Welcome to De Carteret Family Web site.

The surname De Carteret   has been recorded in British history since circ 999.

The 29th of August 1999, The De Carteret Families from various parts of the world. USA, England, France, Jersey, Guernsey, Sark were invited to join the Millennium celebrations of Carteret village in Normandy.

Since that inaugural gathering, we have had a Reunion of our De Carteret Family members and friends biannually.

 

 

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  1. Karen Kane says:

    I am a descendant of the Huguenot Daniel Perrin who came to New Jersey on the “Phillip” which landed here in 1665 and which was commanded by Philip Carteret. The Perrin family is supposed to have long been connected with the Carterets by blood or marriage on the Isle of Jersey. I have the compilation by Howland Delano Perrine in 1910 which explains some of this connection but would be interested in any new research. Thank you for your attention.

    • Lois Foster says:

      I am related ? through marriages of the past…

      • Lois Foster says:

        Past notation :
        I was so interested to receive your site from a gent on line while I was looking for Vibert and came across Jean- Pierre Vibert the rosarian. I was looking into our family history when a recent obituary sparked my interest. It was a LeVesconte who would have been I believe a 4th cousin or the like of my father. I stumbled in my history on the maternal names Vibert and LeFeuvre which no one seems to have researched on this end.

        I have only a few days ago found a part of my family history linking me to the name Vibert of ?.

        My father was Isaac Lorne MacDougall born Feb 12, 1922 in Inverness Cape Breton Nova Scotia to Bertram Camillus LeVesconte MacDougall of Inverness and Helen Jean McKenzie of Canso, Guysborough Co. They lived in Inverness and later moved to the home of John Lorne(see below) in Strathlorne.

        My grandfathers father was John Lorne MacDougall, Barrister and his mother was Caroline Louisa Alberta LeVesconte of Arichat. They lived in Strathlorne, Inverness County, Cape BBreton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

        Her father Isaac worked with his father’s shipping firm DeCarteret and LeVesconte’s in between Arichat and Channel Island sites. (photo on internet)
        My great-great grandmother’s maiden name was Caroline Susan Jean(died 1876), daughter of John Jean and Louisa Moore(Arichat). Isaac LeVesconte my great great grandfather was a member of the Canadian Parliament as financial secretary in the James W Johnton- Charles Tupper administration and he was Spanish Consular agent in Arichat. He was the son of …

        Jeanne Malzard ( her mother was Jeanne Vibert, born Jan 30, 1765, died Feb 18, 1821 and father Isaac Malzard), who married Peter LeVeconte of St. Helier who was the son of Pierre LeVesconte and Jeanne LeFeuvre, b.1762. Peter LeVesconte, 35 Broad St., St. Helier.
        ***I do know that Isaac had a sister Elizabeth Jane b. Oct 27, 1824 died about 1880 whose husband Peter DeCarteret(1786-1875) son of Jean DeCarteret and Rebecca Rauland of New Rochelle France assisted with the Jersey side of the business died in 1875 in Switzerland. She was baptized at St. Brelode. The DeCarteret’s lived in Jersey, Arichat, Paris, and Bex Vaud in Switzerland. They had a son Peter John DeCarteret born 1850 married Emma Henrietta Cave (daughter of Baronet Cave of Hartley-Wintney)Surrey England. Baronet Cave was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Lloyd George Government. They lived in Jersey, Switzerland and later at Hanom Court, Surrey near Bristol. (photo on internet) They had 3 children Elizabeth Lilian, b. June 1873 married. Reported to have died in childbirth. ? child of Elizabeth and Isaac had a sister Livy LeVesconte who married a Rev. A. Roger and lived in Switzerland. They had a son in May of 1859 but there is no further info on the Roger family known to me.r husband name. Another son Harold Richard born April 1875 killed in an accident while on leave from WW1. Then Muriel boron in 1876. ?died young. No other info on this family.***

        I am very interseted to know more. Thank You.
        Lois

        • Sindy Boleat says:

          Hi Lois, names such as Vibert, Le Vesconte, Le Feuvre and Malzard have prominent historical significance in Jersey, Channel Islands and there is an abundance of family information, births, deaths & marriages etc
          You can obtain further information via Jersey Archive or the Societe Jersiaise.
          Regards,
          Sindy

    • Mauric says:

      I can’t help you, but I am interested by Philip Carteret.
      Looking for a portrait of this famous sailor.
      I am writing a book about great men of this time, their stories on the oceans, and the text must get drawings from their busts.
      Perhaps you have a photo of old painting showing your ancestor, and perhaps you will have time and friendship to send it to me. Great thanks

  2. Sindy Boleat says:

    In April 1665 Philip Carteret, son of George left Jersey in the Channel Islands arriving in New York Harbour on 29th July 1665. Daniel Perrin was his administrator and was born in France in 1640, died New Jersey 6th Spetember 1719. He was of genteel birth, of Norman descent and a Hugenot. He travelled with Maria Thorel born 1640, of french descent. They were granted a marriage license by Gov.Philip Carteret and married on the 12th February 1666. They are both in the painting by Howard Pyle which is in the circuit Court in Newark, New Jersey.

  3. Lyle Allington says:

    My Grandfather was Alfred George de Carteret married to Florence May de Carteret
    nee Robert who was b.approx 1882 and d.1968 Death certificate shows her a widow.
    If anyone has any information regarding the de carterets of Jersey, where I was born,
    or Carteret (France), where i understand the family came from, about the time of the
    French revolution, I would be very grateful.
    Thank you

  4. Matthew Van Matre says:

    Greetings! I am looking for Sharon De Carteret (Rabey). I served with her in Christian missions in 1990 in the UK. After she got married to Colin, I lost contact with her. Could you send her my details – either email or she can find me on FB.
    Thanks!
    PS Interesting Eng Hist lesson!

  5. de Cacqueray says:

    Good evening sir,
    my name is Lionel de Cacqueray ,i am french,my family become from Normandie !IN MY FAMILY BOOk it’ s wrote that my holdest grand father was with william the conqueror in England and before with your king Richard coeur de Lion in the ” 3 eme croisade”,it will be very interesting to me to know how the Carteret and the Cacqueray
    may be cousin’s!
    thank for your answer and sorry for my poor english
    Lionel de Cacqueray

  6. Joseph Carter says:

    Hi, I’ve been tracing my family history and I came upon this website: “http://melungeons.com/articles/mariettahistory.htm”; Which seems to link Honfroi de Carteret with the Carters of Virginia. The earliest ancestor I can find, however, was named LeCaretier: “http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/21991816/family?cfpid=20006502938″ and was born 100 or so years after Honfroi. If anyone has any information that can link these two or not would be great. Thank you.

    • Stuart Rogers says:

      I am descended from Phillipe de Carteret (1612) and Mary de la Place and their daughter Elizabeth (1647) who married Benjamin Dumaresq.

      Further to your reference to Melungeons it would not surprise me if they were part of the North African crews of either Carthagians or Phoenicians.

      The Bourne Stone. found at Cape Cod has the name “Hano” carved in it, along with a claim to the land. Hano was a Carthaginian Admiral abt 425BC.

      The Phoenician explorers were also excellent navigators and sometime after 600AD possibly came to North American along with their mixed crews from North Africa seeking trade. There is other stone inscription evidence of them penetrating into the centre of the continent along the Mississippi and its western tributaries. I believe that Melungeons have been in North America much longer than most people accept. See Gloria Farley’s books or those of Barry Fell if you are interested in this further.

  7. JODI CARTRETT says:

    Hello
    My father and grandfather both told me that our family came from the Carterets of New Jersey and I have traced them back to the De Carterets of Normandy.

  8. Jodi
    e mail me on mikdecar@cwgsy.net Iwant to know about your New Jersey line
    I am the Chairman of Le Cercle de Carteret
    Regards
    Mike

  9. Monique Decarteret says:

    Hi-I’m a Decarteret from Jamaica, my family is the only ones in the country with that last name. My father never knew his dad but gathered that his mother met his father while he was visiting Jamaica from france on a ship. Apparently my grandmother lost contact with my grandfather-my siblings and I would love to find my grandfather but have no idea where to start; we don’t have any info…..my father was born in the ’50s…..any suggestions?

    • John Raymond de Carteret says:

      I am intrigued by Monique Decarteret’s email. I was born in Jamaica 5th Dec. 1945. My father Raymond Jasper de Carteret, was a GP in Brown’s Town St. Ann. I went to prep school at de Carteret School (now College) in Mandeville. When I was 12 I went to Munro College, St. Elizabeth, until I came to England to finish school and university. I worked back in my father’s practice for 6 months in 1972 before returning to the UK.
      I never met another de Carteret in Jamaica. The school was named after Bishop de Carteret, who was bishop of Jamaica in the early 20th century. I never did know which branch of the family he came from. He was not a direct relative of ours and my father coming to Jamaica was not connected with the bishop. My father Raymond Jasper, was born in India and his father Herbert, in New Zealand. My great grandfather emigrated with his family to New Zealand in ?1848 from Jersey. I wonder if Monique is a relative of the Bishop? I have 3 sisters, Scharlie, Lois and Dorothy. They all live in UK now and have children and grandchildren.

  10. Mike de Carteret says:

    Send me what you know
    Mike

  11. Sandy Maynard says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for information on my Grandmother’s (Helen de Carteret) mother who was Daisy de Carteret from the Isle of Jersey. Does anyone have information pertaining to her?

  12. Desira Smith says:

    Mary Ann de Carteret married Thomas John Mauger
    They had Wilfred John 1906
    Florence Violet 1914
    Wilfred John 1906
    Eunice Marie 1909
    Walter John 1901
    John Philip 1901

    Any of these connect to any other person in the group?

  13. Larry Woods says:

    It has been passed thru our family that my 7xgrandfather Edward Taylor born 1650 in Yorkshire, Eng died 1710 in New Jersey was married to Catherine De Carteret born 1652 in Monmouth Co, New Jersey, daughter of Philippe De Carteret. I have recently started researching my family history, and am wondering if anyone can help me find a connection between Phillipe and Catherine De Carteret. I have also found a James De Carteret in New Jersey at this time, and cannot connect him either. Any help would be appreciated. Larry

    • norma g baxter brown says:

      i have been working on our link to carters and le carterets and de carterets…it is it is not very easy with several name changes in spelling .
      good luck to you.
      norma

    • Kathy Ellis says:

      This also is my line…. Through Catherine who married Edward Taylor. Would love to share info… My info says Catherine was born in 1650’s but Phillipe DeCarteret comes to America in 1660’s…. things are not lining up…

      • Kathy
        You need to show us how you got back to
        Through Catherine who married Edward Taylor. Would love to share info… My info says Catherine was born in 1650’s but Phillipe DeCarteret comes to America in 1660’s
        So e mail me with the Pedegree
        Mike

  14. norma g baxter brown says:

    i am a descendant of johannis lecarter 1340-1393 wife joan..
    apparently his grandsone richard carter changed his name to carter.
    i have been working on my decendant line for my great grand children
    this site is very interesting and i think i am related to all of you.
    norma g baxter brown
    my great grand mother was a carter.

  15. Rob Wrenn says:

    I am a descendent of a Philip de Cartaret who lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (immediately north of Boston), dying there April 19, 1767; also involved in affairs of Cambridge, Mass. He was reportedly a mariner, referred to as “Captain”. There is no connection that I know of to the de Carterets of New Jersey. He was married to Elizabeth Dunster, whose grandfather, Henry, was the president of Harvard College. He is called “Cartwright” in his marriage record.

    The one clue I have as to his origins comes from the Heraldic Journal, Volume III, published in Boston in 1867, p. 139: “De Carteret Family. — In the Suffolk Registry we find Letters of Administration granted 9th August, 1745, to Philip de Cartaret of Charlestown, on the estate of Edward de Cartaret, formerly of the parish of St. John’s, in the Island of Jersey. We learn from Mr. T. B. Wyman, that Philip de Carteret was of Charlestown, taxed there as late as 1766. He m. 16 November, 1727, Elizabeth Dunster, and had Philip, and Abigail, wife of William Whittemore. He died 15th April, 1767.”
    I’m not sure what the “Suffolk Registery” is, though it may be the Suffolk County, Massachusetts Registry of Deeds. There are records for a Philip de Carteret as a grantee in the index, though none obviously refer to Edward or to the Island of Jersey.
    I think a Dunster family history
    I looked in the index on your site and did not find an Edward who be an obvious candidate for the Edward referred to above. There is an Eduoard b. 1701 on Sark; There was an honorable Edward de Carteret who died in Essex 1739.
    Does anyone have suggestions about how I might go about determining whether there was in fact an Edward de Carteret in the parish of St. John’s , Island of Jersey in the first half of the 18th Century?

  16. Jen Dickson says:

    My grand mother was Annie Charlotte de Carteret born in New Zealand. She was a missionary in India and married Maurice J.J. Wark and they spent most of their married life there, returning to Australia when they were in their late 70’s.They had 4 children who returned to Australia for tertiary education. Don’t know if any of this is of interest to anyone! Just happened upon the web site.

  17. Maggie Heidenreich says:

    I, too, have been looking for information regarding the marriage between Edward Taylor and Catherine de Carteret. I’ve looked in the de Carteret family tree but didn’t find a Catherine born in or about 1652 in Middletown, NJ. There is the legend of the silver cup, which could have been “a gift” from the de Carterets themselves if Edward Taylor I once worked for them but that is rather far-fetched. Daughters of cousins of Philippe de Carteret may have existed but few ever bothered to document the lives of younger sisters of titled persons. I would love to figure this out!

    • Kathy Ellis says:

      Have heard of the silver cup legend…. It’s not in my Taylor side of the family…. My line is Edward and Catherine as well. Do you have any idea who the parents of Catherine DeCarteret were?

  18. Kim O'Brien says:

    Dear de Crteret members, can anyone shed light on this recent article I found in our National Library microfilm project of our local newspapers. The Mercury – is a local Tasmanian Paper. can anyone shed light on madame Hubert? I have a feeling she is possibly a descendant of mary Ann Carteret who married Elias Hubert. I would love to know the story behind this intriguing newspaper article. Kim O’Brien (Mr.), Shearwater, Tasmania, Australia
    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Friday 28 June 1929, page 11
    National Library of Australia
    ‘OLD LADY’S HOARD
    House Searched After Her
    Death
    Heirs Unearthing Treasure
    LONDON, June 26.

    Twenty thousand sovereigns have been found in a little house at St. Owen’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands, in which resided an eccentric lady named Madame Hubert, over 90 years of age, who died recently. She was known to have had an income of £2,000 a year, and as she never banked money and was very frugal, her heirs decided upon making a thorough search of the house after her death. Sovereigns and half sovereigns, mostly Victorian, were found in all sorts of odd drawers and corners. Other treasures also were discovered. They included 10 letters written by King Charles II to Sir George De Carteret, who was one of Madame Hubert’s ancestors.
    The search continues.’

  19. Claire Scott says:

    I am tracing my ancient many times great grandmother Honora de Carteret born about 1084 who married my many times great grandfather Sit Thomas Fowke ‘The Valiant’ and wondered if anyone has any infomation on her or her father Sir Offray de Carteret?
    Yours
    Claire Scott

  20. John Davis says:

    Hi

    does anyone have a family tree of the Cartaret family that might establish the relationship between Magdalene de Carteret (whose monument is in the Town Church, St Helier, Jersey, 1747) and Georgiana Caroline de Carteret (1716-1780).

    I am working on the monuments of Sir Henry Cheere (1703-1781), who is thought to have carved the Magdalene Monument, which was erected at a cost of £300 from funds left by her nephew, Captain de Sausmarez. Captain de Sausmarez’s monument in Westminster Abbey was also carved by Sir Henry Cheere.

    I would be really very grateful for any information about this side of the family.

    Thanks

    John Davis

  21. michele ogier says:

    Hi im looking for anybody who could possibly help me with my search. My granddad was Fredrick Thomas De Carteret born possibly 1918/19/20 and sadly passed away 1987. I belive his mother was a Lena De Carteret, and all we no of his father, the birth certificate said “son of harry”. This is all the information I have. He was brought up by a Frank and Annie Lawrence, from Sark then they moved to Guernsey. My granddad fred married a Evelyn Clara Tostevin.

    Can anybody help me please

  22. Dr. L says:

    Can anyone help – my maternal grandmother was a ‘Langois’ (born on Jersey and died there sometime between 1925-1937) and was married to a ‘Kessel’. I was told she was descendent of a ‘ de Carteret’ and had some link to the town of Elizabeth in New Jersey -my mother was evacuated here as a child, and since her father died of TB before the liberation, she stayed on the UK mainland.
    What would be the best way of confirming a link ?

    Thank you.

  23. Lynnsey Cathern Tillman Schaaf says:

    I am looking for any information on my family i have traced them back pretty far. My mother is Connie Catrett, her father is Arthur Catrett, it is said i am am 12th generation of Mssr. De Carterette this is what i have Mssr. De Carterette 1st, Jean De Carterett 2nd, Phillipe De Carterette 3rd, Abraham De Cartetette 4th (Gerorge Carteret changed the name to please the king) sometime. John Carteret 5th, John Thomas Carteret 6th, Willis Carteret or Catrett 7th, Alexander Carteret or Catrett 8th, My Great Grand Father Willis Valentine Catrett is the 9th, Arthur Catrett my Grand Father 10th, My mother Connie Catrett Tillman 11th. I am 12th generation and my sons and daughters the 13th. I have only started researching the family history. Before two days ago I knew nothing of any of this side of my family any help would be greatly appreciated

  24. Tom Raabe says:

    Strong evidence has surfaced concerning the location of the wreck of Green’s Blackwall Liner Madagascar, which disappeared in August 1853 after sailing out of Hobson’s Bay (at that time, the name of the port of Melbourne, Australia). Some of you may be aware of the tragedy that had befallen the wife of Rivoire Edward De Carteret, Frances Elizabeth Tolcher, who was a passenger on board this ship with the three young children of the couple. It may be possible to help prove that the wreck in question is indeed the Madagascar and what the circumstances concerning the tragic disappearance were, if an artefact which has been found could perhaps be identified as belonging to a passenger. It could of course be from any of the first class passengers, but may even have been in the possession of Frances. Perhaps an old family portrait exists somewhere, depicting this rather rare artefact. If any family member is interested in assisting or finding out more, please contact me.

  25. Larry Woods says:

    When I look at the Database/Surnames/Taylor on the De Carteret Family Web Site I see Edward Taylor born 1650 Yorkshire, England married to Catherine De Carteret born 1652 NJ and was the daughter of Phillip and Catherine De Carteret. I have been looking for Edwards wife Catherine maiden name and have never found it. Has anyone found legitimate proof that Edward Taylor was married to Catherine De Carteret?

  26. David Scott says:

    Dear De Carteret members, I am hoping someone can shed some light on some missing gaps/confusion in my family tree. I am a descendant of Abraham Bisson m Susanne De Carteret. I currently believe Susanne is the daughter of Amice De Carteret m Sarah Dumaresq. Is Amice son of Francois (-1660) m Mary Balliache, as your database suggests (not sure if the dates quite add up). Or is he son of Phillipe De Carteret m Genette de Soullemont as other sources on the www suggest?
    Any help in solving this puzzle would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
    David Scott

  27. pat griffin says:

    I search for Ann deCarteret b. 1682 d. 1760 Jersey w. m. Edward Dumaresq/demarest – who had a daughter who m. John Sowersby – JOhn Sowersby died 5-11-1741 & is buried Boston, MA Granary Burial Grounds. any info would be greatly appreciated.

  28. Mandy Jean De Carteret says:

    Hey! Just had your site bought to my attention :-)
    You have my mum Margaret & dad Frank De Carteret but
    No children
    Mandy Jean 10.04.66
    Paula Jane 20.07.69
    Would love to be part of this group
    Thanks Mand x

  29. George Dalton says:

    How does one become a member of Le Cercle De Carteret? One of my ancestors, John Hubert DeCarteret was born 1 Mar 1796, and emigrated to the US from either France or the Isle of Guernsey. After his arrival in the US, he appears to have lived in South Carolina, where he married before settling in North Carolina. His wife Mary Ann, last name unknown, was born in South Carolina; they had a child, Mary Eliza, who died in 1826 as an infant in York, South Carolina. John Hubert DeCarteret died on 9 Nov 1859 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. I would appreciate any information on him.

  30. Elisabeth says:

    Hello –

    I am interested in learning more about Sir Philippe DeCarteret, son of Philip DeCarteret and Anne Dowse. According to my records and a lot of research I have done, he allegedly was secretly wed to Mary Henrietta Stuart, daughter of Charles Stuart I of England. It is due to this alleged link and their daughter, Elizabeth DeCarteret that I am most closely linked to the DeCarteret family. It is the descendants of this particular line that made their way to New Jersey. I am anxious to find our more about this part of the line.

    Any information you can provide would be very useful! Thank you!

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