Carter, Richard Wallator (1865-1916)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.A.K.

By the passing of Mr. R.W. Carter, of Montgomery, the Bishop’s Castle Circuit has lost a loyal member and faithful local preacher. Born in the year 1865, and being the son of Primitive Methodist parents, he was trained in our Sunday School, and converted, as a lad, in our Society at Ruyton XI. Towns. On attaining young manhood, he became an officer in the Salvation Army, and rendered much active service in Yorkshire and district. 

Failing in health, he returned to his, native place and spiritual home, becoming a local preacher. Twenty-six years ago he removed to Montgomery, and as there was no P.M. Society in the town, he worshipped with the Wesleyans. Eventually, in the year 1903, he joined the Old Churchstoke Society on the Bishop’s Castle Station, where his wife had been attached since her girlhood, and he remained a loyal member until he passed over to the higher life on November 24th.


Richard was born in 1865 at Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire, to parents John Carter, a blacksmith & P.M. preacher (1881), and Martha Wallator.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Richard.

  • 1881 scholar
  • 1901 agent in coalyard
  • 1901 grocer, baker & provision dealer
  • 1911 baker & grocer – out of business at present

He married Jane Felton (1866-1901) in the summer of 1887 in the Oswestry Registration District, Shropshire.

  • Emily Felton (1888-1913) – a general domestic servant (1911)
  • Percy John Wallator (1891-1975) – a commercial traveller (1939)

He married Leah Young (1867-1951) in the spring of 1903 in the Forden Registration District, Montgomeryshire.

Richard died on 24 November 1916 at Montgomery, Montgomeryshire, Wales.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/368

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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