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Catherine Laing

F, #5849, b. circa 1807, d. 13 May 1859
Last Edited: 27 Aug 2015


Father*: John Laing b. c 1768
Mother*: Mary Nicoll b. c 1770
  • Birth*: Catherine Laing was born circa 1807 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; calc from death reg.1
  • She was the daughter of John Laing and Mary Nicoll.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Catherine Laing married John Findlay spirit dealer, son of John Findlay and Janet Menmuir, on 20 May 1827 at Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, .2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Catherine Laing died on 13 May 1859 at 9 Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Catherine Findlay wife of John Findlay flaxdresser 1859 May 13th 3.10pm 9 Reform Street Montrose, f, 52 years, fath John Laing weaver (dec), moth Mary Laing ms Nicol (dec), dropsy four months as cert by John Burness MD who saw dec May 13th, bur Rosehill cemetery Montrose as cert by Geo Whitley undertaker, inf John Findlay husband, reg 1859 May 20th at Montrose James Hay registrar.3,1
  • Married Name: As of 20 May 1827, her married name was Findlay.
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse John Findlay spirit dealer died on 17 April 1872 at 52 Murraygate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; John Findlay spirit dealer married to Elizabeth McDougall prev to Catherine Laing 1872 April 17th 7h 30m am 52 Murraygate Dundee, m, 64 years, fath John Findlay fisherman (dec), moth Janet Findlay ms Menmuir (dec), apoplexy about 30 hours as cert by J H Miller MD, inf Henry Findlay son present 22 Laing Street, reg 1872 April 17th at Dundee David Scott registrar.3
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: Catherine Laing is commemorated on the headstone erected by John Findlay spirit dealer after 13 May 1859 at Rosehill Cemetery, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads by John Findlay d Dundee 17.4.1872 65, w Cath Laing 13.5.1859 52, s David 5.4.1843 4, s Jas 3.11.1848 1y, s Alex 3.12.1848 3, s Geo drowned at sea 25.3.1858. Henry Findlay d Dundee 12.6.1875 45.4

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household6 June 1841Catherine Laing was listed along with John Findlay spirit dealer in the 1841 census at Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, . John Findlay, 33, flax dresser, Angus; Catharine Findlay, 33, Angus.5
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of John Findlay spirit dealer in the 1851 census at ?? Reform Street, Montrose, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; John Finlay, 44, flaxdresser, Craig, Forfarshire; Catharine Finlay, 44; lodger Susan Tyran, 17, flaxspinner, Montrose.6


John Findlay spirit dealer b. 12 Sep 1807, d. 17 Apr 1872


Mary Findlay+ b. c 1828, d. 7 Aug 1895
Henry Findlay+ b. 1830, d. 12 Jun 1875
Helen Findlay+ b. 1832, d. 4 Aug 1880
Jane Findlay+ b. 19 Jul 1834, d. 23 Mar 1867
Margaret Findlay+ b. 1836, d. 30 Jul 1885
David Findlay b. 1839, d. 5 Apr 1843
George Findlay b. 1840, d. 25 Mar 1858
Robert Findlay+ b. 1843, d. 13 Sep 1904
James Findlay b. 1847, d. 3 Nov 1848
Alexander Findlay b. Sep 1848, d. 3 Dec 1848


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), LDS member submission after 1991.
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS member submission 7006217.
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), [Aug 2005].
  4. [S23] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Seacoast vol 2, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1981) 0 901061 22 0 Angus Monumental Inscriptions pre 1855, vol 2 Angus Seacoast, ed Alison Mitchell 1981 [Oct 2009].
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) confirmed Ancestry CSSCT1841_47-0320 Montrose [Aug 2009].
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) CSSCT1851_68 Montrose [Aug 2009].