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pockets
09-01-2006, 8:00 PM
Greetings from New Zealand,

I'm looking for my great grandfather, David McCracken born 1859 Padstow, his father was James McCracken who married Phillipa Carter.
David married Jessie Ann Inkster here in New Zealand. I have no idea when he migrated to NZ so any info of the above would be most appreciated.

I'm very new to this genealogy and have got hooked very quickly :)
Thanks in advance
Julianne

Scottie
09-01-2006, 8:59 PM
Greetings from New Zealand,

I'm looking for my great grandfather, David McCracken born 1859 Padstow, his father was James McCracken who married Phillipa Carter.
Julianne
Hello Julianne,
I can tell you that James McCracken was not born in Padstow. He was a Mariner born in Scotland. I believe Philippa Carter to be the daughter of William Baron Carter and Maria Langdon married 22 sep 1814 in St Mawgan. Most of their children were born in St Columb Minor but Philippa says she was born St Mawgan or Padstow in the censuses. I can take the Langdons back to about 1720 in St Columb Major. William Baron Carter was also a Mariner and was dead by 1851 so I have been unable to find his birthplace as yet.

James and Philippa had 4 children in Padstow all baptised as Bible Christians.

Scottie
09-01-2006, 9:07 PM
Part 2

The children were Janet born 1855 Padstow christened 28 Oct 1858 on St Ervan Bible Christian Circuit married a man called Anderson and had a son born 1878 in Padstow. She was in London in 1881

Mary was born in 1856 and baptised with Janet. She married a Thomas Boulter and was also in London in 1881

James was born 1858 and christened on the same date as the girls. I have no sighting of him after 1861

David was born in 1859 and baptised 8 Jul 1859 on the St Ervan Bible Christian Circuit. He was still in Padstow in 1871 with his Mother but was not with her in 1881. She was in London by then. I hope this helps a little :)

Scottie
09-01-2006, 9:57 PM
Hello again,
I have found William Baron Carter born 1794 in St Endellion to Thomas Carter and Susanna Baron married 18 Aug 1793 in Altarnun. He was the eldest son and there were ten children in all. |woohoo|

pockets
10-01-2006, 12:06 AM
woohoo you are good!!!
What a wonderful introduction to your site. I thought you might like to know that James McCracken apparently jumped ship somewhere along the way and ended up down under.
thanks again and I will be in touch again soon I'm sure
J

pockets
13-01-2006, 3:27 AM
EEEEK!! apologies for that last statement as it was David who apparently jumped ship.
David McCracken is my GG Grandfather who is the one who jumped ship here. He married Jessie Ann Inkster who came to NZ on the 'Star of China' in 1875.
They had 5 children of which one is my grandmother Elizabeth McCracken who married William Wallace Gibson.
Thanks again
cheers
Julianne

debco
03-10-2006, 10:27 PM
I'm intrigued by the posts to date and happen to have some Carters of my own in the Padstow area. Thomas Carter was born about 1801 in Cornwall. He states Port Isaac on the 1851 census, but lives in Padstow much of his adult life. He was a shipwright and married a Mary Ann Geach. They had three daughters, Mary, Ann and Georgianna befor Mary died. He then remarried a Jenifer (not sure of surname) before he too passed on in 1857. I don't know who his parents would be. Any ideas where I might try looking? Thomas and Mary are buried at Padstow as are Mary's parents. I realize Port Isaac isn't terribly far from Padstow, but just wondering if there are any parish records in existence.

Debbie

blue eyes
03-10-2006, 10:43 PM
Hi Debco

Marriage for Thomas Carter and Mary Ann Geach 22-10-1833 Bodmin Cornwall.

LDS/IGI batch no M20021752 sheet 00 source call no 0236546

debco
04-10-2006, 2:10 AM
Thanks. I already had the marriage record from the IGI. Sadly there are several Thomas Carters born around 1801 in the area and I'm looking for corroboration of his identity. Currently it appears that his parents may be a Thomas Carter and Susannah at St. Endellion. (IGI again - 29 Dec 1799) Would really like to find someone else working this line, but will wait and see what turns up.
Debbie

Scottie
04-10-2006, 11:38 AM
Would really like to find someone else working this line, but will wait and see what turns up.
DebbieHi Debbie,
I turned up.:D His second wife was Jenifer Veal born 1804 in St Columb Major and he married her on 8 Feb 1843 in St Breock. She was the widow of Richard King Thomas whom she had married on 22 Sep 1833 in Chelsea. Thomas Carter then died on 9 Dec 1857 in Padstow. Thomas's parents were Thomas Carter and Susanna Billing married 18 Aug 1793 in Altarnun and he was one of 10 children. Susanna was the daughter of Samuel Billing & Elizabeth Stribley married 15 Dec 1770 in Tintagel by license. She was first married to a William Baron and there is a child christened Elizabeth Baron who I suspect may have been Thomas Carter's as William Baron was dead long before the christening. The marriage to William Baron was 6 Oct 1790 in St Endellion and William Baron was buried 29 Oct 1791 in St Endellion.

Thomas Carter born 1799 left a will which can be obtained from the Bodmin Probate Office.

debco
04-10-2006, 8:31 PM
Thank you so much for the information. It is invaluable. I will get in touch with the Bodmin Probate office and see what I can find in the will.

I'm curious as to what you might know about the Wilsons of Padstow or the Day family. The information I have goes back to George Wilson marrying Martha Day 20 Feb 1798 at Padstow. My information indicates they had three children christened at Padstow(from a parish record transcription film - 1600-1812 baptisms, burials), John Day Wilson, George Wilson, and Peter Day Wilson. There was another child, Esther born to George and a Patty Wilson in 1805. Do you know if Martha died? The Wilson family seems somewhat of a mystery beyond George. I haven't been able to locate definite parents for him in Cornwall, and old family records have given Edward Day and Martha Peter as Martha Day's parents which I suspect is wishful thinking as she would have been about 30 years younger than her twin siblings Peter and Edward. I'm sure I've been missing something in one of the parishes around Padstow (St. Ervan,St. Columb Minor, etc.). The Wilsons were mariners by trade, while the Days seem to have been gentry. I'm stumped as to how Martha Day relates to all the Days I've located at Padstow. If you have any clue, I'd love to know.

I don't think I can thank you enough for the information on the Carters. It is a precious gift. Thank you so much for the time spent tracking the information down. Research always takes me so much longer on this side of the ocean and to have you connect all the dots in one fell swoop is overwhelming.

Debbie

Scottie
05-10-2006, 5:07 PM
Hi Debbie,
I have answered this in our private email but forgot to say that Patty would not be a second wife. In my opinion it was a pet name for Martha. I have not done the burials however so cannot be certain. I must confess that I am very dilatory about transcribing burials

debco
06-10-2006, 10:02 PM
Not to worry. I spent so much time corroborating and organizing the information you sent me, that I've been informed by the family that I need to take a break for a few days from genealogy (teenagers!). Anyway, I suspect you may be right about the Patty thing. There were an awful lot of Marys and Marthas around England back then. Perhaps just one way to keep them straight. Thanks so much again.
Debbie

cboulter
18-03-2012, 11:49 PM
Hello, I don't know if you are still looking for family connections but I think this may help.
Phillipa (McCraken) Carter was my Great,Great Grandmother, her daughter married Thomas Boulter (Great Grandfather)from Bristol. Their son George Boulter (Grand Father born1881) married Alice ?? their Son Sidney George Boulter was my father.

I hope this is OK

Colin Boulter

Jan1954
19-03-2012, 6:42 AM
Hello Colin - welcome to Brit-Gen,

Unfortunately, Julianne (Pockets) has not visited the forum for nearly 3 years. However, she is still a member and, if you click on her user-name, a drop-down menu appears. Two of the options are to send a private message or an email.

Good luck,

Mark_Sandford
31-12-2014, 11:41 PM
Hi Debbie,
I turned up.:D His second wife was Jenifer Veal born 1804 in St Columb Major and he married her on 8 Feb 1843 in St Breock. She was the widow of Richard King Thomas whom she had married on 22 Sep 1833 in Chelsea. Thomas Carter then died on 9 Dec 1857 in Padstow. Thomas's parents were Thomas Carter and Susanna Billing married 18 Aug 1793 in Altarnun and he was one of 10 children. Susanna was the daughter of Samuel Billing & Elizabeth Stribley married 15 Dec 1770 in Tintagel by license. She was first married to a William Baron and there is a child christened Elizabeth Baron who I suspect may have been Thomas Carter's as William Baron was dead long before the christening. The marriage to William Baron was 6 Oct 1790 in St Endellion and William Baron was buried 29 Oct 1791 in St Endellion.

Thomas Carter born 1799 left a will which can be obtained from the Bodmin Probate Office.

Hi
I have an interest in the Carters (through William Baron Carter & his wife Maria Langdon) and their connection to Padstow shipping. If this thread is still 'alive' I'd like to make contact ...

debco
25-01-2015, 12:28 PM
Have been away from this particular line for a while, but if you want to tell me what you're looking for I can have a look and see how far we got with this particular line. I know the Billings line goes further back for sure. You can contact me via email if you wish at debico373 AT gmail DOT com

GraveyardGran
19-06-2018, 7:51 PM
Hi I have the headstone transcription for Mary Ann Carter which may help you:- Sacred to the memory of Mary Ann Carter the wife of Thomas Carter of this town/ Master Shipbuilder , and daughter of John Geach and Mary his wife/ who died 26th March 1840 aged 35 years./Also to the memory of John Carter the infant child of Tomas aforesaid who died aged 3 years./ Also Susan Carter the infant child and Mary Ann Carter the ? day of May 1837 aged 3 days. The Headstone for Thomas :- In sacred memory of Thomas Carter of this town./ Shipbuilder who departed this life 9th December 1857 aged 58 years.