|Born||Catherine Mary Pattinson
Southwark, London, England
|Died||1 January 1950
|Resting place||Putney Vale Cemetery (Plot D5 no 47)|
|Occupation||Singer, music hall artist, theatre operator|
|Spouse(s)||Stage Name: George Barclay (b. 1868) Real Name: George Shea|
|Children||George (b. 1887)
Richard (b. 1889)
William (b. 1891)
Harry (b. 1893)
Kate (b. 1899)
She was born in Southwark, London, in 1869 as Catherine Mary Pattinson, and first appeared as Kate Carney in 1890 at the Albert Music Hall in Canning Town, singing Irish songs. She was, however, more famous for her Cockney songs, and became known as the Coster Comedienne. Her act, a mixture of comedy and pathos, included such songs as "Are We to Part Like This, Bill?"
She appeared in the Royal Variety Performance in 1935, and, following the death of her husband, became the lessee of the Grand Theatre, Clapham Junction  in her own right. Carney continued to perform until just before she died in 1950, at the age of 80.
She married George Barclay (b. 1868 Lambeth), a commission agent, in 1886, and had at least 5 children all born in Newington, including:
- George (b. 1887)
- Richard (b. 1889)
- William Edward (1891-1915)
- Harry (b. 1893)
- Kate (b. 1899) 
- Are We to Part Like This, Bill
- Three Pots a Shilling
- A Donkey Cart Built for Two
- Here's To An English Tar
- Mother, I Love You
- Stand Up For The Rose
- There's A Nice Little Home A-Waiting
- Gammond, Peter (1991). The Oxford Companion to Popular Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 101. ISBN 0-19-311323-6.
- No GRO birth entry under the surname Carney
- 1901 census: RG13/475 f.162 p.28 - 221 Brixton Hill, Streatham - Kate Barclay, born Southwark, London
- "Theatres and Halls in Clapham Junction and Battersea".
- GRO Register of Deaths: MAR 1950 5d 759 WANDSWORTH - Catherine M. Barclay, aged 80
- "Music Hall and Variety Artistes Burial Places".
- Gammond, Peter. Oxford Companion to Popular Music. ISBN 0-19-311323-6.
- Barker, Anthony. Music Hall magazine, issue MH44.
- Kilgarriff, Michael (1999). Grace, Beauty & Banjos.