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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.

Joseph Carter 1872-1959

Published: February 28, 2015    Last modified: January 29, 2017

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, Lincolnshire
Photograph courtesy the family of GH

For quite some time I have been aware of incorrect data added to my GEDCOM for the family of Joseph CARTER 1872-1959 (the second husband of my great grandmother Mary Maria CARTER (née MAPLETHORPE) 1878-1964). For the last couple of years I have not found the time to manage these pages and so this issue was never fixed. Yesterday evening I decided to correct the issue with Joseph CARTER. At the back of my mind I seemed to remember he was born near Spurn Point in what was the East Riding of Yorkshire. My memory also flagged up the north-east of Lincolnshire, though it took me the best part of a couple of hours to remember the area I had in mind goes by the name Isle of Axholme.

Well after several hours and many online searches I had failed to make any progress, until eventually, yet another online search provided the data I was seeking. Unbelievably this was my own web site.

The story is this: some time in the past I had transcribed an England and Wales Census 1901 entry for Joseph CARTER and added it to my website. Since I decline to pay for Census information to which the tax payer has already contributed, I seem to remember my sister had at some point provided me with a few pages of 1901 Census data that she had purchased. This included the data regarding Joseph CARTER which I will republish here:

FHJ Ref: 036
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: Upton. Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Household: Joseph Carter

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
CarterJosephHeadMarriedMale59Farmer, EmployerGlentham, Lincolnshire
CarterMarthaWifeMarriedFemale57Patrington, Yorkshire
CarterHenrySonSingleMale31Farmer's Son, WorkerSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterJosephSonSingleMale28Farmer's Son, WorkerSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterMarthaDaughterSingleFemale28Mother's HelpSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterSarah JDaughterSingleFemale21Mother's HelpSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterArthurSonMarriedMale18Farmer's Son, WorkerSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterElizabethDaughterSingleFemale21Mother's HelpGlentham, Lincolnshire

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So having established the correct family, his birth place at Sunk Island and the name of his father, a few searches soon revealed a marriage for his father. Joseph CARTER married Martha KIRKWOOD, on the 14th May 1868 at Patrington, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The names, dates and places are what I would expect so I am confident enough to add this family to my GEDCOM.

This is the link to the family of Joseph CARTER and Martha CARTER (née KIRKWOOD).

Read about Sunk Island.

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
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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.

Ivy Dixon, Alice Dixon and Charles Edward Dixon

Published: October 18, 2010    Last modified: January 12, 2017

Back: Alice Dixon 1899-1959 and Charles Edward Dixon 1898-1917 Front: Ivy Jacklin (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983)
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Back: Alice Dixon 1899-1959 and Charles Edward Dixon 1898-1917
Front: Ivy Jacklin (née Ivy Dixon 1901-1983)

Recently I scanned and uploaded to the gallery more photographs from our family collection. The photograph illustrating this article was provided by my aunt and has been scanned from a photographic copy of an original, hence it is a little 'grainy'.

This photograph features my paternal grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983, her sister Alice DIXON 1899-1959, and brother Charles Edward DIXON 1898-1917. These were the children of Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 and Mary Maria DIXON (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE) 1878-1964.

Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983 my paternal grandmother was born at the village of Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby), Lincolnshire on the 5th of October 1901. Her father Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 was born at Horncastle, Lincolnshire in 1869. Her mother Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964 (sometimes spelt MABLETHORPE) was born at the village of Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby), Lincolnshire during 1878. Ivy DIXON 1901-1983 was the youngest of the three children, Charles Edward DIXON 1898-1917 being born at Marton, Lincolnshire, during March 1898, and Alice DIXON 1899-1959 born at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby), Lincolnshire during December 1899.

Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 died of Tuberculosis on the 20th of November 1906 at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby), my grandmother being only 5 years of age.

Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964 eventually married again, her second husband being Joseph CARTER 1872-1959, born 1872 at Sunk Island, Hull, East Yorkshire. They were married in June 1913.

Ivy experienced several sad events during her life:

1) Samuel her father died aged 37 when Ivy was just 5 years of age.
2) Ivy was 15 years of age when her brother Charles Edward died during World War I. To read more about this event please click here.
3) Wilfred JACKLIN 1926-1926 her 2nd child and my father's younger brother died shortly after birth in December 1926.

Updates:
2016-10-30 In my original post I attributed details of another Joseph CARTER. The details are now attributed to the correct Joseph CARTER.

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.

Charles Edward Dixon: Casualty 380202

Published: December 10, 2005    Last modified: November 14, 2016

Charles Edward Dixon
Marton Cemetery
Trent Port Road, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Charles Edward Dixon, Private 31811, died 14 April 1917, aged 19 years.

Name: Dixon
Initials: C E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 14/04/1917
Service No: 31811
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mary Dixon, of Marton, Gainsborough. (see Note: 1)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 32.
Cemetery: Marton Cemetery

Buried at Marton Cemetery, Trent Port Road, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

To view the Casualty Details and Certificate at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website please click here.

Notes:
Charles Edward DIXON 1898-1917 was the son of my great grandparents Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 and Mary Maria DIXON (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964). Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 died of Tuberculosis on the 20th of November 1906, age 37 years. Mary Maria CARTER (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964) married her second husband Joseph CARTER 1877-1959 in 1913.

Updates:
2007-12-05 Added to the gallery a photograph of Charles' headstone at Marton Cemetery, Trent Port Road, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Joseph Carter: Census 1901

Published: November 19, 2005    Last modified: February 17, 2017

Church of All Saints, Upton-cum-Kexby, Lincolnshire

This is a transcription I made from the England and Wales Census 1901 for Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 and Mary Maria DIXON (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964):

FHJ Ref: 021
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: Upton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Household: Samuel Dixon

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
DixonSamuelHeadMarriedMale32Farm LabourerHagworthingham, Lincolnshire
DixonMary MariaWifeMarriedFemale24Kexby, Lincolnshire
DixonCharlesSonSingleMale3Marton, Lincolnshire
DixonAliceDaughterSingleFemale1Upton, Lincolnshire

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On the same page is the following:

FHJ Ref: 036
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: Upton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Household: Joseph Carter

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
CarterJosephHeadMarriedMale59Farmer, EmployerGlentham, Lincolnshire
CarterMarthaWifeMarriedFemale57Patrington, Yorkshire
CarterHenrySonSingleMale31Farmer's Son, WorkerSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterJosephSonSingleMale28Farmer's Son, WorkerSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterMarthaDaughterSingleFemale28Mother's HelpSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterSarah JDaughterSingleFemale21Mother's HelpSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterArthurSonMarriedMale18Farmer's Son, WorkerSunk Island, Yorkshire
CarterElizabethDaughterSingleFemale21Mother's HelpGlentham, Lincolnshire

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In 1901 the DIXON household and a CARTER household were neighbours at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby). Joseph CARTER the younger is 28 years old and Mary Maria DIXON (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964) is 24 years old. Is it possible Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 passed away and eventually Mary Maria married her neighbour's son, Joseph CARTER the younger?

Joseph Carter, Town Street, Fillingham, Lincolnshire

Published: November 4, 2005    Last modified: November 2, 2016

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

A search of the England and Wales Census 1891 returns one Joseph CARTER aged 4 years and living at Town Street, Fillingham, Lincolnshire.

FHJ Ref: 037
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Town Street, Fillingham, Lincoln, England
Household: Joseph Carter

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
CarterJosephHeadMarriedMale56Agricultural LabourerFillingham, Lincolnshire
CarterElizabethWifeMarriedFemale47Agricultural Labourer or Day BoySturton, Lincolnshire
CarterJohnSonUMale13ScholarFillingham, Lincolnshire
CarterLucyDaughterFemale11ScholarFillingham, Lincolnshire
CarterEmmaDaughterFemale9ScholarFillingham, Lincolnshire
CarterGeorgeSonMale7ScholarFillingham, Lincolnshire
CarterEllenDaughterFemale5ScholarFillingham, Lincolnshire
CarterJosephSonMale4ScholarFillingham, Lincolnshire

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This is almost certainly the correct Joseph CARTER, since from my earliest childhood recollections, 'Carter' and 'Fillingham' always stick in my mind.

Updates:
2005-11-19 Having looked at this again I have my doubts about this being the correct Joseph CARTER.

2016-11-01 My doubts over this proved to be correct. This post provides details of the correct Joseph CARTER.

Joseph Carter 1877-1959 and Mary Maria Maplethorpe 1878-1964

Published: November 3, 2005    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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Mary Maria Carter (née Mary Maria Maplethorpe) 1878-1964
Joseph Carter 1877-1959
Outside their cottage at Marton, Lincolnshire, England
Photograph courtesy the family of GH

It is quite some time since I used FreeBMD and I surmise additional 20th century data has been transcribed, since while searching for Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964 I came across a marriage to 'CARTER'. The later marriage returns (I think, post 1912) list the name of the spouse, though only the surname.

FreeBMD returns a marriage for Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE 1878-1964 to Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 in September 1897 though her name appears as Mary Maria MABLETHOPE. FreeBMD returns a second marriage in June 1913, this time the spouse is shown as 'CARTER'. At this moment in time I have no information regarding when or why her first marriage to Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 ceased.

I know my grandmother Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON 1901-1983) and Kathleen LOCK (née Kathleen CARTER 1917-Deceased) were step-sisters but sometimes names in families can be very misleading. My relatives from Marton, Lincolnshire always referred to Ivy DIXON 1901-1983 as 'Granny Carter' and it is only recently as I delved into her family history that have I learned of Samuel DIXON 1869-1906, her biological father.

My family is in possession of Mary Maria's death certificate in which she is described as the widow of Joseph CARTER. So this gives a forename to 'Carter'. Further searches on FreeBMD returns a birth for one Joseph CARTER in March 1877. This birth was registered in the Gainsborough district. This fits my expectations so I will consider it correct it until proved otherwise.

Just to throw a little spanner into the works, Ivy DIXON 1901-1983's marriage certificate records George DIXON as being her father, not Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 as I would have expected. This needs further research.

Notes:
Since I wrote this I have spoken with one of my relatives at Marton, Lincolnshire and I now have my doubts about this Joseph CARTER.

Updates:
2016-11-01 My doubts over this proved to be correct. This post provides details of the correct Joseph CARTER.

Ivy Dixon 1901-1983: Research

Published: May 24, 2005    Last modified: February 4, 2017
Back - Alice Dixon, Charles Edward Dixon Front - Ivy Dixon

Back - Alice Dixon, Charles Edward Dixon
Front - Ivy Dixon

This weekend I decided to take a break from my research of Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949 and my paternal grandfather's line; instead I concentrated on Ivy JACKLIN (née Ivy DIXON) 1901-1983, my paternal grandmother's line.

Ivy DIXON 1901-1983 was born on the 5th of October 1901 at Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby) near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the third child of Samuel DIXON 1869-1906 and Mary Maria DIXON (née Mary Maria MAPLETHORPE) 1878-1964. Though she has the surname DIXON, I always remember her being referred to as Grannie CARTER, a reference to her stepfather Joseph CARTER 1877-1959.

FHJ Ref: 020
Census: England and Wales Census 1881
Place: Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire, England
Household: Charles Dixon

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
DixonCharlesHeadMarriedMale54Farm LabourerThimbleby, Lincolnshire
DixonSusanWifeMarriedFemale46Winceby, Lincolnshire
DixonSarahDaughterFemale14ScholarHagworthingham, Lincolnshire
DixonSamuelSonMale11ScholarHagworthingham, Lincolnshire
DixonRebeccaDaughterFemale9ScholarHagworthingham, Lincolnshire
DixonAdaDaughterFemale2ScholarHagworthingham, Lincolnshire

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FHJ Ref: 021
Census: England and Wales Census 1901
Place: Upton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Household: Samuel Dixon

SURNAMEFIRST NAME(S)RELSTATUSSEXAGEOCCUPATIONWHERE BORNREMARKS
DixonSamuelHeadMarriedMale32Farm LabourerHagworthingham, Lincolnshire
DixonMary MariaWifeMarriedFemale24Kexby, Lincolnshire
DixonCharlesSonSingleMale3Marton, Lincolnshire
DixonAliceDaughterSingleFemale1Upton, Lincolnshire

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Though I have often visited Upton (Upton-cum-Kexby) and Marton, villages close to Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the villages of Thimbleby and Winceby are new to me.
This 1880 map of Lincolnshire can be found on the Lincolnshire Wolds web site.

Notes:
1. Hagg refers to Hagworthingham.
2. Ivy DIXON was born in October 1901, thus she is not recorded in the 1901 census.

Updates:
2011-12-31 After a days cycling in the Lincolnshire Wolds, and realising we were not far from the village of Thimbleby, we stopped by to take some photographs. I will endeavour to add these to the Gallery.