William & Catherine Catt of Eastbourne

William’s origins are not known but Catherine Proger, and her twin brother Thomas, children of Thomas and Elizabeth, were both born on 11th January 1730 and baptised the following day in Willingdon.

William Catt and Catherine Proger, both of the parish of Eastbourne were married there on 24th May 1754, witnessed by Thomas Proger and Henry Woller.

They had four children baptised:

William

10 Nov 1754

Eastbourne

Elizabeth

25 Sep 1763

Eastbourne

John

31 Aug 1766

Eastbourne

George

13 Apr 1770

Eastbourne

William and Catherine were both buried at St Mary’s church in Eastbourne, William on 3rd December 1789 and Catherine on 25th February 1803.

Of their children:

  • William married Mary Mewett in Willingdon on 19th May 1777
  • Elizabeth married Joseph Hurst in Eastbourne on 25th December 1785 and they had two children baptised:

    Elizabeth

    17 Sep 1786

    Eastbourne

    Joseph

    24 Feb 1788

    Eastbourne