Catherine O'CONNOR
from Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland
1821 - 2 July 1897

        My Gt Gt Grandmother, Catherine O'CONNOR was born abt 1821 in Bandon, Co. Cork.  
        She married [I don't know where!] John WATSON [from West Norfolk] a soldier in The Royal Regiment 
        in about 1853.  
        He was probably stationed at the Garrison in Bandon at the time - but I still have to find
        John's military records.

        According to family legend, their daughter, my Gt Grandmother, Catherine WATSON, was
        bn in 1857 on a homeward-bound troopship from India, off Gibralter.

        This 2nd Catherine married my Gt Grandfather, Louis Henry PALMER,
        in Wisbech, Cambs, UK, on 11 March 1883.
        John & Catherine's other 2 children, John & William, both died young and are 
        buried at Wretton, West Norfolk.

        Catherine O'CONNOR died 2 July 1897 in Wisbech. She is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Wisbech very close to Emmanuel & Susannah.
        I'm afraid I know nothing else about Catherine O'Connor at the moment - not even if she had siblings!
        John & Catherine's children are:
John born Cephalonia, Greece 9 January 1854 died 5 September 1862
Catherine born Glasgow 2 July 1857 died 19 November 1940
William born Downham Market 13 Nov. 1859 died [of consumption] 17 December 1885

All these dates are from Catherine Watson PALMER's bible. John WATSON, Soldier Catherine WATSON Wisbech PALMERs PALMER Home Page Site Home Page & Index Contact Details - if you think you have any information that will help me with my research and these webpages.

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