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QUIGLY, John (DNA Linked)
(About 1796-Between 1841/1851)
LYNAS, Catharine (DNA Linked)
(About 1816-Before 1861)
(1833-Between 1889/1920)
QUIGLEY, Catharine
(1860-Before 1910)


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QUIGLEY, Catharine 1

  • Born: 23 June 1860 at 3.45 pm, Old Manse Close, Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland 2 3
  • Baptised: 10 September 1860, St Joseph's RC Parish, Kilmarnock, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (1): WILLIAMSON, Robert on 29 June 1883 in Broadwood, Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Died: Before 28 April 1910, Alabama, USA 4

   Other names for Catharine were QUIGLEY, Catherine,5 TWILDIE, Catherine 6 and WILLIAMSON, Cate.7

  General Notes:

Catherine was probably named after her paternal grandmother Catherine Lynas.

Roman Catholic Records
St Joseph's Parish Kilmarnock

Names of children:Catharine
Legitimacy: legitimate
Names of Parents: Thomas Quigley and Helen Barber
Date of Birth: 7th followed by what looks like an abbreviated ditto 'do' mark under previous entry which is 'July'
Name of Sponsors: Cath. Quigley
Name of Clergyman: J. McLachlan
Date of Baptism: 10 Sep"
Note: The date of birth recorded here is not the same as that on the official birth certificate.

Catherine was not listed in the 1871 census entry with her parents in New Blair Street, Galston.

In 1881 the census recorded Catherine living at 59 Lethan Hill Dalmellington with her father and several brothers and sisters, of which she was the eldest. Her age was recorded as 21 and no occupation was noted for her. It is possible that after her mother's death she was the sibling to 'mother' the other children.

Cate Williamson was recorded in the 1900 US Census but not in the 1910 Census. 1 8

Catharine married Robert WILLIAMSON, son of James WILLIAMSON and Agnes PARK, on 29 June 1883 in Broadwood, Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland. (Robert WILLIAMSON was born on 15 March 1851 in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland 9 and died about 1915 in Alabama, USA.)

  Marriage Notes:

The couple were married according to the rites of the Church of Scotland. The minister was James Glasgow, and the witnesses were Hugh Williamson and Susan Hay.

Robert, the groom, was 31 years old at the time of his marriage in 1883, a bachelor, and an iron miner. He was described as 'of Burnfoot Hil, Dalmellingtonl'.

Catherine, his bride, was 23 years, unmarried, and a dairy maid. She was 'of Broadwood, Coylton'. Her mother had already died by the time she was married.

Both the bride and groom signed the book before the registrar John Smith. 10


1 Roman Catholic Church, St Joseph's RC Parish Kilmarnock Baptisms. 0.

2 GRO Scotland, v 593 no 121 1860.


4 1910 US Census, Precinct 18, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: T624_17; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0114.

5 GRO Scotland, v 583 no 11 1883.

6 GRO, Tarbolton Ayrshire 619/00 006/00 011.

7 (, Cardiff, Jefferson, Alabama; Roll: 21; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0104.

8 1871 UK census, v 593 end 10 page 22.

9, Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950.

10 GRO Scotland, v 583 no 11 18883.

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