Capt. Thomas CARR was born bef. 13 September 1812 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. He married Maria PLATTEN bet. July and September, 1843 in Aylesham District, Norfolk, England. He died 22 March 1887 in Snettisham, Norfolk, England. Maria PLATTEN was born abt. 1811 in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Marriage Notes for Capt. Thomas CARR\Maria PLATTEN:

I've conjectuired that that Thoimas' first wife was Maria Platten. We know from the 1851 census that her Christian name was Maria, and the marriage to Maria Platten in 1842 fits well with the date and location.

Other Marriages/Unions for Capt. Thomas CARR:
See Thomas CARR & Maria KNIBBS OR Thomas CARR & Maria OMAN


Notes for Capt. Thomas CARR:

In 1841, Thas was living at Queen Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, with the family of a Thomas Wright:
Thomas Wright 55 Labourer
Elizabeth Wright 55
Harriet Wright 25
Harriet Wright 6
Elizabeth Wright 3
Thomas Carr 25 Mariner
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In 1851, we see who we believe to be this Thomas, living at Lime Kiln Walk, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with his first wife:
Thomas Carr Head Mar 38 Waterman Norfolk Yarmouth
Maria Carr Wife Mar 39 Norfolk Yarmouth
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Thomas Carr can be seen in 1861 as a visitor to the home of Maria Oman's parents at Little Thames Street, Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England. Maria (later to be his 1st wife) was also there at the time in the name of Maria Rushworth from her 1st marriage.
William Oman Head Married M 59 Dock Master Buckinghamshire
Mary A Oman Wife Married F 59 Bermondsey Surrey
Marion Knibbs Granddaughter F 14 Scholar Mile End Bermondsey Middlesex
Ellen Munford Granddaughter F 12 Scholar Aldgate Middlesex
Thomas Carr Visitor Widower M 47 Master Mariner Lynn Norfolk
Ann Dalyleith Servant Unmarried F 59 Cook Limehouse Middlesex
Mary A Spackman Servant Unmarried F 18 House Servant Shalford Essex
Maria Rushworth Daughter F 35 Limehouse Middlesex

I believe that the Granddaughter given as Marion Knibbs age 14 is in fact Maria Knibbs, the daughter of Edwin George KNIBBS and his wife Elizabeth (Oman).
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Thomas Carr can be seen in the 1881 census living with his third wife Maria (Knibbs) Carr and 5 children. They were all living at 265 Strand, London, Middlesex, England.
Thomas Carr Head Mar 67 Licensed Victualler Lynn Norfolk
Maria Carr Wife Mar 35 Licensed Victualler Inn Sert (In Doubt As To Place)
Thomas Carr Son UnM 19 Inn Serv Aldgate Middlesex
Mary Ann Carr Daur UnM 18 Inn Serv Aldgate Middlesex
William O Carr Son UnM 17 Inn Serv East Grinstead Sussex
Edith E Carr Daur UnM 2 Strand Middlesex
Lionel Carr Son >1 Strand Middlesex
Kate Horton Serv UnM 21 Servant (Domestic) Newington Middlesex
Eliza Enticott Serv UnM 18 Servant (Domestic) Axminster Devon

This Maria is Thomas' third wife. His second wife was also named Maria. She was Maria Oman, the sister of Elizabeth Oman who married Edwin George Knibbs.

Thomas' third wife Maria was in fact his neice by marriage. She was the daughter of Edwin George Knibbs and Elizabeth Oman.

The children Thomas, Mary Ann and William are Thomas' children from his first marriage to Maria Oman, so they are in fact both first cousin and step-children of Maria, his second wife above.

Sources for Capt. Thomas CARR:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. Ancestry.com, Record from England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983 (Beta) 
  3. 1881 British Census,
  4. Personal Contact with Richard Carr,
  5. GRO England & Wales,
  6. 1841 British Census,
  7. 1851 British Census,
  8. 1861 British Census,

Notes for Maria PLATTEN:

This may well be Maria Platten. There was a Thomas Carr married Maria Platten during q3/1843 in Aylesham District, Norfolk.

Sources for Maria PLATTEN:

  1. 1851 British Census, gave Christian name.