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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: John Carter
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 22:15:45 +0100
As I said last time you put a query about this on Essex list, Jason, you're
having trouble finding John Carter because you're misreading his birthplace.
He wasn't born in Tolleshunt Dirtrey, there is no such place - nor
Tolleshunt Ditrey either. Without a shadow of a doubt John Carter was was
born in Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex. Carter is an old name of the Tolleshunt
villages and district.
I've been researching the Tolleshunt for some years and, though they have
been known by many name variants over the centuries, Ditrey or Dirtey have
never been one of them.
Have looked on the 1901 census too and have no doubt that what you're
reading as Tolleshunt Dirtrey is definitely Tolleshunt D'Arcy. The 'A' of
D'Arcy is badly written so it looks a bit , like a 't', but its definitely
not a 't', its an 'A'. What you're reading as an 'r' is really 'rc'.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Bowler" <>
> I have posted before in this person, but got nowhere.
> I am doing it again as i have more information.
> I am looking for John CARTER. According to 1901 census he was born 1874
> in Tolleshunt Ditrey in Essex. (He was living in Leicester at the time)
> He married (Elizabeth) Annie Copley.
> I also have his marriage cert which states his full Name John William
> CARTER. He was 23 in 1898 which would make his year of birth 1875. His
> fathers name was also John CARTER. his father was listed as being a Farm
> Can anyone find any connection to this family? I am having real trouble
> going back any further with this person. Can anyone help or shed any light
> on the subject?
> Jason Bowler