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Judith Carter (Armistead)

Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Hesse, Gloucester, Virginia
Death: Died in Lancaster Co., VA
Place of Burial: Old Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. John Armistead, Esq.; High Sheriff Lieutenant-Colonel Justice John Armistead; Judith Armistead and Judith Armistead
Wife of Colonel Robert "King" Carter, I
Mother of Elizabeth Thigpen; John Carter, Secretary of Virginia Colony; Sarah Carter; Elizabeth Carter Burwell; Judith Carter and 1 other
Sister of Elizabeth Churchill (Armistead); William Armistead; Col. Henry Armistead; Mary Rogers (Armisted) and John Armistead
Half sister of Anthony Armistead

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About Judith Carter

The following children were born to Robert and Judith in Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia:

   * Elizabeth Carter (1688-1721) who married first Nathaniel Burwell (1680-1721) in 1709 {grandparents of Thomas Nelson, Jr.} and second George Nicholas;
   * John Carter (1690-1743) who died on April 30, 1743; {his son Charles Carter, Esq., of Shirley (1732-1806), married Ann Butler Moore (a granddaughter of Alexander Spotswood and a descendant of Thomas More and King Robert II of Scotland through the 2nd Earls of Crawford [1]) and was the father of Anne Hill Carter the second wife of Henry Lee-parents of Robert Edward Lee}.
   * Judith Carter I (ca. 1694) who died in infancy and is buried near her mother at Historic Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia;
   * Judith Carter II (1695-1750) who, in 1718, married Mann Page I (1691-1730) of Rosewell Plantation, Gloucester County, Virginia and had six children;
   * Sarah Carter (1694) who died as an infant.

Mother of five children. 1. Sarah - ca. 1690. Died in infancy before her mother & buried near her at Christ Church. 2. Elizabeth - born ca. 1692-1734

    Married 1709 - Nathaniel Burwell (1680-1721) of Fairfield, Gloucester Co.
    Married 1724 - Dr. George Nicholas (1695-1734) of Williamsburg

3. Judith - ca. 1694. Died in infancy before her mother & buried near her at Christ Church. 4. Judith - 1695-1750.

    Married 1718 - Mann Page I (1691-1730) of Rosewell, Gloucester County.

5. John - 1696-1742. Secretary of Virginina Colony.

    Married 1723 - Elizabeth Hill (ca. 1708-1771) of Shirley, Charles City County

Elizabeth Carter (1688-1721) who married first Nathaniel Burwell (1680-1721) in 1709 {grandparents of Thomas Nelson, Jr.} and second George Nicholas; * John Carter (1690-1743) who died on April 30, 1743; {his son Charles Carter, Esq., of Shirley (1732-1806), married Ann Butler Moore (a granddaughter of Alexander Spotswood and a descendant of Thomas More and King Robert II of Scotland through the 2nd Earls of Crawford [1]) and was the father of Anne Hill Carter the second wife of Henry Lee-parents of Robert Edward Lee}. * Judith Carter I (ca. 1694) who died in infancy and is buried near her mother at Historic Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia; * Judith Carter II (1695-1750) who, in 1718, married Mann Page I (1691-1730) of Rosewell Plantation, Gloucester County, Virginia and had six children; * Sarah Carter (1694) who died as an infant.


The following children were born to Robert and Judith in Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia:

  • Elizabeth Carter (1688-1721) who married first Nathaniel Burwell (1680-1721) in 1709 {grandparents of Thomas Nelson, Jr.} and second George Nicholas; * John Carter (1690-1743) who died on April 30, 1743; {his son Charles Carter, Esq., of Shirley (1732-1806), married Ann Butler Moore (a granddaughter of Alexander Spotswood and a descendant of Thomas More and King Robert II of Scotland through the 2nd Earls of Crawford [1]) and was the father of Anne Hill Carter the second wife of Henry Lee-parents of Robert Edward Lee}. * Judith Carter I (ca. 1694) who died in infancy and is buried near her mother at Historic Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia; * Judith Carter II (1695-1750) who, in 1718, married Mann Page I (1691-1730) of Rosewell Plantation, Gloucester County, Virginia and had six children; * Sarah Carter (1694) who died as an infant.

Judith Armistead, d. 1699; daughter of Col. John and Judith (Bowles) Armistead, of "Hesse," Gloucester Co., Va Visions of those early days crowded ou|r imagination; the stately Judith, as the bride of the handsome lordly master of Corotoman. His eldest child, Judith, married in 1688; second child, Elizabeth, in 1687.

The fair Elizabeth Armistead, plighting her troth to that man of culture and force, Ralph Wormeley, of Rosegill. "Rosegill, where the Wormeleys lived in English state" (Bishop Meade), was situated high upon the banks of the Rappahannock, a few miles from Christ Church. Ralph Wormeley presented to this church a communion service of five pieces. These daughters of John Armistead must have been possessed of great beauty or ra're qualities of manner or character, to have attracted two of the most conspicuous gallants of that time — King Carter and Ralph Wormeley, called "The greatest

man in the colony."

As a woman of the Armistead family, the editor has a pardon- able pride in the following eulogy to the Armistead women, from the pen of Governor Henry A. Wise, in his Seven Decades of the Union. It was written in reference to Mary Armistead of the Anthony branch. From our knowledge of eight or ten, in the present and preceeding generation, the characteristics, described by him, are still flowing, strong, pure, and distinct, through this line, like the Gulf Stream, in the midst of the ocean. "The daughters of this (the Armistead) family have been strikingly remarkable for their strength of character, and beauty of person; The Armistead Family 29

and the continuous line of male descendants has marked the name of hero after hero, on the tablets of their country's history. The "Star Spangled Banner" is blended with the name of Col. George Armistead, the defender of Fort McHenry. He was fighting the invader, while Francis Key was writing the anthem, "The Flag is Still There." His brother, Gen. Walker Armistead, won his laurels and lost an arm in the same brilliant battle. Two other brothers lost their lives in the assault upon Fort Erie ; he who was lately killed at Gettysburg, leading a Confederate division against "certain death" was the son of Gen. Walker Armistead. Armistead T. Mason, through his mother, and Gary and William Selden, through their mother, and Gen. Robert E. Lee, through his ancestress (great-great-grandmother, Judith Armistead), and President John Tyler, through his mother, Mary Armistead, all alike, in the maternal line, sprang from the root of the same family tree. * * * From all that is known and can be gathered from tradition, one of the prevailing causes of the greatness of the men of that period, was the lovely and noble character of the mothers of the men of that day. They were eminently strong, and yet pure, refined, chaste, delicate and modest. * * *

  • * * "happy he

With such a mother ! faith in womankind Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high Comes easy to him, and though he trip and fall He shall not blind his soul with clay." Judith* Armistead, married Robert Carter, of Corotoman, Lancaster County. Her tombstone calls her the "eldest daughter of the Honorable John Armistead Esq., and Judith his wife. She departed this life the 23rd day of February Anno. 1699, in the year of her age and the eleventh of her marriage, hav- ing borne her husband five children — four daughters and a son, whereof Sarah and Judith died before, and are buried near her, Robert Carteir, of Corotoman, Lancaster County, commonly called "King Carter," by reason his great wealth and influence, was the husband of Judith Armistead, eldest daughter of John Armistead of Gloucester now Mathews County where his father, Willia'u A,, had patented a considerable quantity of land. On October 18, 1688, the said John was sworn of the Council. By close calculation of dates, we claim that Judith Armistead and Robert Carter were married about 1670.

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Judith Carter's Timeline

1665
February 23, 1665
Hesse, Gloucester, Virginia
1688
1688
Age 22
Virginia, United States
1689
1689
Age 23
Lancaster, Virginia
1690
1690
Age 24
Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
1692
1692
Age 26
Lancaster, Virginia
1694
1694
Age 28
1695
1695
Age 29
Corotoman, Lancaster Co, Virginia
1699
February 23, 1699
Age 34
Lancaster Co., VA
February 23, 1699
Age 34
Old Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia