Carter family

Benjamin John Leslie(Les) Carter-took up Farm 22

The Carter Family.

Compiled & Written by Charlie Carter

Thomas Carter (my GGGF) was born in Tinaheley, County Wicklow, Ireland in1817, married Sarah Cavanagh, and arrived in Sydney on the 'Royal Consort' in 1840. Son Thomas (GGF) was born in Surrey Hills (Sydney) in 1842. By 1850
the family had moved to Woodville, near Maitland in the Hunter Valley.
Thomas married Regena Foster in 1862 and Robert Richard (GF) was born in Woodville in 1864. He married Eliza Jane Morrow in 1887.

Robert and Eliza took up land on the Warrah Creek subdivision (Farm 27) in 1912. They had 7 sons and 4 daughters, the eldest Benjamin John Leslie (Les) took up the adjoining Farm 22. He never married, and died in 1921. Of the remaining 6 sons, 5 served in the Australian forces overseas. Sidney Randel (Sid), Thomas William (Tom) and Robert Keith (Bob) served in WWI. The younger sons Reginald Milton (Reg) and Foster served in WWII.

Quirindi Herald, 1922.

The second son Sidney remained in Woodville, but Tom, Cecil, Reg and Foster all lived on Warrah Creek. (Not sure of Bob's movements, but he lived in Canberra at some stage). Reg and Foster lived at “Iona”, Tom in a cottage on Block 19 opposite the Power's house, and Cecil at "Rowdy Flat", my mother's nickname for the Old Warrah hamlet. Foster married Madge Barwick, Tom and Cecil married sisters Miriam and Lily Holmes, all at St Stephens church Warrah Creek. The eldest daughter Lela married Richard Graham (Farm 41) and lived on Warrah Creek. She died in May ’42, aged 54, leaving 3 children, Keith, Anne and Gordon. Third daughter Olive married Baden Hull in the Union church in 1926, and lived for some time in Willow Tree, later in Newcastle.

Lilly and Cecil Carter.

After their mother's death in 1941 Reg and Foster inherited the two farm blocks. Madge and Foster had 4 children, Robyn, Charles, Milton and Winsome.
Milton inherited the Farm 27 when our mother died in 1988, and still lives there.

Well known and multi-tallented Milton Carter, having a beer at the club.

This is a very 'bare bones' story, there are a lot more details and anecdotes I could add, or perhaps relate in person on the day.
Some topics are; dairy farming and separating the cream.
Milking the cows before school
Travelling to Willow Tree by sulky
Mum, the #1 'Son' driving at 18 (and for 60 yrs) and chauffering her father (Charles) who was a terrible driver
RR Carter's Clydesdale Stud (are the horses on the cover from his bloodline?)
Uncle Tom and horse drawn grader with Captain and Major (2 of granddads Clydesdales) grading the Warrah Ck rd in the early 50s
The first electric shearing shed.

Foster and Madge Carter children. Robyn, Charlie and Milton.
Madge Barwick at Oakley. Madge married Foster.

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Fannie Carter | Reply 04.08.2021 19:28

My Great grand father were Frank Carter and he had a child name Fanned Carter and she married William Neloms

Patricia Perkins | Reply 19.05.2019 07:34

Reg Carter owned “ Beaudelaire”, his solder’ settlers block on cattle Creek Road. It was purchased by our family in 1964 where we lived for 16 years.

Jane | Reply 26.05.2015 13:39

Robert Keith served in Ww1 gassed at Gallipoli returned home married my grandmother Iris Ann Richardson, children, Robert, Iris (Bonnie) Douglas, Keith

Charlie Carter 29.03.2019 18:58

G'Day Jane,
Sorry, I have not been back to this site for ages.
I'd love to hear from you.
Happy to have my email on the site.

Jane | Reply 13.04.2015 11:48

Robert James Carter (Bob) was my Grandfather married Iris Richardson Robert James Carter Jr was my Dad

Anne Calvert | Reply 13.03.2013 17:36

Thomas Carter was my GG Grandfather - come down line of Sarah Anne married Daniel Newton - would like to hear from Charlie for family history. Thanks

Charlie Carter 29.03.2019 18:59

G'Day Anne,
Sorry, I have not been back to this site for ages.
I'd love to hear from you.
Happy to have my email on the site.

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12.06 | 20:33

What a wonderful story, enjoyed it very much.

06.06 | 22:53

What great history that now seems to be forgotton. ⚓🦉🐉🦂💙👑

10.05 | 15:31

Takes me back to wonderful childhood days visiting "Merrieton" and "Towarri". At about age 12, I thought Tony (aged about 24) was the most handsome chap around

06.01 | 15:43

Which farm did "Pop Mackelvane" have, I was there during the last part of the second war.

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