Details of the parents of Catherine Sutherland of Forres

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Details of Catherine Sutherland's parents

Alexander Sutherland and Isabel Wright, Catherine's parents, were married in Forres on 24th July 1779, and Catherine was the fourth of six children recorded as born/baptised to them in the Forres parish register. The others were : 

John, the first, was born at Lee of Tarras Farm, Rafford, Moray, with the rest of the children born in Forres. The second John, born in 1794, would suggest that the first John died in infancy.

It is of interest that the baptismal entries in the Forres parish register of both Catherine Sutherland and James Findlay, her future husband, have a James Whyte listed as a witness. Should these be the same James Whyte, this would suggest the not unlikely fact that their parents were already acquainted before the marriage.