North Street, Newry, County Down

North Street, Newry, County Down
North Street, Newry, County Down

Monday, 20 June 2022

Catherine Mary Biddulph [1861-1869]



Catherine Mary Biddulph, known in the family as Kate, was the eldest child of Francis Edward Biddulph and his wife Annabella. She was born in Haddington Road, Dublin on the 25th of November 1861.

Births, on the 25th inst, in Dublin, the wife of Francis [?] Biddulph, Esq., 12th Regiment, of a daughter.[1]

The family sailed for the Mediterranean on H.M.S.Trafalgar in 1863. Kate’s brother Nicholas Trafalgar was born at sea on the 6th of December.

Two more children were born in Tonghoo, British Burmah. Francis was born on the 9th December 1865 and survived four days. He died of convulsions. Hugh Wray Biddulph was born on the 12th of November 1866.

The family then moved to Bangalore, India, where Arthur Stuart Biddulph was born in 1868 and Charles Thomas Biddulph was born the following year in 1869.

Kate died of typhoid fever at 6 Ulsoor Rd., Bangalore, India, on the 24th of July 1869, aged seven years and eight months. Her burial is recorded in Bangalore Trinity Church.

By October 1870 the family had returned to Ireland.

[1] Nenagh Guardian, Wed., Nov. 27, 1861





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