Catherine Mathison

ID# 5081, (c 1838 - 13 Apr 1911)

Catherine Mathison was born c 1838 at Lochalsh, Ross & Cromarty, Scotland .
She was the daughter of John Mathison and Ann McInnes.

Catherine Mathison married John King, son of William King and Jane Ross, on 10 Feb 1860 at Huntlaw, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland ,

Marriage (after Banns) was solemnized between us according to the forms of the Free Church of Scotland

John King, aged 23
Res: Huntlaw, Parish of Pencaitland
Caol Miner, Bachelor
Parents: William King, Coal Miner (dec) & Jane Ross (dec)
Catherine Mathison, X Her Mark, aged 23
Res: Couslant Park, Parish of Ormiston
Out Worker, Spinster
Parents: John Mathison, Mason (dec) & Ann McInnes

Witnesses: James Barns & George Pride.1,2,3

As of 10 Feb 1860,her married name was King.

Catherine appeared on the 1861 Scottish Census of 7 Apr 1861 in the household of John King at Pencaitland, East Lothian, East Lothian;
KING John, Head, aged 24, Coal Miner, born Pencaitland
KING Catherine, Wife, aged 24, born Pencaitland.4

Catherine appeared on the 1881 Scottish Census of 3 Apr 1881 in the household of John King at 11 Douglas Cottages, Dalgety, Fifeshire, Scotland ;
KING John, Head, 44, Colliery Engineman, Pencaitland Haddington
KING Catherine, Wife, 44, Colliery Enginemans Wife, Lochalsh, Rosshire
MATHISON Mary Ann, Niece, 10, Scholar, Lochalsh, Rossshire.5

Catherine appeared on the 1891 Scottish Census of 5 Apr 1891 in the household of John King at Dr Begg Buildings Block B, Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland ;
KING John, Head, 54, Stationary Engine keeper, Pencaitland Haddingstonshire
KING Kathrine, Wife, 53, Lochalsh Roshire
MATHESON Alexander, Boarder, 22, Railway Engine Fireman, Lochalsh Rosshire.6

Catherine appeared on the 1901 Scottish Census of 31 Mar 1901 in the household of John King at 198 Causewayside Mowats Place 26, Newington, Midlothian, Scotland ;
KING John, Head, 65, Engine Driver Stationery, Pencaitland Haddingtonshire
MATHERSON Catherine, Wife, 62, Lochlash Rosshire.7

Catherine appeared on the 1911 Scottish Census of 2 Apr 1911 at County Poorhouse, Craiglockhart, Midlothian, Scotland ;
KING Catherine, Inmate, 74, Widow, no other details, born Lochalsh, Rossshire.8

Catherine died on 13 Apr 1911 at Poorhouse, Craiglockhart, Midlothian, Scotland ,

Catherine King
Widow of John King, Engine Keeper
At 4.35 PM aged 73 years
Usual Res: 200 Causewayside, Edinburgh
Parents: John Mathieson, Crofter, (dec) & Ann McInnes (dec)

James H Smith, Ast Governor was the informant of her death.1,9

Catherine's cause of death on 13 Apr 1911 was from Cerebral Haemorrhage.

Catherine and John had no known children.

Family: Catherine Mathison and John King

FatherJohn Mathison (c 1815 - )
MotherAnn McInnes (c 1815 - )


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1860 Pencaitland East Lothian, 716/00 0001. Hereinafter cited as Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), M117161.
  4. [S79] 1861 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 7 April 1861), 1861 Pencaitland East Lothian, ED 4, Line 16, Hereinafter cited as 1861 Scottish Census.
  5. [S15] 1881 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 3 April 1881), 1881 Dalgety Fife, ED 2, Page 8, Hereinafter cited as 1881 Scottish Census.
  6. [S16] 1891 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 5 April 1891), 1891 Edinburgh South Leith, ED 2 Page 17 Hereinafter cited as 1891 Scottish Census.
  7. [S63] 1901 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 31 March 1901), 1901 Newington Edinburgh, Ed 70 Page 12 as per Hereinafter cited as 1901 Scottish Census.
  8. [S136] GRO Scotland, 1911 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 2 April 1911), 1911 Colinton Edinburgh City/ Midlothian, 677/00 010/00 007. Hereinafter cited as 1911 Scottish Census.
  9. [S11] Scottish Record Office BDM Indexes, online, 1911 Colinton Edbinburgh Midlothian, 677/00 0083.