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James Harrison Carter

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James Harrison Carter (c1841-1906) of J. Harrison Carter

c1841 Born in Brighton

1851 Thomas Carter 48, pastry cook and confectioner, lived in Brighton, with Sarah Carter 37, James H Carter 10, Thomas Carter 8, George Carter 6, Fanngh Carter 3, Mary E Carter 9 Months[1]

1866 A merchant when he married Ann Wells in Chertsey[2]

1873 A machinist, in East Dulwich[3]

1873 He set up a mill furnishing business with his brother - see J. Harrison Carter.

1881 James H. Carter 40, mechanical engineer, lived in Camberwell, with Anne Carter 39, Annie Carter 11, Mabel Carter 10, Aubrey H. Carter 7[4]

1888 Retired from his business in Dunstable and London; sold the stock and interest to E. R. and F. Turner

1889 Jan/Feb. 1889 Stanley Cycle Show. Cycle accessories by the 'well-known milling engineer'

1889 The Harrison Carter patent gear case was exhibited by Orme, Evans and Co

1891 February. Exhibit at the 1891 Stanley Cycle Show of chain lubricator on the Rover cycle (presumably the chain driven 'Rover' Safety Bicycle made by John Kemp Starley).

1894 Started a private company in Dunstable, in the field of milling engineering. Carter worked in this establishment until his death in 1906.

1901 Living at Worthing: James Harrison Carter (age 60 born Brighton), Milling Engineer - Employer. With his wife Ann.[5]

1906 Died in Worthing; one of his executors was George Carter, engineer[6]

After his death the Carter family maintained control of the business, continuing to produce ‘conveyors, elevators, disintegrators, grinding crushing, sifting, drying and mining machinery’ until around 1969 when it was acquired by Turners.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. BMD
  3. Baptism of his son, Aubrey
  4. 1881 census
  5. 1901 Census
  6. National probate calendar
  • [1] Mills Archive