Catherine's parents were John and Jane Eva. the family were living in Buckland Monochorum in the 1851 and 1861 census. In 1861 there were 5 other daughters listed, but no brothers mentioned in either census. John was born in Kenwyn, in Cornwall, and Jane was from St. Agnes, in Cornwall. The two eldest daughters were also from St. Agnes, while the others were all born in B. M.