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m. 8 Dec 1796
m. 18 Aug 1815
Facts and Events
Christian Sherrat was born in 1797, at Finzean, where her father was the overseer of the Farquharson estate. The estate belonged to Archibald Farquharson Esq the younger, the 8th laird of Finzean, who was just a young boy whose father had died. Christian's aunt, Christian Spring, was the mother of the young laird. The two families lived together at Finzean, probably all in the estate house. Sometime between 1808 and 1812, the Sherrat family moved to nearby Tillyfruskie.
In 1815, Christian married a local farmer named James Cattanach, and they lived at Woodend (near the Forest of Birse). They had eight (seven surviving) children there between 1817 an 1831. They were also joined at Woodend by Christian's mother, and her two younger siblings (Archibald and Isobel) after their father died in 1818.
Emigration to Canada
Sometime around 1832, James and Christina (as she was later known) and all of their children (except perhaps John) emigrated to Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, where they were among the first settlers in the township of Nichol. They had two more children there. After her husband died, Christina lived on the homestead with her bachelor sons Robert and George, where she died at age 87 in 1884.