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Thomas Carter, Sr.

Also Known As: "Thomas "of the Planter" Carter"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Death: circa October 30, 1676 (62-70)
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Carter
Father of Mary Lancaster; John Carter Sr.; Abigail Flanders; Samuel Carter and Sarah Davis

Occupation: Salisbury proprietor in 1639
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Immediate Family

About Thomas Carter, of Salisbury

Thomas Carter, servant to George Giddings, came in the Planter in 1635. Settled at Salisbury. Wife Mary. His will dated Oct 30, prob. Nov 14, 1676

Mary's maiden name was NOT Parkhurst. Little is known of his wife Mary. It is doubtful her surname will ever be learned. Nor do we now know when or where they were married.

Their children, all born at Salisbury, were:

  • 1. Mary, born 6 Oct 1642. Married Joseph Lancaster, she died after 1676.
  • 2. Thomas, born 1643, and died 14 Aug. 1669.
  • 3. Martha, born Feb. 1645, and died young.
  • 4. Martha, born March 1647, mentioned in her father's will in 1676.
  • 5. Elizabeth, born Apr. 1649. Married and living in 1676, probably dead by 1718, but left several children.
  • 6. John, born 18 May 1650. Married Martha Brown, daughter of William Brown(e).
  • 7. Abigail, born Feb. 1652-53. Married 28 Dec 1670 Stephen Fanders, living in 1718.
  • 8. Samuel, born 25 Oct 1656. Married Apr 1703 Sarah --, widow of Ephraim Brown., died 25 Oct 1718.
  • 9. Sarah, marr. John Davis of Newbury. Was living in 1718.

Thomas CARTER is said to have been born in 1610 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. He signed a will on 30 OCT 1676 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, as follows:

Estate of Thomas Carter of Salisbury

October ye 30th 1676 In ye name of God Amen I Tho: Carter of ye town of Salisbury in ye County of norfolk, Massechusets Collony in New england being weake of body butt of pfect memorie doe make this may last will & Testamt as followeth, revoking all former wills by mee made: either by word or wrighting Imprimis I doe giue & bequeath my Soule vnto allmighty God my maker: in hope of mercy & pardon of my Sinns through the infinte merritts & Satisfaccon of Jesus Christ my Savior & blessed redeemer: & my body to ye earth from whence it was taken to bee decently buried as to my Executrix Heare after named shalbe thought meet: And as for my wordly goods wch ye Lord in mercy hath lent vnto mee: my will is yt my honest debts being first payd & my funerall expences discharged: yt ye remaynder of my estate be disposed of as followeth first I giue vnto my beloued wyfe ye vse and impumt of all my lands meddow marsh & upland: & howsing dureing her naturall life: pvided alwayes: yt if shee marry againe: then one halfe of all my sd lands marsh & meddow: shalbe delivered vnto my two sonns forthwith shee: to choose wch halfe she thinks good to haue:

Itt. I giue to my sone Jno Carter all my howsing & ye one full half part of all my upland: i: e: yt halfe lyng next to ye land of Joseph Norton & will: Brown: to rang fro ye Pawwaus river up to ye high way also I do giue vnto my sd Son Jno: ye one full & compleat half part of my great division [of land] aboue ye mill: as also all yt part of my marsh att brushie Iland. wch lieth on yt side of ye dead Creek next to goodman Busels marsh lot up to a Spring by ye side of ye beach as also my adicon of ye first higle dee pigledee: lot of Salt marsh liing next: Jno Cloughs: as also: my two acre lott of marsh liing at a place cald ye rocks as also all my lott of marsh in ye bare berry meadow [wth ye adicon] liing between ye lotts of Tho: Mudget & Jno. Clough: as also : ye lott of marsh neare fox Island wch I exchangd wth Oneze: Page: for my lott att mr Halls farme; as also three cow comonages wth all after divisions belonging thervnto Itt: I do giue & bequeath vnto my Sone Samll: Carter: ye other half part of my upland: next: mr Bradburies land: as also ye one full halfe part of my great division of land aboue ye mill. As also my Six acre lott of cow comon marsh: : & three Cowes comonages: & ye remaynder of my marsh lot at ye beach vpon ye northermost side of ye dead creek next to brushie Iland.

It: I do giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Mary fiue povnd: wch my will is shalbe payd vnto her by my Son Jno out of wt estate I haue giuen vnto him: when my sd Son: shall come to ye [full] possession of his estate bequeathed vnto him: to bee made: in good pay att comon price It I do giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Martha: five povnd to be payed by my Executrix wthin twelue months after my decease in some good pay att: comon price: It: I giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Elizabeth fiue povnd, to be payd vnto her by my Executrix wth in twelue months after my decease in good pay at comon price. Itt: I giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Abigail fiue povnd to be payd vnto her by my Executrix wth in thelue months after my decease to be payd in good pay att comon price It: I giue & bequeath vnto my daughter Sarah ten pound: five povnd of it: to bee payd vnto her by my Sone Samll. when he shall come vnto ye full possession of his estate bequeathed vnto him in good pay att comon price: & ye other fiue povnd to bee payd vnto her my my Executrix wth in: twelue months after my decease Itt: I do appoint my welbeloved wife Mary Carter sole Executrix vnto this my last will & Testamt & In wittness: vnto this my last will & Testamt: I haue here vnto sett my hand & Seale ye day & yeare first aboue written:

Tho: (his T mark) Carter (SEAL) Witness: Tho: Bradbury William Buswel Proved in Salisbury court 14 : 9m : 1676 by the witnesses.

Inventory taken 13 : 9m : 1676 by Samll Felloes, Sr. and Ephraim Winsley: his aparell, 3£; thre beds and furniture thereto belonging, 15£; two iron potts, a warming pan and two pewter platters, 1£. 10 sh.: other household stuff. 3£. 10s.; Indian Corne, 4£. 10s.; English corne, 3£. 10s.; Cart, plow, cheines and other iron tooles, 3£. 5s.; thre oxen, 14£.; 4 Cows, 12£.; 3 yearlings, 5£.; 3 calves, 1£. 10s.; mare, bridle, and sadle, 2£. 5s.; 12 shepe 4£.; 8 swine, 5£.; houseing and ye land adjoining therreto and comonage, 110£.; 16 acres meadow, 50£.; a piece of outland aboue ye mill, 5£.; in armes, 1 £. 6s.; 20£. of sheeps wooll, 14s.; total. 245£. Attested in Salisbury court 14 : 9m : 1676 by Mary Carter

Source: Printed "Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts; 1635 - 1681," In three volumes,The Essex Institute; Salem, MA; 1916 (pp. 97 & 98)

He will was proved on 14 NOV 1676 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 1RGL-WG3. Transcript of his will, transcribed by Samuel Fellows, interesting.

Thomas Carter 1610 planter carter

Source: Thomas Carter Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 7,544,281 Family Trees Born in Shropshire, England on Jul 1603.

Thomas married Mary Dalton and had 8 children. He passed away on 1676 in Massachusetts, USA. Family Members Parents

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Mary Dalton 1630-1676


Elizabeth Carter 1649-1749

John Carter 1660-1750

Judith Carter 1643-1645

Martha Carter 1647-1649

Mary Carter 1642-1676

Thomas Carter 1642-1669

Samuel Carter 1653-1669

Sarah Carter

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Thomas Carter, of Salisbury's Timeline

March 6, 1610
St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Hinderclay, Suffolk, England
October 6, 1641
Age 31
Salisbury, Essex, MA
May 18, 1650
Age 40
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
January 1653
Age 42
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
October 25, 1656
Age 46
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 47
Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
October 30, 1676
Age 66
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts