Halbert Carter


Halbert John Carter was the seventh of the eight children of John and Anna Carter.  He was born in Wickford on 18th December 1875, and by the time of the 1891 census he was helping his father as a carpenter.

On 2nd April 1902 Halbert married Daisy Ethel Bewers whose older sister, Ada, had married Halbert’s older brother, Frank.  This photo was taken around the time of their marriage.

Daisy was born 1st April 1883 on Marsh Farm. Her family were taken from Woodham Ferrers to Wickford by Frank Carter every Sunday to go to church, which is how they would have all met.

Halbert and Daisy had six children; Eric, Elsie (died, age 2, of ‘consumption of the bowel’), Hubert (died age 14 of tuberculous meningitis), Queenie, Pearl and Ruby.

Halbert died on 9th July 1932 in Wickford; Daisy died 23rd November 1936.

Halbert and Daisy are my Great Grandparents.

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  • Lovely to see these pics. I am the daughter of Dennis Frank Carter and the granddaughter of Jack Leslie Carter. Thanks for posting them.

    By Amanda carter (19/09/2015)

    My Grandad is Frank Carter (married to Betty Carter).

    I remember being young and visiting Silva Carter’s house and swimming in his pool.

    By Hayley Turnbull (06/05/2015)
  • Halbert was my great, great uncle.

    By kevin carter (14/02/2015)
  • I believe that John Carter may have been the cousin of my grandfather Alfred Carter, born 1863, also a carpenter, whose father was Frank Carter, the builder whose name appears on some of the manhole covers in and around the area. Alfred married Elizabeth Rogers, whom be brought over from Killibeggs in Ireland during a time when he was ‘soldiering’ out there, (along with her mother, Margaret). They had 11 children (one of whom died) Alf, Dollie, Horace, Kath, Frank (whose real name was Halbert), Arch, Hilda, Alec, Nora and Ruth the youngest, my Mum. As a child I knew Eric, Ruby, Queenie and Pearl. My Mum was also cousin to Silva Carter. I also knew of a Sol and Golden. Interestingly, my great grandmother Rogers lived in a little black cottage in Wickford High Street opposite where ‘Fishes’ used to be – probably where the Nat West Bank is now.

    By SANDRA ELLIS (nee Flexman) (24/10/2013)

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