Joseph Carter on July 31, 2004 Carter GenForum Message No. 15996 In response to Ancestors of Thomas Carter, Sr. Captain Gets some things right, some things wrong, but sorts out the Isle of Wight:
December 22, 1643 John Carter patented 300 acres in Upper Norfolk County! "Upon the Wwd. side of the Southern branch of Nansamund River over against land of Mr. Thomas Dew" etc.
June 1, 1654 Thomas Carter of Lancaster County transferred to John Carter both his house and ferry.[Lancaster or Wight?]
May 31, 1657 Mr. Clapham's land was located "on N. side of Rappahannock River neere the head of a creek which divides the land of Major (John) Carter from land formerly belonging to Mr. Epaphroditus Lawson, dec'd, now sd. Claphams. Bounding N.W. upon the main branch dividing this from lands of Mr. Thomas Carter*N Thomas Carter as John and Edward Carter also owned land in Nansamond County ? "Thomas Carter 220 acs* Nansamond County,
4 Mar. 1658" ?? "at head of land of Edward Carter." [who returned to England]
April 29, 1665 Col. Edward Carter patented 1,650 acs of land on the north side of the Rappahannock River on "Harrises or." and "Cottovomen Riv," in Lancaster County, The entry states that this land was previously bought by Edward Carter from Col* John Carter* Edward Carter, as John Carter, comes into land previously held by Thomas Carter. "Col. Edward Carter Esqr. Councillor of State, 220 acs. Nancimond Co.
1 Sept., 1665, Lying at the head of the sd Col. Carter (see Thos, Carter patent above) ? & Granted to Tho. Carter 20 Sept. 1661, *** by him deserted *** & upon petition of sd. Col. Edward Carter granted to him by order of court 30 Mar., 1664.
The reason for this property being deserted by this early Thomas Carter is that he was dead. John Meredith, a shipwright sold 560 acres lying at the head of John's Creek Joining land of Col. John Carter to George Marsh. The entry states that George Marsh sold the "land to Tho. Carter dec'd" for 8,000 lb. Dr. Millerwrongly attributes this to the next generation, Capt. Thomas Carter. The date Miller gives for Thomas Garter's purchase of this land is
January 14, 1656. Because of "misliking the title of the sd George Marsh," Thomas Carter would not pay him. Col. John Carter for one thousand lbs. less buys this land adjoining his from George Marsh and Alice, his wife on January 10, 1660, Thus "Ancient" Thomas Carter is dead by 1660. Col. John Carter then pays George Marsh and takes over this property possessed previously by Thomas Carter. Col. John Carter made the sale good when Thomas Carter would not pay Marsh because of "misliking the title of the sd George Marsh."