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

Thomas Carter

Male 1632 - 1700  (68 years)


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  • Name Thomas Carter 
    Born 1632  Barford, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1700  Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27295  Tree1
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 

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

    Family 1 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 [abstracted by Kathy Schultz]
      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.
    Children 
     1. Edward Carter,   b. 9 Apr 1671, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     2. Thomas Carter,   b. 4 Jun 1672, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1733, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     3. John Carter,   b. 8 May 1674, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1744, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     4. Henry Skipwith Carter,   b. 7 Jun 1676, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1744, Lancaster County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Diana Carter,   b. 30 Apr 1678, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [natural]
     6. William Carter,   b. 2 Nov 1679, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     7. Nicholas Carter,   b. 2 Nov 1679, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1680, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Elizabeth Carter,   b. 4 Feb 1681, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1718, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
     9. Daniel Carter,   b. 22 Oct 1682, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1682, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     10. James Carter,   b. 25 Dec 1684, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1743, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     11. Catherine Carter,   b. 4 Apr 1686, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1716, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 29 years)  [natural]
     12. Peter Carter,   b. 23 May 1688, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1721, St. Marie's White Chapel Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia - Will Written Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
     13. Joseph Carter,   b. 28 Nov 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1765, St. Mary's White Chapel, Lancaster County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine MNU Carter,   d. Abt 1669, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1661  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F18080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Joseph Lyon Miller, _The Descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter_ (Richmond, VA:
      Whittet & Shepperson, n.d.),
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      === Research Notes from Robert Lumsden

      The FamilyTreeDNA Carter Y-DNA Project clearly shows unrelatedness in genealogical time between John Carter of Corotoman, Thomas Carter "of Barford" and Thomas Carter of Isle of Wight. They are all R1b haplotype, so they did have a common ancestor back in time.

      The major problem with any of these early colonial settlers is that none of them, that I am aware of, left a single bit of proof as to who their families were in England.
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      The expert on this family is Bob Lumsden
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      From: Richard Zieman

      Refer to the following website for and indepth analysis that corrects record to the correct Thomas Carter

      http://www.danielsfamilytree.com/bio.php?id=30469&cs=brown&lang=English
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      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jimscott&id=I13862

      WILL:
      Capt. Carter's will, dated Aug. 16, 1700 was probated Nov. 14, 1700 by his second son Thomas Carter, Jr. He divided his estate as follows: Wife Catharine to have the home plantation for the rest of her life, a negro man named Dick, the great table, and one-third of the remainder of his personal property. Sons Edward, Thomas, Henry (then in England) and John to each have a hundred acres of land; son James to have the land devised to Henry if the latter did not return from England. Daughters Elizabeth and Katharine, and sons Peter and Joseph had been provided for by their grandfather Dale. Son-in-law William George to account for 1,560 pounds of tobacco that he had advanced him on the Dale estate due to his wife from her grandfather. Son Thomas to have the home plantation after the death of his mother. The rest of his real and personal estates to be divided equally between all children.
      Capt. Carter sealed his will with a seal showing the crest of his father-in-law, Edward Dale, which doubtless was more convenient at the time of signing the paper than his own seal. The original papers in Virginia show numerous examples of men using some other family seal than their own, though they are known to have possessed one with their own crest on it.
      The personal estate amounted to 236 pounds and included a "parcel of old Bookes", a silver drinking pot, tankard, and twelve silver spoons, beside the usual household and plantation furnishings of a man of his class.
      Source: The descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford," Lancaster County, Virginia. The descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of "Barford," Lancaster County, Virginia : with genealogical notes of many of the allied familes. Miller, Joseph Lyon,. Thomas, W. Va.. J.L. Miller. 1988.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter , Page 330
      According to the will of Maj. Edward Dale, his grandsons Peter and Joseph Carter inherited his home plantation of some six hundred acres in St. Mary's White Chapel parish, a negro man servant each, and other personal property, when they arrived at the age of twenty-one years. In January, 1712, Peter and Joseph Carter being above the age of twenty-one years devided this plantation, and probably went to live on it, as ever after that he appeared in the records as Joseph Carter, "Planter" or "Gent. of St. Mary's White Chapel parish." In 1724 he added to his farm a tract of 133 acres from John Marshall, and April 11, 1740, a hundred acres from his nephew Aaron Carter, son of Peter Carter, possession of which was given in the old English fashion "by the delivery of Turfe and twigg in the name and token of seizen of all land and premises within mentioned in the presence of Dale Carter, Wm. George, and Gawin Lowry."
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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 [abstracted by Kathy Schultz]

      Edward ye eldest Sonne of Tho: & Kathn Carter was born on ye 9h Ap’ll 1671 of Sunday at 8 aClock in ye Morng and was baptz on Sunday the 30h.
      Mr John Carter, Mr Edwn Conaway & Mr Edw: Dale Gdfathrs & Mrs Diana Dale & Msz Lettys Corbyn G’dMothrs.

      Thomas Carter son of Thomas was Born on the 4th day of June 1672 betw’n 3 & 4 aclock in ye Morng and was Baptzd att ye new Church Augt 5th.
      Captn John Lee, Mr Th: Hayne, ye Lady Anne Skipworth & Elizh Dale godparts.

      John 3d son was bornd ye 8th May 1674 and bapd Sunday ye 24h and had for God parents
      Coll. Jno: Carter, Mr Jno Stretchley and Mrs Ball

      Henry Skipwith, 4th sonn Tho. & Kath. Carter Bornd of a Wedndy the 7h June & was baptzd att Home by Rev Mr Dogette on Sunday aftr Service ye 18th.
      Capn Wm Ball, Capn David Fox and Mrs Srah Fleete standing

      Diana ye Eldest Daughr Th: & Kathn Carter was born on the last Day of Apll 1678 near 5 in the Aftrnoone and Christnd on Sunday 12 of May by Mr Doggett when was Entertaind a
      large Company. Mrs Diana Dale, Mrs Mary Willys & Capn Ball God parents. She Departd this Life of a Putrid Soar Throate at ye age of 2 yeares and 3 days.

      Wm & Nicho twinn sonnes of Tho: Carter born 2d Novr 1679 and dyed on the 11th and 12th July 1680 of a Cholrey.

      Elizabeth 2d Dauter was Bornd 4h day of Feby 1680 about Sunrise & weighd 11 lbs. Baptzd at St Marys Sunday 15 May
      Mrs Margaret Ball, Mrs Elizabeth Rogers & Captain Ball standing for her.

      Daniel son of Thomas & Katharin Carter born 22d Oct’br 1682 and died on the 30h of a Fit.

      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.

      Katharine 3d Dau. was born at 6 aclock Easter Morning 4h Apl 1686 Bapd on Whit-Sundy Mr David Fox Mrs Hannah Fox & Mrs Sarah Perrotte Gdpts.

      Peter 9th Son was Born near Midnight 23d May 1688 & Baptzd on 3d June
      Mr Edwin Conaway, Mr Tho. Dudly & Mrs Anne Chowning standing.

      Joseph Youngest son born Friday 28 Novr 1690 & Christnd at home on 10th Decr
      Mr Robt Carter & Mr Joseph Ball Godfathrs & Mrs Judith Carter Godmother.
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      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
      THO CARTER MARY ANN BENNETT Seale

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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      DALE, Edward. Will. 24 Aug. 1694. Rec. 17 March 1695.
      Wife (name not given). Gr.children: Peter, Joseph and John Carter, Elizabeth and Katherine Carter. Daughter Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Rogers. Daughter, Catherine Carter. Extrs. Gr.son Edward Carter, dau. Elizabeth Carter, Gr.Dau. Elizabeth Carter (not 16). Wits. John Chilton, Thos. Carter, Henry Carter. W.B. 8, p. 56.
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      Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia Wills 1653-1800; {Ida J. Lee}
      FLOWER, John. Will. 18 Sept. 1693.
      Son John to be with Richard Stevens until 21; daughter Mary to be with Katherine Carter wife of Thomas Carter until 16. Extrs. Thomas Carter, Rich. Stevens. Wits. William George, Henry Carter, John Cooke. W.B. 8, p. 83.
      Inventory. 18 Dec. 1698. Rec. 14 June 1698/9. In Thos. Carter's hands for Jno. Flower's dau. Mary, and if she dies before she is of age then to his son John Flowers. W.B. 8, p. 90.

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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=296&last=&g_p=P4&co llection=LO Patent
      Title Stanford, Vincent.
      Publication 1 June 1657.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 600 acres bounded from the south east side of a dividend of land of Wm. Claphams, now in the possession of Thomas Carter.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 296 (Reel 4).

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