My question was not directed to you specifically but I always welcome your input.
"Thomas Carter, Jr. of Fleming Park Creek did indeed name two of his children Baynes and Susannah. I would not however assume he named them for the Susannah Baynes on the 1730 deed as I stated in my piece."
I agree with you on the name Susannah.Susannah was a common name for girls at that time.I don't know that we can assume she was specifically named "for" anyone.But the name Baynes is not a common name.I am curious about it and this mysterious Susannah Baynes who has created so much controversy among Carter researchers.
Of the set, currently Bays seems to be the most common spelling.
"There are 294,761 people with the last name "Carter" in the United States."
Carter, rank: 46
What do we know for sure about the family history of Baynes Carter (Sr.)?
His two grandfathers are believed to be Thomas Carter, Sr. and Roger Carroll/Carrell.
We don't know about his grandmothers.In their Wills, Thomas Carter and Roger Carroll name wives Penele and Elizabeth, respectively.Of course the wife named in the Will is not always the mother of the children.The original surname is not known for either woman.I'm wondering if one of them could have been a Baynes (or similar spelling) and possibly a relative of the controversial Susannah Baynes.