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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.

Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964) and Joseph Carter 1872-1959: Marton

Published: February 26, 2012    Last modified: November 20, 2016

Joseph Carter 1877-1959 and Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964) Outside their cottage at Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Photograph courtesy the family of Joseph and Mary Maria Carter
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Joseph Carter 1872-1959
Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964)
Outside their cottage at Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Photograph courtesy the family of GH

This photograph is one of a batch of approximately 50 that I scanned during my recent visit to Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

This is Joseph CARTER 1872-1959 and Mary Maria CARTER (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964) outside their cottage at Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The cottage is now demolished but I remember visiting when I was a small child. The cottage was quite dark inside, with very low ceilings, a cooking range and the smell of paraffin from the oil lamp. Electricity or gas wasn't available and the toilet was an earth closet further up the yard.

Joseph was Mary's second husband, her first husband Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 having passed away from tuberculosis in 1906. Mary was the mother of Ivy DIXON 1901-1983 my paternal grandmother and Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 Ivy's father.

Mary and Joseph were to live in this cottage (please see the update) until their deaths, Joseph in 1959 age 87 years and Mary in 1964 age 86 years. Joseph and Mary had two children, Harold CARTER 1913-1977 and Kathleen CARTER 1917-Deceased.

Updates:
2015-03-14 Reading through some old emails I came across one from my aunt. In this email my aunt notes:

"Granny Carter ¹ ended her days in a council bungalow on Littleborough Lane ² as the cottage was condemned and pulled down before she died."

¹ Granny Carter is Mary Maria CARTER (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964)

² Littleborough Lane is at Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964) and Joseph Carter 1872-1959

Published: January 30, 2009    Last modified: February 1, 2017

Joseph Carter 1877-1959 and Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964)
Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
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Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964)
and Joseph Carter 1872-1959
Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

This photograph of my great grandparents Mary Maria CARTER (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964) and Joseph CARTER 1872-1959 was probably taken circa 1960 outside the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch which stands on the junction of Trent Port Road with High Street, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Mary Maria married twice: her first marriage to Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 took place at the Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch on the 15th of September 1897. Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 died from Tuberculosis on the 20th of November 1906 at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby), Lincolnshire, at the relatively young age of 37 years.

This marriage produced 3 children:

Charles Edward DIXON 1898-1917
Alice DIXON 1899-1959
Ivy DIXON 1901-1983 born 5th October 1901 (my grandmother)

After the death of Samuel DIXON 1869-1906, Mary married Joseph CARTER 1872-1959 during June 1913.

This marriage produced 2 children:

Harold CARTER 1913-1977 born September 1913
Katheleen LOCK (née Kathleen CARTER 1917-Deceased) born June 1917

Notes:
MAPLETHORPE or MABLETHORPE? This branch of the family seems to use either of these surnames dependant on the generation.

Dixon, Butroid and Seaton: Fillingham, Lincolnshire

Published: October 28, 2005    Last modified: November 14, 2016

While searching the surname DIXON online (my paternal grandmother's maiden name), I came across one Sarah DIXON. A reference to the village of Fillingham, Lincolnshire caught my eye.

As a very young child I remember staying for a few days at my uncle Harold's farm at Fillingham, and being from inner city Sheffield, farm animals, tractors and haystacks were an adventure playground.

I'm sure my uncle Harold was Harold CARTER 1913-1977, though I really know so little about this branch (paternal) of the family.

Anyway, while browsing the links on this site I then came across a reference to John BUTROID 1840-1921 and this lead to SEATON and BUTROID and eventually BUTROID.

Now the reason I mention this is because in previous posts I documented the link between my great grandmother Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949's sister Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943 and http://familyhistoryjournal.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I56&tree=tree1.

Time and research will tell if the name Sarah DIXON is of any significance.

The 'Ancestors of John Heaton Gray' website has not been updated for a few years but maybe the email address is still valid.

Updates:
2007-01-21 Unfortunately most of the external links appear to be broken.

2011-12-27 The links pointed at a website hosted by Geocities. This service has now closed so I have removed the links but retained the names.