Joseph Barton Carter was the son of Richard Carter and Martha (nee Barton), he was born in Beverley on 2 September 1823. His father was ship’s surgeon on the sloop, Ranger, at the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar. He set up in practice in Beverley but later moved to Leeds.
Joseph was baptised at the church of St Mary and St Nicholas in Beverley on 2 September 1823.
Joseph qualified as a doctor in 1843 and practised in Leeds for 50 years and died in 1897. His grandson, William, also a doctor, eventually practised at Red House Surgery in Bletchley where a large oil painting of Jospeh hung on the surgery wall. If anyone has a photo of the oil painting that they could let me have to add to the website I would be most grateful.
Joseph married Mary Hudson in the first quarter of 1849 at St Mary’s Church, Barton-Upon-Humber and they very shortly moved to Leeds in time for their first child to be born. They had the following children:
- Annie Martha (1850-1930)
- Francis Richard (1851-1907)
- Charlotte Henrietta Mary (1853-1900)
- William Hudson (1854-1875)
The 1851 Census records a “John Carter” aged 27, born in Beverley, living with his wife Mary and daughter Anne M on Harrogate Road. He was described as a Surgeon Practicioner. Staying with them was Fanny White aged 52, a “Captain’s widow” from Beverley.
Mary died (or was buried) on 7 October 1854 and was burried in Beckett Street Cemetery (plot 7946). I am assuming that she died from complications after childbirth as William was born on 18 September.
Joseph remarried on 10 November 1857 to Elizabeth Bainbridge on 10 November 1857 at the church of St Laurence in York. They had the following children:
- Gertrude Elizabeth (1859-1938)
- Darcy Bainbridge (1859-1902)
- Eustace George (1862-1944)
In 1861 Joseph was now 37 years old and, according to the census of that year, living on the Chapeltown Road with his new wife, Annie M, William H, Gertrude E and D’Arcy B as well as his brother-in-law Joseph Taylor and his wife Annie along with sister-in-law Jane Bainbridge, brother-in-law Robert Bainbridge, a medical student and four servants.
The 1871 shows Joseph still living on the Leeds / Harrogate Road with Elizabeth, Annie, Francis (student of medicine), Charlotte, William (solicitors clerk), Darcy and Eustace (both scholars), Elizabeth Bainbridge (his mother-in-law) and two servants. Joseph was recorded as 47 years old and his occupation as “Surgeon”.
The 1881 Census records Joseph living at Elm House, High Road (now Church Lane). Joseph is a “General Practitioner MRCS Eng (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) LRCP Ed (Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh). Living with him are Elizabeth, Francis (General Practitioner MRCS Eng (Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England) and LSA Lon (Licence of the Society of Apothecaries)) and Gertrude plus Henry Knowles (medical assistant) and four servants which included a coachman.
In 1891 Joseph, Elizabeth and Eustace were still living at Elm House with three servants, his coachman is now married and living next door. Joseph was described as “Physician and Surgeon” with Eustace now qualified as a General Practicioner.
Joseph died at the age of 73 on 1 January 1897 and was buried on 5 January in the churchyard of St Matthew’s.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JAMES BARTON CARTER
FOR 47 YEARS SURGEON
IN CHAPEL ALLERTON
BORN SEPTEMBER 2ND 1825
DIED JANUARY 1ST 1897
LIFES COURSE WELL RUN
LIVES RACE WELL WON
NOW COMETH REST
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
BORN SEPTEMBER 19TH 1824
DIED APRIL 12TH 1910
CARTER Joseph Barton of Elm-house Chapel Allerton Leeds surgeon died 1 January 1897 Probate London 16 March to Elizabeth Carter widow and Francis Richard Carter and Eustace George Carter surgeons Effects £9542 1s. 11d. Resworn September 1897 £9661 8s. 7d.