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Catherine MATHESON

Female 1812 - 1896  (84 years)


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  • Name Catherine MATHESON 
    • Her gravestone uses the spelling 'Catharine'.
    Born 17 Apr 1812  Inverness, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Notes for biography Health: Catherine was in very delicate health at the time of Donald's death in 1888 (ref : Donald's orbituary in Southern Angus, 1st March 1888, p 3) 
    Notes for biography NOTE: The details of Catherine's parents and siblings are on the website centering on her sister Jessie (www.alexanderandjessiegordon.net) But most information about Catherine herself is held on this Samuel Way website. 
    Died 13 Jun 1896  Strathalbyn, SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I605  Samuel WAY
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 

    Family Donald GOLLAN,   b. 11 Jan 1815, Inverness, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1888, Point Sturt SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1839  Kirkhill, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children of the marriage Donald and Catherine did not have any children themselves. We know this because in Donald's orbituary there is a full list of mourners but no reference to any children, only nephews (ref : Southern Argus, 1st March 1888, p3) and there is no mention of children on her gravestone - or anywhere else.
    However they 'adopted' Catherine's niece, Catherine 'Kitty' Gordon, who was the daughter of Catherine's sister Jessie. Kitty was later to become prominent in Adelaide society - see Kitty's own profile.
     
    Children 
    +1. Catherine Gillon ('Kitty') GORDON,   b. 8 Apr 1854, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1914, 'Montefiore', North Adelaide, SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Foster]
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    WW - Donald Gollan & Catherine Matheson married on 11th January 1839 - Kirkhill Parish
    WW - Donald Gollan & Catherine Matheson married on 11th January 1839 - Kirkhill Parish
    Married of this date, Donald Gollan Teachnuick Parish of Kilmorack to Catherine Matheson at Inchberry Witness William Clark Elder and Thomas Fraser Inchberry
    WW - Donald Gollan & Catherine Matheson - place of marriage in 1839
    WW - Donald Gollan & Catherine Matheson - place of marriage in 1839
    Kirkhill, Inchberry, Teachnuick, Kilmorack, Farlie House

    Stories
    2.23 - Kitty & the Gollans
    2.23 - Kitty & the Gollans
    Why and when did Catherine 'Kitty' Gordon come in to the care of Catherine & Donald Gollan? - v2