William John Carter

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Born: Died: 1941 Married: Jane Vane Mother: Caroline Clout Father: William Carter Descendant: Whyndon Carter
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921

William John Carter was the father of Whyndon/Whyndam George Carter who was born in 1885.


William was born in Kennington, Kent sometime after the 7th April 1861 (he wasn't in his parents' house in that census).

His parents were William Carter and Caroline Carter nee Clout.

One William John Carter was registered at E. Ashford, v.2a, p.528 in Oct/Nov/Dec 1861.

In 1871 he was living with his parents William Carter and Caroline Carter at Brickyard Cottage in Kennington, and he was still living with them in Kennington in 1881, shortly before his marriage, when he was a waggoner's mate.


He married Jane Vane in 1881.

Banns were read out for Will John Carter (bachelor) and Jane Vine (Vane) (spinster), on the 28th August 1881 at Kennington, Kent.

The marriage took place for William John Carter and Jane Vane on the 24th September, 1881 at Kennington in Kent.

1881. Marriage solemnized at the Parish in the Parish of Kennington in the County of Kent
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

Sept 24 1881

William John Carter 20 years Bachelor Labourer Kennington William Carter Farm Labourer
Jane Vane Full Age Spinster --------- Kennington Henry Vane Farm Labourer
Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, by or after Banns by me, H. Welldrew
This marriage was solemnized between us William John Carter (his mark X) In the Presence of us H? Vane
Jane Vane Eliza Vane

The marriage with William John Carter and Jane Vane was registered in Jul-Aug-Sep 1881, in the district of East Ashford, Kent (Vol 2a, p.1131).

In 1891 William Carter and Jane were living in Adisham, Kent. They are two houses away from the Bull's Head public house. Their house has three rooms.

In 1901 William and Jane Carter are still in Adisham, Kent. He is 40 years old, and a waggonner on the farm (agricultural horses).

In 1911 they are still living in Adisham, Kent, now in Lower Cooting Cottage.

In 1919-21 William and Jane Carter are both registered to vote in the district of Bridge D, Parish of Adisham, living in "Adisham Street". Also registered are a Joseph and a Ernest C. Carter. There are no electoral records of them earlier - but the law was changed in 1918 to allow all men, and some women, to vote for the first time.

William is registered by nature of his residence and his occupation, Jane through nature of her husband's occupation.


William and Jane had the following children:

  • William Carter (~1882, Kennington, Kent)
  • Richard H. Carter (~1884, Kennington, Kent) (also Henry Carter)
  • Wyndham Carter (~1885, Kennington, Kent)
  • Thomas S. Carter (~1887, Kennington, Kent)
  • Harriet L. Carter (~1889, Chilham, Kent) (also Laura Carter, 1889 Godmersham, Kent)
  • Ernest C. Carter (~1894, Adisham, Kent)
  • Edith E. Carter (~1895, Adisham, Kent)
  • Joseph V. Carter (~1897, Adisham, Kent)
  • Kathleen M. Carter (~1900, Adisham, Kent)
  • Winifred J. Carter (~1900, Adisham, Kent)
  • Elizabeth Carter (~1902, Adisham, Kent)


William died on the 3rd September 1941 at the age of 78 years, this was reported in the Dover Express newspaper on the 12th September 1941:

Death of Mr. W. J. Carter.

The death occurred on Wednesday last week of Mr. William John Carter of Upper Adisham, at the age of 78-years. Deceased had lived in the village for over 40 years, and was employed on farm work. The funeral took place on Saturday, Canon H. C. Jackman officiating. The mourners present were: Mrs. Carter (widow), Mr. and Mrs. J Carter and Mr. and Mrs. E. Carter (sons and daughters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Hogben, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Plumb and Mrs. Bailey (son-onlaw and daughters), Mr. M. and Mr. G. Plumb, Mr. B. Carter (grandsons) and Mrs. Newington.

William J Carter, death registered Sep 1941, age 78, district of Bridge, Kent. Vol 2a, page 1866.