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

John Carter

Male 1648 - 1690  (42 years)


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  • Name John Carter 
    Born 1648  "Corotoman" Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1690  "Corotoman" Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24404  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 

    Father John Carter,   b. Bef 1623, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1670, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jane Glynne,   b. Bef 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1656, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 22 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1650  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Hull,   b. Bef 1659,   d. Bef 1684, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years) 
    Married Bef 1675  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Carter,   b. Abt 1676,   d. 1 Feb 1693, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)  [natural]  [Stepchild]
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Travers,   b. Bef 1660, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1693, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 33 years) 
    Married 1684  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F16153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      CARTER, John. Will. 4 June 1690. Rec. 13 June 1690.
      Wife, not named. Daughter, Elizabeth.
      Brothers, Robert and Charles Carter.
      Other devisees Mr. Jackson, Mr. Morris, Dr. Innis.
      Extrx. Dau. Elizabeth.
      Overseers daughter's grandmother, brother Robert and Mr. Morris. Wits. Jno. Morris, Jas. Innis. W.B. 8, p.
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      HULL, JOHN, 26 June, 1675 ; 2 May, 1677:
      Well in body & of good and proper memory.
      His debts to be paid by his executors Hereafter named.
      My son-in-law John Carter to be paid his five hundred pounds due him for his wives dower according to speciality but if it should so fall out that what monies and debts and merchantable goods will not pay it without disposing of my wife's plate and Jewels then part of my land to be sold to pay it,
      To my son John Carter and his wife each of them a ring of forty shillings price.
      To wife Elizabeth Hull all the plate and jewells I die possessed of.
      To son Roger Hull and his heirs forever all my land I die possessed of.
      To wife Elizabeth and son Roger all my monies goods and chattles I die possessed of equally to be divided between them. My will is that my loving wife Elizabeth Hull may have any of my plantations with the lands and houses belonging to the same that she will make choice of during her life and then return to my son Roger Hull or his heirs.
      Wife Elizabeth to be Executrix.
      Wit. THOMAS COLLINS, aged 22 years or thereabouts, THO Smith aged 22 years or thereabouts.
      NOTE : The witnesses called the testator "Lieut. Col. John Hull."
      Page 202.
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      1695-1699 Lancaster County Order Book 3: pg 334
      Lancaster County Court 11th of March 1695/96
      - An action being brought to this Court by ELIZABETH MORRIS, Surviving Overseer of the Last Will and Testament of Colo. JOHN CARTER, deced. against Mr. ROBERT CARTER for the severall sumes of good and lawfull money of England by Bills of Exchange [vizt] two hundred and fifty pounds and two hundred and fifty pounds, and two hundred forty and three pounds eleven shillings and five pence to and for the proper Account and to the use mentioned and expressed in the severall obligtions [under the hand and seale of ROBERT CARTER and JOHN ARMISTEAD bearing all the same date [vizt] the 22d day of August 1691, as in and by the severall obligations relation to them respecitvely had more fully and plainely appeare and prays Judgment accordingly as by the Declaration relation being thereunto had ore fully and at large appeares and the Defendt ROBERT CARTER in proper person comes into Court and defends &c. when &c. and pleads that the Court ought not to holde Plea of this action grounded upon three recited obligations for as much as upon a Petition exhibited to the Honble the Generall Court by ELIZABETH WORMELEY now deced late the Widdow and relict of Collo. CARTER, deced., and one of the Overseers nominated in Collo. CARTER's Last Will complaineing against the rest of the Overseers namely MRS. ELIZABETH LOYD now also deced., the Plt. and Defendt. among severall other things for that wee the Overseers had assumed the power of Executors takeing the Estate of Collo. CARTER into our hands clandestingly appraised the same by persons not upon their Oathes and by collusive sailes disposed of the same among ourselves and oblidgeing ourselves to pay therefor certaine sumes of money more under the value &c. to which wee the Overseers to wit the Plt. the Defendt. and MRS. LOYD appeareing and putting in our Answers, the Generall Court on the 29th of Aprill 1692 came to this Judgment [vizt] that wee the Overseers wre Executors in Trust dureing the minority of the Childe and that what wee had acted in relation to Collo. CARTER's Estate was very irregular and ordered another valuation to bee made of the Estate by persons upon their Oathes which accordingly was performed and that wee the Executors as aforesaide who had the Estate in our hands ight keepe the Estate payeing for the same according to the last valuation giveing Bond with good security for the payment thereof as by the Order may more at large appeare whereby it appeares that the Judgment of the Generall Court was first that the first valuation was of noe effect, 2dly that the sailes of the Overseers to one another was void and last of all that the Bonds passed amongst the Overseers, Executors as aforesaide, from one to another among which the three recited Obligations were the cheife were alsoe void and of noe force; wherefore the Defendt. saith that this Court which is an Inferior Jurisdiction ought not to holde Plea of the Obligations whereof hee prayes the Judgment of that notwithstnding thePlea made by ROBERT CARTER, Defendt., ELIZABETH MORRIS the Plt. by JOHN TAVERNER, the Substitute Attorney of JOHN LOYD, her Attorney and Assignee, in Court saith that the action she ought to have and maintaine for that this is not any waies limited in holding Plea in action of debt brought before them either by any Generall Law or particular Order of the Generall Court and therefore the Plt. prayeth Judgment as and by her Declaration she hath already prayed with costs of suit &c., and the Defendt. ROBERT CARTER, rejoyneing to the Plt.'s reply saith that in his, the Defendt's, Plea hee hat not alleadged that this Court is limited in holding plea in actions of debts either by any general Law or particular Order of the Generall Court but only where the Generall Court hath adjudged a particular Obligation or Bond for any reason to bee unlawfull and void, that in such a case an Inferior Court cannot holde Plea or take coginzance of such Bond or Obligation and therefore the Defendt. in maintaineinge of his Plea saith that the Honble Generall Court haveing as the Defendt. conceives adjudged the Obligations on which this action is laid to bee irregular and of noe effecte, this Court ought not to try this action or give Judgment thereto; whereof the Defendt. prayed Judgment and doth now pray that it bee ruled that hee bee not put to pledge further &c. The Generall Court by the Order of the 29th April 1692 vacateing the first appraisment the first sailes and the Bond made from one Executor to the other and wht they had acted in relation to the said Estate to bee irregular in haveing the Estate appraised without persons being appointed and upon their Oathes and therefore ordered a valuation and appraisment of the Estate as by the Order may more at large appeare. This Court are therefore of the opinion and it is the Judgment of this Court that for the reasons aforesaide that the action lyes not before this Court
      - Absent. ROBERT CARTER, Gent.
      From whichJudgment JOHN TAVERNER, Attorney as aforesaide appealeing, it is ordered that hee enter into Bond with security according to Acte to prosecute his appeale before his Excellency and Honorable Council of State, the eight day of the next Generall Court helde at JAMES CITTY and to pay damages accordinge to Acte, the Defendt. in appeale is likewise ordered according to Acte to give security to answer the appeale. Mr. THOMAS LOYD and JOHN STRETCHELEY Securities for the Plt. and Capt. JOSEPH BALL, Security for the Defendt.
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 3, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 149-150
      Lancaster county Court 14th of January 1690/1691
      - Coll. CHRISTOPHER WORMELEY as marrieing ELIZABETH, the late Widdow and Relicte of Coll. JOHN CARTER, late of this County (deced), doth in Court relinquish his Right of Executorship to his saide Will
      - Whereas at a Court helde for this County June the 11th Ao. Dom. 1690 the Will of Coll. JOHN CARTER, (deced), was then proved and a P:bate of thereupon was then granted unto MRS. ELIZABETH CARTER, his Daughter, as she was Executrix to the saide Will; Whereupon a P:bate was drawn to her as Executrix aforesaide and sent according to Law for the Honoble. the Lt. Governors signeing, who refuseing the signeing of the same. she being in her nonage and soe too younge to take upon her the execucon of the saide Will, It is therefore ordered that the saide P:bate bee altered and amended, as the Overseers of the saide Will did then in Court make suit for the saide P:bate that the P:bate bee granted to them as Overseers of the saide Will for the use of the saide ELIZABETH CARTER dureing her minority to dispose all and singular the goods right., and creditts of thc made (docod), according to the intent and meaneing of the saide Will expressed and to rendering an Accot. thereof, wheather unto lawfully required and that the P:bate issue forth as from the aforesaide Court in June,
      - Ordered by this Court that the P:bate granted to the Overseers of Coll. JOHN CARTERs Will for the use of his Daughter. MRS. ELIZABETH CARTER, Executrix of the saide Will. bee by Mr. ROBERT CARTER return'd after the Lt, Governor signeing to the Clerks of this County by him to bee entered upon the Records of this County, and afterwards to bee return'd by him to the saide CARTER
      - Coll, CHRISTOPHER WORMELEY and ELIZABETH his Wife, the late Widdow and Relicte of Coll. JOHN CARTER, (deced), peticoning this Court for being possessed of one third part of all the Landes in this County belonging to the saide Coll. CARTER which hee dyed seized of belonging to the saide ELIZABETH in right of Dower as aforesaide and alsoe for one full third part of all the p:sonall Estate whereof the saide JOHN CARTER was possest with at the time of his death, It is the opinion of this Court and soe ordered that untill the P:bate of the saide JOHN CARTERs Will bee signed according to Law that noe Orders bee granted by this Court upon the saide Peticon
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      CARTER, Col. John. Inventory. Jany. 27 1690/91. Rec. 10 July 1691. Presented by Robert Carter, one of the overseers in the presence of Mr. Hancock Lee, Mr. Rowland Lawson, Dr. James Junio, Edward Herbert. Mentions things delivered to Madame Eliz. WormIey as part of legacy given her by will. W.B. 8, Page 20. Note: On page 8, W.B. 8, is recorded that Col. John Carter, decd. did by his last will appoint Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, his daughter, Extrx., and her grandmother, his mother-in-law, his brother Robert and Mr. Morris, overseers.

      === Old Rappahannock Co. Va
      John Carter: Transported 29 Nov 1674 (with 179 other persons) by Mr. James Harrison, John Rowzee & Eliz, Margerett, Anne & Elin Mott, the 4 orphans of Mr. Geo Mott; 9019 acres on the S. side of Rappa River about 6 miles up the falls.
      Cavaliers & Pioneers pg 159, Patent Book 6 p 546,:
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      1666-1669 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 1, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 133
      Lancaster County Court 26th of January 1669/70
      - A P:bate of ye Last Will & Testamt. of Coll. JO: CARTER (deced), is granted unto JOHN CARTER, his Sonne, accordinge to ye tenor of ye sde. Will

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      1654-1661 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 25-26
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I JOHN CARTER of Rappahannock (in consideration that I have & shall make use of about three hundred pounds worth of my Children's tobo. which I formerly gave them) do give unto my 2 Children, JOHN &ELIZABETH, my Ten Negroes named Grashier, Mundino, Gumby, Emannell, Jingy, Kate, Tomboy, Maria & Christian & Kitt and to the Survivor of them one dying in nonage provided if I the sd JOHN CARTER live Twenty & seven month from the date hereof & pay within the same time Three hundred pounds for my Children's use that then this Deed of Gift to be void otherwise to be in full force & vertue. In Witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand this 15th of April 1656 all the which is exprest in another Deed of the same tenor more formally
      Witnes WILLM. UNDERWOOD JOHN CARTER
      THO: BRISCOE
      Recognitr: in Cur 15th Apr. 1656; Recordat: 12th June sequen
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      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
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      1682-1686 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book 2, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 85
      Lancaster county Court 14th of May 1682
      - Ordered by this Court that JOHN MERRIDITH, Sonne of JOHN MERREDITH ( ) in the Custody of JNO: CARTER, doe with the saide CARTER continue until he come to age to choose a Guardian, the saide CARTER ( ) Court to keepe him till then at School. It is alsoe ordered ( ) JOHN CHAMPION, who married the Relicte of the said JOHN MERREDITH (deced) bee by the Sheriffe of this County summoned to the next Court ( ) to the contraryts

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