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William Carter

William Carter's newspaper death notice and official death certificate state he was born in March 1833 and his father was John Carter, agricultural labourer. His emigration record of 1857 gives his native place as Berkshire and his marriage certificate states he was married in Hinton Waldrist, Berkshire to Elizabeth Edmonds on April 13, 1857. He sailed to Australia on 4 June, 1857 as an agricultural labourer.

There the trail ends. I have compared every record I could find for him in the 1841 census for the whole of the UK without finding a definite match, I can find several possible records in the 1851 census when he is not with his family and I have checked the 1861 census records to eliminate possible Williams as he had emigrated by then.

As I have done quite a lot of research online and purchased original marriage and death certificates as well as checking newspapers, I cannot work out how on earth to find his birth record and hopefully his mother. Any suggestions please!

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