Carter Family of Newpark.
Willoughby Harcourt Carter married Deborah Lightburne
born circa 1767 ML 1792
of Newpark House, Blackrock
died 14 Nov 1853 (87) died 11 Sep 1833
Willoughby Harcourt born circa married Debora Lightburne in 1792. An attorney he had an
office at 25 William Street, before moving to Aungier Street, then 53 Stephen’s Green East,
then Ely Place. He was Law agent to the Grand Canal Company and the City of Dublin
Foundling Hospital. He was named for an ancestor Willoughby Swift who was first cousin to
Jonathan Swift. The family took summer holidays in Cheltenham and lived at Newpark from
1825 to 1853.
1 Joshua Carter born circa 1795 joined the Bengal Civil Service in 1808. He married
Emily Agnes Campbell eldest daughter of Duncan Campbell on 28 Jun 1816 at
Ghazeepore, Bengal. He retired from the service in 1837. Joshua of Annaghkeen,
Galway died 18 Sep 1862 at Pau, Lower Pyrenees, leaving just under 20K in
1 Willoughby Harcourt Carter only son born circa 1822 in Bengal, India was
brought up by his grandfather Willoughby. He joined the 98th Foot as an
ensign by purchase in 1839. He was Lieutenant by purchase in 1841 with
the 64th, adjutant in 1843 and Captain by 1848. On 24 Feb 1853 at St
James’s Church. Devonport, he married Eliza Palmes, third daughter of
George Palmes of Naburn Hall, North Yorkshire. That same year he was
Captain of the 7th Royal Fusiliers. Willoughby was the first appointed Chief
Constable of Buckinghamshire from 1857 to 1867. W H Carter of 23 Clifton
Crescent, Folkestone and Annaghkeen, Galway died 18 Oct 1900 aged 78
and left personal estate of just over £21K. Eliza died on 23 Jan 1903 aged
73 at 23 Clifton Gardens, Folkestone.
1 Son born 23 Nov 1853 at Manchester.
2 Daughter born 3 Nov 1854 at Hamilton N.B.
3 Son born 15 Aug 1856 at The Cottage, Great Marlow.
2 Isabella Louisa youngest daughter, born circa 1835 married Henry B
Stuart of the Bengal Army at Paddington on 17 Sep 1859.
2 John Carter second son born circa 1795. He moved to 21 Rathmines Road after
the death of his father and married Susan Tisdale daughter of Thomas Sheppard
and widow of late Edward Tisdal of Rathcoole House, Louth on 25 Feb 1854 at St
Peter’s Church, Dublin. John died at Clarinda Park, Kingstown on 20 Mar 1862 and
was interred in the vaults at Monkstown Church.
3 Captain Willoughby Carter, younger son was with the 1st Royal Regiment. He died
28 Jan 1826 from fever at Prome, Burma on the march with Archibald Campbell to Ava.
4 Margaret Carter, eldest daughter married Captain Robert Watts, of the Madras army at
Cheltenham in January 1835. Margaret died at Nice on 11 Mar 1865.
5 Anna Carter second and youngest daughter born circa 1806 married Captain Robert
Wallace of the Honourable East India Company Military Service, and eldest son of John
Wallace of the Madras Civil Service on 4 Jun 1832 at Cheltenham.
Willoughby secondly married Frances Elizabeth Patrickson, widow of John William Paxton who
had been with the Bengal Civil service. The marriage took place on 14 May 1834 in Cheltenham.
Willoughby was on the Parish Committee of Monkstown from 1818. He also held approx 350
acres at Ballehane, Kilabbam in Queens. He died on 14 Nov 1853 at Bath.
© June Bow & Karen Poff – September 2019