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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.

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
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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.