William CATHCART and Catherine MONTGOMERY
also Carleton CATHCART (County Donegal, Ireland) and Mary Margaret McCAFFREY (County Cavan, Ireland)
to Goulbourn Township in 1822

April 2, 2010: (Photo)

This street is located in Stittsville. It used to be called "Carleton Street" but when the city of Ottawa expanded in 2000, it was renamed after the pioneer Carleton Cathcart. Carleton Cathcart Street, Stittsville, Ontario, Canada
Thanks to Debbie Coxon Prince for the following: "A son of Goulbourn with a most distinguished family background was the late Carleton Cathcart, a long-time township clerk. His mother (Catherine Montgomery) was a close relative of Sir Guy Carleton, first Governor of Canada, and on his father's side he was a descendant of the Earls of Cathcart." Source: Page 504, Carleton Saga, by Harry and Olive Walker, 1968.
August 15, 2008: Descendants of Carleton Cathcart (one generation only) Generation No. 1 1. CARLETON CATHCART (WILLIAM2, UNCONNECTED1) was born 1797 in Drumholm Parish, County Donegal DP says 1798, and died October 20, 1882 in Goulbourn Township, Ontario Came to Canada with Parents in 1822. Granted W.1/2 lot 20 c/ 7/ Glbn Twp. ar 28, 1828. He married MARY MARGARET MCCAFFREY 1829 in Perth, Ontario DP Info, daughter of UNKNOWN MCCAFFREY and UNKNOWN UNKNOWN. She was born 1808 in County Cavan, Ireland., and died July 20, 1890 in Goulbourn Twp., Ontario 82 yrs.. Notes for CARLETON CATHCART: DP says: "The early municipal history of Goulbourn is somewhat vague because the great Carleton fire of 1870 destroyed the old township hall and the records up to that time. That township hall was built in 1853 at a cost of 80 pounds sterling on Lot 17, then owned by Carleton Cathcart, who was for many years the township clerk and prominent in the formative period of the municipality." (Page 492, Carleton Saga, by Harry and Olive Walker, 1968.) "A son of Goulbourn with a most distinguished family background was the late Carleton Cathcart, a long-time township clerk. His mother was a close relative of Sir Guy Carleton, first Governor of Canada, and on his father's side he was a descendant of the Earls of Cathcart. A close ancestor, General Sir George Cathcart, died gallantly in the Battle of the Inkerman. As already indicated, Carleton Cathcart was long in municipal service as township clerk. He built one of the first steam mills in the county. He refused to be crushed by Fate when his mill was burned, his barns destroyed by lightning, or by the untimely death of a favorite son. There are several descendants who bear the honoured Cathcart name." (Page 504, Carleton Saga, by Harry and Olive Walker, 1968.) "Carleton, William's second son, was granted Crown Land on June 16, 1828, being southwest half of Lot 20, Con. 7 (100 acres). He was also issued a clergy reserve lease shortly afterwards on Lot 17, Con. 7. It was here that he built a steam mill, the first in that part of the country, at a cost of one thousand pounds sterling. Power was available from the waterway which ran though his property. Operations had scarcely started when it was destroyed by fire. A few days later, his barn, filled with grain, was struck by lightning and he lost all his buildings. He was appointed to the position of Township Clerk for the Township of Goulbourn in 1850, a position he held for many years. Carleton married Mary McCaffrey, who was also born in Ireland. They had a family of six boys and five girls: William, James, Thomas, Alexander (Sandy), Catherine, Carleton, Ann, Jane, John, Emily and Elizabeth." (pg. 65, Farms and Families). .. this book is available at the Ottawa Public Library, Stittsville Branch Ontario Marriage Bonds, pg. 129: Cathcart, Carleton, yeoman, & Mary McCaffrey, spr., both of Goulbourn, bondsmen: Samuel Purdie, of Perth, and Thomas McCaffrey, of Goulbourn, yeoman. 5 Jan 1829 at Perth (1603). More About CARLETON CATHCART: Burial: Stittsville United Church Cemetery, Ontario More About MARY MARGARET MCCAFFREY: Burial: Stittsville United Church Cemetery, Ontario Children of CARLETON CATHCART and MARY MCCAFFREY are: i. WILLIAM HENRY4 CATHCART, b. 1829, Goulbourn, Ontario DP says abt 1832; d. Bef. 1906, Moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; m. (1) LIZA DUNFIELD, Abt. 1861; b. 1841, Ontario DP says Dunfield; m. (2) EMILY T. WALLACE, June 14, 1881, Midland, Simcoe County, Ontario by Rev. David James.; b. Abt. 1851, Medonite Twp., Simcoe County, Ontario. ii. JAMES CATHCART, b. November 20, 1830, Goulbourn Twp, ON; d. July 10, 1907, Goulbourn Twp., Ontario Stone says July 10.; m. (1) MARY MASSEY, 1858; b. 1839, Goulbourn Twp, ON; d. August 15, 1881; m. (2) ANN JANE LACKEY, March 16, 1882, Goulbourn Twp., Ontario; b. December 6, 1844, Stittsville, Ontario; d. August 4, 1924. More About JAMES CATHCART: Burial: St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery, Stanley's Corners, Ontario More About MARY MASSEY: Burial: St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery, Stanley's Corners, Ontario More About ANN JANE LACKEY: Burial: St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery, Stanley's Corners, Ontario Marriage Notes for JAMES CATHCART and ANN LACKEY: 001784-82 (Carleton Co) - James CATHCART, 51, widower, farmer, Goulbourn, same, s/o Carleton & Mary CATHCART married Ann Jane LACKEY, 37, Goulbourn, same, d/o Averil LACKEY & Ellen JOHNSTON. Wit Averil LACKEY Jr and Mary LACKEY, both of Goulbourn. March 16, 1882 at Goulbourn. iii. THOMAS CATHCART, b. September 28, 1833, Goulbourn Twp, ON; d. October 12, 1919, Baudette, MN; m. CATHERINE ISABELLE GOOD, May 8, 1862, Richmond Anglican Church, Ontario; b. 1842, Richmond, Ontario DP says Goode.; d. August 13, 1914, Baudette, MN. Notes for THOMAS CATHCART: DP says Believe the spelling is Goode - as per the following note. "Thomas Cathcart (my ggf), married Catherine Isabella Goode / Good in Richmond, Ontario, and they later moved to the Peterborough area (Bobcaygeon) of western Ontario where Thomas was involved in the logging / lumber business. They later moved to Little Current on Manitoulin Island, Ontario where their second child, Mary (my grandmother) was reportedly married to my grandfather, William Robert Craig. Thomas Cathcart (my great grandfather) later (1891) moved from western Ontario down to an unsettled area on the Rainy River, the border of the United States and Canada. He helped settle the town of Baudette, Minnesota, USA, (on the American side), and the first elementary school in the town was named after him (Cathcart School), as he donated the land for the school." (Katherine Craig, daughter of William Robert Craig and Mary Cathcart) Notes for CATHERINE ISABELLE GOOD: Notes from DP Believe the spelling is Goode - as per the following note. "Thomas Cathcart (my ggf), married Catherine Isabella Goode in Richmond, Ontario, and they later moved to the Peterborough area (Bobcaygeon) of western Ontario where Thomas was involved in the logging/lumber business. They later moved to Little Current on Manitoulin Island, Ontario where their second child, Mary (my grandmother) was reportedly married to my grandfather, William Robert Craig. Thomas Cathcart (my great grandfather) later (1891) moved from western Ontario down to an unsettled area on the Rainy River, the border of the United States and Canada. He helped settle the town of Baudette (on the American side), and the first elementary school in the town was named after him (Cathcart School), as he donated the land for the school." (Katherine Craig, daughter of William Robert Craig and Mary Cathcart) iv. ALEXANDER 'SANDY' CATHCART, b. August 24, 1834, Goulbourn Twp, ON; d. Moved to Sebright, Ontario; m. ISABEL EMMELINE 'EMILY' EVOY, December 26, 1867, Carleton County, Ontario; b. January 3, 1849, Huntley Township, Ontario. v. CATHERINE CATHCART, b. 1836, Goulbourn Twp, ON DP says b. Aug 12, 1835; d. May 6, 1912, Lot 23, Conc. 7, Goulbourn Twp., Ont.; m. ANTHONY SEABROOK, December 20, 1860, Richmond, Ontario; b. 1828, County Wexford, Ireland DP says b. 1829; d. February 8, 1911. More About CATHERINE CATHCART: Burial: St. Thomas Anglican Cemetery, Stanley's Corners, Ontario Source: The late Robert Sample's Database of early settlers in Goulbourn Township
New May 3, 2012: Hello, I'm not sure to which party this e-mail is being sent as I merely used the link from the web-site bytown.net, cathcart which I just came across while Googling the name of my great grandfather, Thomas Cathcart. One of his daughters, Isabel, married Thomas Ray and they farmed on the Canadian side of the Rainy River. Their children were James, Richard (my Dad), Florence and Earl (twins but Earl died as an infant), Cecile and Julia. Another of TC's daughters, Vine, married a Mr. Highland and they had a son, John, to whom my Dad was very close. The Highland family lived in Fort Francis, Ontario. The town of Baudette presented my Dad and John with a certificate in 1980 recognition of TC's contribution to the town. I would be interested in sharing any information that you and I may have on the Cathcart family. John's daughters have a family Bible containing a family tree. Earl Ray Winnipeg __________________________________________ Thanks for your e-mail regarding your Cathcart and Ray ancestors in the Ottawa area. I think that Debbie Coxon Prince is the expert on the Cathcart family and you will likely be hearing from her. Hi, Debbie! Is it OK with you if I add your e-mail to our web page at www.bytown.net/cathcart.htm as a contact for other researchers? Please let me know. Also, if you wish to send in some material regarding your Ray ancestors, Id be glad to start a new web page for the Ray family. Here is all that I have on the Ray family. This is from the database of the late Mr. Robert Sample: 1. JAMES RAY was born February 1865 in Dublin, Ireland, and died February 1932 in Fort Francis, Ontario. He married ISOBELLA CATHCART December 17, 1895 in Beaver Mills, Rainy River, Ontario, daughter of THOMAS CATHCART and CATHERINE GOOD. She was born April 30, 1869 in Peterborough, Ontario, and died August 07, 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Thanks again for your e-mail. ... Al Lewis __________________________________ Thank you for responding and forwarding my inquiry to Debbie Coxon Prince as I believe I have a lot of material (photos, news clippings and my Dad's own notes) regarding the Baudette Cathcarts and their genealogy. Also, thank you for the information on my grandfather, James Ray (I incorrectly referred to him as Thomas). I will forward additional information to you to allow you to initiate a Web page for the Ray family. Finally, please add my e-mail to your web page. Thanks again for your help. Earl Ray

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