Constance Rose Cato

#291, b. 27 August 1865, d. 8 August 1952

Individual's Timeline

Birth27 August 1865Constance Rose Cato1,2
Marriage5 February 1894Constance Rose Cato3,4
Death of Father7 October 1894William Cato5
Death of Mother23 April 1912Rosetta Coggin6
Death8 August 1952Constance Rose Cato

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Field.
Some aspects of Constance Rose Cato's life. Constance Rose CATO was born on 27 August 1865 at New Town, Hobart and was the fourth daughter and youngest child of William and Rosetta CATO.
Constance Rose CATO married Frederick James FIELD on 5 February 1894 at the Wesleyan Church, New Town, Hobart.

Frederick James FIELD was born in 1860 in Middlesex, England the son of Frederick William and Lucy (nee WALKER) FIELD and at the time of their marriage he gave his occupation as a Clerk.
Shortly after their marriage Constance and Frederick went to live in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, which was very near Leighton Buzzard where Joseph CATO had been born. Constance and Frederick later adopted a daughter who they named Doris FIELD.

Constance and Frederick moved to New Zealand around 1902 and lived at Taita, in the Hutt Valley. They had a Poultry Farm at Taita until about 1916 when they moved to 'The Knoll', Lowry Bay, where Frederick gave his occupation as a Fruit Grower on the 1917 Hutt Electoral Roll. They later moved to 'The Glen', Lowry Bay.

Frederick James FIELD died on 15 March 1928 at 'The Glen', Lowry Bay, aged 68. He was buried on 17 March 1928 at the Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt.
Constance Rose Field continued to live at Lowry Bay until she was admitted to Silverstream Hospital. Constance died on 10 August 1952 at the Public Hospital, Silverstream, aged 82. She was buried on 12 August 1952 at the Taita Cemetery, Lower Hutt.
Story told by Betty Wilson (Fleming) 2000 Whenever I went with Granny Green (Emma Cato (Green)) to Aunt Rosie, whom lived at Lowey Bay Wellington, Granny would always dig me in the ribs on the way there and say ' don't tell Auntie that I take milk in my tea'. Rosie kept a milking goat in a shed up behind the house. Nobody would drink milk when they went there.

Aunt Rosie got in quite a tizzy one day when she had lost the key to the goat she which she normally had hanging on a string around her neck-It had come off the string and slipped down inside her clothes to become lodged between the layers of material.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: try to find them in 1901 census in england.

Children of Constance Rose Cato and Frederick James Field


  1. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: CONSTANCE ROSA
    Event: Birth
    Father/Spouse Surname: WILLIAM
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: COGGIN ROSETTA
    Day: 27
    Month: 8
    Year: 1865
    Sex: F
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 8012/1865
    Reference: RGD 33.
  2. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1865/8012.
  3. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: CONSTANCE ROSE
    Event: Marriage
    Father/Spouse Surname: FIELD
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: FREDERICK JAMES
    Day: 05
    Month: 2
    Year: 1894
    Age: Adult
    Sex: F
    Spouse Age: Adult
    Spouse Sex: M
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 299/1894
    Reference: RGD 37.
  4. Website Tasmania, Australia, Index to Marriage Notices in The Mercury, 1854-1962 (unknown url) "Constance Rosa Cato
    Spouse Name:      Frederick James Field
    Marriage Date:      5 Feb 1894
    Gender:      Female
    Publication Date:      1 Feb 1894."
  5. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CATO
    Given Names: WILLIAM
    Event: Death
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Day: 07
    Month: 10
    Year: 1894
    Age: 75
    Sex: M
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 1376/1894
    Reference: RGD 35.
  6. Rosetta Cato, Deat certificate for Rosetta Cato.