Catherine Carroll

#208, (27 September 1866-6 October 1901)
FatherPeter Carroll (Oct 1833-29 Aug 1902)
MotherMargaret Dolan (1839-17 Jan 1906)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Last Edited23 Dec 2018
Kate Carroll
Source: Maureen Montmorency
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Catherine was born on Thursday, 27 September 1866 at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Peter Carroll and Margaret Dolan. Her common name was Kate. She presumably lived with her parents at at 115 Oxford Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Collingwood on 13 February 1867. The house was a 2 room wooden house.5,6 She presumably lived with her parents at at Perry Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood on 18 January 1871. Their house was a wooden house.7 She presumably lived with her parents at Collingwood on 6 March 1872. Their house was a brick house.8 She presumably lived with her parents at Collingwood on 3 January 1873.9 She presumably lived with her parents at at 36 Perry Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood on 28 January 1874.10,11

It's impossible to say how Catherine and Charles first met. However, Catherine lived in Perry Street close to Albert Oaten, Charles Henry Oaten's uncle in the mid 1870's; later, their parents both moved to Sackville Street, Collingwood. She presumably lived with her parents at at 38 Perry Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood on 12 January 1876.12,13
Kate Carroll when she was young
Source: Maureen Montmorency
She presumably lived with her parents at at Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood on 10 October 1883.14 She presumably lived with her parents at at 18 Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in 1885.15

She married Charles Henry Oaten, son of Charles Oaten and Harriet Louisa Roberts, in a Baptist ceremony at Baptist Church on Saturday, 14 March 1885 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. She was 18 and her husband Charles was 19. Apparently this marriage, to a Catholic, scandalised the family and caused Charles' father to dis-inherit his grandchildren..16 Catherine Carroll was also known as Katie.17

Some records suggest that Charles and Catherine initially lived with his recently widowed father and siblings in Collingwood after their marriage but other records suggest they had rented their own place in nearby Gore Street at number 139a. However, it seems likely that the newly weds moved into a house two doors down from his family home for a short while, but then found themselves in Wellington Street, a five minute walk away.18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27 She presumably lived with her parents at Collingwood in 1886.28

By 1888, Charles and Catherine no longer lived with his father but at an adjoining house at at 1 Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood. Kate, aged 21 and Charles Henry Oaten, aged 22 became the parents of Albert Edward Oaten on Monday, 16 April 1888 at Collingwood.29,27

In the early 1890's, the family moved a number of times, never staying more than a year or two; to 58 Easey Street Collingwood, then Henderson Street Northcote, then back to Easey Street but this time at number 134 (a small single storey, single-fronted terrace house). By 1896 they finally came to 44 Hilton Street in Clifton Hill - also a single storey, single-fronted terrace house - where their next two children were born.30,22,31,32,33,34
134 Easey Street, Collingwood
[Source: Google Maps]
She presumably lived with her spouse Charles at at 105 Spensley Street in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill in December 1897. This house was a wooden house, marked as 103 in the rate book for this year but likley No. 105 (as was same house renumbered in the subsequent year).35,36

The Oaten family moved house again, firstly to 84 Sackville Street, then to 35 Emma Street Collingwood.37,38,39

On 23 July 1901 Charles apparently left the family home leaving Catherine and their seven children aged 2 months to 14 years.40

Six days later, Catherine took Charles to the Court of Petty Sessions on a summons and got a judgement against him, saying that:
on the 23rd of July 1901, at Northcote did leave her lawful children named Lilly, Albert, Kate, Charles, Henry, Maggie and Alice, without adequate means of support

He was ordered to pay 2/6 per week for each child, and to enter into a security for each of £10. He had 7 days to find this large amount (which amounted to more than a month's wages.)40

Kate died on 6 October 1901 at Alfred Hospital, in Melbourne, at age 35 apparently of pneumonia.41,42,43 Her body was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery on 8 October 1901 at the Melbourne suburb of Carlton.44
Kate Carroll's funeral card
(source: Judy Walsh)

Family

Charles Henry Oaten (22 Jan 1866-12 Apr 1951)
Children

Citations

  1. [S965] Maureen Jones, (States the suburb was Fitzroy).
  2. [S968] E-mails from Maureen Jones to Tim Hill, Apr 2017 - 'Oatens' - 15 May 2017 at 17:45 (for suburb).
  3. [S267] Pat Lyon, Tim Hill (States the suburb was Oakleigh).
  4. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://person.ancestry.com.au/tree/43539742/person/…
  5. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1867 p.276, p.140.
  6. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 13 Feb 1867; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: George Day.
  7. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 18 Jan 1871; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: Charles Smith.
  8. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 6 Mar 1872; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: Charles Smith.
  9. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 3 Jan 1873; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: Charles Smith.
  10. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 28 Jan 1874; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: Charles Smith.
  11. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1874 p.391.
  12. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1876 p.290.
  13. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 12 Jan 1876; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: Charles Smith.
  14. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 Occupier Name: Peter Carroll; Residence Date: 10 Oct 1883; Residence Place: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; Owner Name: Ronald Robb.
  15. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1885 p.427.
  16. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1885 No.1051.
  17. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1885 #1051 (index only).
  18. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Sackville Street 1886.
  19. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1886 p.777.
  20. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Fitzroy [copy of VPRS 4301] [1858-1901] Gore Street 1886.
  21. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Wellington Street 1887.
  22. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1891 p.1019.
  23. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1890 p.922, p.187.
  24. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Wellington Street 1889.
  25. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1889 p.871, p.184.
  26. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Wellington Street 1888.
  27. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1888 No.10476.
  28. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1886 p.446.
  29. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1909 No.9213.
  30. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1892 p.1015.
  31. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1893 p.970.
  32. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1894 p.966.
  33. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1895 p.971, p.190.
  34. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1896 p.990, p.175.
  35. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1897.
  36. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Spensley Street 1898.
  37. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1901 p.1122, p.248.
  38. [S929] Victoria, Rate Books, 1855-1963 City of Collingwood [copy of VPRS 377] [1864-1901] Emma Street 1900.
  39. [S355] Sands and McDougall Directories,Victoria, Australia (various dates), 1900 p.1086, p.238.
  40. [S944] Public Records Office Victoria, Victoria Petty Sessions Registers, 10/10/1898 to 19/5/1902, Northcote, Victoria, Australia First name(s): Charles; Last name: Oaten; Year: 1901; Event date: 29 Jul 1901; Role: Accused or Defendant; Court: Northcote Courts; Sessions date: 10 Oct 1898-19 May 1902; Archive reference: 338/P0/Vol 7.
  41. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1901 No.15150.
  42. [S921] The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 8 October, p. 10. , viewed 28 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192207120 (for exact place).
  43. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/43539742/person/…
  44. [S921] The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1901 'Family Notices', The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), 8 October, p. 10. , viewed 28 Dec 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article192207120