Arthur Carter

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  1. mugwortismy cat

    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    Arthur James Carter, was the son of Elizabeth Carter, he was born in Temple Cloud Jun 1872
    His mother later married George Henry Battle, and Arthur can be seen with them in 1881 in Chewton Mendip

    I cannot find him in 1891, and wonder if he is the Arthur Carter who died in the March quarter of 1888, being buried in Radstock on 25 Feb. A note on the burial record says he died in Kilmersdon pit. (Radstock is about 8 miles from Chewton Mendip)

    Is there anything in the newspapers maybe that would help tie him to the Battle family, or otherwise confirm he belongs to someone else?

    Or can someone manage to find him in 1891?
     
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    There is a report in the Bath Chronicle dated 23 February 1888, which states that Arthur CARTER, a young man, employed in the Kilmersdon Colliery was killed on Tuesday by a fall of roof, but unfortunately no further details. Bingo! Another report in the Shepton Mallet Journal dated 24 February 1888, states that Arthur CARTER, aged 18, son of Henry CARTER of Radstock.............

    Janet
     
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    Newspapers say he was the son of Henry Carter.
     
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    The Arthur Carter killed in 1888 was the son of Henry and Louisa of Whitelands, Lower, Radstock, Clutton, Somerset.
     
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    I don't know whether this is relevant or not, but there is a James CARTER born c1872 at Chewton Mendip, an unmarried Mason's Labourer in the 1911 census of Pontypool, Monmouthshire??

    Janet
     
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    Thank you all, at least I know that poor lad isn't mine, though I have plenty of family working the pits in that area

    I'll check it out thank you
     
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    in 1891 he might be the James Carter, servant (Farm labourer), born c1872 in Litton. Litton is only about 1.5 miles from Chewton Mendip, and it is where his mother was born

    I don't see a James Carter born in the right time and place on FreeBMD so I am going with it
     
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