Catherine Mary Cattrall1

#14124, (circa 1823-circa December 1894)
Last Edited22 Dec 2021
Catherine Brandreth
(source: M. Willson collection)
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Catherine Mary Cattrall was born circa 1823 at Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.2

She married Lawrence Brandreth, a chemist, in a Church of England ceremony at St. Mary St. Denys and St. George on Wednesday, 29 August 1838 at Manchester. Catherine was a minor.. Together, they were to have eight children.1

Catherine Mary Cattrall was recorded as the spouse of Lawrence Brandreth in the 1851 census at 1 Park Road, Preston, Lancashire. She was recorded as being 28 years old. Also recorded living in the house were their six children and a servant.2

Catherine Mary Cattrall was recorded as the spouse of Lawrence Brandreth in the 1861 census at Preston, Lancashire.3

Her husband Lawrence died 9 December 1862 at the approximate age of 46 years, leaving her a widow. She was aged approximately 40.4 She was listed as sole beneficiary in Lawrence Brandreth's will on 31 March 1863. The estate was valued at less than £450.4

She was recorded as head of household in the 1881 census at 152 Alexandria Terrace, Poulton-Le-Fylde, Lancashire.5
The Brandreth House (likely either Poulton-Le Fylde or Preston)
(M. Willson collection)

Catherine died circa December 1894 at Preston Registration District, Lancashire.6


Lawrence Brandreth (c 1817-9 Dec 1862)


  1. [S758] Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 (Cathedral), ( Name: Lawrence Brandreth; Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1838; Parish:     Manchester, St Mary, St Denys and St George; Archive Roll: 703.
  2. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 2267; Folio: 642; Page: 10; GSU roll: 87292.
  3. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 3138; Folio: 84; Page: 20; GSU roll: 543085.
  4. [S515] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar, Name: Lawrence Brandreth; Probate Date: 31 Mar 1863; Death Date: 9 Dec 1862.
  5. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Class: RG11; Piece: 4254; Folio: 43; Page: 21; GSU roll: 1342018.
  6. [S510] FreeBMD (
  7. [S246] Preston Parish Registers for St. John, Register: Baptisms 1848 - 1850, Page 262, Entry 2090; Source: LDS Film 93988.