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William Cathcart of England - Pioneer at Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
Posted by: Vincent MacNeil (ID *****2761) Date: June 13, 2004 at 07:13:09
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Hello everyone,
All of the Cathcarts of Cape Breton likely descend from William. His name appears as Catgut in early records. It later became Cathcart. Anyone connected?
Vince MacNeil

First Generation
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1. William Cathcart "Catgut". Born abt 1775 in England. William died in Lingan, Nova Scotia aft 1838, he was 63. Occupation: soldier in RNIR , farmer.

On 29 Oct 1801 when William was 26, he married Bridget Lee, daughter of Thomas Lee, in Saint George's Anglican Church, Sydney. Born abt 1776 in Nova Scotia.

They had the following children:
              i.       Nancy. Born abt 7 Apr 1802 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

       2       ii.       Matthew (~1804->1881)
              iii.       Daughter.

              iv.       Daughter.

       3       v.       Michael (~1813-1887)
       4       vi.       Ann (~1814-1863)
       5       vii.       Margaret (~1815-)
              viii.       Elizabeth. Born abt 1818 in Lingan, Nova Scotia. Occupation: housekeeper.

       6       ix.       Mary (1820-)


Second Generation
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2. Matthew Cathcart. Born abt 1804 in Lingan, Nova Scotia. Matthew died in Lingan, Nova Scotia aft 1881, he was 77. Occupation: farmer. Religion: Roman Catholic.

On 16 Feb 1836 when Matthew was 32, he first married Catherine "Kate" Doyle, daughter of Maurice Doyle & Bridget, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sydney. Born abt 1811 in Nova Scotia.

They had the following children:
       7       i.       Annie (~1838-)
       8       ii.       Elizabeth "Betsy" (~1841->1917)
       9       iii.       William (~1842-1916)
              iv.       Catherine. Born abt May 1842 in Lingan, Nova Scotia. Catherine died in Lingan, Nova Scotia on 14 Jan 1864, she was 21.

              v.       Sarah. Born abt 1848 in Lingan, Nova Scotia.

              vi.       Joanna. Born abt Nov 1848 in Lingan, Nova Scotia.

              vii.       John. Born abt 30 Mar 1850 in Lingan, Nova Scotia.

              viii.       Caroline. Born abt May 1851 in Lingan, Nova Scotia.

              ix.       Margaret. Born abt 1852 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Margaret died in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on 24 May 1889, she was 37.

       10       x.       Michael (~1854-)
              xi.       Thomas. Born abt 1857 in Lingan, Nova Scotia. Thomas died in Lingan, Nova Scotia on 9 Dec 1877, he was 20.


Matthew second married Elizabeth Mahon. Born abt 1842.

They had one child:
              i.       Elizabeth. Born abt 20 Dec 1858 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


3. Michael Cathcart. Born abt 1813 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Michael died in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on 31 Oct 1887, he was 74. Occupation: farmer. Religion: Roman Cathloic.

Michael first married Ellen Hall.

They had one child:
       11       i.       Mary (~1837-)

abt 1846 when Michael was 33, he second married Mary Walsh, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1826 in Ireland. Mary died aft 1901, she was 75.

They had the following children:
              i.       Mary. Born abt Sep 1847 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

       12       ii.       Bridget (~1847-)
              iii.       Margaret. Born abt Apr 1849 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              iv.       Ann. Born abt Nov 1851 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              v.       Michael. Born abt Oct 1852 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

       13       vi.       Catherine "Kate" (1853-1916)
       14       vii.       William (1855-)
              viii.       James. Born abt Sep 1857 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              ix.       Ellen. Born in Oct 1859 in Lingan, Nova Scotia.

Ellen married Robert Campbell.

              x.       Patrick. Born on 8 Apr 1860 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              xi.       Theresa. Born abt 24 Nov 1862 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              xii.       Michael. Born on 4 Apr 1865 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              xiii.       Bernard Barnaby. Born on 15 Dec 1868 in Lingan, Nova Scotia.


4. Ann Cathcart. Born abt 1814. Ann died in Low Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on 27 May 1863, she was 49.

On 17 Jan 1840 when Ann was 26, she married Thomas Doyle, son of Maurice Doyle & Bridget, in Sacred Heart Church, Sydney, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1813 in Low Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

They had one child:
              i.       Maurice. Born abt 1846 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.


5. Margaret Cathcart. Born abt 1815 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

abt 1842 when Margaret was 27, she married Daniel "Little Dan" McGillivray, son of John McGillivray & Mary Oram, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born on 14 Feb 1814. Daniel "Little Dan" died on 21 Feb 1891, he was 77.

They had the following children:
              i.       Jane. Born abt 1843.

              ii.       Francis. Born abt 1845.

              iii.       John. Born abt 1846.

              iv.       Margaret. Born in Feb 1849.

              v.       Donald Daniel. Born abt 25 May 1851.

              vi.       Patrick. Born on 19 Mar 1853.


6. Mary Cathcart. Born in Jul 1820 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

abt 1841 when Mary was 20, she married James Quinn, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born on 13 Sep 1820 in Ireland.

They had the following children:
              i.       Catherine. Born abt 1842 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 24 Feb 1868 when Catherine was 26, she married John Ryan, son of John Ryan & Mary Neil, in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1839 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

       15       ii.       William (~1845-)
              iii.       Margaret. Born in May 1847.

              iv.       Barnabus "Bernard". Born abt Jun 1848 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 18 Nov 1872 when Barnabus "Bernard" was 24, he married Mary Ann Ryan, daughter of Patrick Ryan & MacDonald, in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1848 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

              v.       Mary. Born abt 1850.

              vi.       Bridget. Born on 20 May 1853.

              vii.       Ann. Born on 6 Feb 1858.

              viii.       John. Born on 20 Jun 1859.

              ix.       Mary Margaret. Born abt 1863.

              x.       Elizabeth. Born on 2 Mar 1865.

              xi.       Catherine. Born on 24 Feb 1868.

              xii.       James. Born on 27 Jul 1868 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.



Third Generation
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7. Annie Cathcart. Born abt 1838 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 13 Oct 1868 when Annie was 30, she married John Quinn, son of Richard Quinn & Margaret, in Little Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1833 in Low Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

They had the following children:
              i.       James (1871-)
              ii.       Thomas (1873-)

8. Elizabeth "Betsy" Cathcart. Born abt 1841 in Lingan, Nova Scotia. Elizabeth "Betsy" died aft 1917, she was 76. Religion: Roman Catholic.

On 25 Feb 1862 when Elizabeth "Betsy" was 21, she first married John Tye, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sydney. Born abt 1840 in Dover, England. John died in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1866, he was 26.

They had the following children:
              i.       James "Jack" (1863-1946)
              ii.       Charlotte (1865-~1968)
              iii.       John (1866-)

On 21 Sep 1869 when Elizabeth "Betsy" was 28, she second married James MacLeod, son of Alex MacLeod & Jane Stubbard, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sydney. Born abt 1846 in Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. James died in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia aft 1917, he was 71.

They had the following children:
              i.       Alexander (1870-1873)
              ii.       Matthew (1872-)
              iii.       Alexander (~1874-)
              iv.       Caroline (1877-)
              v.       Thomas F. (1880-)
              vi.       Mary (1881-)

9. William Cathcart. Born abt 1842 in Lingan, Nova Scotia. William died in Bridgeport, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on 16 Mar 1916, he was 74. Occupation: miner.

abt 1869 when William was 27, he married Isabella McCoy, daughter of Neil McCoy & Mary MacLean, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1848.

They had the following children:
              i.       Mathew (~1870-)
              ii.       Allan (1871-)
              iii.       Thomas (~1873-)
              iv.       John (~1880-)
              v.       Levina (~1880-)
              vi.       Thomas (~1882-)
              vii.       Katie (~1884-)

10. Michael Cathcart. Born abt May 1854 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 27 Jan 1885 when Michael was 30, he married Mary Murphy, daughter of John Murphy & Elizabeth Margaret "Margaret" Brown, in Low Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 27 May 1860 in Low Point, Nova Scotia.

They had the following children:
              i.       Bernadette (~1885-)
              ii.       Josephine
              iii.       Thomas
              iv.       James
              v.       Margaret

11. Mary Cathcart. Born abt 1837 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 17 May 1864 when Mary was 27, she married Francis Gleeson, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1827.

They had the following children:
              i.       Thomas F. (~1868-)
              ii.       Cela (~1873-)
              iii.       Ella (~1876-)
              iv.       Mary A.

12. Bridget Cathcart. Born abt 1847 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 29 Nov 1873 when Bridget was 26, she married John Burke, son of Nicholas Burke & Mary Young, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1851 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

They had the following children:
              i.       Leonard (~1887-)
              ii.       Edward Charles (1874-)
              iii.       Wilfred (~1876-)
              iv.       Ignatiuse "Nicolas" (~1880-)
              v.       Michael (~1881-)
              vi.       Mary Alice (~1883-)
              vii.       William James (~1884-)
              viii.       Bridget Euphrasa (~1885-)
              ix.       Michael Joseph (~1886-)
              x.       Helene Beatrice (~1888-)
              xi.       Donnitella Mary (~1889-)

13. Catherine "Kate" Cathcart. Born in Nov 1853 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Catherine "Kate" died in Bridgeport, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia on 17 Mar 1916, she was 62.

On 10 Aug 1895 when Catherine "Kate" was 41, she married Cornelius Neville, son of UNNAMED, in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1869.

They had the following children:
              i.       Mary (1896-)
              ii.       Hilda Alice (1897-)

14. William Cathcart. Born on 9 Oct 1855 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

William first married Mary. Mary died on 23 Aug 1887.

They had the following children:
              i.       Barney (1884-)
              ii.       Mary (1888-)

On 19 Nov 1888 when William was 33, he second married Mary Browner, daughter of Cornelius Browner & Mary, in Low Point, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1864 in Bridgeport, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

They had one child:
              i.       Clara (1890-)

15. William Quinn. Born abt 1845 in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

On 10 Nov 1869 when William was 24, he married Susan Murphy, daughter of Michael Murphy & Catherine Shaugnessey, in Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Born abt 1849 in George's River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

They had one child:
              i.       Elizabeth (1870-)


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