John Cart

Born 7.4. 1846 at Umballa, India Certificate
Full Name John Henry Cart .
Father John Cart Mother Mary Cart (ms Matthews)
Christened . . at .
Married . . to Isabella Tryphena Sotcher at . Certificate
Children 1871 John .
. 1871 William .
. 1874 Priscilla .
. 1876 Tryphena .
. 1879 Hester .
. 1882 Florence .
. 1884 Arthur .
Died 20.2. 1896 at Poplar, East London . Certificate

Notes regarding John Henry Cart bo 1846 in India

Birth Certificate
Obtained from Register of Baptisms Bengal District, India held at
India House, London

Documents relating to John Henry Cart as a child
From the Public Record Office
Books relating to orphans at the Royal Military Asylum Greenwich

WO 143 40
21St Sep 1853
Commandant's letter to Committee
Boys admitted
John Henry Cort 3 Lt Dragoons

WO143 32
R. M. Asylum 31st August 1853


I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of the enclosed Petition and to state for the information of His Lordship the General Commander in Chief that the necessary steps have been taken for the admission of the Boy J.H. Cart, should the Commissioners approve thereof, unto the Asylum.

As the Petition refers to the girls Maria H. Cart and Charlotte E. Saunders for whom there is no provision at this Institution, I beg leave to return to you the same herewith enclosed.
Colonel R Airey
Military Secretary Horse Guards I have ...
(sd) J Clark Lt Col Commandant

Boys, Discipline Book Royal Military Asylum, WO143 53 (1852-55), 54 (1855-58)

Entries for Pte John Cart

Date   Offence Punishment Age Reg Trde
30th April 1854 reported by Dr Balfour Sleeping the whole time in Church 2 days drill 8 3/71 Y
27th May 1854 reported by quartermaster being on the windows in the dormitories 2 days drill 9 3/71  
16th April 1856 reported by Sgt Carson talking in the ranks 3 days drill 10 3/71  
25th Aug 1856   spitting from the gallery of the chapel on to the boys below 3 days drill 10 3/71  
20th Apr 1857   talking in the ranks 2 days drill 10 6/  
5th May1857   talking in the ranks 2 days drill (13) 6/35  
11 May 1857 reported by Sergeant Major talking in the ranks   12 6/35  
25th Nov 1857   taking a little boy's food away from him admonished 11 2/37  
1st Feb 1858 reported by Sergt McLean talking and playing on church parade 2 days drill 12 2/37  
8th Mar 1858 reported by Sergeant Major talking in the ranks 2 days drill 12 2/37  
6th Aug 1858 reported by Sergeant McLean talking in the ranks 3 strokes of the cane 12 2/37  

WO 143 18 and 21
Admission Book Royal Chelsea Asylum
G002 John Henry Cart 7 years 6 months admitted 28 Sept. 1853 from 3rd Lt Dragoons. Private John Cart (dead), mother Mary Anne (dead) delivered to his uncle James Smith, Joiner, 16 Susannah Street, Poplar 9th April 1860

Casualties of the Male children in the Royal military Asylum at Chelsea (1825-67)
John H Cart 14 admitted 28 September 1853 3rd Lt Dragoons Delivered 9th April 1860 to his uncle....

Census 1861

ADDRESS 16 Susannah Street
James Smith age 31Joiner
Harriet Smith age 42 bo Faversham, Kent
Mary Ann Smith age 9 bo Middlesex Bromley
John Cart, engine smith , bo India British Subject
William Wright 24 visitor bo Deptford
Margaret 24 dressmaker bo Poplar
Sarah 11mo bo Poplar

Address on marriage 18 Gough Street
Her address - 14 North Street

Census 1871
29 Francis Street Limehouse (also at birst of first child)
John Henry Card 24 Fitter in Factory bo Bombay India
Isabella 22 bo Poplar

Census 1881
20 Sturry Street (before = 6 Sarah Street - same place? )(1873 street name
John Card 34 Fitter bo E. Indies (sic)
Isabella Trythena 32 bo Poplar
William 9 scholar
Priscilla 7 scholar
Maria 5 scholar
Hester 2

Census 1891
42 Farrance Street Limehouse (Farrance = Francis)
John H Card 45 Engineer bo Bombay Brit Subject
Isabella 42 bo Polplar
William 19 shop assistant (Fancy?)
Hester 13 scholar
Florence 10 scholar
Hector 6 scholar

26 St Thomas Rd
Maria Card 14 servant to George Moulton (with Priscilla Solchen (sic) age 36 single)

Census 1901 at 212 Brunswick Rd Bromley
Wm G Card 29 bo Poplar
Esther M 31bo Poplar
Reg W 2 bo Bromley

336 Manchester Road Cubitt Town St John
Robert Bultitude (entered Buttitude) H 22 Provision Packer bo Lowestoft Suffolk
Priscilla 27 (Jam?) packer PMvD bo Poplar
Tryphena Maria Card sis in law 23 (PMvD)
Florence Card ditto 19 Chemist Assistant RG13 357 142 12

Leyton St Catherine Grove Green
27 Pearcroft Road
Hebert Mayell 22 Merchant Service Quarter master (Sea) bor NZ
Hester 22 lab in shipyard bo Polar
RG13 1615 138 21

John Henry Card age 49 February 24th 1896 Foreman Tank Maker
Cemetery Records
John Henry Card
buried 2 Mar 1896 East London Cemetery Co Grange Road Plaistow
Public Grave 19900
Tryphena Isabella Card
bu 22 Feb 1899 as above - Publick Grave 11311

Sources: Census [1]18xx, [2]18xx, [3]18xx, [4]18xx, GRO records [5]birth, [6]marriage, [7]death

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