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Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« on: Tuesday 10 October 17 15:05 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find the husband of Catherine Stirling/Sterling who was born in Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire in 1840 to parents William and Margaret.

She married a Mr Sutherland around 1862, but I don't know his first name or anything else about him, so any information would be much appreciated.

Thank you.


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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 16:39 BST (UK) »
Hello Olicana
The only marriage I can see for Catherine Stirling in Kirkintilloch in 1862 is to a James Ferguson.  Was her family still in Kirkintilloch at that time?  isk

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 20:33 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your reply isk. I'm not really sure. I know her parents and some siblings died there, but some of her other siblings and Catherine herself died in America. I assumed she married before emigrating, but perhaps not.

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 20:53 BST (UK) »
She was showing as still married when she died in 1898. Hopefully the 1880 US Census would help to confirm husband's name? https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WFS-Q32

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 20:54 BST (UK) »
One possible 1880 US census entry here https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN88-BKY

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 21:03 BST (UK) »
From the 1880 census, the daughter Catherine shows as born in England (maybe marriage took place there?).

There is this possible marriage for daughter Catherine in 1892 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24H5-666 As you can see from this index, this Catherine showing as born in the Liverpool area, England.

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 22:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your help Monica.

Is it possible to find a birth/baptism in Scotland for Adam Sutherland about 1833/34?

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 22:56 BST (UK) »
I hold a marrige cert for a couple who were both named Stirling and married in Kirkintilloch in 1861.
Neither had parents named William and Margaret.
( Their son married my relative)

However, the other marriage on the same cert also involved a girl named Agnes Stirling who married John Jack on the same day.
Agnes was the daughter of William Stirling and Margaret Gartshore

All four people who married on this day ( 3 named Stirling and one named Jack) lived at Waterside, Kirkintilloch

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Re: Marriage look up for Catherine Stirling (1840-1898) please
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 10 October 17 23:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that information Anne. Unfortunately, Catherine's parents were William Stirling and Margaret Figgins, not Gartshore, so not directly related.

I can't find a Stirling-Sutherland marriage, so am wondering whether the Stirling-Ferguson marriage found by isk could be Catherine's first marriage, and Adam Sutherland was her second husband. If so, she would have married Adam Sutherland under the name of Catherine Ferguson. In that case, both the Sutherland marriage and James Ferguson's death probably occurred some time between 1862 and 1866.