This week, my ancestor is my 3x great grandmother, Catherine Hardie. The first mention of her was on the death index entry for her daughter, Euphemia Harley nee Dandie. On this death entry she was listed as Catherine Susannah Hardie.
The next information I found for the family was on the International Genealogical Index, which at the time was on microfilm at the State Library of Victoria. This index showed an entry for the marriage of John Dandie and Catherine Hardy on 16 February 1822 at Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, Scotland. There was also a baptism for Catherine Hardie on 16 September 1799 at Ferry Port on Craig, which listed her parents as Peter Hardie and Janet Henderson. This information was later confirmed from the Old Parish Registers on the ScotlandsPeople website, census records and her death certificate.
John Dandie and Catherine Hardie had 9 children:
- Margaret Dandie b 1819 d 1870
- Janet Dandie b 1822
- Euphemia Dandie b 1824 d 1902 (Euphemia was my gg grandmother).
- Isobella Dandie b 1826 d 1880
- Mary Donaldson Dandie b 1829 d 1913
- John Hardy Dandie b 1831 d 1908
- Peter Dandie b 1834
- An unnamed child b 1837
- Ann Dandie b 1839
In May 1841, John Dandie, who worked as a carpenter, was drowned when he fell out of the passage boat at the west pier1. The youngest child was only 2 years old.
The 1841 Scotland Census shows Catherine Dandie, age 42, widow, was living at Sea Gate in Ferry Port on Craig. With her were Mary Dandie, age 12, Peter Dandie age 6, and Ann Dandie age 2. They were all born in Fife2.
The 1851 Scotland shows Catherine still in Ferry Port on Craig. She was 52 years old. Also in the household were her daughter Isabella Davdie age 24, daughter Ann Davdie age 11, visitor Adam Ogilvy age 21, and grandson David Anderson age 13.
The 1861 Scotland census shows Catherine Dandie was in the household of Andrew Paterson at Dunning, Perthshire. She was a visitor, age 62, born abt 1799 in Ferry Port on Craig, Fife, occupation fund holder. 4.
Catherine died 11 October 1867 at Elizabeth Street, Ferry Port on Craig. She was the widow of John Dandie. She was the daughter of Peter Hardie, deceased, and Janet Henderson, deceased. The cause of death is difficult to read. The informant was Andrew Paterson, son in law5.
1. Scotland. ScotlandsPeople, Old Parish Registers Deaths & Burials 1538-1854. ScotlandsPeople<(http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ :n.d.), GROS Data 429/00 0453, John Dandie, accessed 20 Jun 2009.
2. “1841 Scotland Census,” database, FreeCen, FreeCen UK Census Online (http://www.freecen.org.uk/ : accessed 30 May 2015), entry for Catherine Dandie, age 42, Ferry Port on Craig, Fifeshire; Piece: SCT1841/429 Place: Ferry Port o Craig -Fife Enumeration District: 1 Civil Parish: Ferry Port O Craig Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: – Folio 1 Page 27.
3. Ancestry.com, “1851 Scotland Census,” database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://home.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 30 May 2015), entry for Catherine Davdie, age 52, Ferry Port on Craig, Fifeshire; Parish: Ferry Port on Craig; ED: 1; Page: 27; Line: 11; Roll: CSSCT1851_89; Year: 1851.
4. ancestry.com, “1861 Scotland Census,” database, ancestry.com, ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/ : accessed 30 May 2015), entry for Catherine Dandie, Dunning, Perthshire; citing Parish: Dunning; ED: 4; Page: 3; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1861_48 Original data: Scotland. 1861 Scotland Census. Reels 1-150. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
5. Scotland General Register Office, Register of Deaths, death certificate 43 Parish of Ferry Port on Craig (1867), Catherine Dandie