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Mary Catanach Wightman

F, #3652, b. 23 December 1863, d. 23 November 1958
  • Birth*: Mary Catanach Wightman was born on 23 December 1863 at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Alexander Wightman and Mary Cattanach.
  • Married Name: As of 1889, her married name was Beith.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Mary Catanach Wightman married Duncan Beith in 1889 at Coburg or Ballarat?, Victoria, Australia; She married Duncan
    BEITH128 1889 in Coburg or Ballarat?, Victoria129, son of Duncan BEITH and Mary GORDON. He was born 08 Oct 1860
    in 97 Regent Street, Greenoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland130, and died 13 Oct 1923 in Bay Road, Sandringham, Victoria,

    Marriage Notes for Mary WIGHTMAN and Duncan BEITH:
    No image or record available. The original record is missing from the register (BDM Victoria).
    On the Certificate of Death of Duncan BEITH it states they were married in Coburg. MARY's Certificate of Death states they were married in Ballarat.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Mary Catanach Wightman died on 23 November 1958 at 2 Fernhill Road North, Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, at age 94 DEATH 1958
    Deaths in the District of Melbourne, Victoria. Registered by Hugh Thomas HERNAN.
    Mary Catanach BEITH (Home Duties). Widow of Duncan BEITH. Died 23 November 1958 at 2 Fernhill Road, North,
    Sandringham, City of Sandringham, County of Bourke. Usual Residence: 2 Fernhill Road North, Sandringham, City of
    Sandringham, County of Bourke. Aged 94. Born Arbroath, Scotland. Daughter of Alexander WIGHTMAN and Mary
    WIGHTMAN formerly CATANACH. Occupation unknown. Resided 69 years in Victoria. Married aged 25 to Duncan BEATH at Ballarat, Victoria. Cause: Coronary Occlusion (2 - 3 hours). Thrombosis Left Leg (6 weeks). Bronchopneumonia (6
    weeks). Certified by Dr. A. McHAFFIE who saw deceased 23 November 1958. Burial 25 November 1958 New Ballarat
    Cemetery, certified by M. LONG , Undertaker. Name of religion of Minister or witnesses of burial: E. BULL and A. DAVIS.
    Issue in order of birth:
    Duncan 68 years
    Gordon 64 years
    Mary Catanach 62 years (Twin)
    Alexander Wightman 62 years (Twin)
    Gladys deceased
    Marjorie 58 years
    Malcolm McEachran 54 years
    Kenneth deceased (from Lee Walmsley Sept 2007.)
Last Edited: 13 Dec 2016


Father*: Alexander Wightman b. 3 Dec 1830, d. 12 Mar 1870
Mother*: Mary Cattanach b. c 1825, d. 17 Dec 1879


Duncan Beith b. 8 Oct 1860, d. 13 Oct 1923


Duncan Beith+ b. 21 Feb 1890
Gordon Beith b. 29 Jun 1894, d. 15 Feb 1984
Alexander Wightman Beith b. 6 Apr 1896, d. 1980
Mary Catanach Beith b. 6 Apr 1896, d. 1978
Gladys Beith b. 1899, d. 1934
Marjorie Beith+ b. 1901
Malcolm McEachran Beith b. 1904, d. 1976
Kenneth McGregor Beith b. 1906, d. 1943


  1. [S40] From LW [Sept 2007].
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), [Sept 2007].