and Annie HARDEN (c1875-?)
Albert Catt and Annie Harden married in the first
quarter of 1900 in the Hastings registration district. (They were not
my direct ancestors.)
Albert Catt was born in the second quarter of 1871 in Sandhurst,
Kent. He was the son of
David Catt (1839-1925) and
Mary Elizabeth Tree
(1843-1916). His father was an agricultural labourer.
Albert worked for most of his life on the railway. At the
time of the 1871 census he was a month old and living with his parents and
elder siblings near Heronden, Kent. In 1881 he was a 10 year old
scholar living at Lamberden in Sandhurst with his parents and siblings.
When the 1891 census was recorded he was a 20 year old agricultural labourer
living with his parents at Lamberden.
Annie Harden was born in Ham Street, Kent and baptised on
29 August 1875 in Warehorne, Kent. She was the daughter of
James Harden (c1844-1917) and Emma (c1849-?)
(possibly Emma Jenns). Her father was an agricultural
labourer. At the time of the 1881 census she was 6 years old and
living with her parents and siblings in a private cottage at Ham Street.
The census then recorded her place of birth as Warehorne, although in the
1891 and 1901 census her place of birth was Hamstreet. When the 1891
census was recorded she was a 16 year old general domestic servant in the
home of 75 year old widow, Sarah Cave at 9 St. Martin's
Terrace in Dover.
When the 1901 census was recorded the couple and their young son were living
at 5 Hughenden Road, Hastings. Albert was then a 30 year old engine
driver (stationary) and Annie was 26.
In 1911 the couple and their 5 children were living at 69 Hughenden Road,
Hastings. Albert was then a 39 year old corn and coal merchant's
porter and Annie was 36.
Albert Catt and Annie
Harden had 8 known children:
Albert Victor Catt was born in the second quarter of 1900
in Hastings. He was a year old when the 1901 census was recorded.
In 1911 he was 11 years old. He was known as Vic.
Albert married Grace Edith Cole.
Grace born on 15 March 1908 and died aged 79 in December 1987 in the
Chippenham registration district.
Albert and Grace had the following children:
Robin Victor Catt
Faith Winnifred Catt married Maurice Tait.
They have a son and daughter.
Florence Annie Catt was born in the first quarter of
1903 in Hastings. She was 8 years old when the 1911 census was
recorded. She was known as Sis.
She married Mr. Foord who was known as Bill.
They had 2 children:
Betty Foord married Vic Wilson.
William Foord was known as Billy.
He married Evilyn and eventually moved to
Christchurch, having spent some time in the USA in the interim.
Nellie Rosalie Catt was born in the fourth quarter of
1904 in Hastings. The 1911 census records she was 6 year old
Nellie Rosie Catt.
Nellie married Tom Peddelsden.
Tom and Nellie had 2 children:
Gertrude Alice Catt was born in the first quarter of 1908
in Hastings. The 1911 census records she was 3 year old
Alice Gertrude Catt. She married and
moved the Hove/Brighton area. They had 2 sons.
Mabel Catt lived most of her life with her sister Daisy
and neither married. The 1911 census may have recorded her as
Annie Catt, aged 0. Her birth may have been
registered as Mabel G. Catt in the
second quarter of 1911 in Hastings.
Arthur J. Catt was born in the second
quarter of 1913 in Hastings.
Daisy M. Catt was born in the first
quarter of 1915 in Hastings.
Joseph D. Catt was born in the fourth
quarter of 1916 in Hastings.
1911 census - 69 Hughenden Road, Hastings, Sussex (ref. RG14PN4718 RG78PN202
RD69 SD1 ED1 SN39)
Albert Catt, Head, Married, M, 39, Corn and Coal Merchants porter, born
Annie Catt, Wife, Married for 12 years, F, 36, born Ham St, Kent
Albert Victor Catt, Son, M, 11, School, born Hastings, Sussex
Florence Annie Catt, Daughter, F, 8, born Hastings, Sussex
Nellie Rosie Catt, Daughter, F, 6, born Hastings, Sussex
Alice Gertrude Catt, Daughter, F, 3, born Hastings, Sussex
Annie Catt, Daughter, F, 0, born Hastings, Sussex