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Re: Scots-Irish Cattersons
Posted by: Gordon Catterson (ID *****4253) Date: March 09, 2003 at 08:57:45
In Reply to: Re: Scots-Irish Cattersons by James Mabon of 52

Not that I am aware of. I know his father was Peter Catterson and that he was born in Ireland around 1778, coming to Scotland as a young man. He appears on the 1841 census in Barrhead Scotland with two children, Robert and Margaret. His wife is simply shown as Mrs. I don't know anything about siblings. Coincidentally I received an e-mail from a Mervyn Catterson living in Castlederg, Northern Ireland, who says in his email that there is a family story about three Catterson brothers, one of whom went to Scotland, one to England, and one to the U.S.A. There are other James Cattersons' that I have found. The LDS data base has a James Catterson born in Donegal, Ireland in 1764 and married to a Mary Henry. Also a James Catterson appears on the Irish Flax Growers List for 1796 and is reported as growing flax in Donaghmore, Ireland. The Cattersons in the U.K. seem to be concentrated in Northern Ireland, in Yorkshire (villages of Skipton, Helmsley and South Kilvington), around Lincolnshire, and around Barrhead in Scotland. I have the records of a Bronwen Thomas living in Australia and Tony Petyt living in west Yorkshire both of whom are researching the Cattersons in Yorkshire. Their records go back to around 1726 and there are a couple of Thomas Cattersons but they were born and died in that area. My fathers family did not come to N. America until the 20th far as I know. Realize this is not much help but might give you a lead.

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