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William Carter, Sr.

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Surry County, Colony of Virginia, (present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Carter; Miss Benion and Bridget Carter
Husband of Alice Carter; Alice Carter; Avis Alice Carter; Ann Mathis and Avis Alice Turtley
Father of Capt. Thomas Carter; Mary Alice Honeycutt; Ann Newson; (No Name); Thomas Carter and 2 others
Brother of George Carter; Edward Carter; Col. John Carter; Robert Carter; Anne Carter and 4 others

Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About William Carter, Sr.

1 March 1622/23 William Carter first appears in the records of James City County.

He with some other young men were brought to account for killing and eating a calf
  (Journal of the Council and Gen. Ct of VA, pp3-4).

In 1624 he was single and living on James City Island.

ca 1625/29 he married possibly two of his three wives. 

Either #1 Avis Turtley or #2 Ann Mathis was the one whom the court reprimanded in 1629 for calling "Cozen Gray's wife" a whoore" (Journals, pp 197-98).

By 20 May 1636 he was married in Surry Co VA to his third wife Alice Croxon of London. 
He had died by 1655.


http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=clucas&id=I11542 William Carter , Sr. 1 Sex: M Birth: 1600 in London, England Death: BEF AUG 1655 in Surry County, Virginia Note:

   From Boddie, Isle of Wight County, Virginia
   Page 305.
   "William Carter of London, born 1600, married Alice Croxon of London. William died in Surry in 1654."
   From Boddie, Virginia Historical Genealogies
   Page 295
   William Carter grandfather of Elizabeth Carter the wife of Robert Crafford appeared before the Council and General Court on March 01, 1622/23 and several times thereafter. On May 20, 1636 he patented 700 acres in James City, 50 acres being due for his personal adventure of his first wife, Avis Turtley, 50 for his second wife Anne Mathis, and 50 for his third wife Alice Croxton. This and later patents totaled 1000 acres.
   William Carter had land that was next to that of Major Robert Sheppard.
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   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
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   In a deposition made in Surry County, Virginia 02 May 1654, William Carter stated he was 54 years of age and that his wife Alice Croxon was aged 55.
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   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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   The above evidence clearly shows that William Carter was related to John Carter of Carotoman who was the father of Robert 'King' Carter.

Marriage 1 Avis Turtley b: in London, England

   Married: ABT 1624


   Has No Children William Carter , Jr. b: ABT 1624 in Surry County, Virginia

Marriage 2 Anne Mathis b: in London, England

   Married: 1626

Marriage 3 Alice Croxon b: 1599 in London, England

   Married: BEF 1634 in Surry County, Virginia


   Has Children *George Carter b: 1638 in Surry County, Virginia
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William Carter, Sr.'s Timeline

London, England
Age 30
Age 30
Surrey County, VA
Age 35
London, England
Age 38
Surry, Virginia, USA
Age 41
Age 41
August 1655
Age 55
Surry County, Colony of Virginia, (present USA)
Surry, Virginia, USA