b. 10 May 1814, d. 28 May 1902
Father*John CARTER b. 13 Aug 1779, d. 3 Jul 1838
Mother*Sophia HARRIDGE b. 15 Nov 1781, d. 8 May 1855
Burial*Mary CARTER was buried at Norrth Road Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.1 
Note*She General Notes:
Mary's godparents were her parents, uncle ? and cousin Clayton.
She was vaccinated in 1816, had measles in 1817 and Hooping Cough in 1821.
Mary and William John were married by licence issued by The Faculty Office 4 September 1837
Mary seems to have been a very strong woman, she went to England 1876 with her daughter Emma Jane and several grandchildren, during their stay Emma Jane died in 1882.
1881 living at 44 Marina, St. Leonards, Hastings, Sussex, England
Mary brought up several of her grandchilden due to their parents dying and leaving them orphaned.
She was a teacher at Christchurch Day School, St Peter's College, and Pulteny
Street School and was remembered by her past students by way of a stained glass window in Christchurch. 
Birth*She was born on 10 May 1814 at Chelmsford, Essex.1 
ChristeningShe was christened on 16 May 1814 at Chelmsford, Essex.1 
(Witness) MiscShe was a complainant (plaintiff) in the suit in the Court of Chancery contesting the execution of
the will of Thomas Harridge (d1827). Brought by William
D'Aranda and Elizabeth, and others (see list below). The
actual Bill of Complaint has not yet turned up but there
are several 'answers' of the defendants.


William D'Aranda
Elizabeth D'Aranda
Susannah Harridge
Eliza Harridge
Thomas Harridge
Mary Harridge
Henry Harridge Carter
James Caldwell Carter
Emma Carter
Mary Carter
Crispe Harridge Carter
John Carter
Eliza Charlotte Carter
William Bacon Carter
Alleyne David Carter
Charlotte Kennett
Sophia Kennett
Eliza Kennett
Henrietta (aka Harrietta) Kennett
Thomas Henry Kennett
Richard Kennett
Mary Ann Kennett
John Carter Kennett
Matilda Kennett
Robert Kennett
Arthur Stanes Kennett
William Stanes Kennett
Theresa Ford
Sophia Ford
Emma Ford
Harriott Ford
Frederick Ford
Mary Ann Ford
William D'Aranda Ford
Susannah Ford


David Harridge
Thomas Walker
Mary Walker
Crisp Harridge
Susannah Attridge
John Carter
Sophia Carter
Susannah Harridge Carter
Thomas Kennett
Charlotte Timson Kennett
Theresa Jones Ford with William Peter D'ARANDA R.N. and Elizabeth HARRIDGE circa 1829.2
Marriage*Mary CARTER married Archdeacon William John WOODCOCK, son of William WOODCOCK and Eliza (?), on 7 September 1837 at Chelmsford, Essex, England.1,3,4 
Married Name As of 7 September 1837,her married name was WOODCOCK. 
Death*Mary CARTER died on 28 May 1902 at North Adelaide, South Australia, at age 88.1 


Archdeacon William John WOODCOCK b. 3 November 1808, d. 25 May 1868
Marriage*She married Archdeacon William John WOODCOCK, son of William WOODCOCK and Eliza (?), on 7 September 1837 at Chelmsford, Essex, England.1,3,4 
Last Edited20 Jun 2011


  1. Various Authors, Family Tree Records, Various Dates, Western Australia (Helen Mary Carter, (HMC)) "unknown cd."
  2. Court of Chancery, Six Clerks Office, "D'Aranda v Harridge 1829, TNA Doc Ref: C13/2226/32."
  3. Thomas Harridge Pedigree from D'Aranda v Head, 1858. (National Archives) , J68/1029.
  4. Newspaper, various authors, various publishers,. "The Bury & Norwich Post, Bury, Suffolk, England.
    Wednesday, September 13, 1837" "On the 7th inst., Same day, the Rev. W.J.Woodcock, of Hackney, to Mary, 4th daughter of Mr.J.Carter, late of Chelmsford."