Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

James Carter

Male 1684 - 1743  (58 years)


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  • Name James Carter 
    Born 25 Dec 1684  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1743  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I023024  Tree1
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 

    Father Thomas Carter,   b. 1632, Barford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1700, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine Dale,   b. 1652, Prestwold, Leicester, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1703, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 4 May 1670  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • URL: http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/lancaster/bibles/carter1.txt
      URL title: Prayer Book of Captain Thomas Carter of Barford, Lancaster County, Virginia
      With this Book pr Rv Mr John Shepperd on Wednsday ye 4h Day of May 1670-was Mard Mr Thomas Carter of Barford in ye County of Lancaster in Virga & Katherine Dale ye
      eldest Daughr of Mr Edw: Dale ye same County.
    Family ID F00482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Neale,   b. 12 Jul 1684, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1722, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1715  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Carter,   b. Abt 1716, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah Carter,   b. Abt 1718, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Daniel Carter,   b. Abt 1720, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Presley Carter,   b. 9 Oct 1722, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anne Carter,   b. 9 Oct 1722, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 72 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F14047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Brent,   b. Abt 1697, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1762, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1724  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • August 10, 1724, James Carter and Mary Brent
    Children 
     1. John Carter,   b. 7 May 1727, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. James Carter,   b. Mar 1728/29, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1758, St. Anne's Parish, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     3. William Carter,   b. 11 Jan 1730/31, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1762, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     4. George Carter,   b. 11 Jan 1730/31, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1731, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Carter,   b. 25 Mar 1733, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1810, Cocke County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     6. Catherine Carter,   b. 1 Apr 1735, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1756, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     7. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 25 Mar 1738, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1739, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Hugh Carter,   b. 8 Nov 1740, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Charles Carter,   b. 10 Oct 1743, Shirley Plantation, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1777, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F14046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 391- 392 In Name of God Amen I JAMES CARTER of Overwharton Parish in County of Stafford being Sick but of sound mind .. make this my last will .. I give Soul to my Mercifull creator .. my body to be buried. Imps. (after my just debts are honestly paid)
      I give to my sons JOHN & GEORGE all that tract of land on the North tide of Acquia Creek where I now live to be equally divided between them only that my Eldest Son John should have the half on which my dwelling house now stands to them and their heirs but if either or both should die without heirs then I give the reversion of all or either of their shares to my son HUGH and Heirs of his body and in case of default of such heirs to be equally divided among all my surviving sons.
      Item I give to my sons JAMES & WILLIAM my lands in Fairfax County after WILLIAM BREWSTER has got his complement which i sold him out of it to be equally divided between my said Sons to them and heirs but if either of them should die without heirs, I bequeath their reversion of their part thereof to my son GEORGE and his heirs in case of default of such heirs to be equally divided among my Surviving Sons.
      Item I give my son HUGH two negroes Mingo & Sharlott.
      Item I give my Son CHARLES and his heirs two negroes Sue and Winny and their increase.
      Item I give to my Daughter Ann and her heirs two negroes great Dick and Hannah with her increase.
      Item I give to my daughter CATHERINE and her heirs two negroes Robin and Dinah with her increase.
      Item what negroes I die possessed of not yet willed or bequeathed I leave to my dear and loving wife MARY during her widowhood only and after her marrying again or decease to be equally divided among my surviving children.
      Item my personal estate I leave to he equally divided among my wife and children or the survivors of them.
      Lastly I nominate and appoint my dear and loving wife Mary and CHARLES BRENT Executors of this my last will and Testament. My son JOHN to be joined with them as soon as he comes of age and I appoint the reverd. Mr. JOHN MONCURE a guardian to my children and as a trustee to see this will executed. Hereby revoking all former wills .. In witness .. set my hands this 23d day of October 1743. Presence Thomas Eves,
      Wm, Knight, Jean Turner James Carter
      his mark
      At Court held for Stafford County March 13, 1743 Will presented by Mary Carter and Chas. Brent .. made oath .. proved .. admitted to record .. Certificate granted for obtaining Probate ..
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      Richard Zieman
      The Overwharton Register says that James Carter, "an honest good man," died Oct. 24, 1743. The will book for this period is missing, but the old order books show during
      the next ten years numerous mention of Charles Brent as executor of "Mr. James Carter, Decd" and also guardian of his younger children. From the old Carter Prayer
      Book and the Overwharton Register we find that James Carter had issue as follows:
      First Marriage. [from Prayer Book]
      I. Thomas Carter, no other data.
      2. Daniel Carter, no other data.
      3. Hannah Carter, no other data.
      4. Presley Carter, no other data.
      Second marriage. [from Overwharton Parrish]
      5. Joseph Carter, born in 1725, Probably in Lancaster at his grandfather Brent's in accordance with a custom of those days.
      6. John Carter, born May 7, 1727, in Stafford.
      7. James Carter, born Mar. 3, I729, in Stafford.
      8. William Carter, born Jan. 11, 1731, in Stafford (twin).
      9. George Carter, born Jan. 11, 1731, in Stafford (twin). (d.i.f. - the reason for William as the first born of George next)
      9a. George Carter born 25 March 1733
      10. Catharine Carter, born April I, 1735, in Stafford.
      11. Hugh Carter, born Nov. 8, 1740, in Stafford.
      12. Charles Carter, born Oct. 10, 1743, in Stafford.
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      James Hughes 2005-08-30 13:02:50
      Captain John Lee

      On April 24, 1731 the Council of Virginia ordered that a new commission of the Peace be prepared and that John Lee, William Brent, Henry Washington, Robert Massey, James Carter and James Markham, Gentlemen, be added to the former justice for Stafford County.
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      WILL:
      "In the name of God amen I James Carter of Overwharton Parish in the County of Stafford being sick and weak of body but of sound mind and perfect memory thanks to Almighty God, and calling to remembrancethe frailty and and uncertainty of human life have made this my last will and testament in manner following: I give and commit my soul into the hands of my merciful creator, hoping for remission of my sins through the merits of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ; my body I leave to be buried at the discretion of my Ex'rs and trustee hereafter named Imp.s (after my just debts are honestly paid) I give and bequeath to my sons John and George all that tract of land on the north side of Acquia creek where I now live to be equally divided between them only that my eldest son John should have the half on which my dwelling house now stands to them and their heirs forever; but if either or both of them should die without heirs of their body then I give and bequeath the reversion of all or either of their shares to my son Hugh and the heirs of his body forever and case of default of such heirs to be equally divided among all my surviving sons.
      Item. I give to my sons James and William my lands in Fairfax county after William Brewster has got his complement which I sold him out of it to be equally divided between my said sons to them and their heirs forever but if either of them should die without heirs I bequeath the reversion of their part or parts thereof to my son George and his heirs forever and in case of default of such heirs to be equally divided among my surviving sons.
      Item. I give and bequeath two negroes Mingo and Sharlott with her increase to my son Hugh and the heirs of his body.
      Item. I give to my daughter Anne and heirs two negroes great Dick and Hannah with her increase.
      Item. I give to my daughter Catherine and her heirs two negroes Robin and Dinah with her increase.
      Item. what negroes I die possessed of not yet willed or bequeathed I leave to my dear and loving wife Mary during her widowhood only and after her marrying again or decrease to be equally divided among my surviving children.
      Item. my personal estate I leave to be equally divided among my wife and children or the survivors of them. Lastly I nominate and appoint my dear and loving wife Mary and Charles Brent executors of this my last will ant testament and my son John to be joined with them as soon as he comes of age. And I appoint Rev. Mr. John Moncure a guardian to my children as a trustee to see this will executed. Hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills by me made and declaring this only to be my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 23d day of October 1743.
      James Carter."
      Source: "Descendants of Hugh Brent."
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      LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF THOMAS CARTER SR.
      LANCASTER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

      In the name of God, Amen the sixteenth day of August 1700, I Thomas Carter Senior of the County of Lancaster being sick in body but of good and perfect Memory Thanks be to Almighty God and calling to Remembrance the uncertain Estate of this Transitory life............ and now for the settling of my temporal estate and such goods chattels and debts as it hath pleased God far above my Deserts to bestow upon me. I do order give and despose the same in manner and form following that is to say that first I will that all Those Debts and Dues as I owe in right or conscience to any manner of Person or Persons whosoever shall be well and truly contented and paid or ordain to be paid within convenient Time after my decease by Execs. hereafter named
      Item I do give my son Edward Carter one hundred acres of land to him and his heirs forever but if so be the said Edward will not join with his brothers within three months after my Decease to pay Equal charge for the laying it out and let his mother have what Timber she shall have occasion of for Repairing houses and fences on my now dwelling plantation during her life that then he shall have no benefit of it but I do give it to son John Carter to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I do give unto my son Henry Carter one hundred acres of land to him and his heirs for ever only Reserving my wife to have the benefit of getting what timber She shall have occasion of for Repairing and Building on my now Dwelling Plantation but whereas the said Henry is in England and if it should happen he should never come in again I do give the said land unto my son James Carter to him and his heirs forever.
      Item, I do give unto my son John Carter one hundred acres of land to him and his heirs forever only Reserving the Same Privilege to my wife as in, the other two
      Item I do give my Negro, Dick unto my loving wife Katherine during her natural life and then to be Divided Amongst all the rest of my children only my son Edward to have no share of him
      Item I do give all my personal estate whatsoever its to be Equally Divided my loving wife and children only reserving the great table to my wife whereas my son in Law hath Received fifteen hundred and sixty pounds of Tobacco in part of the estate his Grandfather in Law Edward Dale gave his wife I having no Receipt for it and if the said William George will not be accountable for it then it is my will that he shall have no part of my said estate but only one shilling sterling in full part of his wife portion
      Item I do give unto my son Thomas Carter my now Dwelling Plantation with one hundred acres of land to it to him and his heirs forever after my now Loving wife Katherine decease
      Item I do nominate my son Thomas Carter my ecce and my loving wife my exetrx of this my last will and Testmt.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written

      Published in the presence of Thomas: Carter Senior (Seal)
      Signed John Davis, Thomas: White Richard Stephens
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      Prayer Book of Captain Thomas Carter of Barford, Lancaster County, Virginia

      James 8th sonn was Borne on Christmas Day 1684 it being Thursday at 2 in the morng & was Chrisnd at Home on Sundy.
      Mr. Jno Edwards, Mr Tho. Wilkes & Mrs Edwards standing as God parts.
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      *** Carter Cemetery - as reported by Jerrilynn Eby MacGregor ** , Stafford County Historian

      James Carter --- Massive sandstone table stone
      Dec. 1697 --- carved with angelís head & -------- major problem with date of birth Oct. 24, 1743 --- wings, a pair of skulls & cross- bones, & an hourglass. Was supported by cut blocks of sandstone. Grave has been dug.

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