[5], Carter employed an English gardener, whom he instructed "to bring the yards around the mansion into closer accord with the architectural rhythms of the mansion. The unhappy lament their lost comforter, the widows their lost protector, and the orphans their lost father." Nathaniel and Mary (Cary) Harrison, of "Wakefield," and had issue. 1718, Lancaster County, Virginia, d. 1742, England, COL. ROBERT CARTER, King Carter (3--7), of "Corotoman," Lancaster Co., Va., b. 1968. At his death he left 300,000 acres of land, 1,000 slaves & 10,000 British pounds in cash. This Charles Carter is the great grandson of Robert "King" Carter. In 1726, as President of the Governor's Council, he served as acting Governor of Virginia after the death of Governor Hugh Drysdale. Nathaniel Harrison, of "Brandon," Surry Co., Va., son of Hon. Issue by first marriage: 4--1. Carleton, Florence Tyler, compiler, 1983. Splendid preface to 'Rector of William and Mary- he sustained the Institution in its most trying times.' Our current databases focus on the known descendants of Robert “King” Carter (1663–1732) and Thomas Carter (ca.1630–1700). Benjamine Harrison, of "Berkeley," Charles City Co., Va., son of Hon. Robert's first position was that of justice of the Lancaster Court, an office for which he took the required oaths on 10 June 1690. of Thomas Landon, of "Grednal," Hereford Co., England. Benjamine Harrison, of "Berkeley," Charles City Co., Va., son of Hon. Colonel John Carter 1613 - 1669. Robert “King” Carter had arranged that the bulk of his lands would go to his eldest son, John Carter III (1689-1742) who married in 1725 Elizabeth Hill of Shirley Plantation.. Ludlow Carter, b. [2] Carter's correspondences and diary revealed that the construction of the mansion at Corotoman was a lengthy, complex, and frustrating endeavor. Entertaining his friends kindly, he was neither a prodigal nor a parsimonious host. As an agent of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, better known in Virginia as Lord Fairfax, he served two terms as agent for the Fairfax proprietary of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc. All rights reserved. The letters dated between 1701 and 1710 included in this project reflect little of Carter's personal, political, and mercantile interests of that time because they are ones he wrote as one of the trustees of the children of his friend, Ralph Wormeley, and deal with their affairs rather than his own. 3, 1778; 1) Elizabeth Wormely, 1732, + 2) Maria Bryd, 1742, + 3) Elizabeth Beale, 1746, COL. ROBERT CARTER, King Carter (3--7), of "Corotoman," Lancaster Co., Va., b. More than 39,000 persons have been recorded; approximately two-thirds are direct descendants while the remainder married into the Carter line. In 1729, four years after "King" Carter's mansion was completed, a fire destroyed it. Robert- Carter, of 'Corotoman,' married, first Judith, eldest daughter of John Armistead, the councillor, and second, Elizabeth Landon, then a widow Willis, of the noble family of Landons. George Braxton, of "Newington," King and Queen Co., Va., and had issue. " 'At length, full of honors and years, when he had performed all the duties of an exemplary life, he departed from this world ■36 The Armistead Family on the 4th day of August,' in the sixty-ninth year of his age. His father, John\ built Christ Church, but the capacity of this church was not equal to the increasing congregation. Landon Carter named his for the hillside home of the Roman lyric poet, Horace. 1706, d. 1706 Charles Carter, b. His residence was in Lancaster county. Judith Armistead of Hesse, Gloucester County in 1688. Born in London, England in 1613, John sailed to Virginia in 1635 and later settled in Lancaster County, where he established the Corotoman plantation and became a prominent tobacco planter, merchant, and political figure. Another supporting structure at Corotoman was known as the "Spinster's House. Available at Virginia Historical Society. Robert 'King' Carter b. There are twenty-five pews with a seating capacity of twelve each, and three, which will contain twenty persons each ;" walls three feet thick. He lived in it until he moved into the larger two-story mansion which dominated the Corotoman landscape for a decade beginning about 1720. [2][5][6] The mansion was completed in 1725, and introduced a new era for early 18th century architecture in Virginia. Judith Armistead 1665 - 1699. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume I. Robert Carter was born at Corotoman Plantation in Lancaster County, Virginia, to John Carter (1620-1669) of London, England, and Sarah Ludlow (1635-1668) of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. Issue by second marriage: 4--5. The unhappy lament their lost comforter, the widows their lost protector, and the orphans their lost father !' [9] It lay in ruins for years before finally disappearing around 1930. of Thomas Landon, of "Grednal," Hereford Co., England. 4--4. Five sons and five daughters survived to marry well and were themselves prolific. He does not provide any substantive examination of the John Carter family line, and mentions it mostly in passing. Page, Sarah Carter, John Carter, Anne Ann Harrison, Robert Carter, II, Col. Charles Carter, Ludlow Carter, Col. Landon Carter, Mary Walk... 1662 - Corotoman Plantation, Lancaster County, Virginia, ...arter, II, Sarah Carter, Elizabeth Carter, Col. Charles Carter, Ludlow Carter, Landon Carter, Mary Walker Carter, Lucy Carter, George Carter, 1663 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, USA, Aug 4 1732 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, USA, Aug 4 1663 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, United States, Aug 4 1732 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, United States. var addyb1e2a2879bd21703a826afe94db8fbf1 = 'info' + '@'; "[9] The house was constructed in either the late 17th century or the early 18th century. 4--8.Sarah, b. Sarah Ludlow 1635 - 1668. In addition to the high backs and sides, Mr. Carter had placed a railing of brass rods with damask curtains "to prevent being gazed at." Y Y Pp 47-80 3, Robert King Carter son of John Carter and Sarah Ludlow Robert King Carter married 1680 Virginia, to Judith Armistead.From the "ENCYCLOPEDIA of VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY" Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. (Irvington, VA: Foundation for Historic Christ Church, 2009.) (See Harrison and Burwell lineage.) 4--10. Elected by the House of Burgesses its Speaker six years and Governor of the Colony for more than a year he upheld equally the regal dignity and the public freedom. [9] The "Spinster's House" was a one-story and a half frame house adorned with a gabled roof with large end chimneys. [7][9] In the mid-19th century, Corotoman and its adjacent lands passed out of the Carter family when they were sold by a granddaughter of Charles Carter.[2][. He acquired the moniker "King" from his wealth and autocratic business methods. At one time, he was estimated to have over 50,000 descendants including six governors of Virginia, three signers of the Declaration of Independence, and two presidents of the United States. President of the council and acting governor from the death of Drysdale, July 22, 1726, till the arrival of William Gooch about October, 1727, was born in Virginia in 1663, son of Colonel John and Sarah (Ludlow) Carter. He built Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia, which Mr. W. G. Stanard says is "the most perfect example of Colonial church architecture now remaining in A'irginia." (#4656) This book is no longer in print. Geni requires JavaScript! Please enable JavaScript in your browser's settings to use this part of Geni. When John II, who had no [1]“white” sons, died he left Corotoman Plantation to his younger brother Robert "King” Carter (1663-1732). Mann Page, of "Roswell,"Gloucester Co., Va., son of Col. Matthew and Mary (Mann) Page, and had issue. There are numerous references to Carter and others of his period in Earl G. Swem's Virginia Historical Index which indexes a half-dozen publications on Virginia history and genealogy. Nothing revealed more about his character than his handling of the unrewarding chore that came to him as joint guardian of Ralph Wormeley's sons, whose widowed mother, "Sister" (Elizabeth) Wormeley, was a the sister of Carter's first wife Judith Armistead. His first wife was Judith, daughter of John Armistead, Esq. He furnished it richly. ∼ Robert King Carter is my 7th great grandfather according to a posting on Rootsweb, Ancestry.com. Carter was appointed on 3 June 1699 as colonel and commander-in-chief of the Lancaster-Northumberland counties militia; on November 11th of the same year the governor appointed him as naval officer and receiver, a post of value because of the considerable income it generated, and because of the power over one's neighbors that it meant. 1663; d. Aug. 4, 1732; he served as a Burgess, 1695-99, and as Speaker of the House; as Treasurer of the Colony, 1694-1732; an influential [p.110] member of the King's Council, 1699-1732, and its President; acting Governor, 1726-27. addyb1e2a2879bd21703a826afe94db8fbf1 = addyb1e2a2879bd21703a826afe94db8fbf1 + 'christchurch1735' + '.' + 'org'; In 1668, he married Judith Armistead of Hesse in Gloucester County, an area which was included in the formaton of Mathews County in 1691. Mother of ten children. His splendid tomb in a rather shattered condition is still to be seen in the yard of the church. Ludlow, b. [Carter] Averell, James Lawrence. (See Fitzhugh, Lee, Harrison and Cary lineage. He served as sheriff in 1673 and again in 1678, burgess, and at other times, he was collector of the levy. [Carter] Averell, James Lawrence. As President of the Governor's Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in Williamsburg from 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale. His brother John married and had a daughter Elizabeth, who would in Carter's lifetime marry his son, Landon. Robert Carter III’s uncles, Landon and Charles Carter managed his inherited 6000 acre Nomini Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia until Robert had grown up and completed his education. [9] It lay in ruins for years before finally disappearing around 1930. Historic Christ Church & Museum has conducted research into Carter descendants for over four decades. 4--10. His great great granddaughter is Anne David Davis Downey my great great grandmother born in Tennessee and died in Indiana. plantation ("Deerwood," among many other plantations) where he lived until his death (1827) in Pittsylvania Co, just over the Bedford Co. line and adjacent to Halifax Co. Available at Virginia Historical Society. Photos & Maps. Thomas lived in Christ Church Parish but was not related to Robert. Mother of Virginia Supreme Court Judge Robert Carter Nicholas, grandmother to Virginia Governor Wilson Cary Nicholas, Attorney General of Kentucky George Nicholas & Attorney General of Virginia Philip Norborne Nicholas. 4--3. Carter married Mrs. Willis the year after the death of his first wife, the former Judith Armistead, in 1699. Ancestor charts showing the family relationships of Robert Carter (c1662–1732) to other famous people. His estate consisted of 300,000 acres of land, 1,000 slaves and 10, 100 pounds Sterling; he was also a prominent and active member of the Established Church; served as Vestryman of Christ Church, Lancaster Co., and built the present Church, which is one of the prettiest and most interesting in Colonial Virginia; he is buried just outside of this old Church. Rector of William and Mary Speaker of the House of Burgesses Treasurer under...Princes Wiliam, Anne, King George I and II Speaker of the House for six years Governor of the Virginia Colony ...he departed this world 4th day of August, 1732 in the 69th year of his life. Died, circa 1652, in Lancaster Co., Va. Children: i.George Carter6 Died, circa 1625, in Lancaster Co., VA. ii.Eleanor Carter6. Find a Grave, database and images ( https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Carter Nicholas … The Association for the Preservation of \^irginia Antiquities has the honor of restoring this fascinating landmark. Christ Church Parish Processionings, 1711-1783. Spinster's House The "Spinster's House" at Corotoman in the early 20th century. The custom of the time was that boys were sent to England when they were nine or ten, and Robert probably sailed to England about 1673. He died in 1805. Thomas Nelson and Lucy Grymes, circa 1792. var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; Lucy, m. (first) 1730, Col. Henry Fitzhugh, of "Eagle's Nest," King George Co., Va., son of Hon. ROBERT, b. His estate consisted of 300,000 acres of land, 1,000 slaves and 10, 100 pounds Sterling; he was also a prominent and active member of the Established Church; served as Vestryman of Christ Church, Lancaster Co., and built the present Church, which is one of the prettiest and most interesting in Colonial Virginia; he is buried just outside of this old Church. 182. He served in the Virginia Assembly (1691--92, 1695--99) and the Council (1699--1732). ...ter, Lucy Carter, Ludlow Carter, Mary Carter, George Carter, Ludlow Carter, Robert Carter, Lucy Carter, Anne Carter, Anne Carter, George ... ...ter, George Carter, John Carter, Elizabeth Carter, Mary Byrd Carter, Sarah Carter, Thomas Carter, John Carter, Anna Carter, Anne Carter, ... 1663 - Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, United States, ...eth Carter, John Carter, Judith Carter, Sarah Carter, Robert Carter, Landon Carter, Charles Carter, Ludlow Carter, Betty Carter, Anne Carter, 1663 - Corotoman (Lancaster County), Virginia, USA, 1732 - Christ Church, Lancaster County, Virginia, USA, Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America, Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America, Lancaster County, Virginia, United States, Armstead/Armistead and connected Families, Birth of Elizabeth Carter Burwell Nicholas, Rector of William & Mary College; Speaker of House of Burgess, VA, Speaker, Councillor & Acting Governor of Virginia, colonel, Plantation Owner, Anne (Anna) Carter, b. 4--9.Mary, b. Anne CARTER Birth: 1696 32 13 — Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia, United States Death: 24 April 1791 — Berkeley, Charles City, County, Virginia, United States ; his second Betty, a descendant of the noble family of Landons. page 111 4--12. Most of his schoolmasters would have been clergymen, and would have considered religious education a fundamental requirement of their curricula. And service to the colony soon ensued with his election as burgess for the session beginning 1 April 1692. He was treasurer of the colony, speaker of the house of burgesses 1694-99, and member of the council for twenty-seven years (1699-1726). As an agent of Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, better known in Virginia as Lord Fairfax, he served two terms as agent for the Fairfax proprietary of the Northern Neck of Virginia. Robert "King" Carter (1662/63 – 4 August 1732), of Lancaster County, was an American businessman and colonist in Virginia and became one of the wealthiest men in the colonies.. As President of the Governor’s Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale.Brock, Robert Alonzo … Daughter of Robert "King" Carter and Julia Armistead. 1711; d. unm. According to records at the museum adjacent to Historic Christ Church in Lancaster County, Virginia, Anne Carter was born in 1702 to Robert "King" Carter and his second wife, the former Mrs. Betty Landon Willis. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0007/g0000062.html#I38986, "Colonial official, landowner; born in Lancaster County, Va. His schooling in England has been covered very well by Alan Simpson in "Robert Carter's Schooldays" , an article in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (94[April 1986]: 161-188). 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