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

William Carter

Male Bef 1674 - 1743  (> 69 years)


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  • Name William Carter 
    Born Bef 1674  Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Dec 1743  King George County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I037747  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Virginia Carter 
    Family ID F13826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor (Unproven} Brent,   b. Abt 1692, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1708  Sittingborne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Carter,   b. Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eleanor Carter,   b. Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Martha Carter,   b. Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Carter,   b. Bef 1693, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1720, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 27 years)
     5. Giles Carter,   b. Bef 1700, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1745, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years)
     6. Anne Carter,   b. Aft 1708, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Barbary Carter,   b. Bef 1717, Sittenbourne Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1738, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 23 years)
     8. Margaret Carter,   b. Aft 1718
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F17450  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      KING GEORGE COUNTY VIRGINIA WILL BOOK A-1;1721-1752 {George Harrison Sanford King}; Pages 164-165
      WILL OF WILLIAM CARTER
      In the Name of God Amen. I William Carter of King George County being very sick of body but of perfect and sound mind and memory thanks be to God for it, Do make this my last Will and Testament in form and manner following revoking all former wills this only to stand effectual.
      Item: I give to my beloved wife Elenor Carter all and singular my personal estate during her natural life and after her decease to my son Richard Drake and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Richard Drake the plantation whereon I now dwell (after my wife's decease) and to his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Carter all the land he now holds below John Quisenbury's Spring Branch and to his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Giles Carter one shilling Sterling.
      Items: To five daughters William Carter bequeathed one shilling Sterling, viz: Margaret Carter, Barbary Remy, Anne Claytor, Elenor Carter and Martha Carter.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my grandson John Carter one shilling Sterling.
      Item: I appoint Richard Drake sole executor of this my last Will and Testament.
      In Confirmation of all which I do hereunto set my hand and seal this Sixth day of May 1743.
      William [W] Carter *Seale*
      *******
      John Quisenbury
      Clapham Drake

      The Deposition of John Quisenbury, aged forty four years, Deposeth -
      That the Deponent was present when Christopher Collins wrote the will of William Carter which is the same will as is now produced and proved in Court and the Deponent was one of the evidences thereto. And the said William Carter desired that his son Giles Carter and his daughter Margaret Carter and John Clayter should have the use of his still for the distilling their own drink into brandy, to which Richard Drake, his Executor, said it should be granted to which the said William Carter answered there was no need to set it down in the will, to the best of this Deponant's remembrance and further saith not.
      John Quisenbury
      At a Court held for King George County the 2. day of December 1743.
      The Last Will & Testament of William Carter was presented into Court by Richard Drake, his executor, who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto and admitted to record.
      Copl Test:
      Harry Turner Cl: Cur:

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      many researcher show William as son of Giles Carter, however, Giles in his 1699 will does not mention william. I think he is a son from the Giles Brent family

      there are plenty other giles across the river in Charles & St. Mary's County, Md that could have been his father.

      A possible solution for Giles is Giles Brent III who married Jane Chandler abt 1691. they could have had a daughter who would have been of age to marry William Carter and have Giles (d1745). there was alot of cross the potomac migration at this time between Fendall/Godrey's Rebellion of 1679/80 and the protestant rebellion of 1690/1 athough most every one from MD came to Northumberland from Kent County MD by 1650. There were Brent's and Carters in Lancaster County that could certainly be prime candidates although I could not find a match.
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      Richmond County, Virginia Wills and Inventories 1707-1719; {Robert K. Headley, Jr}:
      p.304 - Robert PAINE, Han. Par., will; 16 Mar 1717, 3 Apr 1717
      I bequeath unto the poor people of Sepulchre's Par. in London money I have in the hands of William DAWKINS, merchant, in London; wife's bro., Mr. Henry WILLIAMSON, in London; sisters Elizabeth and Jane; goddau. Barbary (dau. of William CARTER); Eleanor and Will CARTER; goddau. Barbary (dau. of Samuel KERCHAVELL); Owin JONES; Mrs. Elizabeth GIPSON; godson Robert STROTHER; David JONES (son of Lewis JONES); Robert TAYLOR; goddau. Mary TUTT; Halbert RAPHELL; I give for the use of the church in Han. Par. one [chusion] and pulpit cloth... and a poor plate to receive the communion in, the 10 Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer to set in the church; fr. Francis SLAUGHTER Sr. and Samuel WHARTON; ex: Francis SLAUGHTER Sr. and Samuel WHARTON; wits: Simon MILLER, William [SIES], Lewis JONES.

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      1720-1733 Richmond Co VA Deed Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 673]
      HIS INDENTURE made this Twenty third day of February Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & thirty three; Between WILLIAM CARTER of Parish of Sittenburn in County of Richmond, Planter, of one part and RICHARD FLYNT of aforesaid Pish and County, Planter, of other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM CARTER in consideration of the sum of Three thousand, Five hundred pounds of tobacco to him in hand paid. whereof WILLIAM CARTER doth hereby acknowledge receipt, and for divers other good causes & valuable considerations WILLIAM CARTER thereunto especially moveing, hath and by these presents doth bargain sell & sett overr unto RICHARD FLINT all that tract of land scituate in Parish & County aforesaid containing by estimation Ninety four acres be it more or less, being part of a tract of land WILLM. CARTER bought of NICHOLAS SMITH, Gent., scituate in Parish of Lunensburg in County aforesaid on South side ye Main Branch of CHARLES's BEAVER DAM. boundeth, Begining at a Beach by a small Branch, thence runing down ye Branch by the line of JOHN MORTONs Land till it comes to the line of WILLIAM BARKERs Land, thence bound by WILLIAM BARKERS line & the line of RICHD. FLINT till it comes to the Beach where it first began; and the reversions remainders or other rents or profits reserved due & payable upon any part thereof; To have & to hold the tract of land & premises with appurtenances unto RICHD. FLYNT his heirs for term of one whole year paying unto WILLIM. CARTER his heirs the rent of one ear of Indian Corn at the Feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel if lawfully demaned to intent that by vertue of these presents & of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, be enabled to take a release of the inheritance of the same to RICHARD FLYNT & his heirs; In Witness whereof the partys to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands & seals the day & year first above written Sign'd Seal'd & Deliver'd in p:sence of
      FRANCIS WILLIAMS, WILLIAM his mark CARTER
      THOMAS LYND
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of March MDCCXXXIII
      WILLIAM CARTER came into Court & acknowledged this his Deed unto RICHARD FLYNT, which was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur.

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      1729: 1:599 Deed of Lease 30 April 1729 Thomas Davis of Sittenbourne Parish to William Remey of same. 4600 pounds tobacco to lease 125A being the one half of 250A which James Trent left to his daughter Anne. Bounded by lands of William Carter , John Quisenbury formerly belonging to Capt. John Spicer , and Joseph Carpender. Signed Thomas Davis , Elizabeth Davis delivered in Presence of Gyles Carter , Will. Clayter. Recorded 2 May 1729 T. Turner.

      1:601 DEED OF RELEASE 1 May 1729 Thomas Davis of Sittenbourn Parish, planter, to William Remey of same, carpenter. 4600 pounds tobacco for land described in lease. Formerly belonging to James Trent who by his last will and testament left to his daughter Anne Trent and by Nicholas Hawkins sold unto the within named Thomas Davis. Signed Thomas Davis. Delivered in presence of Gyles Carter, Will. Cleater. Recorded 2 May 1729 T. Turner.

      1: 602 POWER OF ATTORNEY 1 May 1729 Elizabeth Davis, wife of Thomas Davis, appoints William Grant her lawfull attorney to acknowledge her relinquishment of dower and thirds to land sold to William Remey in a certain . deed of release bearing date 1 May 1729. Signed Elizabeth Davis. Delivered in presence of Gyles Carter, Willm. Clater. Recorded 2 May 1729 T. Turner.

      1732: lA: 232 DEED OF LEASE 5 October 1732 Chrisiopher Pritchett of the County of King George, planter, to Martin Golothan of the county of Westrnoreland, planter. 5 shillings lawfull money to lease 130A bounded by Giles Carter, William Deakins, Kitchens, Caleb Butler. Signed Christopher Pritchett. Delivered in presence of William Pannill, John Jennings. Recorded 6 October 1732 T. Turner.

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      1721-1735 King George County Deed Book 1-A, (Antient Press); pp. 274
      Indenture 30th October 1733 between WILLIAM CARTER SENR. King George County Planter & WILLIAM CARTER JUNR. Son of WILLIAM & JANE CARTER of other part .. witnesseth that WILLIAM CARTER SENR. do willingly & voluntarily give to my well beloved Godson the son of WILLIAM & JANE CARTER one tract where his father lived it being part of parcel that did formerly belong to old CHARLES SNEAD beginning .. Bever dam; Spring run to land that was formerly GILES MATHEWS thence Ivy point near Griffins mill .. 100 acres .. which said land WILLIAM CARTER do give to him leaving my daughter MARGARET free liberty to work & tend on the same what she shall see fit for the term of 16 years if she keeps unmarried but when she marries in the term of the 16 years to surrender which land I give to my grandson & his male heirs lawfully begotten .. if no heirs then it shall fall to my grandson JOHN CARTER the son of GYLES & MARY CARTER ..
      Presence John Lowen, William x Carter
      Christo x Pritchet
      2nd November 1733 .. Deed recorded.

      1738: 2:234 DEED OF SALE 25 January 1738 William Remey of Hanover Parish, planter, to Henry Drake of same. 3000-pounds tobacco and 12 pounds 10 shillings current money for two tracts of land. One 50A tract bounded by William Carter's orchard, John Dodd's spring branch, and Joseph Carpenter. One 100A tract being that land that William Sarjant left to his Godson William Witteredge and bounded by the line of William Carter's near Mattox Park, Brown's, Roe's, John Chin's and Thomas Randolfs. Signed William Remey. Delivered in presence of John Beddo, William Clator, Clapham Drake. Barbary Remey, wife of William Remey, relinquished her Right of Dower. Recorded 2 February 1738 T. Turner.

      2:212 DEED OF FEEOFMENT 29 August 1738 George Fishpool of Hanover Parish to Phillip Pead of same. 25 Pistoles money of Virginia for 100A bounded by the land of Thomas Highlander, John Drake, Gyles Carter, William Deacons, land which formerly belonged to Christopher Pritchet, land of Thomas Claytor, Senr. and Junr., and land of John Cook. Part of the land formerly in possession of Martin Fisher the Elder deceased who on 11 January 1699 bequeathed all his land to be equally divided between his son Martin Fisher and his daughter Elizabeth Kitchen. The premises hereby granted is part of the premises layed out and allotted for the portion of the said Elizabeth Kitchen who conveyed and made over to her daughters Elizabeth Prim and Margaret Taite the 100A hereby granted. Signed Geo. Fishpool. Delivered in presence of Thomas Highlander, Edmond Barker, Ambrose Smithers. Recorded 1 September 1738 T. Turner.

      2:319 DEED OF LEASE 3 October 1738 Daniel McCarty of Washington Parish in the county of Westrnoreland, Gent., to John Pope of Cople Parish in the county of Westrnoreland, planter. 5 shillings lawfull money to lease 150A whereon Christopher Prichet now dwells binding on the land of Rawliegh Chin, Giles Carter, John Bartlett, and Lawrence Butler. Sold and conveyed by the said Christopher Prichet unto Daniel McCarty by deeds dated 29 and 30 September 1738. Signed Danl. McCarty. Delivered in presence of Jno. Elliott, Lawr. Butler, junr., James Carter, Jos. Butler. Recorded 3 October 1740 T. Turner.

      2:403 DEED OF LEASE 5 November 1741 John Gollothan and Mary Sandford both of Washington Parish in the county of Westmoreland, planters, to Giles Carter, Senr. of Hanover Parish, planter. 2 shillings 6 pence current money of virginia to lease 130A bounded on the lands of Thomas Claytor, Philip Peads, William Deakins, and the sd. Giles Carter. Part of a tract of land formerly patented by Mr. John Lord who conveyed it to one Martin Fisher who sold the same to Nathaniel Hall and John Motley who sold the same to Thomas Pritchet father to Christopher Pritchet, Junr .who sold the same to Martin Gollothan father to the said John Gollothan. Signed John Gollorthun, Mary Sandford. Delivered in presence of Thomas Highlander, John Bartlett, John Saull. Recorded 2 Apri11742 T. Turner.

      2:405 DEED OF RELEASE 6 November 1741 John Gollothan and Mary Sandford both of Washington Parish in the county of Westmoreland, planters, to Giles Carter, Senr. of Hanover Parish, planter. 5000 pounds tobacco and a Guinea for 130A described in lease. Signed John Gollothan, Mary Sandford. Delivered in presence of Thomas Highlander, John Bartlett, John Saullo Recorded 2 April 1742 T. Turner.

      2:407 BOND 6 November 1741- John Gollothan and Mary Sandford both of Washington Parish in the county of Westmoreland, planters, bound to Giles Carter of Hanover Parish, planter, in the sum of 10,000 pounds of good tobacco. Condition such that if John Gollothan and Mary Sandford shall truly keep all agreements contained in certain Indentures of Bargain and Sale by way of Lease and Release made between the said John Gollothan and Mary Sandford and the above named Giles Carter, obligation to be void. Signed John Gollothan, Mary Sandford. Delivered in presence of Thos. Highlander, John Bartlett, John Saull. Recorded 2 April 1742 T. Turner.

      COB#2, p. 369: CARTER, WILLIAM 7 October 1743 The Court ordered that Giles Carter be summoned before the Justices to show cause why the will of William Carter, deceased, should not be admitted to probate. Ibid. , p. 385: 2 December 1743 The last will and Testament of William Carter, deceased, was produced in court by Richard Drake, his executor, and he gave bond in the sum of 100 Current Money, with Henry Drake his security, for his proper administration on the said estate. [DB#3, p. 26] The inventory of William Carter's estate was recorded 6 July 1744 in DB#1, p. 313.

      COB#2, p. 480: CARTER, G1LES 7 February 1745/6 The will of Giles Carter, deceased, was presented by John Carter and Mary Carter, his executor and executrix, and they gave bond on this date in the sum of £500 Current Money with Robert Spence, their security, for their proper administration of his estate. [BB#3, p. 49] .The inventory of the estate of Giles Carter, deceased, was recorded 7 March 1745/6 in I#2, p. 16. On 24 February 1749/50 Mary Carter, widow of Giles Carter, deceased, made a deed of surrender to her son John Carter for all her interest in the real and personal estate of Giles Carter, deceased. [DB#3, p. 332].
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      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 136)
      Richmond County Court 3rd of June 1696
      - Upon the complaint of SUSANNA WOODBRIDGE, it is ordered that ALEXANDER SPENCE & WILLIAM CARTER be summoned by the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy to make their appearance at the Court held for this County then & there to answer the Complaint of the said SUSANNA
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      1694-1697 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 172)
      Richmond County Court 8th of October 1696
      - The action brought by ALEXANDER SPENCE against WM. CARTER is dismist. the Plantiff saying it is done
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      1719-1721 Richmond Co VA Order Book 8; Antient Press: (Page 194)
      Richmond County Court 1st of June 1720
      - CARTER p Admon CARTER's Estate
      JANE CARTER, Relict of WILLIAM CARTER, JUNR. deced., came into Court and made Oath that WILLIAM CARTER JUNR. departed this life without makeing any Will soe far as she knows or believes and on her Petition and giveing security for her just and faithfull administration of the Decedent's Estate, Certificate is granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration in due forme
      - CARTER &c, Ack, Bond
      JANE CARTER, WILLIAM CARTER and GILES CARTER came into Court and acknowledged their Bond for JANE CARTER's just and faithfull administration of the Estate of WILLIAM CARTER, JUNR, deced., which is ordered to be recorded
      - CARTER's Estate to be appraised
      CHARLES BRUCE, CHARLES SNEAD, CHRISTOPHER PRITCHETT and JOHN MORTON, JUNR. or any three of them sometime between this and the next Court are appointed to appraise all and singular the Estate of WILLIAM CARTER, JUNR, deced., in money, which shall be presented to their view and make report thereof to the said next Court. NICHOLAS SMITH, Gent., or any other Justice of the Peace for this County, is requested to administer an Oath to the Appraisers for their true appraisment of the Decedent's Estate as also to JANE CARTER, the Administratrix, for her true discovery thereof
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=28&last=29&g_p=G2&c ollection=NN Grant
      Title Carter, William.
      Publication 9 October 1694.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: Richmond County.
      Description: 89 acres on both sides of the branches of Charles’s Beaverdam adjoining Trent, Matthews &c.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 28-29 (Reel 288).

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