John CARTER (c.1835–1866)
His second wife Mrs Anna CARTER, formerly Mrs Hicks, née Attewell (1827–1901)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 18, Grave D65½
IN MEMORY OF
WHO DIED SEP. 24, 1866
AGED 31 YEARS.
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED MARCH 14, 1901,
AGED 76 YEARS
PEACE PERFECT PEACE
John Carter was born in c.1835. According to the 1861 census he was born at sea, and at his second marriage in 1856 was described as the son of the labourer James Payne. He is hard to find in the 1841 and 1851 censuses. He must have had a very short first marriage prior to 1856, when he was described as a widower.
Anna Attewell (whose forename is usually spelt Hannah) was born at Boars Hill, Wootton, Berkshire in 1827 and baptised there with her name recorded as Hannah on 12 August. She was the daughter of the labourer Thomas Attewell and his wife Mary. The following children with parents of the same name were also baptised at Wootten, and some or all of them may be Ann's siblings: Ann (1809), Sarah (1814), Mary (1816), Thomas (1821), John (1824), and George (1830). Anna is hard to find in 1841 and 1851. In c.1850 she must have married a man called Hicks, as in 1856 when she was 28 she was a widow with that surname.
On 19 January 1856 at Marsh Baldon Church, the widower John Carter married the widow Mrs Anna (Hannah) Hicks: both were then living in Marsh Baldon. They do not appear to have had any children.
At the time of the 1861 census they were both living in Iffley village as the servants of the carpenter John Blay and his family: John (28) was a carpenter, and Anna (35) was a general servant.
By the mid-1860s they had moved to Oxford and were living in George Street in St Mary Magdalen parish, in the yard of the Black Swan pub (which stood on the site of the Boys' High School). John Carter died there in 1866:
† John Carter died at Black Swan Yard at the age of 31 on 24 September 1866 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 28 September (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
At the time of the 1871 census Anna, now a widow of 44 with no occupation, was living on her own at Broken Hayes in St Mary Magdalen parish
By the time of the 1881 census Anna (55), who described herself as an annuitant and former kitchen woman, had moved to Stone's Almshouses in St Clement's, where she was to spend the rest of her life. She died there early in 1901:
† Mrs Anna Carter née Attewell died at Stone's Almshouses, St Clement's at the age of 76 on 14 March 1901 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 18 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).