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

Edward Carter

Male Bef 1630 - 1682  (> 52 years)

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  • Name Edward Carter 
    Born Bef 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1682  Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22691  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 

    Father Virginia Carter 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth MNU Carter,   d. Aft 1690, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1678  Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 3 Dec 1678, London, Middlesex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Anne Carter,   b. 8 Nov 1681, London, Middlesex County, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F14889  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne MNU Carter,   b. Bef 1634,   d. Bef 1678, Edmonton, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1650  Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F14888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      Dr. Joseph Lyon's Miller wrote in his noted monumental work of 1912 entitled The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter about the early Carters in Virginia saying they were:

      2nd Col. Edward Carter, who settled in Nansemond County prior to 1650, was a member of the House of Burgesses, Council, colonel of militia, etc. He purchased large plantations on the Rappahannock in Lancaster County, but probably never lived on them; returned to England, where his will was probabted in 1682 styles him as "Edward Carter, Esq. Of Edmonton, Middlesex." So far as known he has no descendants in Virginia.
      EDWARD CARTER of Edmonton, Middx, Esquire, 18 October 1682, proved 29 November 1682. My body to be interred in the parish church of St. Dunstan's in the East in London, in the middle aisle under the stone laid for my daughter Anne Place, and as near to the grave of my former wife Mrs. Anne Carter, buried there, as conveniently may be. I give all my messuages, land and tenements in Edmon ton and my third part (the whole in three parts to be divided) of and in all those messuages, tenements, lands and hereditaments in Chalfont St Peters, Bucks, and all other my messuages, lands, tenements &c. whatever within the Kingdom of England and all that my Plantation in Virginia called Brice's Plantation, lying on the North side of Rappahannock River, now in the possession of my Agents, assigns or overseers there, with all the stock, servants, negroes, housing, buildings, edifices, materials, implements, utensils, goods and chattels whatsoever belonging to or used with, in or upon the said Plantation, and my other Plantation in Virginia, called Monasco Plantation, lying also on the North side of the said river &c., to my son Edward Carter, and the heirs of his body; remainder thereof to my eldest daughter Elizabeth Carter, and the heirs of her body; remainder to my daughter Anne Carter and the heirs of her body; and for want of such heirs to my wife Elizabeth Carter and her heirs for ever. (Provision made in case wife should sell these plantations.) And I do here make it my desire to my said dear wife that she will not sell or dispose of the said plantations, stock or goods unless she finds urgent occasion for so doing. And I make my said wife guardian to all my said children, Edward, Elizabeth and Anne Carter, until they severally attain their respective ages of twenty and one years, she to maintain, bring up, educate and instruct my said children in the fear of God and in a decent, suitable manner agreeable to their respective fortunes. As to my other lands in Virginia and my land in Maryland I give and bequeath the same as follows; my tract of dividend of land in the County of Upper Norfolk in Virginia, in Bennett's Creek, in Nansemond River, where I formerly lived and my other tract in the said County, at or near the head of the said Creek, containing about five hundred acres, and my other tract, near the mouth of the Nansemond River, formerly in the occapation of Coll. Thomas Busbidge, together with another tract of dividend in the Province of Maryland, called Weston, part whereof was lately in the occupation of Wm Salisbury deceased, be sold by my executrix for the payment of my debts and the better maintenance and dducation of my said children. All the residue of my estate shall be put out at interest and improved for the benefit and advantage of my said two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne Carter. My wife to be executrix. Cottle, 128.

      Waters, Henry F.
      [G]enealogical gleanings in England
      Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1901, 1670 pgs.

      1679-1688 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book; pp 207-208
      BY THIS PUBLICE: INSTRUMENT or Letter of Attorney Bee it known that on the of the month of November 1685 and in the firste yeare of the raigne of our Sovereign Lord James the Second Before me NICHOLAS HAYWARD Notary and Tabellion Publick dwelling in London appeared ELIZABETH CARTER Widdow Relict & sole Executrix of the laste Will of EDWARD CARTER of Edmondon in the County of Midlex. Esqr deceased as by the copy of the said Will and Probate out of the prorogative Courte may appear Who hash made Capt. JOHN PURVIS Comander of the Ship DUKE of YORKE now bound for Virginia her true and Lawfull Atturney: in her name to sell grante and confirme unto any person in Virginia for such sumes of money, in Bills of Exchange as her Atturney shall find most prifott and advantage of all that Plantation land in Virginia belonging to the said Edward Carter at the time of his decease called RICES PLANTATION lying on the North side of the Rappahannock River with all the other Plantation land of said Coll Edward Carters in Virginia called MONASKO PLANTATION lying on the north side of the said Rappahannock River with all the stocke servants negroes housing building materialls imlplements goods and chatteles whatsoever upon the said Plantation or either of them and if necessary to enter uppon the said Plantation or either of them called RICES and MONASKO and take possession of them with full power to deliver to the use of the Buyer of the land deeds of Bargane and Seale
      In presence of WILL. DAVIS Eliz: Carter
      NICH. HAYWARD No Pub
      Md. That at a Courte held for ye County of Midlesex ye 5th day of Aprill 1685
      Mr. William Davis & Mr. David Gwyn made oath that they see Mrs. Elizabeth Carter signe these presents as her act & Deed
      1679-1688 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book; pp 261-265
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN PURVIS Comander of the Ship EFFINGHAM and now riding at Anchor in Rapahanock River in Virginia Atturney of ELIZABETH CARTER Widdow Relict and Sole Executrix of the last Will and Testament of EDWARD CARTER of Edminton in County of Midlesex in the Kingdom of England decd have appointed and in my place put CUTHBERT POTTER of the County of Midlesex in Virginia Gent. Atturney of the said Elizabeth giveing full power in her name to demand recover and receive all rents goods and others things belonging payable in London for Constituants most profitte all and every the lands Plantation either in Virginia or MARYLAND belonging to the said Edward Carter at the time of his decease Whereof I have put my hand & seale this 18th day of June 1687
      In presence of MATT KEMP John Purvis
      Proved in Court by the Oathes of Mr. Matt Kemp & Christr. Robinson July the 4th 1687

      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      28th day of May in the 24th year of the reign of Charles II;
      4 September, 1672.
      WRIGHT, THOMAS, of Moraticon Creek, Rappahannock County, Planter.
      To wife Mary all and every the goods Chattles Cattle and whatsoever that she had when I married her, to her only use. To William Baldwyn's daughter living with one Isack Stannop on the South Side of Rappa. River the sume of Six hundred pounds of Tobacco to be laid out upon a Cow for hir use and my will is that my sonne in Law Edward Poole shall have the laying out of the Tobacco and that he see the Cow recorded with the increase to hir and hir heirs forever. To Edward Rylyes wives daughter the like Sum of Six hundred pounds of TobĀ° to bee laid out for a Cow for hir my will being that Thomas Madison have the laying out of the Tobacco and that he see the Cow recorded with the encrease unto hir and hir heirs forever. To my cozen Edward Carter my young mare and her increase and three hundred Acres of land joyning upon Mr Halls land and lying by Colonel Lees path and sold me by Mr Thomas Chetwood in part of satisfaction of 1000 acres which doth appear upon the records of Lancaster County. To sons in law Thomas and Robert Bryant my old mare and 1000 pounds of tobacco apeece. To my sonne-in-law Robert Briant 115 acres of land wch lyes by Moraticon mill being part of 230 acres of land between John Chinn and myself e. To my daughter-in- law's child Elizabeth Pool my old mare's foale which fell this prsent yeare and hir increase but in case the sd Elizabeth Pooll doe decease without issue of hir body then the sd legacy shall return to Thomas and Robert Briant and their heirs for ever. To Brian Stott's children my stone colt which is at prsent above one year old and my will is that Brian Stott their father have the ordering of it as he thinks fitt. My will is that all my legacies which I have given away bee paid the next Cropp after my decease. My wife Mary Wright to be Executrix giving unto her my servants with all the remainder of my goods chattles cattle and household stuff whatsoever and all my debts which are due unto me she paying my legacies aforesaid and my debts I owe. Wit. BRIAN STOTT, aged 45 years or thereabouts,
      ROBERT BRIAN, aged 22 years or thereabouts

      James Hughes 2005-09-27 09:14:58

      On 20 Oct 1689, James Lockhart was granted 178 acres in Lower Parish of Nansemond County, Virginia, owning a total of 338 acres in 1689.
      "Mr. James Lockheart, 338 acs., Low. Par. Nansemond, 20 October 1689, p. 11.
      Beg. at John Grandbury (Grandberry), in the main sw; by Cofeild's line; adj. Robt. Murray;
      Richd. Slaughter; & Col. Edward Carter, 160 acs. granted him, 20 April 1682;
      178 acs. for imp. of 2 pers: Jno. Temple, Jno. Darling, Ralph French, Danll. Smith."
      ["Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants," Vol. II: 1666-1695, Nell Marion Nugent]

      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 445
      COL. EDWARD CARTER, Esqr., 1650 acs. Lancaster Co., on N. side of Rappa. Riv., 29 Apr. 1665, p. 155, (29). Part of an Indian Habitation called old Moraticond, beg. at a poynt on the Nwd. side of the mouth of Harrises Cr., adj. land of Edward Harris &c. to Swd. side of Swd. branch of the deviding Cr. belonging to Cottowoman Riv. &c. to the middle br. of Fairewaters Cr. &c. crossing Brices Cr. Granted to Mr. Thomas Brice 27 Oct. 1652, given by will to his wife Martha & by sd. Martha & her second husband, Wm. White, Clerke, mortgaged for a certain sum of tobacco unto Mr. John Jefferyes & Mr. Thomas Coldclough of London, Merchants; sd. land given by her will unto the orphants of sd. Wm. White & by order of the Govr. & Council put in possession of Col. John Carter, Any of sd. Jefferyes & Coldclough for payment of the sd. debt, the overplus to remaine to Mr. Jeremiah White & Mr. George Hewett, guardians of sd. Orphans for their use; sd. land afterwards sold unto sd. Col. Edward Carter & his heirs forever by the sd. John Carter, he being authorized by a Joynt letter of Any. under the hands & seals of sd. Jefferies & Coldclough & the sd. Guardians.
      1689-1695 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 8; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 342
      MRS. ELIZ. CARTER, Executrix of Col. Edward Carter; 764 acs., Nansamond Co., 21 Apr. 1690, p. 41. Beg. at Bullock's Cr., by Capt. Thomas Burbage; to John Grimes', ala. Parrott's, line, &c. 614 acs. granted sd. Burbage, 1 Jan. 1649, & is in possession of sd. Eliz. as Ex'ix; 150 acs. found within the bounds. Imp. of 3 pers.*
      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 359-362
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twentieth day of Decem: 1660 Witnesseth that where, as Mr. WILLIAM WHITE, Clk., & MARTHA his Wife did in their life time mortgage unto Mr. JOHN JEFFREYS & Mr. THOMAS COLCLOUGH of LONDON, Merchts., for the paymt. of Thirteen thousand nine hundred pounds of sweet scented tobacco & cask a p.cel of land lying & being scituate in the County of Lancr: in Virginia on the No: side of Rappala : River being all the land that was formerly granted unto Mr. THO: BRICE deced by a Patent bearing date the 27d. day of Octob: 1652, on wch: the sd BRICE lived in his life time excepting such p.cels as was alienated by the sd BRICE in his life time to Mr. JO: PAYNE & to Mr. JO: EDWARDS, also always p:vided that if any in considerable pte: of the sd land lying backwards not exceeding about One hundred acres be cut of by an older Patent to be no cause of difference the sd land being formerly given unto the sd MARTH by Mr. THO' BRICE her former Husband in his last Will &Testamt., And whereas the sd MARTHA dying in Widdowhood did in her last Wil &Testamt, give the sd land unto the Son & Daughter of the sd WILL WHITE deced, And whereas upon the non paymt of the sd tobo. it was ordered at a Quarter Court by the Governr. & Council Mar: the 17th 1658 that after notice given unto Mr. JEREMIAH WHITE and Mr. GEORGE HEWET, Guardians of the sd Children if they refused to pay the sd tobo: that then the sd land should be sold for the paymt. of the sd Debt And whereas notice given the sd Mr. JOHN JFEFEREYS & Mr. THOMAS COLCLOUGH & Mr,. JEREMIAH WHITE & Mr. GEORGE HEWET, Guardians of the sd Children have by a joint Letter of Attorney authorized Colo. JOHN CARTER of the County of Lancaster in Virginia to make sale of the sd land for the paymt, of the sd Debt & the overplus for the benefit of the orplets. Now Know yee that this Indenture Witnesseth that the sd Colo. JOHN CARTER, Attorney of the sd Mr. JOHN JEFFEREYS, Mr, THO COLCLOUGH, Mr. JEREMIAH WHITE & Mr. GEO: HEWET have bargained & sold unto Lt, Colo. EDWARD CARTER of the County of NANSAMUN is Virginia his heirs & assigns for ever the sd vet or tract of land above specifyed & houses & all other appurts. thereunto belonging for & in consideracon of Three hundred & thirty pounds Sterling current moray of England to be paid according to a Bond bearing date wth: this Indenture To have & to hold the sd land & houses & all other appurts. thereunto belonging to him the sd EDWARD CARTER his heirs & assignes forever. In Witnes whereof the sd JOHN CARTER hath set his hand & seale the day & year above written
      Signed sealed & delivered in p:sence of
      Recognit in Cur Com Lancr: 9d Jan, Ano: 1660 et recordat primo Febr: sequen
      pp Mr. JOHN CARTER LONDON, Decembr: 29th 1659
      Whereas we understand by an Order of the Court held at JAMES CITTY the 13th of March 1658 as also by a Letter from your selfe that Mr. WILL: WHITE & Mrs. MARTHA, his Wife, are both deced, & that the sd MARTHA gave her whole Estate unto her Husbands Children here in England, And whereas we further understand by the same Letters that the sd Estate is mortgaged unto Mr, JOHN JEFEREYS & Mr. THOMAS COLCLOUGH, Merchts. of London, for Thirteen thousand nine hundred pounds of sweet scented tobacco & that it is by the Court put into the possession of yr: selfe for the security of the sd Creditrs; & Children, it being in that Order resolved that the Guardians for the Children may if they think good compound the sd debt here & so repossess the Estate or else what it be forthwith sold the sd Creditors satisfyed & the overplus returned to the Guardians for the use of the Children, they putting in security to save harmies whom it may concern. These are therefore to certify you that we the sd Creditors of Mr. WHITE & Guardians of his Children do unanimously agree in this our answer to the Lre: & Order sent wth: it. We first render our humble & hearty thanks to the Court for their great care to p:serve the Estate above menconed by puting it into the possession of so worthy a p:son as your serve for the ends abovesd. menconed. We do all of us heartily desire you to p.ceed in the disposal of the sd Estate according to the Order of Court. And being very sensible of the sd condicons the poor orplets are left in, we most humbly beg your utmost care & p:dence in the sale of the sd Estate as also that you would make enquiry after all other p:ticulars of the Estate and wth: the first convenlen cy to give the Guardians an Inventory thereof together with a copy of Mrs. MARTHA WHITEs Will, We do all of us rely wholly upon you in this business not doubting of yr. integrity & shal be every one of us as ready to serve you in our several capacitys in our own Country whensoever you shal give us an occasion and so far as concerns us we do all of us engage our selves to acquiese in what you shal do herein being confident it be so managed by you as wil be most advantageous both to the Creditors & poor orphts. Sr. We have nothing further to ad but to p:sent our humble service & thanks to your selfe & to attest what we have written in subscribing our selves
      The Subscription of Sr. your Humble Servts.
      our Honourd. friend JOHN JEFFRYES
      Rappahannock Virga. JEREMIAH WHITE ) Guardn. to Mr.
      these p,. Capt. JO: WHITTEY GEORGE HEWETT ) WHITEs Children
      Record in Cur 9d Jan. Ano: 1660 p EDWD, DALE, Cl Cur
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 33
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th day of May in the year of our Lord 1658 Witnesseth that we RICHARD BENNETT & MARY ANN BENNETT of NANSAMUM RIVER in Virginia for & in consideration of three score pounds Sterl. Lawful! English money to us in hand paid before sealing & Delivery hereof the receit whereof we do hereby acknowledge do bargain & sell unto JOHN CARTER of Rappahannock in Virginia all our right title & interest in a parcell of land lying & being at NAIMCOCK in Rappahanock in River aforesaid bounded on a Creek on the Wester side thereof conteyning three hundred acres or thereabouts more or less now or lately in the tenure occupacon & possession of WM. BENCE & ROBERT BRYAN being all that parcell of or tract of land lying between the land of HENRY DED(missing)M, THOMAS GRIFFIN To Have and to hold the said parcell of land with all houses orchards whatsoever else to the same belonging to him his heirs & assignes for ever & we do hereby warrant the quiet possession & enjoyment of the aforesaid land & every part thereof unto him the said CARTER his heirs or assignes against any person or persons whatsoever clayming by or from us or either of us and also do bind our selves to make such further conveyance of the premises & every things as is needfull & as lyes in our power to do att all times hereafter when ever the same shall be required In Witness we have hereunto sett our hands & seals the day & year above written
      in presence of EDWD. CARTER, RI: BENNETT Seale
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 151-152
      KNOW ALL MEN that we RICHARD BENNET and MARYANN BENNET of NANSAMUN do hereby acknowledge to have sold all our right that we our selves or heirs have in a parcel of Land called KENMORE in Rapphanock being (missing) thousand aces as by the Pattent and assignment therreof may appear the said land being sould some years past unto RICHARD LOE, RICE JONES & some others and we being fully paid do therefore grant all or. claime & title threunto resigneing the same unto the said LOE, JONES & the rest of their heirs forever and we do hereby fully authorize Mr. HENRY CORBIN, Mr. SAMUELL GRIFFIN or either of them to appear in Court in our behalf to acknowledge this present writing of Sale & conveyance to the end that it may be & remain upon record allowing the same for good and effectuall which the aforesaid CORBIN or GRIFFIN or either of them act in the premises as if we or:selves had been there present & done the same. In Witness we have sett our hands & seals the 22 day of ,January 1660
      in presence of EDW. CARTER, RI: BENNETT
      1670-1674 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 187
      Lancaster County Court 8th of March 1670/71
      - In a difference dependinge att this Cort, betweene EDWARD CARTER, Plt. and Capt. JOHN CARTER, Executor of Coll; JO: CARTER, his Father (deced.), Defendt,, in a matter of Acct. betweene ye sde, pties, there appeareing noe cause of accon, non pros wth, costs is granted agt ye sde. Plt
      1674-1678 Lancaster County Va Order Book; {Antient Press} pg 297
      Lancaster County Court 11th of November 1674
      - Whereas CHARLES RANGER, one of the Surveyours of this County, hath begun to cleare and mende the Highway leadeing from THOMAS MARTYNs Path to DEEPE BOTTOM and it plainely appeareing to this Cort: that the sde, RANGER cannot finish the same wth. the families hee hath ordered hym in his pr:cincts wth:out over burthening those few families hee hath, It is ordered that for the cleareing and mendeing of ye sde. Highway for the pr:sent occasion that the sde. RANGER doe beinge and take in the families of Mr. THOMAS MARSHALL, THOMAS BARKER, Coll, EDWARD CARTER, Capt. RICHARD TAYLOR, RICHARD PRICE, THOMAS MARTYN, THOMAS PHILLIPS & WM: BENDALL, and that the sde, p:sons are required forthwth: to helpe ye sde. RANGER in the finishing of ye same and further ordered by the Cort: that soe soone as ye same is finished, the sde, RANGER to bee dischardged
      Calvert County Circuit Court
      Land Surveys and Condominium Plats

      Plummers Point, 400 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Tristam Bennett and Edward Carter 1658 Patent Record Q, p. 146 0 0 MSA S 1583-1230
      Plummers Point, 400 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Peake, George 1658 Patent Record Q, p. 147 0 0 MSA S 1583-1231

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