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Thomas Findlay

M, #3884, b. 1840, d. 8 February 1918
Last Edited: 12 Aug 2020
Stone in Forfar Cemetery reads: erected by Thomas Findaly and his family in memory of Catheine Catanach his wife who died 22nd Feby 1900 in her 46th year. The above Thomas Findlay died 8th Feb 1918 aged 77 years.


Father*: Robert Findlay b. c 1792, d. 15 Jan 1869
Mother*: Agnes Grant b. c 1794, d. b 1869
  • Birth*: Thomas Findlay was born in 1840 at Kincardineshire, Scotland, .1
  • He was the son of Robert Findlay and Agnes Grant.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Thomas Findlay married Catherine Ann Cattanach, daughter of John Cattanach and Isabella McGregor, 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.2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Thomas Findlay died on 8 February 1918 from MI.

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household6 June 1841Thomas Findlay was listed in the 1841 census at Larchmore, Strachan, Kincardineshire, Scotland, . Findlay, Robert, m, 47, wright, Kincardineshire; Agnes, f, 42, Kincardineshire; Findlay, Thomas, m, 9m, Kincardinshire.1
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Catherine Ann Cattanach 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; also in the household were Robert Findlay and Isabella Findlay.3


Catherine Ann Cattanach b. 20 May 1854, d. 22 Feb 1900


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


  1. [S13] Website FreeCEN UK Census Online Project (http://www.freecen.org.uk/) ref SCT1841/268, Strachan, Kincardineshire, enumdist 2 folio 2 page 7 [Aug 2007].
  2. [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].
  3. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL film 0203499 GRO ref vol 320 enumdist 2 page 2; [Aug 2007].