Catherine Moffat

Catherine Moffat

Female 1834 - 1895  (61 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Female 
    Born 27 January 1834  Drakemire, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • alt spelling Drakemyre
    Baptism 27 February 1834  Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate Birth 1835  [2
    Census 6 June 1841  Renton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly Coldingham) Page 5-6
      Renton Cottage
      George Moffat 45 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Isabel Moffat 45 Born in Berwickshire
      Alexander Moffat 20 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Margaret Moffat 15 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      Eliza Moffat 15 Ag Lab Born in Berwickshire
      William Moffat 10 Born in Berwickshire
      George Moffat 8 Born in Berwickshire
      Catherine Moffat 5 Born in Berwickshire
    Census 30 March 1851  Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Book 4 Page 10. Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland

      Greenwood
      Isabella Moffat (Clark) Head Widow 58 Retired Berwick, Fogo
      Alexr. Moffat Son Unmarried 31 Railway Labourer Berwick, Bunkle
      Wm Moffat Son Unmarried 21 Farm Servant Berwick, Longformacus
      George Moffat Son Unmarried 19 Farm Labourer Berwick, Longformacus
      Catherine Moffat Daughter Unmarried 17 House Servant Berwick, Bunkle
    Emigration Details of Voyage in 1858/59
    Assisted (Bounty) Immigrants.
    “Wellington” departed Southhampton 29th November 1858
    Master’s Name: N H Howlett.
    Surgeon’s Name: R Robertson
    Vessel built: Sunderland
    Tonnage of Vessell: 450 years old, 588 new.
    Arrived Sydney 1st April 1859
    CARR, Thomas 25 Ag Labourer Both read/write Presbyterian Berwickshire
    CARR, Catherine 24 Wife Both read/write
    CARR, Thomas 1 yr 1 mth. Child Neither read/write
    CARR, Female born on voyage, died in quarantine aged 27 days
    Next to Berwickshire, another column, and inserted in that column: - paid £1
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    When Thomas and Catherine Carr sailed from Scotland in 1858, with their eldest child, Thomas, they also brought with them their border collie ship dogs and a number of angora goats. Thomas was employed as a servant on “Tillimby” near Paterson, where another 5 children were born. These children were baptised in the Presbyterian Church, Paterson, which was built with convict labour from 1840 to 1842. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church remaining in use today.
    Some time after 1868, the family drove the goats and collie dogs up to the Walcha area. They followed the road that is used today – through Dungog, over the Monkerai Range, Gloucester, Nowendoc and Glen Morrison. Horse back riding and walking were the only way to travel through the area in those days! After they settled in the Walcha area, another two children were born. They lived at several locations in the area before selecting a property near “Bergen op Zoom”, just north of Walcha, and named it “Springwood”.  [5
    Died 9 July 1895  New England, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    • Registration Number 10472/1895
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    Notes 
    • Catherine Carr nee Moffat
      The same day that William’s death notice was in the Clutha Leader (13 September 1895) this one was in also:
      “MOFFAT” AT New England, N.S.W. on July 9th 1895 Mrs Thomas Carr, sister of the late William Moffat, Te Houka aged 65 years.”
      Give or take a year this most likely was Catherine - born 1834.

      All we know is that a “Thomas Carr” was witness at William and Ellen’s wedding in 1857. The Victorian shipping lists show “Thomas Carr” arriving in Melbourne on the “Ben Nevis” in Aug 1857 (the same time as William and Ellen, and Alex but on another ship) and on the “Lightening” in Nov 1861.

      Would this be two Thomas Carrs or the same one twice?

      There is no mention of a Catherine Moffat, but a Catherine Carr arrived on the “Commodore Perry” in Nov 1863.

      There are memories of some relations being in Australia - this has still to be looked in to. [Note from Roger - this is known to be the Catherine Carr who was the sister of William Moffat] [8]
    Person ID I517  Roger
    Last Modified 20 March 2008 

    Father George Moffat,   b. about 1792, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 January 1844, Harelawside Farm, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Isabel Clark,   b. before 8 January 1792, Fogo, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 January 1858, Penmanshiel, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Family ID F16  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Thomas Carr or Kerr,   b. 1833, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 December 1856  Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Carr,   b. 21 March 1858, Oldhamstocks, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Bendemeer, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Isabella Carr,   b. 18 March 1859, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 April 1859, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Catherine Carr,   b. 13 February 1860, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. George Moffat Carr,   b. 28 December 1861, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Agnes Isobella Carr,   b. 25 February 1863, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +6. Alexander Moffat Carr,   b. 18 November 1864, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 June 1891, Glen Morrison, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +7. William George Carr,   b. 6 October 1866, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     8. Percy Frisking Carr,   b. 11 April 1869, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +9. Ernest Moffat Carr,   b. 18 September 1872, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +10. Mary Elizabeth Carr,   b. 1 June 1874, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F60  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 January 1834 - Drakemire, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 27 February 1834 - Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 June 1841 - Renton Cottage, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 March 1851 - Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1841 Census for Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly known as Coldingham), Berwickshire, Scotland
    1841 Census for Parish of Houndwood Quoad Sacra (formerly known as Coldingham), Berwickshire, Scotland
    Shows George Moffat and his wife Isabella (Clark) and their children Alexander, Margaret, Eliza(beth), William, George and Catherine living at Renton Cottage, Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland
    1851 British Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    1851 British Census for Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Transcript shows Isabel Moffat (nee Clark), with 4 of her children, Alexander, William, George and Catherine. Copy provided by Olive Hooton.
    Death Notices for William Moffat and Catherine Moffat
    Death Notices for William Moffat and Catherine Moffat
    Death Notices from page 4 of the Clutha Leader 13 September 1895 for William Moffat and his sister in Australia, Catherine Moffat.
    From: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/bin/papers?name=CL&year=1895&month=09&day=13&action=view
    Marriage Entry for Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat
    Marriage Entry for Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat
    Entry 12 on page shows marriage of Thomas Carr, son of Thomas Kerr and Catherine Friskin to Catherine Moffat, daughter of George Moffat Carter (deceased) and Isabella Moffat maiden name Clark

    Histories
    Article written in 1984 by Errol Carr about Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat from Scotland to New South Wales, Australia
    Article written in 1984 by Errol Carr about Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat from Scotland to New South Wales, Australia
    The Thomas & Catherine CARR Family - Alexander & Ernest Sections. A brief history of the families of two of the children of Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat.
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    This article written by Peter Moffat describes his travels in the footsteps of his ancestors in Berwickshire as he visited the farms and places where several generations of Moffat and Houliston ancestors lived and worked

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Old Parish Register from New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, indexed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    2. [S78] Descendant Chart of Carr Family, prepared by Carr family descendants in Walcha, New South Wales, Australia.
    3. [S759] British Census of 1841 for Houndwood quoad sacra, Berwickshire, Scotland.
    4. [S466] eMail message titled “1851 Census”, from Olive Hooton.
    5. [S328] Descendant Chart titled “Six Generations of the Carr Family”, compiled by Margaret Carr, Mary Chad and Errol Carr - 1987.
    6. [S143] Death Notice for Catherine Moffat published in newspaper Clutha Leader, author Unknown.
    7. [S2402] Website titled “NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Historical Index Search”, published by New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
    8. [S315] Written note titled “Catherine Carr nee Moffat”, unknown author - copy obtained from Peter Moffat.
    9. [S870] Entry in Register of Marriages in the Parish of Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, James Hillhouse - Registrar.


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