We may have found an E. Cathcart! John
McCulloch sent us these details. ..and we now have another
possibility. See below.
Cathcart born in Dailly in 1848 may have been the signatory to the
Royal Bank of Scotland cheque uncovered by Isobel Seymour. Edward
died in Colinton Edinburgh in 1886. He was married to Margaret
Miller. The cause of death was congestion of the brain. “Merchant”
was his occupation.
Edward was the son of Robert Moore
Cathcart and Catherine Park Proven who married in Girvan in 1842.
Robert Moore Cathcart died before 1851. He was a farmer and land
steward in Dailly. His wife’s father was James Provan, farmer at
Roan, Dailly. James Provan was married to Catherine Johnstone of
Edward is described as a wine merchant on the birth
certificate of his son Edward Provan Cathcart. The Cathcart chair of
Biochemistry at Glasgow University is name for Edward Provan
Biography of Edward Provan
Provan Cathcart (1877-1954) was Grieve Lecturer in Physiological
Chemistry from 1905 to 1915; Professor of Physiological Chemistry
from 1919 to 1929, and Professor of Physiology from 1929 until 1947.
The Cathcart Chair of Biochemistry is named for him.
Born in Ayr, Cathcart graduated
MB, ChB from the University in 1900 and pursued his studies in
Bacteriology and Chemical Pathology in Germany. He worked in the
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine from 1902 to 1905, before
returning to the University to the new post of Grieve Lecturer. He
had received the degree of MD from the University in 1904, with the
award of a Bellahouston Gold Medal.
In 1913 Cathcart married a
fellow-physiologist, Gertrude D Bostock. She had graduated in 1913
and was only the third female science graduate in the University's
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