Katharine Pugin, 1841-1927
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Katharine Pugin was born at 3:30 a.m. on 28 November, 1841, according to Pugin's diary. She married Dr Austin Meldon in 1871 and died in 1927.
Pugin's letters provide snippets of information about his family: On 20 December 1844 a three-year-old Katharine, whom her family called 'Patty', fell and 'broke her left leg dislocated her ankle & is a sad state.' In an entry dated two days later, Pugin says that 'poor little Katharine has gone on surprisingly well since her sad accident & I am now in great hopes that she will eventually recover the use of her leg. her general health does not seem to suffer & she has been wonderfully patient.' However, Pugin also complains that 'everything falls on me now & interrupts me constantly in my own work. I get nothing done.'