Elizabeth Cato

#481, b. 5 November 1801, d. 5 July 1837

Individual's Timeline

Christening5 November 1801Elizabeth Cato
Marriage9 March 1824Elizabeth Cato1
Death5 July 1837Elizabeth Denny2

Primary events

  • Christening: Elizabeth Cato was christened on 5 November 1801 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England.
  • Marriage: She married Daniel Denny on Tuesday, 9 March 1824 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, when they were 21 years ~&~ 22 years, 4 months and 4 days old. Indexed as 'David'. I have checked original from church, and the name appears distinctly as David. There is no doubt this is Daniel and Elizabeth's marriage as his record in Tasmanian Family Link shows marriage to Elizabeth Cato in Hobart in same year and all children are fathered by Daniel. This means he either changed his name or the parson recorded it incorrectly. Witnesses to the marriage were Sarah and W. WORTHY. Ceremony performed in St David's by Wm Bedford. Date may be May? Record reads Elizabeth CATO, free 23 years old, married David DENNY, free 21 years old, at St David's Church Hobart Town. Film 36 Record #713.1
  • Death: Elizabeth died on 5 July 1837 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, aged 38? register says date is 10th July 1837. (Aged 35 years and 8 months, worked back from recorded birth date).2
  • Burial: She was buried on 7 July 1837 in St David's graveyard, Now St David's Park, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, her stone is cemented into the memorial wall in St David's park, where all the gravestones were moved to when they made the cemetery into a public park. It reads - Elizabeth DENNEY, Eldest daughter of W & H CATO of Woobourn, Bedfordshire. Died July 5th 1837. Aged 37 years. Her original burial place in St David's cemetery was plot H001/05301.

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Denny.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Look up NSW and Tasmanian musters 1815 - 1823.
Background information on All Saints' Church, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, - The church of All Saints is considered the best church in Bedfordshire. It dates from late 13th Century, and has a 15th Century roof with angel that was gifted by a granddaughter of Geoffrey CHAUCER.
* I obtained the web page shown in the exhibit from http://www.pres.appeal.ukgateway.net, which is a site conducting an appeal for the restoration of this very beautiful church. Why not pay them a visit.

Children of Elizabeth Cato and Daniel Denny


  1. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1824/713.
  2. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: DENNY
    Given Names: ELIZABETH
    Event: Burial
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Day: 10
    Month: 7
    Year: 1837
    Age: 38
    Sex: F
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: HOBART
    Registration Number: 4865/1837
    Reference: RGD 34.