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Catharine WALSH

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Joyce Report 20 Mar 2013 20:32

Hello again - from all the inf I have, it appears that Catharine did not have any other Christian names.

Would it be worth my while putting a note in 'Find Living Relatives' with 'Australia' in my title?

Many thanks.


Valerie Report 21 Mar 2013 01:22

Joyce.... the 'West Australian State Library' (on-line) would be your best bet ...they should find her on the electoral rolls from c1950. (possibly up until the time of marriage found with TAMLIN).

If they cannot find her then try the 'National Library of Aus' ..(Canberra) covers ALL Australian States.

Valerie (WAus)


Valerie Report 21 Mar 2013 02:50


just thought ...the 'West Australian Newspaper' (on-line) has a 'Can You Help' page every Monday. Worth a try.

Valerie (WAus)


Gins Report 21 Mar 2013 08:17

Just had another dig around....Catherine and Mary Margaret (shipping list) were listed as 'teachers'

I have found a 'Margaret Mary' on the ER's listed as a teacher in Freemantle. No luck with Catherine :, except a few entries that list 'a' Catherine as 'home duties' -(

Not convinced that the Catherine Ann* Walsh is the same person as she wasnt born with a middle name?


Joyce Report 23 Mar 2013 20:18

Hello Folks - no, I don't think Catherine had a middle name.
I am now waiting to hear from ther Nat Library - and I've also contacted the West Australian newspaper asking that they put a piece in.
Still in hope.........

Many thanks for all your help and suggestions.


Joyce Report 16 Apr 2013 10:58

Hello again - the Australian trail seems to have been a false one. The new inf that has emerged verbally is that Catharine WALSH married (Roy?) Coxeter-Smith some time after 1946. I have tried several sites but cannot find any evidence of this marriage. The other inf was that she died some time around 1997. Again, I can find no evidence to support this.
I'd be grateful if anyone could offer help here.
Many thanks.

Mike *

Mike * Report 16 Apr 2013 13:01

From someone's tree which may or may not be correct ...

Maybe this is the death you refer to but as your Catherine had no middle name ..... ????

Name: Catherine Mary Coxeter-smith
Birth: 16 Feb 1922
Death: Dec 1997 - Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, England and Wales

Mike *

Mike * Report 16 Apr 2013 13:08

Maybe linked to above

Births Sep 1956

Coxeter-Smith Jonathan A - mother's maiden name Walsh - Surrey N.W. 5g 811

This birth cert might be interesting


Joyce Report 16 Apr 2013 13:34

Many thanks Mike. This would appear to be the Death of Catharine - also the birth of one of her children.
The Catharine Walsh Ihave was born on the 16 Feb 1922 also, but with no middle name on my file.
I'm wondering iff she married a Roy Smith and somehow the 'Coxeter'hyphen was inserted at a later date. But certainly with the birth of Jonathan A, it shows his mother's maiden name as Walsh.

If you find her marriage would you let me know.

Many thanks.


patchem Report 16 Apr 2013 19:22

London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 about Roy Coxeter-Smith
Name: Roy Coxeter-Smith
Year: 1964
County or Borough: Ilford
Ward or Division/Constituency: Ilford South
Street Address: 182 Sylvan Road
Reference Number: LCC/PER/B/2930
Catherine M there also.

British Phone Books, 1880-1984 about R Coxeter-Smith
Name: R Coxeter-Smith
Address: The White Ho. Exchange: Hundon 255
Directory Title: Cambridge / Colchester / Norwich / Southend-On-Sea Jun
Publication Year: 1960
Directory County: Cambridge, Essex, Norfolk
Page Number: 57

Jon Coxeter-Smith is on facebook, linkedin and


Joyce Report 16 Apr 2013 23:28

Many thanks for this Patchem. Very interesting.

I'm still looking for the Marriage though.


patchem Report 17 Apr 2013 06:55

I cannot see his birth, or a birth for Roy Coxeter - so perhaps overseas?

Have you considered trying to contact Jonathan or Helen?


Joyce Report 11 Apr 2014 23:27

Can I offer a VERY belated 'THANK YOU' to all of you who helped me trace Catharine Walsh's family. I am sorry I didn't get back to you all before - am doing this now as I feel sure you'd all like to know the outcome of all your research: I was able to unite an adopted very old school friend with half-siblings she never knew existed. She is absolutely delighted to learn about her birth family.
Thank you all, once again.