Catherine Rayson

24 April 1774–17 November 1839 (Age 65)
Bedworth, Warwickshire, England

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Rayson was born on 24 April 1774, in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, her father, Thomas Rayson, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Bennett, was 30. She married Thomas Clarkson on 18 August 1794, in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 17 November 1839, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Clarkson
1763–1824
Catherine Rayson
1774–1839
Marriage: 18 August 1794
Catherine Clarkson
1798–1858
Hannah Clarkson
1801–1806
John Clarkson
1799–
Mountfort Clarkson
1802–1802
Sarah Clarkson
1804–1877
Thomas Clarkson
1810–1884
Mountfort Clarkson
1812–1885
Ann Clarkson
1815–1865
Mary Jane Clarkson
1818–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 August 1794
Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1744–1816Male

    Sarah Bennett

    Female1744–1814Female

siblings

(4)

    John Rayson/Rason

    Male1766–1770Male

    James Rayson

    Male1767–Male

    Elizabeth Rayson

    Female1772–1778Female

    Female1774–1839Female

World Events (7)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 1

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 13

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1801

Age 27

Lieutenant John Murray lands at a bay he names Port Phillip.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Ray .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Rayson, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Catherine Rayson, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
  • Catherine in entry for Mountfort Clarkson, "England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1535-1984"

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