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
|SURNAME||FIRST NAME(S)||REL||STATUS||SEX||AGE||OCCUPATION||WHERE BORN||REMARKS|
|Carter||Joseph||Head||Married||Male||59||Farmer, Employer||Glentham, Lincolnshire|
|Carter||Henry||Son||Single||Male||31||Farmer's Son, Worker||Sunk Island, Yorkshire|
|Carter||Joseph||Son||Single||Male||28||Farmer's Son, Worker||Sunk Island, Yorkshire|
|Carter||Martha||Daughter||Single||Female||28||Mother's Help||Sunk Island, Yorkshire|
|Carter||Sarah J||Daughter||Single||Female||21||Mother's Help||Sunk Island, Yorkshire|
|Carter||Arthur||Son||Married||Male||18||Farmer's Son, Worker||Sunk Island, Yorkshire|
|Carter||Elizabeth||Daughter||Single||Female||21||Mother's Help||Glentham, 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.