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NN Carter (Benion)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berkswell, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
Death: before 1625
London, Greater London, Middlesex
Place of Burial: Newgate Street, London, Middlesex, England, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Benion and Isabel Benion
Wife of John Carter
Mother of Anne Carter Lyon; George Carter; Captain William Thomas Carter, I, of Surry; Colonel Edward Carter, Esq. of Edmonton; Colonel John Carter, I and 4 others
Sister of Margery Augur and Gabriel Benion, Sr.

Occupation: Homemaker
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About NN Carter

John Carter (1574-1630) married his first wife c.1596. She was the sister of Gabriel Benion. Their parents were Thomas Benion and Isabel Higginson of Berkswell, Warwickshire. Her given name has not survived. She was the mother of all of John Carter's children. After she died, John married a second time, about 1625. His second wife's given name was Bridgett and her surname is not known. CAUTION: some web trees merge these two ladies into one person.

John Carter's will, written in 1630, names the second wife, Bridgett, but also names numerous children. Carter researchers believe that Miss Benion, the first wife, was the mother of all these children. Quoting from a transcript of the will, we have:

"One other equall third yte whereof I give and bequeath to my Children viz George William John Thomas Robert Anne Elizabeth Mary Silvester and Isabell Carter to bee devided parte and parte ___ , amongst them and to bee paid by my Executor when and at such tyme and tymes as they shall severallie? And respectively attaine the age of one and twentie yeares And if it Shall happen any of my said Children to die before they shall attaine theire said age of one & twentie yeares as aforesaid Then I will and my meaninge is that the partes and persons of my estate of him her or them soe dyinge shall remayne and come unto the Survivors or Survivor of my said Children and to bee paid by my Executor at theire age of one and twentie yeares as aforesaid."

Links to additional material:

John 'the Vintner' Carter Sr.

There was actually no such person as Bridget Benion, it is a mistake perpetuated again and again on the net. John Carter's will (1630) mentions his 'late wife', his brother in law Gabriel Benion (who is appointed executor for his young children, presumably his nephews and nieces) and his wife Bridget. Gabriel Benion was born in berkeswell, warwickshire around 1595. His father Thomas died and left a will in 1608, listing five daughters (four unmarried) and no Bridget. Carter's wife was clearly one of Thomas' daughters - Maria, Ann, elizabeth or Ursula. I think it was Elizabeth (as that was the name of John Carter Snr's 2nd daughter and John carter Jnr's eldest daughter). Thomas married Isabel (surname unknown but probably Higginson). Thomas Higginson's will (1573) names a Thomas Benyon as a son 'John Benion my son in law' which could be this Thomas. I suspect that John came from Shrewsbury in Shropshire (there was a very prominent family of Benions there who moved from Wales around). The Benions can trace their ancestry right back to the ancient kings of Wales. The three wills mentioned are all downloadable from www.nationalarchives.gov.au.

A small break through that changes EVERY family tree of Thomas Benion or Benyon of Berkeswell/Berkswell. I have now seen a copy of the will of John Benion of Stoneleigh (1596) and comparing it to Thomas Benion's will (1608) and Thomas Higginson's will (1573) comes up with the following: Thomas and John Benion were BROTHERS and BOTH married daughters of Thomas Higginson. John Benion married Joyce (both are named in Thomas H's will, and Joyce is named in John B's will, and as a 'sister in law' in Thomas B's will). This suggests that Thomas B's wife, Isabell, must have been a younger daughter of Thomas Higginson. She is not named in Thomas H's will, but Thomas B is named as a son in law. John B of Stoneleigh (which adjoins Berkswell's will names three sons: Thomas, Hugh and William. William is named as a 'kinsman' in Thomas B's will in 1608. John also names 'my brother Thomas B' and 'my brother in law' Thomas Higginson as his executors. Thomas H was also an executor of Thomas B's will and named as a 'brother in law' and was a son of Thomas H (d 1573).

Two more wills have come to light - Hugh Benyon of Kenilworth (1580) who was the brother of Thomas & John, and Thomas Benyon of Stoneleigh (1543) who was almost certainly the father of all three. Regards, John cherry Brisbane Australia

Find~A~Grave: Bridget Benion, Birth: 1578 Greater London, England Death: 1630 Greater London, England

Bridget Benion Carter was born 1578 London, Middlesex, England the daughter of Thomas and Isabel Higginson Benion. She married John William "The Vintner" Carter the son of Thomas and Jone Hyll Carter.

Known Children: George Carter 1596-1673 Died in England Anne Carter 1597- Captain John William Carter 1600-1655 Md Alice Croxan Died Surry County, Virginia Thomas Carter 1610-1660 Died Isle of Wight County, Virginia Col. John Carter 1613-1669 Died Crotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia Robert Carter 1615-1670 Elizabeth Carter 1616- Mary Carter 1617- Silverster Carter 1617-

Family links: Spouse:

 John William Carter (1574 - 1630)
Children:
 Capt John William Carter (1600 - 1655)*

Burial: Christ Church Greyfriars London City of London Greater London, England

Created by: John Wilhite Record added: Nov 25, 2016 Find A Grave Memorial# 173183107

Captain John William Carter Birth: 1600 Greater London, England Death: Aug., 1655 Surry County Virginia, USA

Captain John William Carter was born 1600 in London, Middlesex, England the son of John Willian "The Vinter" and Briget Benion Carter. He married 1638 in Surry County, Virginia Alice Croxan the daughter of William and Alice Croxon.

Known Children: Thomas Carter 1625-1669 Died Isle of Wight County, Virginia George Carter 1638-1665 Md Mary Hare Died Surry County, Virginia Col. William Carter 1641-1709 Died Prince William County, Virginia

Family links: 
Parents:
 John William Carter (1574 - 1630)
 Bridget Benion Carter (1578 - 1630)
Spouse:
 Alice Croxon Carter (1599 - 1670)*
Children:
 George Carter (1638 - 1665)*

Burial: Southwark Parish Cemetery Surry County Virginia, USA

Created by: John Wilhite Record added: Nov 25, 2016 Find A Grave Memorial# 173168777

Captain Carter [1613~ 1670] was born into an English family with commercial and kinship connections to members of the Virginia Company of London. He was probably the son of John Carter, a London vintner, and his second wife, Bridget Benion Carter. Historians once described Carter as an unhappy royalist who fled England after the execution of Charles I in 1649, but he had traveled to Virginia as early as 1635, when he gave his age as twenty-two on boarding the Safety on August 10. He may have been the John Carter, of London, age about twenty-three, who sailed to Virginia in 1637 but whose ship was captured by the Spanish. Literate in English and probably in Latin, Carter was better prepared to succeed than some of his contemporaries. Like many other young men with commercial connections, he may have made multiple crossings of the Atlantic while learning the tobacco trade. Carter's familial relationship to Edward Carter (d. 1682), who served with him in the House of Burgesses and on the governor's Council, was probably close but is unknown.

Carter almost certainly decided to settle permanently in Virginia sometime before he was elected a burgess from Upper Norfolk County (later Nansemond County) for the assembly that met in January and June 1642. He also sat in the assembly that met on March 2, 1643, when for the first time the burgesses convened as a separate house.

Ancestors of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter https://books.google.com/books?isbn=0786489545 Jeff Carter - 2012 - ‎Biography & Autobiography John was a wine merchant and a member of the Vintners' Company, one of the ... There is no proof that William, John, and Thomas Carter in Jamestown were ... [see chapter 1 on page 9] The first wife of John Carter was the sister of Gabriell Benyon, probably Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Benyon and Isabell Higginson, She was the ancestor of the prominent Virginian Carter and Harrison families, that includes at least two US Presidents (Benjamin Harrison and William Harrison and possibly Jimmy Carter), three signatories of the Declaration of Independence, eight Governors of Virginia, and the Commander of the Confederate Army (General Robert E Lee) and a Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court (Edward D. White). Birth date 1587 is a guess, as her father was married with no children in 1574 and subsequently had three sons and five daughters. She died around 1625, as John Carter names a second wife 'Bridget' in his 1630 will, while requesting to be buried at Christchurch 'close to my late wife'. He appoints Gabriel Benion, his brother in law as executor, confirming his first wife was a Benion. Gabriel is named in the will of his father Thomas Benion of Berkeswell, Warwickshire in 1608.

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NN Carter's Timeline

1583
1583
Berkswell, Warwick, Warwickshire, England
1594
1594
Heston, Middlesex, England
1596
1596
London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
1600
1600
London, England (United Kingdom)
1602
1602
Christ Church Gmonton, Middlesex, Hayes, London, England (United Kingdom)
1613
October 7, 1613
Christ Church Parish, Newgate, London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
1617
1617
Vinters, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1618
1618
Vinters, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1620
1620
London, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
1625
1625
Age 42
London, Greater London, Middlesex