Catherine Elizabeth Barclay

30 May 1832–1903 (Age 70)
Bill Quay, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine Elizabeth

When Catherine Elizabeth Barclay was born on 30 May 1832, in Bill Quay, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, David Balderston Barclay, was 38 and her mother, Charlotte, was 34. She married Matthew Thompson on 1 June 1851, in St Hilda, South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1903, in Durham, England, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Thompson
Catherine Elizabeth Barclay
Marriage: 1 June 1851
Elizabeth Thompson
Charlotte Thompson
David Thompson
Elizabeth Thompson
George Jones Thompson
Mary Ann Thompson
Alfred Thompson

Spouse and Children

1 June 1851
St Hilda, South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom


    Elizabeth Thompson


    Charlotte Thompson


    David Thompson



    George Jones Thompson


+2 More Children

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World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 1

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 22

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name of English origin, from Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Thompson in household of Matthew Thompson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Catherine E Thompson in household of Matthew Thompson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Catherine Elizabeth Bavelay in entry for M Thompson, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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