CARTER FAMILY HISTORY
John Carter (1770-?)
Born around 1770, married Sarah ?. Children :- John Cooper (1794), Sarah (1798), Joseph (?), Mary (1801), William (1807), Susannah (1810).
John Cooper Carter (1794-?)
Born on Christmas Eve 1794 in Harwich, baptised 11th January 1795 at Harwich St Nicholas. Married Rebkecca PENNICK from Dovercourt, in 1818. All references to John Cooper CARTER show his trade as Shipwright. The 1871 census lists John and Rebecca CARTER plus 2 sons both mariners aged 39 and 42 as yet unmarried, living at 3 Castlegate St. They had lived in Castlegate St since at least 1851. Children :- Sarah (1819), Caroline Amelia (1821), John Cooper (1824), William Cooper (1825), John Cooper (1829) Sarah (1835), Emma (1838), Elizabeth (1841)
William Cooper Carter (1825-?)
Born 1825 in Harwich, married Sarah BINES, from Great Bentley. The IGI states that William C CARTER was baptised at Harwich Wesleyan Chapel in 1826, this may explain why his later brothers/sisters were not baptised at St Nicholas.
The 1871 census shows William, Sarah, 4 children and lodger living in courtyard at 16 West St, the three eldest children were at school. William Cooper CARTER followed his father into the Shipwright profession, together with his sister according to the 1851 census. The baptism record however lists his occupation as a mariner.
William Cooper Carter (1858-1923)
Born 22nd November 1858, however was not baptised until 26th June 1872 aged 14, together with his 2 sisters and three brothers. Married Mary Ann COLE aged 19 on 18th October 1879 at St Nicholas Parish church aged 20, both residing in Harwich. The 1881 census give William’ occupation as a Railway Labourer. (None of his children were baptised, Non-conformist or agnostic ?) Occupation given on children’s marriage certificates as Lampman in 1908, 1910, 1912, living at 1 East St from at least 1910, A 1914 entry lists him as a clerk. Died 23rd November 1923, 1 East St, Dovercourt, aged 65, and buried at All Saints churchyard, Dovercourt.
John Cooper Carter (1891-?)
Born 2nd June 1891 68 West St, Harwich.