what happened to Ann Carter?

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  1. WelchRegLost

    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    Aged 23 Ann Cartwright marries George Carter (a widower) in 1861 in Wolverhampton

    They have two children Isaac (B 1861) and Harriett Elizabeth (b 1865).

    1871 Census both children are living with George and his children from previous marriage along with "new wife"? Elizabeth. Meanwhile Ann can be found as a pauper inmate of the Wolverhampton workhouse where 3 weeks later she gives birth to Thomas Carter and names George as the father on the birth cert.

    forward to dec 1880 George Carter marries Elizabeth Gwilliam in Wolverhampton

    I am therefore assuming that Ann died between 1871 and 1880 but cannot find a suitable death.
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    Nor can I -could poor Ann have been detained in the workhouse indefinitely and after 7 years George saw fit to remarry?
    Have you found the child Thomas born in 1871 in any further census?
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    1881 Census there is no Ann Carter in the workhouse, there is a Thomas Carter aged 9 a scholar born in Wolverhampton.

    That is all i have been able to find so not sure if it is the right Thomas
     
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    MollyMay Knows where to find the answers!

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    A possible for Thomas in 1891
    RG12/2362/14/22 - not that it helps as he is a single labourer boarding in Smethwick
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    Unless she married....

    Bigamy = poor man's - or woman's - divorce ;)
     
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    WelchRegLost Well-Known Member

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    Hadn't thought of that :rolleyes:
     
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