Birth of a daughter #1: Elizabeth CARTER 1689 (Age 6 years) Gloucester County, Virginia, United States. Robert Carter, also known as Robert “King” Carter, was a land baron, Speaker of the House of Burgesses (1696–1698), treasurer of the colony (1699–1705), and a member of the governor’s Council (1700–1732). Available at Virginia Historical Society. 1705; of whom later. He left behind 300,000 acres (1,200 km²) of land, 1,000 slaves and 10,000,000 British pounds in cash. [2][6] Corotoman also set the pattern for 18th century architectural patronage. He was twice married, first to Judith, eldest daughter of John Armistead, Esq., a member of the council, and (second) to Elizabeth Willis, daughter of Thomas Landon, of an ancient family in Hereford county, England. President of the council and acting governor from the death of Drysdale, July 22, 1726, till the arrival of William Gooch about October, 1727, was born in Virginia in 1663, son of Colonel John and Sarah (Ludlow) Carter. Outside the church is the tomb of Robert, the "King," the tomb which expla-ns who and what he was. Splendid preface to 'Rector of William and Mary- he sustained the Institution in its most trying times.' From four sons of Robert Carter are descended the later generations of this family. The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy. More than 39,000 persons have been recorded; approximately two-thirds are direct descendants while the remainder married into the Carter line. By 1701, when the first of the extant letters was written by Robert Carter, he was already one of the most prominent men in the colony as a member of its council, and the significant events of the early portion of his life had occurred, including the death of his first wife in 1699 and his second marriage (to Elizabeth Landon Willis, by whom he would have ten children) in 1701. In 1725 he married Priscilla Churchill and their children were as follows:Elizabeth Carter,Robert Carter III He lived in it until he moved into the larger two-story mansion which dominated the Corotoman landscape for a decade beginning about 1720. [9] It lay in ruins for years before finally disappearing around 1930. After her death in 1699, he married Elizabeth Landon in 1701. (see Glenn's 'Some Colonial Mansions')" - p. Ancestor charts showing the family relationships of Robert Carter (c1662–1732) to other famous people. Carter was not chosen as Speaker for the 1698 session, but was in April 1699. 4--4. A summary account of Carter by Edmund Berkeley, Jr., may be found in Volume 3 of the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, (Sara B. Bearss, John G. Deal, et al., eds. Robert "King" Carter (1662/63 – 4 August 1732), of Lancaster County, was an American businessman and colonist in Virginia and became one of the wealthiest men in the colonies.. As President of the Governor’s Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale.Brock, Robert Alonzo … Robert "King" Carter family tree. Tradition has it that the congregation did not enter the church on Sundays until the arrival of his coach when all followed him. His enormous tombstone reads in part: Here lies buried Robert Carter, Esq., and honourable man, who by noble endowments and pure morals gave lustre to his gentle birth. acquiring some 20,000 acres (81 km2), a large part of which was the 6,000-acre (24 km2) Nomini Hall plantation which Carter acquired in 1709 from the heirs of Col. Nicholas Spencer, cousin of the Lords Culpepper, from whom the Fairfaxes had inherited their Virginia holdings. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He acquired the moniker "King" … " " 'Entc-'-ing his friends kindly, he was neither a prodigal or a parsimonio/=; host.' Robert "King" Carter (1662/63 – 4 August 1732), of Lancaster County, was an American businessman, planter and colonist in Virginia and one of the wealthiest men in the colonies.. As President of the Governor's Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale. Wright also wrote of the Carters' libraries in "The "Gentleman's Library" in Early Virginia: The Literary Interests of the First Carters," (Huntington Library Quarterly, I (1937), 3-61). There are numerous references to Carter and others of his period in Earl G. Swem's Virginia Historical Index which indexes a half-dozen publications on Virginia history and genealogy. During his first term, 1702-1711, he began to acquire large tracts of land for himself in the Rappahannock River region of Virginia. "Possessed of ample wealth, blamelessly acquired, he built and endowed, at his own expense, this sacred edifice,--a signal monument of his piety toward God. Lloyd T. Smith, Jr.'s, detailed study of Carter's will is also very useful: Robert Carter of Corotoman 1663-1732: An Analysis of His Last Will and Testament. 1708 or 1714, d. c 1719. Thomas lived in Christ Church Parish but was not related to Robert. Another supporting structure at Corotoman was known as the "Spinster's House. In 1668, he married Judith Armistead of Hesse in Gloucester County, an area which was included in the formaton of Mathews County in 1691. 1712, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. 1736 Lucy Carter, b. In 1982, we published A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman, based on the original Carter family tree drawn by Robert Randolph Carter. Elizabeth, b. Results 1-20 of 637,926. Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc. Mailing Address: P.O. Betty Landon (widow of Richard Willis) in 1701. 4--10. 1693; m. 1718, Hon. Construction of the present manor house began circa 1723 when Elizabeth Hill married John Carter, eldest son of Robert “King” Carter. (Irvington, Virginia: Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc., 1983). He married, first, Jane Glynn, circa 1640. His schooling in England has been covered very well by Alan Simpson in "Robert Carter's Schooldays" , an article in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (94[April 1986]: 161-188). He married Judith Armistead in 1688, in Lancaster, Virginia, United States. (#4656) He became Governor of the Colony of Virginia and was "the wealthiest man in all of the Old Dominion"-if not all of British America. Our current databases focus on the known descendants of Robert “King” Carter (1663–1732) and Thomas Carter (ca.1630–1700). (See Braxton lineage.) There have been intimations (whether true or false, we cannot say) that his business methods Avere hard and grasping, but his magnificent tomb refutes all such sinister insinuations. He became president of the council, and as such succeeded as acting governor. Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc. All rights reserved. When Robert Carter was born in 1663, in Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Carter, was 50 and his mother, Sarah Ludlow, was 28. 182. plantation ("Deerwood," among many other plantations) where he lived until his death (1827) in Pittsylvania Co, just over the Bedford Co. line and adjacent to Halifax Co. John Carter II continued much of the service and prominence that his father had established as the norm for the family. Born in London, England in 1613, John sailed to Virginia in 1635 and later settled in Lancaster County, where he established the Corotoman plantation and became a prominent tobacco planter, merchant, and political figure. 1702, Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. betw. Sarah Ludlow 1635 - 1668. 1693; m. 1718, Hon. He inherited 'Corotoman' the family home...Around 1705-10 he began to build a new house that would be associated with Corotoman as a plantation homeplace. [9] It lay in ruins for years before finally disappearing around 1930. Half brother of George Carter; Elizabeth Johnson; Colonel John Carter, II; Sarah Carter and Charles Carter. [5] The mansion at Corotoman rivaled the other important Colonial mansions of Virginia, and affirmed Robert Carter I's status as the most powerful planter in the aristocracy of the Tidewater region. [7] Little is currently known of the garden's contents and design. 1712, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. 1736, Lucy Carter, b. 1711; d. unm. Also at this session, the House chose Carter as Treasurer of the colony, an office which, as Jon Kukla has observed, was one usually associated with the Speaker. 1710, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. Mar. [8] In 1730, an inventory of items at the Brick House Store included essential supplies such as cloths, tools, and gunpowder and luxury items such as spices, ivory combs, and brass candlesticks.[8]. ", Children: Anne (Anna) Carter, b. 1710, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. Mar. One of these pews near the altar and opposite the pulpit was for his family. Includes citations for all sources. Robert King Carter son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Robert King Carter married 1680 Virginia, to Judith Armistead.From the ENCYCLOPEDIA of VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. While Robert Carter III was indeed rich and privileged, he was not immune to tragedy. 1707 Ludlow Carter, b. [7], At Corotoman, Carter maintained a building known as the "Brick House Store" where he kept imported goods that he sold and bartered to local planters. [10] Carter died three years later and the mansion was not rebuilt. Robert's tomb deposes: 'Here lies an honorable man !" LANDON, b. 4--9.Mary, b. The custom of the time was that boys were sent to England when they were nine or ten, and Robert probably sailed to England about 1673. Most planters of his day found it necessary to learn something of the law because many served as justices. He was so powerful and wealthy that he is known as "King." Carter shares a common descent from John Carter, an early settler of Virginia and an ancestor of Robert “King” Carter who was the wealthiest man in colonial Virginia, with presidents William Henry Harrison and his son Benjamin Harrison. When John II, who had no [1]“white” sons, died he left Corotoman Plantation to his younger brother Robert "King” Carter (1663-1732). 1696; m. Hon. 4--8.Sarah, b. Mother of ten children. ROBERT, b. A large landowner himself, he became the agent for the wealthy Fairfax family in 1702 and used his position to become one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. "Here lies buried Robert Carter, Esq., an honourable man, who by noble endowments and pure morals gave lustre to his gentle birth. Includes citations for all sources. When Robert Carter was born in 1663, in Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Carter, was 50 and his mother, Sarah Ludlow, was 28. Carleton, Florence Tyler, compiler, 1983. [2][5][6][9] Carter made little mention of the mansion fire in his diary, but did lament the total destruction of his wine cellar. Election as a vestryman for Christ Church Parish followed on 8 November 1690; about a year later he was chosen church warden, a position he retained until his death. 1689 or 1690, d. 31 Jul 1742, Robert Carter Jr. Esq.+2 b. c 1704, d. 1731, Ludlow Carter2 b. [2][9] An inventory taken in 1732 after Carter's death implies that after the fire, Carter resided in either the "Old House" or the "Spinster's House" at Corotoman rather than rebuild it because of fiscal difficulties or ill health. "The unhappy lament their lost comforter, the widows their lost protector, and the orphans their lost father.". Son of Colonel John Carter, I and Sarah Carter, of Dinton Robert “King” Carter had arranged that the bulk of his lands would go to his eldest son, John Carter III (1689-1742) who married in 1725 Elizabeth Hill of Shirley Plantation.. His father had been prominent in the colony as lieutenant-colonel, burgess and councillor. Robert King Carter son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Robert King Carter married 1680 Virginia, to Judith Armistead.From the ENCYCLOPEDIA of VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. His conclusions may or may not be correct, but because of the frequency with which his work is cited by Carter genealogists, its useful to have an overview of what he had to say about the Carters of Southwest Virginia. Our current databases focus on the known descendants of Robert “King” Carter (1663–1732) and Thomas Carter (ca.1630–1700). Miller makes reference to John Carter of Corotowan in nearby Essex County. Lancaster County was on a boom in the time of Robert Carter, and he built the present beautiful and interesting edifice. 1713; of whom later. A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman. George Braxton, of "Newington," King and Queen Co., Va., and had issue. In 1729, four years after "King" Carter's mansion was completed, a fire destroyed it. He devotes considerable space to the Carters of Sourthwest Virginia. Issue by first marriage: 4--1. Ludlow Carter, b. 1712; d. 1736; m. 1732, Hon. 4--10. Husband of Judith Carter and Betty Landon [p.111] 4--6.CHARLES, b. (See Harrison and Burwell lineage.) of Col. John and Judith (Bowles) Armistead, of "Hesse," Gloucester Co., Va.; (second) Elizabeth (Landon) Willis, dau. Robert "King" Carter, at one time regarded as the wealthiest man in Virginia, was in the line of John of Corotowan. A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Robert Carter of Corotoman. (Irvington, VA: Foundation for Historic Christ Church, 2009.) Another supporting structure at Corotoman was known as the "Spinster's House. Lucy, m. (first) 1730, Col. Henry Fitzhugh, of "Eagle's Nest," King George Co., Va., son of Hon. Page, Sarah Carter, John Carter, Anne Ann Harrison, Robert Carter, II, Col. Charles Carter, Ludlow Carter, Col. Landon Carter, Mary Walk... 1662 - Corotoman Plantation, Lancaster County, Virginia, ...arter, II, Sarah Carter, Elizabeth Carter, Col. Charles Carter, Ludlow Carter, Landon Carter, Mary Walker Carter, Lucy Carter, George Carter, 1663 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, USA, Aug 4 1732 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, USA, Aug 4 1663 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, United States, Aug 4 1732 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, United States. When he became representative of Fairfax’s interests again in 1722, and served from 1722-32, he succeeded in securing for his children and grandchildren some 110,000 acres (450 km2) in the Northern Neck, as well as additional acquisitions in Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to the high backs and sides, Mr. Carter had placed a railing of brass rods with damask curtains "to prevent being gazed at." By these wives he had numerous children, who have many influential descendants in Virginia and the south. There are three round windows in the gables and twelve others which are six by fourteen feet ; the high pews of solid black walnut with seats running around them are still (1906) solid and strong. [Carter] Averell, James Lawrence. Minutes of the Governor’s Council March 14, 1745/46: Read the petition of James Bennett a Chowan Indian complaining of one Henry Hills having obtained a Deed of Sale for some of the Chowan Indian Land from some Indians who had no right to sell the same. ...ter, Sarah Carter, Judith Carter, Robert Carter, Anne Carter, Betty Carter, Ludlow Carter, Landon Carter, Mary Braxton, Lucy Carter, John... Aug 4 1663 - Corotoman Plantation, Lancaster County, Virginia Colony, Aug 4 1732 - Corotoman, Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia Colony. In 1726, as President of the Governor's Council, he served as acting Governor of Virginia after the death of Governor Hugh Drysdale. (See Fitzhugh, Lee, Harrison and Cary lineage. (See Armistead lineage.) Colonel John Carter 1613 - 1669. By these wives he had many children and whose education he expended large sums of money. Robert Carter was for many years the agent of Lord Fairfax, the proprietor of the Northern Neck grant. John Carter II, who was about fifteen years older than his brother, obeyed their father's instructions, and furthered them by sending Robert home to England for higher education. He left behind 300,000 acres (1,200 km²) of land, 1,000 slaves and 10,000 British pounds in cash. When John Carter died he left Corotomon Plantation to his oldest son John Carter II (1640-1690). 1688; d. 1721; (death date error) 4--2. acquiring some 20,000 acres. 1708, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. bef. He is referred to as captain at first, but by 1672, his rank is that of lieutenant colonel, a title, presumably from his militia service, that he is accorded until his death.. At one time, he was estimated to have over 50,000 descendants including six governors of Virginia, three signers of the Declaration of Independence, and two presidents of the United States. Anne CARTER Birth: 1696 32 13 — Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, United States Death: 24 April 1791 — Berkeley, Charles City, County, Virginia, United States SIXTH GENERATION 6.Robert "King" Carter6 (John5,John4,Thomas3,Richard2, William1 )2. Geni requires JavaScript! Robert Carter died "possessed of three hundred thousand acres of land, one thousand slaves, and ten thousand pounds sterling. Find a Grave, database and images ( https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Carter Nicholas … Photos & Maps. This email address is being protected from spambots. Born,circa 1662, in VADied, 24 Aug1732, in "Shirley", VA. 1688; d. 1721; (death date error) 4--2. Robert Carter was born at Corotoman Plantation in Lancaster County, Virginia, to John Carter (1620-1669) of London, England, and Sarah Ludlow (1635-1668) of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. LANDON, b. Elected by the House of Burgesses its Speaker six years and Governor of the Colony for more than a year he upheld equally the regal dignity and the public freedom. [5] To undertake the mansion's construction, Carter imported skilled indentured servants from England and hired local craftsmen. His estate consisted of 300,000 acres of land, 1,000 slaves and 10, 100 pounds Sterling; he was also a prominent and active member of the Established Church; served as Vestryman of Christ Church, Lancaster Co., and built the present Church, which is one of the prettiest and most interesting in Colonial Virginia; he is buried just outside of this old Church. Y Y Pp 47-80 3, Robert King Carter son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Robert King Carter married 1680 Virginia, to Judith Armistead.From the "ENCYCLOPEDIA of VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY" Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. 1704, Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. May 12, 1732, Nomin, Westmoreland County, Virginia; + Priscilla Bladen Churchill, 1725, Ludlow Carter, b. All results for Robert King Carter. . (No Carter ancestors here; All are cousins or cousins-by-marriage.) 6v.Robert "King" Carter. (See Armistead lineage.) Died, circa 1652, in Lancaster Co., Va. Children: i.George Carter6 Died, circa 1625, in Lancaster Co., VA. ii.Eleanor Carter6. document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) There are two academic lives of Robert Carter that treat his life in detail: Carl F. Canon's masters thesis, "Robert ( "King" ) Carter of "Corotoman" for Duke University, 1956; and "Robert King Carter," a master's thesis at the University of Virginia by Edmund Berkeley, Jr., in 1961. In 1688, he married Judith Armistead of Hesse in Gloucester County, an area which was included in the formation of Mathews County in 1691. See more ideas about carters, carter family, ancestor. Robert "King" Carter married Elizabeth Betty Landon and had 17 children. (Bishop Meade's Old Churches, etc.) [2][5][6] The mansion was completed in 1725, and introduced a new era for early 18th century architecture in Virginia. This Charles Carter is the great grandson of Robert "King" Carter. In 1791 Robert Carter III began a process to emancipate his 500 slaves. [7] Little is currently known of the garden's contents and design. His residence was in Lancaster county. Service in the House of Burgesses, particularly assignment in 1695 to serve on a committee to revise the laws of the colony as the Board of Trade had ordered, may have spurred Robert Carter's interest. William and Ann (Lee) Fitz-hugh, of "Eagle's Nest;" (second) Hon. Book Virginia Dynasties by Dowdey The Virginia Dynasties-The Emergence of "King" Carter and the Golden Age Clifford Dowdey Bonanza Books, New York MCMLXIX Y Y Check Index 3 Book Page History-Rosewell Rosewell, Garland of Virginia Claude O. Lanciano Jr Gloucester Co Historical Committee 1978 Book was purchased in Williamsburg, Va 1985. 4--3. 1718, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. 1742, England, John Carter+2 b. Nathaniel Harrison, of "Brandon," Surry Co., Va., son of Hon. of Thomas Landon, of "Grednal," Hereford Co., England. Completed in 1738, the “Great House,” is largely in its original state and the 11th and 12th generations of the Hill Carter family are the current stewards of … Robert Carter died on August 4, 1732, in Lancaster County, Virginia and was buried in Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia. var addy_textb1e2a2879bd21703a826afe94db8fbf1 = 'info' + '@' + 'christchurch1735' + '.' + 'org';document.getElementById('cloakb1e2a2879bd21703a826afe94db8fbf1').innerHTML += ''+addy_textb1e2a2879bd21703a826afe94db8fbf1+'<\/a>'; As President of the Governor's Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in Williamsburg from 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale. His political and economic position earned him the title of "King Carter" or "King Robin." Robert King CARTER — View this family yes. Died, circa 1625, in Lancaster Co., VA. 1688; d. 1721; (death date error) Robert "King" Carter, I, Colonel Birth: August 4, 1663 Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, American Colonies Death: August 4, 1732 (69) Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, American Colonies Place of Burial: Old Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia Immediate Family: Son of Col. John Carter and Sarah Carter, of Dinton Husband of Sarah Carter, of Dinton; Judith Carter and Elizabeth "Betty" Landon Father of Elizabeth Thigpen; Charles Carter; John Carter, Secretary of Virginia Colony; Sarah Carter; Elizabeth Carter Burwell; Judith Carter; Judith Ann Page; Sarah Carter; Anne Frances Harrison; Elizabeth "Betty" Carter; Robert Carter, Jr.; Col. Charles Carter, of Cleve; Ludlow Carter; Colonel Landon Carter I, of Sabine Hall; Mary Braxton; Lucy Harrison and George Carter, 1718 « less Brother of Anne Chisholm and Mary Swan Half brother of George Carter, 1638; Elizabeth Johnson; Col. John Carter, Jr.; Sarah Carter and Charles Carter Robert Carter also known as King Carter (1663 – August 4, 1732) of Lancaster County was a colonist in Virginia and became one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. Thomas lived in Christ Church Parish but was not related to Robert. 10 Jamestowne Society , Qualifying Ancestors , A1407, Record for Robert (King) Carter. Ordered that Henry Hill be summoned to attend this Board at their next sitting, And that Thomas Hoyster and John Robin the two Indians who sold the Land to the said Hill to be summoned to attend at the same time. As an agent of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, better known in Virginia as Lord Fairfax, he served two terms as agent for the Fairfax proprietary of the Northern Neck of Virginia. JOHN, b. The unhappy lament their lost comforter, the widows their lost protector, and the orphans their lost father !' Mary Nelson was born on 19 Dec 1774 at Yorktown, VA. To read Robert Carter's will is to read a big bit of contemporaneous history. Oct 27, 2014 - Explore Rachel Holtz's board "Robert Carter I "King Carter"", followed by 535 people on Pinterest. On account of his great prominence and wealth, he was called "King Carter." Box 24, Irvington, VA 22480 Physical Address: 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, VA 22576 Phone: 804-438-6855 | info@christchurch1735.org |ChristChurch1735.org. Construction of the present manor house began circa 1723 when Elizabeth Hill married John Carter, eldest son of Robert “King” Carter. 4--7.George, of the Middle Temple, London, England, b. Ancestor charts showing the family relationships of Robert Carter (c1662–1732) to other famous people. 1690; of whom later. Robert's first position was that of justice of the Lancaster Court, an office for which he took the required oaths on 10 June 1690. 11 Keith, Charles P. Lucy, m. (first) 1730, Col. Henry Fitzhugh, of "Eagle's Nest," King George Co., Va., son of Hon. 4--9.Mary, b. of Col. John and Judith (Bowles) Armistead, of "Hesse," Gloucester Co., Va.; (second) Elizabeth (Landon) Willis, dau. By these wives he had many children, on whose education he expended large sums of money. This is the largest number of slaves emancipated by an individual slave owner in the history of the United States, Robert King Carter was Speaker of the House of Burgesses and treasurer of the colonies and a land baron. And he was Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer under the most serene princes, William, Ann, George I. and George II. 1663; d. Aug. 4, 1732; he served as a Burgess, 1695-99, and as Speaker of the House; as Treasurer of the Colony, 1694-1732; an influential [p.110] member of the King's Council, 1699-1732, and its President; acting Governor, 1726-27. Robert Carter was born at Corotoman Plantation in Lancaster County, Virginia, to John Carter (1620-1669) of London, England, and Sarah Ludlow (1635-1668) of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. Robert Carter III’s uncles, Landon and Charles Carter managed his inherited 6000 acre Nomini Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia until Robert had grown up and completed his education. 1713; of whom later. He resided at 'Shirley', Charles City Co., VA. Judith, b. page 111 4--12. These four were: John, Robert, Charles, Landon. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I. Robert Carter was born at Corotoman Plantation in Lancaster County, Virginia, to John Carter (1620-1669) of London, England, and Sarah Ludlow (1635-1668) of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. 3, 1778; 1) Elizabeth Wormely, 1732, + 2) Maria Bryd, 1742, + 3) Elizabeth Beale, 1746, COL. ROBERT CARTER, King Carter (3--7), of "Corotoman," Lancaster Co., Va., b. When he became representative of Fairfax’s interests again in 1722, and served from 1722-32, he succeeded in securing for his children and grandchildren some 110,000 acres in the Northern Neck, as well as additional acquisitions in Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Fairfax Harrison's monumental study, Landmarks of Old Prince William (Berryville, Va.: Virginia Book Company, 1964, a one-volume reprint of the 1924 two-volume edition) remains invaluable for its detail about the development of that area of Virginia and the proprietary. He furnished it richly. 1718, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. 1742, England, COL. ROBERT CARTER, King Carter (3--7), of "Corotoman," Lancaster Co., Va., b. 1702, Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. betw. 1690; of whom later. He was Speaker of the House of Burgesses, and Treasurer under the most serene Princes William, Anne, George I. and II. Our current databases focus on the known descendants of Robert “King” Carter (1663–1732) and Thomas Carter (ca.1630–1700). According to records at the museum adjacent to Historic Christ Church in Lancaster County, Virginia, Anne Carter was born in 1702 to Robert "King" Carter and his second wife, the former Mrs. Betty Landon Willis. His first wife was Judith, daughter of John Armistead, Esq. Robert "King" Carter (1662/63 – 4 August 1732), of Lancaster County, was an American businessman, planter and colonist in Virginia and one of the wealthiest men in the colonies.. As President of the Governor's Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale. While Robert always considered himself "of the Church of England way," he was not intolerant of dissenters, and Louis B. Wright has written in several places of the books by Puritans and others in the libraries of both John Carters which Robert would have had access to before and after his years in England. 1705, d. 1705 Betty Carter, b. In 1982, we published, If you are a descendant of Robert or Thomas Carter and can contribute genealogical information, please email material or questions to. " 'At length, full of honors and years, when he had performed all the duties of an exemplary life, he departed from this world ■36 The Armistead Family on the 4th day of August,' in the sixty-ninth year of his age. Robert Carter III (1728-1804) was a very rich plantation owner in Colonial Virginia and in the early state of Virginia. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. [2] Carter's correspondences and diary revealed that the construction of the mansion at Corotoman was a lengthy, complex, and frustrating endeavor. He served as sheriff in 1673 and again in 1678, burgess, and at other times, he was collector of the levy. Spouse(s) Elizabeth Betty Landon 1683 - 1719. She died in 1719. Robert 'King' Carter b. By 1650 John Carter had some African slaves and was on his way to developing a large tobacco plantation in Lancaster County, Virginia called Corotomon. "Entertaining his friends kindly, he was neither a prodigal nor a parsimonious host. He took a leading role in the work of the House, and "in September 1696 Carter was elected Speaker over five other nominees. [5], Carter employed an English gardener, whom he instructed "to bring the yards around the mansion into closer accord with the architectural rhythms of the mansion. Nothing revealed more about his character than his handling of the unrewarding chore that came to him as joint guardian of Ralph Wormeley's sons, whose widowed mother, "Sister" (Elizabeth) Wormeley, was a the sister of Carter's first wife Judith Armistead. 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