This family website concerns the ancestry and connections of  Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter and Ursula Whitford Carter ne Poole.

The listings all have  Wakefield Lovelace Carter born Cambridge 1968 at generation 10. Thus John Carter of Exeter d 1736, Roger Wakefield of Preston Patrick d 1731, David Barclay of Cheapside d 1723,  Thomas Rochford of Barbados and Antoine Durieu of France are all of generation 1 in the listings.

The photo above taken 24 May 2015 at Wake & Megan’s wedding at Gregynog Hall in Wales is of all the desendants at that time of  John Edward Lovelace Carter (1916-57) and Dorothy Isobel Carter nee Mathison (1913-95), and their partners.


The website is very much a work in progress. September 2020. I have many photos to add.  Check back for more photos and details. If you have any comments or information please email Richard Carter at cartergreenclose@gmail.com




Family Tree Outline for Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter


George Edward Lovelace Carter Paternal Grandfather


Possibly from Thomas Carter of Robertstown, Co.Meath (1666-      ) ? through  John Carter of Aylesbeare Devon (  -1736)
Descendants of Alfred Augustus Carter of Exmouth  (1831-1907) & Jane Mary Barrett (1834-1896
Descendants of  George Edward Lovelace Carter of Budleigh Salterton Devon (1886-1974) & Ivy Octavia Mary Wakefield (1885-1967)

The Lovelace Trust    Why so many Carters carry the middle name Lovelace

George Carter & Ivy Wakefield Mussoorie India  1914

Other articles on the Carter Family


Ivy Octavia Mary Wakefield Paternal Grandmother


From Roger Wakefield  (1636-1742) & Hannah Preston (c1638-1732)  from Westmoreland
Descendants of Edward Wakefield of Tottenham (1774-1854) & Susanna Crush (1767-1815)
Descendants of  Lt Col John Howard Wakefield Indian Army (1803-1862) & Maria Suffolk (   -1852)

The Barclay and Quaker Connections of Priscilla Wakefield (1750-1832)
Descendants of  Colonel David Barclay of Urie (1610-1686) & Katherine Gordon(1621-1683)
Descendants of David Barclay (1662-1723) and Priscilla Freame (1700-1769)
Descendants & ancestry of Daniel Bell (1726-1802) m1750  Catherine Barclay (1727-1794)
The lineage of Colonel David Barclay and the Royal Ancestry of  Katherine Gordon
The Barclay Family and  Barclays Bank


James Patrick Mathison Maternal Grandfather

James Mathison & Hetty  Rochford Port of Spain Trinidad1908


From Major Kenneth Mathison Born Skye 1750 lived Trinidad &Venezuela

Descendants of  Alexander  Mathison of Port of Spain Trinidad (1837-1914) & Isabel Mathison (1850-1935)
Major Kenneth Mathison and the Spanish Conquistadors

Family History by Dorothy Isabel Carter nee Mathison


Henrietta Emily Rochford Maternal Grandmother


From Thomas Rochford of Barbados in 1715 census
Descendants of Robert Cummins Rochford of Port of Spain (1840-1896) & Sophia Eliza Pouchet (1848-1925)
The Ancestry and relationships of Sophia Eliza Pouchet fromRobert Hartle (c1755-) Army Sugeon of Barbados
Career of Dr Robert Hartle FRC of Port of Spain Trinidad (Surgeon 68th Foot & 1st WI Regt)




Family Tree outline for Ursula Whitford Carter ne Poole


Louis Wilton Poole                      Paternal Grandfather


Louis Poole & Cara Duncan           Western Australia 1911

From Bristol to Western Australia and back


Ancestry of Sarah Amelia Watts and Henry James Poole
             engaged Bristol 1872 married Adelaide 1878 and their descendants

Occasional Memories   Harry Duncan Poole    Early life in Australia and fathers death in WW1

Harry and His Family Go around the World as told by Ursula  Harry Duncan Poole’s career and its effect on his family.


Cara Wheatland Duncan           Paternal grandmother


William Duncan born1850 Rothesay Isle of Bute family emigrated to Victoria Australia in 1853
James Toogood born 1830 Tooting  London, family emigrated to Hobart, Van Diemens Land in 1842
Jane Rebecca Wheatland
born 1834 Wiltshire, family emigrated Dec 1848 to Geelong Victoria Australia



William Horace Whitford           Maternal Grandfather


William Whitford & Mary Brennen Australia 1906

Voyage of A Lifetime aboard The Planter from London to Adelaide in 1839 with Emma Mary Durieu & Daniel Crosby
The Durieus from France to Australia in 1839 via London

Daniel Crosby from Lincolnshire to Australia 1839
The Whitfords from Cornwall to South Australia in 1840


Mary Agnes Brennen                   Maternal Grandmother


Anne Searle from East Devon emigrated to New South Wales c 1855
William Drewett mariner from Northants married Ann Searle in New South Wales 1856
Irish shipwright Henry Brennen from NE England marries their daughter Sarah Ann Drewett in Newcastle NSW in 1874
The Brennen family move to Albany WA in 1895