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Harold Carter 1913-1977

Published: November 12, 2016    Last modified: November 23, 2016

Harold Carter 1913-1977
Photograph courtesy the family of Joseph and Mary Maria Carter
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Harold Carter 1913-1977
Photograph courtesy the family of GH

Harold CARTER 1913-1977 was the stepbrother of my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983). Ivy's father Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 passed away on the 20th November 1906, succumbing to tuberculosis at a relatively early age. Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964, Samuel's widow, later married Joseph CARTER 1872-1959 and the marriage produced two children:

Harold CARTER 1913-1977
Kathleen LOCK (née Kathleen CARTER 1917-Deceased)

Often during the summer holidays I would stay at my Aunt Kath's house, situated on a little close off the Roman road that is Littleborough Lane, Marton near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Uncle Harold managed a farm at nearby Fillingham. One of my earliest childhood recollections is staying overnight at his farmhouse, having spent the afternoon exploring the farmyard and making dens and playing on the haystack. A few years ago myself and one of my Marton cousins drove past the area where he farmed, but alas the farmhouse has been demolished.

Harold married Annie CARTER (née Annie LANCASTER 1914-1997), a wonderful lady who had worked in service at nearby Gate Burton Hall. Their marriage produce 2 children, both of whom are alive, one of whom I occasionally 'bump into' when visiting the Marton area.

Annie LANCASTER was a wonderful teller of stories about life: both working in service for the landed gentry and working the land in and around Fillingham. I had the pleasure to meet Annie in the 1990s, just a few years before she died; by this time she was living in a bungalow at Upton. For several hours she kept us entertained with stories of working in service at Gate Burton Hall and escapades of an earlier era. I will try and obtain some photographs of Annie and provide further details in another post.

Family history weekend

Published: February 20, 2012    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Knaith Hall, Knaith

Knaith Hall and the Church of Saint Mary, Knaith, Lincolnshire

This weekend I visited an area of north Lincolnshire associated with my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983. Ivy was born at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby) in 1901, moved to the village of Marton, eventually marrying Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967 at the Church of All Saints, Aston-cum-Aughton, Yorkshire. Sometime later they moved to Beighton Street, Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

Many of my relatives still live in this area of north Lincolnshire, including 3 cousins from the village of Marton.

Primarily this trip was to try and achieve the following:

  1. Participate in the 'Snowdrop Walk' from Knaith Hall, Knaith, Lincolnshire to The Château at Gate Burton, Lincolnshire.
  2. Scan some of the family photographs archived by my cousin GH.
  3. Visit some of the north Nottinghamshire villages associated with my Jacklin line.

Thanks to my cousins and to some very good weather, I was able to achieve virtually all the goals I had set myself.

Saturday afternoon we took the car and visited some of the villages associated with my family's history including Upton-cum-Kexby and Fillingham, Lincolnshire.  On our return I visited one of my cousins and we sorted through a large box of old photographs where I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to identify many of the people and places. I then spent a few hours scanning the selected photographs and will gradually add them to my 'Gallery'.

Sunday I completed an early morning walk along Littleborough Lane, Marton to the banks of the River Trent, returning by way of Trent Port Road.

I then attended the wonderful 'Knaith Snowdrop Walk' at Knaith Hall, Knaith. The hall was not open to the public except for a small refreshments room but visitors were able to explore the grounds and follow a marked route to The Château at Gate Burton. As if on cue, the snowdrops under their canopy of trees, were looking truly resplendent.

The Church of Saint Mary built alongside Knaith Hall and over looking the River Trent was also open. This is the first time I had visited this church and though it was quite crowded with visitors I was able to take a number of photographs of the interior.

After leaving Knaith we headed off towards the north Nottinghamshire villages of Everton and Harwell. Again these are small villages associated with both my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983, my paternal great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN) 1858-1949 and gg grandfather John ALLEN 1831-Deceased of nearby Little Gringley. I particularly wished to visit the Church of the Holy Trinity at Everton, Nottinghamshire.

Finally and in order to photograph the tiny Church of Saint Nicholas we drove to Littleborough, Nottinghamshire. Although I have yet to find a connection between this church and my family, I have always wanted to make a visit. In the graveyard I did find an headstone for one Olive Mary BARLOW and her husband Reuben BARLOW, a family surname associated with this region.

Altogether a splendid weekend.

I will gradually publish, over the next few weeks, both the scanned old photographs together with photographs of the churches and villages we visited.

The Château, a National Trust property at Gate Burton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire is available for holiday bookings through the Landmark Trust.

2015-03-09 To view the photographs of the village of Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, please click here.
To view the photographs of Knaith Hall, the Church of Saint Mary and The Château, please click here.

Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton, Lincolnshire

Published: August 31, 2007    Last modified: November 5, 2016

Church of Saint Helen
Gate Burton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

In this previous post I wrote about Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) and the Church of Saint Helen at Gate Burton, Lincolnshire. Well I finally made time to take some photographs of the church and graveyard. As is often the case with churches, trees together with the bright morning sun limited the angles from which I could photograph the church. To view the 'Gallery' album of the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton click here.

I wandered around the graveyard in search of family names. The churchyard towards the front of the church is well kept but towards the rear many of the headstones are now inaccessible due to overgrown vegetation and I suspect many may have been moved or removed. I could not find Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) though I did find an headstone for one 'William Ford of Marton'. To view the headstone click here.

Unfortunately the church was locked, so no photographs of the interior.

Marton, Upton, Kexby, Gate Burton and Misterton

Published: August 28, 2007    Last modified: November 8, 2016

Church of All Saints, Upton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Over the bank holiday we spent a couple of days in and around Marton, Lincolnshire, combining some much needed exercise in the form of walking and cycling with some family history research.

We visited the following churches:

Church of All Saints, Misterton
Church of All Saints, Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby)
Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton
Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Marton

and the cemetery at Trent Port Road, Marton.

I took numerous photographs of these churches together with some interesting headstones bearing the family names of FORD, CARTER, DIXON and LOCK. I will gradually add these to my 'Gallery'.

I need to spend a little time analysing the inscriptions on the headstones and no doubt will eventually be able to comment on what I discover. All in all a very rewarding weekend.

Rebecca Maplethorpe (née Rebecca Ford 1855-1883): A short life

Published: November 16, 2005    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Church of Saint Helen
Gate Burton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

I have yet to discover exactly where in Knaith, Lincolnshire, Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) was born, but thanks to PH I know now she is buried in the church yard at the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton, Lincolnshire. Rebecca was buried on the 2nd January 1884 having passed away on the 29th December 1883. A short life, and for her family, a very sad new year.

Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883)
Rememberance Card

Despite Gate Burton being just half a mile from Marton, Lincolnshire and having many photographs of the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Marton, I find myself without one of the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton. I will rectify this on my next visit to Marton.

Thanks must go to PH a gg granddaughter of Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) for contacting me by email and providing many details regarding the descendants of John Robert MAPLETHORPE 1851-Deceased and Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883).

Thanks also must go to JM another descendant of Rebecca MAPLETHORPE (née Rebecca FORD 1855-1883) for providing the burial card.

2007-08-31 I finally made the time to visit the Church of Saint Helen, Gate Burton. To view the 'Gallery' album please click here or to read the update in full please click here.