James Catt

bap. 23/06/1755 Westfield, Sussex
bur. 11/07/1819 Westfield, Sussex


Solomon Catt bur. 10/08/1787
Elizabeth Stedman bur. 21/06/1803
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Mary Catt
m. 27/10/1773
Ann Asdown Westfield, Sussex d. 09/12/1839


bap. 24/11/1793 George Catt d. 11/06/1863
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1840 a Grocer

Did You Know?

  • Although his mother's name was given as Mary Catt in the baptism register, I would be surprised if George Catt was not the son of Ann Ashdown. There is no evidence in the indexes that Ann died between the baptism of her son John in 1791 and George's baptism in 1793, the age at death of James Catt's widow Anne in 1839 is not inconsistent with her being the same person, and George is certainly the son of the same James as James included him along with his children by Ann in his will in 1819. None of George's five daughters were given the name Mary (his eldest was given the name Ann but that was probably after her mother). George's wife Ann Kennard became Mary Ann on her death certificate, so maybe something similar happened on George's baptism entry.
  • James Ashdown was baptised on the day his mother Ann Ashdown married James Catt.

Documentary Sources

Source: PBT/1/1/73/528
East Sussex Record Office


23/06/1755 Church, Westfield, Sussex
27/10/1773 Sussex
27/10/1773 Church, Westfield, Sussex
24/11/1793 Church, Westfield, Sussex
11/07/1819 Church, Westfield, Sussex
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