & Directory Entries

Spouse3 April 1881She was listed in the household of Thomas Findlay in the 1881 census at Newton Farm Cottage, Stracathro, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Thomas Findlay, head, mar, 34, ploughman, Strachan Kincardine; Catherine Findlay, wife, mar, 26, Aberlemno. Robert Findlay and Isabella Findlay were also listed in the household.4


Thomas Findlay b. 1840, d. 8 Feb 1918


Robert Findlay+ b. 7 Mar 1878, d. 28 Apr 1961
Isabella Findlay b. c 1880


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS [Aug 2007].
  2. [S40] From LW [Sept 2007].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory Marriage Aberlemno 1877, ref 269/00 0015 image held [Aug 2007].
  4. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL film 0203499 GRO ref vol 320 enumdist 2 page 2; [Aug 2007].