Oliver Carter

4 October 1819–
Harpford, Devon, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Carter was born on 4 October 1819, in Harpford, Devon, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joel Carter, was 26 and his mother, Mary Hare Paver, was 22. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Mary Carter. He lived in Ottery St Mary, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Payhembury, Devon, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Oliver Carter
Mary Carter
Fred Carter
Lucy T Carter
Ellen T Carter

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    Mary Carter




    Fred Carter


    Lucy T Carter


    Ellen T Carter


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World Events (7)


Age 4

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 14

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 35

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver Carter, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Oliver Carter, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Oliver Carter, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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