Cree, Elizabeth (1834 to 1913 ) and Catherine (1838 to 1925)

43 Harold Road

The 1911 Uk Census1 indicates No 43 Harold Road to have been occupied by Miss Elizabeth (Buchanan)  Cree (aged 77) (Head of household) and her sister Catherine Cree (aged 73), also Augusta Liche, a domestic parlourmaid, aged 33 (born in Germany) and Maud Priestley (aged 37) a domestic Cook.

Both Elizabeth and Catherine are shown as born in Glasgow and are “living off own means”. In the 1891 census2 they appear at 14 Anerley Road, Penge, with another sister, Caroline, and a brother John (Buchanan) Cree, a commercial merchant, and a married sister Sophia Bogle, and her husband Andrew Bogle. Andrew is shown as a Free Church of Scotland Minister, so one assumes that the Bogles are just visitors.

In 18613 Elizabeth B Cree, aged 28, is living with her father John Cree (83) and her sisters Sophia (Stewart) Cree, and Catherine Cree at 22 St Georges Road, Blytheswood,  Glasgow. Prior to that the family are living at Cree Cottage, Dunoon.  John Cree is described as a retired shipowner and Agent. According to his will, Elizabeth and Catherine would have inherited their wealth from their father, who died 7th August 18664, in Dunoon.

Elizabeth Cree died in Upper Norwood on 21.2.1913, and Catherine died in January 19255


  • 1911 Census England and Wales
  • 1891 Census England and Wales
  • 1861 Scotland Census
  • Scotlands People Wills and Testaments Reference SC36/48/56
  • Ancestry England and Wales Civil Registration Death Index 1916-2007 Feb-Mar 1925