It just HAS to be Surry/Sussex:>}
Child(ren) of William of Surry Carter and Alice Croxon
1. George of Surry Carterca. 1628--
2. Capt. Thomas Isle of Wight I Carter1630-- London, Middlesex, England1669-- Isle of Wight Co VA
SPECULATION about a family connection to King Carter some fifteen years ago - Dr. Hayes was not alone - is now proven false by DNA testing ..... but ..... they were quite involved in business with Col. John Carter of Lancaster!!!Throw Away the Bloody Books.rcz
GenForum Posting of Barry Hayes, 14 April 1999
(5) Thomas Carter (ca. 1630-1669) was very likely the son of William Carter of Surry (1600-1654/55) and the nephew of Major Thomas Carter and Col. John Carter of Corotoman. [FALSE]He is usually called "Thomas Carter, Sr. of Isle of Wight." Actually, he was located on a small plantation (south of the Rappahannock in Lancaster), probably in the service of the Vintner Company during the early 1650s when he evidently married Elinor, daughter of William Cooke of the merchant-mariner family of Bristol and closely connected with the Carters in Lancaster until the early 1660s. When Thomas Carter's father died in 1654/55, his uncle Col. John of Corotoman and a company operative Samuel Huby received a patent a few miles south of the William Carter plantation in the Blackwater borderlands of Surry and Isle of Wight. Thomas had relocated there by 1658 where he died in 1669, just five years after his father-in-law William Cooke patented adjacent the Carter-Huby grant. ** Half of this grant went to Thomas' teenage orphan upon his death in 1669 and became the first part of the Carter "Nanticoke" Plantation.
(6) Thomas Carter, Jr. of Isle of Wight (ca. 1652/53-1710), the son of # 5, received the other half of "Nanticoke" in 1673 from his father-in-law George Moore and wife Jane Barcroft Moore. He is my ancestor; also, President Carter's
Virginia Land Patent Book - Book 1, part 1, page 359 - Dated 20 May 1636:
William Carter 700 acres James City County about 3 miles from the James River beginning at a reedy swamp, butting Easterly upon the same, Southerly into the main woods, and Westerly upon the Rich Neck and Sunken Marsh and Northerly upon the James River. 50 acres for the personal adventure of his first wife Avis Turtley, 50 acres for the personal adventure of his second wife Ann Mathis, and 50 acres for the personal adventure of his now wife Alice Croxon and 550 acres for the transportation of 11 servants:
William Anderson, Andrew Robinson, Richard Cooke, Frank Bick, Richard Bick, Alice Watkins, Alice Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson, Henry Snow, Nicholas Burnett, Edward Bland.
Note: Surrendered and renewed by Sir John Harvey
Was he a servant, or was he a son of John The Vintner???
William Carter I of Surry CountyWritten by TCS AdministratorFriday, 18 February 2005
The Muster of 1624 lists the colonists who survived the massive 1622 Indian attack, and William Carter, a servant, was reported as unmarried and living on Jamestowne Island.Fourteen years after his arrival in Virginia, land patents in what is now Surry County were granted to William Carter for "his personal adventure" and the passage of his three named wives and numerous servants.His first two wives apparently died within a short time after arriving in the Colony and his eldest son, William, Jr., may have been born to one of the earlier wives.The younger William died about the same time as his father and apparently left no descendants.It is through third wife Alice Croxon and their son, George, that the descendants of William Carter I claim their lineage. *
William Carter I had strong ties to some noted early Virginians, including John Carter I of Lancaster County.It has been plausibly speculated that they were brothers, and therefore, he would also have been brother to Thomas Carter I of Lancaster.The William Carter plantation was on the south side of the James River, just east of where the Jamestown Ferry now crosses".End.
* Re: William Carter, VA 1600-1654/55
Posted by: Kent Pusser (ID *****1876) Date: May 29, 2006 In Reply to: Re: William Carter, VA 1600-1654/55 by Paula Carter
There is a Tooke/ Carter marriage, but that occured earlier in England. According to the 4th edition, Vol I of "Adventurers of Purse and Person", the wives of William Carter were 1. Avis Turtley, for whom he claimed headrights. 2. Ann Mathis, and 3. Alice Croxon, who survived him, and remarried to Cap't Giles Parke who was dead by 11/5/1657. By 8/22/1668, she had again remarried, as his first wife, Edward Warren. I descend from George Carter, son of William and Alice Croxon, by his daughter, Elizabeth, who married Robert Crawford, thence from Sarah Patience Crawford, who married John Newsom.
From the Carters of Virginia by Noel Currer-Briggs, 1979, Phillimore Publishing Company, page 12-13.
William Carter of Surry County
WILLIAM CARTER was granted two tracts, both dated 20 May 1636 in Surry County. The first was for 700 acres three miles south of the James River between the head of Lower Chippokes Creek and the Sunken Marsh, now known as College Run. The second grant, of 100 acres, adjoined the first and the land of Robert Sheppard. The probable location of this land was to the west of Bacons Castle and the ruins of Lawnes Creek (or Southwark) Church, to the south of the modern Route 10 in the neighbourhood of California Cross roads. It was bounded in the east by the head waters of Lower Chippokes Creek. On thee west of this tract his neighbour was Stephen Webb, who in the 23 years between 1635 and 1658 amassed a tract of 3,500 acres. As "Stephen Webb of James City in Virginia, planter aged 39" he appeared as a witness in June 1638 along with John Carter of Corotoman in the case of the Elizabeth, about which more will be said below. He lost three servants in the incident and sustained damage of L450. He was a man of a substance and paid for his own passage to the Colony some time before June 1635, the year of his first grant.
William Carter was probably born in 1600; thus he was of approximately the same age as his neighbour Stephen Webb; he died during the summer of 1655. He had three wives - Avis Turtley, Ann Mathis, and Alice Croxon who survived him. He is recorded as a servant living in Jamestown Island in the 1624/5 Muster, but does not appear in the one of 1623/4 or in Sir Francis Wyatt's return of landowners in 1625. He had at least two children, William Jr., the exact date of whose death is unknown but it was between August and November 1655; and George, who was probably born early in 1639 and who died in 1671. William Jr., was born about 1634 or 1635 and was the son of one of the first two wives. After his death, his estate was split up, part of it being granted to Samuel Huby and John Carter of Corotoman jointly. **
The precise identity of William has not yet been established, but the Virginia evidence strongly suggests kinship with John Carter of Corotoman and Thomas Carter of Isle of Wight County.
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