Carter Burwell (1716 - 1777)

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Birthplace: Fairfield, Gloucester, VA
Death: Died in Carters Grove, James City, Virginia, United States
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About Carter Burwell

Carter Burwell was the grandson of Robert "King" Carter. He lived on Carter Plantation, a James River plantation, once owned by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Carter built the main house on the plantation, hiring brickmasons and carpenters from Williamsburg. Carter Burwell died less than a year after the house was completed.

Reference: Colonial Williamsburg Official Guidebook 1979


Carter Burwell (1716–1756 was the son of Hon. Nathaniel Burwell (1680 - 1721 ) and younger brother to Lewis Burwell I/II. Carter Burwell inherited property from his grandfather King Carter, and built the house at Carter's Grove in the 1750s on the James River six miles east of Williamsburg, on what was by then a 1,400-acre (6 km2) estate. Carter married Lucy Ludwell Grymes (1720-?). Lucy was the daughter of John Grymes (1691–1749) and Lucy Ludwell (1698–1748). Carter and Lucy lived in the completed house for six months before Carter died in 1777. Carter had a son, Nathaniel Burwell (1750–1814).

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Carter Burwell, of The Grove, near Williamsburg's Timeline

October 25, 1716
Fairfield, Gloucester, VA
January 5, 1738
Age 21
October 23, 1740
Age 23
February 21, 1742
Age 25
April 11, 1744
Age 27
May 4, 1745
Age 28
November 30, 1746
Age 30
April 6, 1749
Age 32
James City Co., Va
April 15, 1750
Age 33
Carter's Grove, James City Co., Va
January 25, 1754
Age 37