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Looking for Catherine or Kate Carter Possibly from Chatham Kent
« on: Monday 15 April 19 14:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone

Family knew this lady as Granny Carter, She lived in Chatham in Kent on the 1901 Census With husband Christopher Reece and Daughter Rosamund aged 3, at this time she was pregnant as later in the year she gave birth to Catherine Ellen Reece.

Catherine Carter Married Christopher Reece in the 1st Quarter of 1897 Medway

Its interesting to note that Christopher Reece originates from Manchester born 1875
Rosamund their first child was born and baptised 1898 in Manchester

It looks like the relationship broke down because on census 1911 Christopher is living alone  with both his little girls in Chatham

I think I may have found Catherine Reece living  with a possible brother John carter (fisherman) in chatham on 1901 census... Just not sure ive got the right catherine.

After a little digging I find a census 1891 - Catherine (Kate) appears aged 13 with parents and brother John - Note the father Robert is also a fisherman.

I am hoping this is the right Catherine....but I cannot seem to find a birth for her at all

Family tell me that for years until she died in 1959 Chatham that she lived at 69 Coleman Street Chatham and that her daughter Kate lived two doors down at number 65.

Really need some help with any information on this family especially Catherine Carter

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Re: Looking for Catherine or Kate Carter Possibly from Chatham Kent
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 April 19 14:23 BST (UK) »

Marriage details:

Catherine Jemima Carter
England, Kent, Parish Registers
Name    Christopher Reece
Event Type    Marriage
Event Date    17 Feb 1897
Event Place    St Johns, Chatham, Kent, England
Gender    Male
Age    21
Marital Status    Single
Birth Year (Estimated)    1876
Father's Name    John Reece
Spouse's Name    Catherine Jemima Carter
Spouse's Gender    Female
Spouse's Age    20
Spouse's Marital Status    Single
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated)    1877
Spouse's Father's Name    Robert Carter


Possible birth:

CARTER, CATHERINE        mother's maiden name PETERS     
GRO Reference: 1878  J Quarter in MEDWAY  Volume 02A  Page 536

Possible parents marriage:

Marriages Dec 1874

CARTER    Robert        Medway    2a   785    
PETERS    Eliza         Medway    2a   785    


1891 census:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ1J-1N2


Birth reg for Edward aged 1 in census to confirm mother's maiden name:

CARTER, EDWARD        PETERS     
GRO Reference: 1889  J Quarter in MEDWAY  Volume 02A  Page 607

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Re: Looking for Catherine or Kate Carter Possibly from Chatham Kent
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 April 19 14:43 BST (UK) »
Yes Thank you, so It looks like i was on the right track with Robert and Eliza being her Parents.

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Re: Looking for Catherine or Kate Carter Possibly from Chatham Kent
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 April 19 15:03 BST (UK) »
Actual marriage certificate for Catherine and Christopher can be viewed here (Page 246):

https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/wwwopacx/wwwopac.ashx?command=getcontent&server=files&value=P085B-01-07(3).pdf

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Re: Looking for Catherine or Kate Carter Possibly from Chatham Kent
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 April 19 18:13 BST (UK) »
Wow Thanks for all your help. I was told that Christopher Enlisted for the Army WW1 but Im not sure if that would have been up  In Manchester or In Medway Barracks. I'm pretty new to looking for Army records. Where would I start to look?