Gyles Carter of Badgeworth (? – c.1627)


(?-c. 1627)

GYLES CARTER, son of JOHN CARTER, rector of Alderton Parish Church and ?, born in Badgeworth.

GYLES CARTER married ELIZABETH.  They had the following children:  JOHN CARTER, Cecill Carter, Gyles Carter, Robert Carter and Elizabeth Carter. Source:  Jim Gallman

1538

JOHN CARTER, father of GYLES CARTER, died at age 68.

?

JOHN CARTER born in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, which is directly to the West of Stow-on-the-Wold, between Cheltenham and Chipping Norton.  JOHN CARTER is the son of GYLES CARTER and ELIZABETH. Source:  Jim Gallman

?

JOHN CARTER married MARY LAWRENCE, daughter of ROBERT LAWRENCE of SHIPTON SOLLARS and ELEANOR STRATFORD OF FARMECOTTE.  They had the following children, GYLES CARTER, John Carter, William Carter, Anne Carter, Eleanor Carter, Mary Carter.

1574

GILES CARTER born, son of JOHN CARTER (son of GYLES OF BADGWORTH CARTER) and MARY LAURENCE (daughter of ROBERT OF SHIPTON LAURENCE).  GILES (also seen as GYLES) was born in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, which is directly to the West of Stow-on-the-Wold, between Cheltenham and Chipping Norton.

1616

[GILES CARTER] had been outlawed for murder in 1616 [FN74]. [FN74] E 178/3857 The Victoria History of the Counties of England: A History of the County of Gloucester, vol. Vi, Oxford University Press, London, 1965., p.167.

1620

September 18 Smyth of Nibley papers, Smyth 3 (80), p. 137.  Document in New York Public Library (List of records No. 210)..Reference from Jim Gallman.  WHB has converted to modern English spelling.

“To the Treasurer Counsel and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony in Virginia.  This is to certify that in the good ship called the Supply this present 18th day of September, 1620, were shipped from our Port of Bristol for plantation in Virginia at the charges of Richard Berkeley, George Thorpe, William Tracy and John Smith, esqs. under the conduct of the said William Tracy appointed Captain and Governor over them these 56 persons whose names ensue, who forthwith proceeded in their voyage accordingly:  [WHB only 40 names were included in the excerpt.]

[alphabetized by WHB]  Robert Baker; Thomas Baugh;  John Bayly; Nicholas Came, gent.;  GYLES CARTER; Richard Fereby, gent.; William Finch and Elizabeth, his wife and Francis, their son; John Gibbes; Isabell Gifford; Joane Greene; Francis Grevill; George Hale; Gabriel Holland; Richard Holland; John Holmeden, gent.; Richard Hopkins; John Howlett [Bowlet] the elder and John, his son; George Keene, gent.; Arthur Kemis, gent.; Thomas Kemis, gent.; John Linsey; Robert Longe, gent.; Arnold Oldisworth, esq.; John Page and Frances his wife; Robert Pawlet, divine; William Peird the elder; Richard Peirs; William Piffe; Thomas Shepy, gent.; William Tracy, esq., Mary Tracy, his wife, Thomas Tracy, their son and Joyce Tracy, their daughter; Elizabeth Webbe; Giles Wilkins.

1620/21

January 29 Smith of Nibley papers, Smyth 34 Document in New York Public Library.  Authograph signed of George Yeardley and Jo. Pory, Secy., seal and stamp (double rose).  List of records, 228.

“These are to certify the right Honorable, Right Worshipful, and others of the Counsel and Company for this first Southern Colony of Virginia, that there arrived at Berkeley in the same country, for the account of that society, and the Plantation to the said hundred, upon the 29th of January, 1620, these fifty persons underwritten.  Vist.  [alphabetized by WHB]

Robert Baker; Thomas Baugh;  John Bayly; Giles Broadway; Nicholas Camme, gent.;  GYLES CARTER; Joane Coopy; Antony Coopy; Elizabeth Coopy; Richard Dutton; Richard Fereby, gent.; William Finch and Elizabeth, his wife and Francis, their son*; John Gibbes; Isabell Gifford; Joane Greene; Francis Grevill; George Hale [or Hall]; Alice Heskins; Gabriel Holland; Richard Holland; John Holmeden, gent.; Richard Hopkins;  John Howlett, the elder and John Howlett, his son and William Howlett, also his son; James Jelfe; George Keene, gent.; Arthur Kemis, gent.; Thomas Kemis, gent.; John Linsey (Roger Linzey?); Robert Longe, gent.; Richard Milton; Arnold Oldisworth, esq.; John Page and Frances his wife; Robert Pawlet, divine; William Peird the elder; Richard Peirs; William Piffe; Walter Prosser; Richard Rolles, Jane his wife and Benedict Rolles, their son; Thomas Shepy, gent.; William Tracy, esq., Mary Tracy, his wife, Thomas Tracy, their son and Joyce Tracy, their daughter; Philip Vrange; Elizabeth Webbe; Giles Wilkins.

1623

The Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623 shows the marriage of GILES CARTER and ELIZABETH TRACY, daughter of PAUL TRACY.

William G. H. Carter, GILES CARTER of Virginia, p. 103.

GILES CARTER and ELIZABETH TRACY had the following children:  John Carter, Thomas Carter (1648- ?), Mary, GILES CARTER (c. 1634 – <1702), Elizabeth, Anne and William. (E-mail from Jim Gallman) [WHB - This is a contested fact.]

1627

JOHN [CARTER] died at Lower Swell in 1627, and was succeeded as lord of the manor by his son and heir GILES [FN73], who had been outlawed for murder in 1616 [FN74]. [FN73] Inq. P.m. Glos. 1625-42, i. 91-95. [FN74] E. 178/3857 The Victoria History of the Counties of England: A History of the County of Gloucester, vol. Vi, Oxford University Press, London, 1965., p.167.

Gloucestershire county records show that GILES CARTER ESQ. was the head of the family after the death of his father in 1627. William G. H. Carter, GILES CARTER of Virginia, p. 103.

GILES CARTER ESQ. was sequestered in the Great Rebellion and compounded for 968 pounds 17 shillings.  The parish church is in the deanery of Stow and there is a handsome monument there to GILES CARTER, ESQ. From Iberian Home Page.  Leona Ferrell Madsen, My Carter Ancestry.

See Sir Robert Atkyns, Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire, London, 1712, pp. 227-228.

1638

GILES [CARTER] appears to have mortgaged the manor [of Lower Swell in Gloucestershire] to Sir William Courteen of London [FN75], into whose effective ownership the estate had passed by 1659, when, after Courteen’s death, it was sold to Sir Robert Atkyns [FN76], later Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House of Lords. [FN75] Cal. S. P. Dom. 1637-8, 351; Glos. Colln., deed of 1640; Cal. Cttee. For Compounding, 1308. [FN76] Atkyns, Glos., 722.

 

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Miscellaneous Documents from Early 17th Century Gloucestershire

The following documents may prove to be relevant in sorting through the relationships of the Carters and related families in Early 17th Century Gloucestershire, England:

History of Estates that may be ancestral homes of Carters of 17th Century Virginia:

The Estate of Cold Aston:

Victoria History of Gloucestershire v. 9, pp. 12-13.

The manor of Cold Aston conveyed in 1519 to JOHN CARTER of PIRTON in Churchdown from John Stratford.  CARTER (d.1627) succeeded by his son Giles “who recovered his estates in the mid 1640s following their sequestration on the ground of his royalist sympathies.  From Giles (d. 1665) the manor passed to his grand-nephew Edward Carter of Alvescot (Oxon) and from Edward (d. 1674) to his brother Goddard (d. 1725) then to his daughter Rebecca (fl. 2749) in1726 settled at her marriage to Sir John Dayley etc.

Cold Aston Church dates from the12th century.  First mention 1220.  In the nave is a wall monument to Giles Carter (d.1665)

Estate of Sevenhampton:

Gloucestershire Victoria History v. 9 –p. 173

In 1608 William Throckmorton sold the estate of Sevenhampton to Anthony Laurence, son of ROBERT LAURENCE of Shipton Solers.  Robert had in 1570 got the lease of the demesne and other lands in site of the manor.  In 1591, these lands were sold to ROBERT LAURENCE’s widow Eleanor Sankey and JOHN CARTER.  In 1606 on her death lands went to ROBERT’s son (also ROBERT LAWRENCE).  In 1610 – these were conveyed to his brother Anthony owner of manor.  At Anthony’s death (1645) land went to his grandson Robert Lawrence (d. 1700) succeeded by his son Anthony, a physician in Tewkesbury.  Without surviving issue in 1717 it passed to his sisters Mary, wife of Carew Williams and Anne, wife of Thomas Ludlow.  They turned it over to nephew Walter Lawrence (d. 1764) then to daughter Mary, wife of William Morris then after her death 1839 to their son Walter Lawrence.  Lawrence (formerly Morris) owner of nearby Sandywell Estate etc.

Surveys of Readiness of Gloucestershire Men 1608 (Reign of King James I):

Excerpts from John Smith’s “Men and Armour for Gloucester in 1608″

Carter – Men and Armour 1608 Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980.

Chursdowne: Whereof Sr John Cemberlen knight is Lord.. . . Gyles Carter gent 1. hath one Corlet fur’. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.14

Arlinigham: Wherof the Lord Viscount Lisle and Thomas Yate gent are Lords; Henry Carter weaver. 2. p. tr.; Gyles Carter yeoman. 2. m. tr. Sub.; Richard Carter, 1. ca.; Danyell Nurse servant to Gyles Carter, 1 ca. . .; Richard ffyer yeoman 3. m. tr. Sub.; Robert ffyer sonne of Richard ffryer. 1 m.l; Thomas Carter servant to the said Richard ffryer. 1 py. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.180.

The Hundred of Bisley: Payneswicke: Whereof Henry Jernyngham Esq’ is Lord.; Gyles Carter wever. 1. ca. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.288.

Hartbury: Wherof Compton Esq. is Lord.; John Carter sen’ husbandman ca. tr.; John Carter jun’. 1. p.; Thomas Carter 2. p. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.16.

Inhabytants charged with the findinge of Armour not before mentioned.

John Carter the yonger, John Butter, Thomas Butter and Perkikns widowe have between them one Corslet fur. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.17.

Charlton Abbots: Whereof John Carter gent is Lord. (WHB notes -Barre, Gray, Copyn, Spiser, Cole, Harvy, Halle (husbandmen, servant to Edward Barre, laborers)

Stanly Pontlardge: Wherof Paule Tracy Esqr is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.79.

Little Rissington: Whereof John ffettiplace Esq’ is Lord.; John Carter servant to Richard Kemth. 1. ca.; Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.143.

Nether Swell: Whereof John Carter gent is Lord.: Richard Little 1.p. William Bollard 1.m. Will’m Wilkes 2.p., Will’m Hawlinge. 1 ca., Giles Jackett. 1 ca., John Dylworth. 1 ca., Thomas Walter, 1 ca. (Servants to the said John Carter. Sub. Gent.)

(WHB notes – also Bennet, Bunce, Sarne, Pullum, Arcle, Hancke, Jelfes, Browne, Prikce, Somner, Carpenter, Bennet, Bond, Carpenter, Johnson, Smith, Hodeges, Rose, Hances, Arcles John Addams.

The said Tythinge is chardged with the findings of two Callivers with their fur’. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.144

The Hundred of Barkley. Hame and Hame ffalowe: Whereof Henry Lord Barkely is Lord; Pedington:

John Carter husbandman 1 ca. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.148.

Ffarmecote: Whereof George Stratford Esqr is lord. (WHB- John Barlet, gaily, Symond, Shevers, Taylor, Mawpase, Greene, Phillips, Rose, Brandyer, servants; Payne, Hewes, husbandmen)

Over Swell: Wherof Antony Stratford gent is lord. (WHB – John Taylor, Byrd, Hunt, Marshall, Hayward, Compiere, CLeyton, THornet, ffrauncis, husbandmen, servants) Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.88.

The Hundred of Kiftesgate (pp. 77- Nauntone: Whereof Sr John Tracy knight is lord.; Todington: Whereas Sr John Tracy knight is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.85.

Didbrooke: Whereof Sr John Tracy knight is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.84.

Hawlinge: Wherof Henry Stratford gent. Is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.80.

Guytinge Poare: Whereof Henry Stratford gent is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.82.

Woolson: Wherof Sr William Throkmarton knight is Lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.100.

Tirley: Whereof Sr William Throkmarton knight is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.101.

Lords of Selected Places in 1608: Alderton: John Hickford, Esq.; Badgeworth: (none mentioned).

 


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Miscellaneous Documents from Early 16th Century Gloucestershire

The following documents may prove to be relevant in sorting through the relationships of the Carters and related families in Early 16th Century Gloucestershire, England:

 

A Military Survey of Gloucestershire (1522), excerpts by WHB:

The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaelogical Society: Gloucestershire Record Series. Vol 6, The Millitary Survey of Gloucestershire, 1522, ed. R. W. Hoyle, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1993.

Thornbury Hundred: Rangeworthy. The king is lord there and lands worth [].John Laurence 20 sh. Bow; Robert Laurence 40 sh. Sword, p. 35

Pucklechurch Hundred: Westerleigh: Richard Laurens: 5 lbs: sallet, splints and bill., p. 79; St Briavels Hundred: Hewelsfield John Laueraunce 13 s. 4d 7 lbs. horse, glaive. a. Robert Laueraunce 26s 8d 9 lbs sword, dagger & glaive [WHB note: the designation "a." means able-bodied.] p.87

Slaughter Hundred; Broadwell: John Carter 20 lbs., p.88; Upper Slaughter: Richard Tracy 10 sh., p.96

Bisley Hundred: Paganhill: Richard Stratford 40 sh  10 lbs., p.102

The Liberty of the Seven Hundreds of Cirencester

The town of Cirencester: St Lawrence Street: John Laurence, p. 107

Crowthorne Hundred: Preston: Richard Stratford 13 lb 6 s 8d, p.132

Berkeley Hundred: Hinton: (a) Nicholas Laurens 3 lbs: bows and arrows, p. 166

Tewkesbury Hundred; Oxenton: Robert Stratford: 5 lbs., p.167; Alderton: John Carter is rector there and the rectory is worth 26 lb. 13 s. 4d. The same John 3s. 4d. 20 lb.; William Tracy, jun, 20 lb.; (a) John Stratford, p. 171; Church Stanway: John Laurans: 20 lbs., p. 174-5; Prestbury: John Stratford: 16 s.; Edward Straford: 40 s., p. 177

Deerhurst Hundred: Little Compton: John Carter 10 lb. p. 183;

Whitstone Hundred: Standish: John Carter: 6 lbs sallet., p. 187; King’s Stanley: William Stratforde: 7 lbs. Bow, sheaf of arrows. p. 192; Longney: John Carter: 13 lbs. 6s. 8d., p. 199

The king’s liberty of the duchy of Lancaster which extended within the hundreds of Bledisloe, Westbury [and] Botloe.; Huntley: John Stratford: 19s 4d.

Kiftsgate Hundred with Holford and Greston: p. 223; Westington: Richard Tracy, gent. 40 sh., p. 229; Toddington: William Tracy esq with lands there and other manors, 105 lb, goods 500 lbs., harness for three men.; The abbot of Hailes is rector there and the rectory is worth 8 lbs.; Henry Wyllys is vicar there and the vicarage is worth 8 lbs.; Richard Tracy (371v) a. William Carter

a. A high proportion of lines commence with a superscript “a”.  This is noted in the headings for Tewkesbury borough as indicating that a man was “able” in the sense of a man fit or ale to undertake military service.



 

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Joseph Burnett, Jr (1842-1911), Bedford County and Lynchburg, VA

 

Parentage:

Joseph Burnett, Jr was born in 1842. His father was Joseph Burnett Sr (see Joseph Burnett (1807-1885), Bedford County, VA.)

His mother was Elizabeth Johnson

Marriage:

In 1865, to Malinda Jane Witt, born 1850, died December 30, 1889, Bedford County, VA

Second marriage to Mildred Thomas Wilson in 1891.

 

The Children of Joseph Burnett, Jr (except where otherwise noted, from correspondence of Mrs George W. [Phyllis] Martin).

Ida M. Burnett, born September 21, 1867 [WHB - married George K. Hogan]

Clara Belle Burnett, born July 18, 1869 [WHB - married John Jefferson Burnett; died 1936]

Otey Munford Burnett, born December 6, 1870, died 1948

Henry Clay Burnett, born June 18, 1872

Lillian B. Burnett, born March 7, 1874

Myrtle D. Burnett, born December 1, 1875

William Penn Burnett, born April 18, 1878

[WHB - Ollie P, born 1880, died 1880, age 3 months]

Linwood B. Burnett, born August 9, 1893

Lewis V. Burnett [WHB - born 1885

Otha T. Burnett (died of burns as a child) [WHB - born, 1881, death in 1884]

Harold Carlton Burnett [WHB - born 1887]

Hattie Ward Burnett, born September 23, 1888

Joseph Burnett III (half-brother) [WHB - Joseph McKinley Burnett, child of the second marriage.]

Sorry this is not complete. Aunt Hattie’s daughter Shirley Evans Childress is out of town at present. I’ll phone her later to learn the time of Hattie’s death.

P.S. Harold Carlton Burnett was a sereant of the U. S. Army. He was almost as handsome as Linwood, his older brother.

 

Obituary:

Death of Mr Joseph Burnett (Jr) – [provided on typewritten sheet by Mrs. George W. Martin]

Mr Joseph Burnett died suddenly yesterday at 6 o’cock from heart disease, at his home, 203 Twelfth Street, aged 69 years. Mr Burnett was a Confederate veteran and was well known in this city, having lived here for twenty-one years.

He is survived by six sons Otey M., William, P., Linwood B., Louis V., Harold Carlton and Josephe, all of this city, and four daughters – Mrs J. . Burnett, Mrs O. J. Barton, Mrs. M. F. Burnett and by three brothers, Messrs Lafayette, James and William B., and by two sisters, Miss Martha Burnett and Mrs Pricilla Crouch, all of Bedford county.

The deceased was born in Bedford county in 1842.

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Giles Carter (1634-1700) Henrico County, VA

Note from WHB (January 4, 2012): I am more optimistic than ever that the collective efforts of many researchers on the relationships of the Carters in 17th Century Virginia will solve the riddles of the origins of these Virginia families.

I suspect that they will find that efforts in understanding the relationships of the Carters in 17th Century Gloucester County, England to be of great importance in the effort.

We need to better understand what was going on in the Port of Bristol and how the Carters, Tracys and related families were involved. In the meantime, I am posting some past correspondence on the subject.

It also might be useful to have tentative hypotheses as to which of the 17th century Virginia Carters do NOT belong (at least directly) with the Gloucester/Cirencester/Bristol group. It probably matters that some are associated with Christ Church in London, but that does not necessarily mean they are unrelated to the Gloucester group. I suspect that everyone in 17th century Virginia was associated with or at least sympathetic to the side of the Cavaliers as opposed to the Roundheads.

 

Determining the Ancestry of Giles Carter of Henrico County

Some related correspondence:

WHB to Hamp Burnett, October 14 2004

I have been looking through my e-mail message bank (which, of course, I do have access to here in Paris) to seek what I have written others on my previous work on the Carters.

Note this 2001 message I sent to Peyton Carter, who is my cousin through the line of Theodoric Carter (Henrico County).  Although my thinking has revised
slightly, this still is my current hypothesis on the Carters.  I am descended from Carters on both my mother’s and father’s lines, and have come to believe
both lines are descended from the same family in Gloucestershire.

Let me know your thoughts.

Bill

Cousin Peyton -

I am sending you a copy of my current thoughts expressed in correspondence with a researcher from Middlesex County, VA.  Please keep these thoughts in
mind as you continue your research, and let me know what you think.

 

Subject: Re: William Carter


Karen -

If one is able to trace their ancestry to GILES CARTER and ELIZABETH TRACY, then there is sufficient information through the Standard Peerage Books and history books, as well as other genealogical resources, to trace direct lineage back to the Tenth Century Normandy (with a high degree of certainty) and before that to Eighth Century France (on lines of
descendency for which I have not yet examined the evidence directly).

The TRACYs were of royal descent, and from them I have been able to trace four (and probably five) of the 31 known men who fought on the Norman side of the Battle of Hastings as direct ancestors, and include as direct ancestors two kings of England, and a number of significant names in British, Norman and French history.

I have two hypotheses.  In both WILLIAM CARTER is the grandson of GILES and ELIZABETH.  One would have him the son of GILES JR. and HANNAH CREWES, who settled in the Turkey Island area (Henrico County).  The other
would have him as the son of a WILLIAM CARTER, who was the brother of GILES, JR.

I am a descendent of WILLIAM CARTER on my father’s side and of THEODORIC CARTER, son of GILES JR. and HANNAH CREWES, on my mother’s side.  I have enough experience with the First Family dynasties to pick up on clues which suggest large multi-county, multi-state economic endeavors involving the different branches of one family.

WILLIAM CARTER’s son JOHN CARTER (who you will show in your Middlesex County records associated with the AMMONs) was ancestor to the CARTERs of Bedford County. Now I have some tentative evidence (as yet not
established) that THEODORIC’s brother’s line inherited Bedford County property.

My current hypothesis is that ALL of the CARTERS who appear in the 17th century Virginia records are related.  Given the tight controls on immigration into 17th century Virginia, it makes sense for there to be ultimately only one CARTER family.  Granted, it is a common name, and I never really thought that they all could be closely related, but the more I learn, the more I think that is probable.

One other bit of information.  GILES and ELIZABETH TRACY’s brother, travelled together on the ship Supply to Jamestown Colony in 1620, took part in the “First Thanksgiving”, then returned to Gloucestershire, after
which GILES and ELIZABETH married.

The CARTER and TRACY families were scouting Virginia from the earliest decades.  When things went badly for them in the English Civil War, many of the family members emigrated to the Colonies.

Please share this information with persons who would be willing to pursue this line of reasoning and help me prove or disprove it.

Thanks, WHB


WHB to Peyton Carter, October 17, 2004

Thank you for the reference to the baptismal certificate. Did you see the attached posting, which refers to documents that I have not yet seen?

I think with some concentrated work on Gloucestershire it will be possible to “connect the dots”.  One of the items I plan to spend more time on is the history of each of the manors associated with the Carter families (and it appears from the attached correspondence possibly also those associated with the Laurence and Stratford families).

Although my work with medieval genealogy prepares me to expect continuous marrying within family groups to prevent choice revenue bearing properties from being lost to the family group, I have not come across documentation of relations with the Stratfords yet.  The Carters et al could all be cadet branches of the Tracy and deTony families.

Let me know if you have further information.  I think you are on the right track with Gyles of Badgeworth.

Cordially, Cousin Bill

The “attached posting” from Joseph Carter:

Gyles Carter and Carters of Gloucestershire, February 29th, 2004 -

I am Looking for Several Carter’s from the Gloucestershire area that migrated to the United States around the Virginia area in the early and late 1600′s. I am interested in Gyles Carter of Badgeworth that had a wife Margarett and A brother Thomas Carter that had a son named Anthony Carter, Gyles of Badgeworth Had a son John Carter that was married to Mary Lawrence daughter to Robert Lawrence of Shipton Sollars and Eleanor Stratford of Farmecotte (Farnecott) their son Giles that was Married to Elizabeth Tracy he was one of the early Carter’s that Came to Virginia.

The Carter’s were related to the Tracy Family through intermarriages of the Stratford, Carter and Lawrence Families. I am searching for A Giles Carter born around 1634 possibly a son to a Theodor or Theodorick Carter that was christened in Cirencester in 1635. I am also looking for a William and John Carter from this Line that came to The USA. Their were two Families of Carter’s from Gloucestershire that shared similar Names, The Carter’s of Arlingham and the Carter’s of Badgeworth , Charleton Abbots, Lower Swell , Neather Swell and Cirencester and Cheltenham and Blockley. I have wills of Several of these Carter’s but I am searching for a link to Early Virginia that would connect Carter’s here to the families in Gloucestershire.

If you can Help me Please do.

Re: Gyles Carter and Carters of Gloucestershire

Reply from Jeff Carter, April 18th, 2004 –

HAVE JOHN AND WILLIAM CARTER ABOUT 1700. Suspect Carters went to Christchurch, then isle of Whyte, then USA.They lived Lancashire.Kent.Garston.Liverpool.Regards Jeff Carter

Peyton Carter to WHB

I did discover his baptismal certificate in Cirencester, dated April 24, 1635. (Gloucestershire Record Office, Gloucester, England, 24/4/1635, PFC 86 in 1/1, No. 5, p. 243). It names Gyles Carter, the son of Theodor Carter. Given that Giles of Henrico’s oldest son was named Theodorick, this seems to be it, not to mention that this makes him the correct age, verified in a deposition that Giles gave in 1680. (Henrico County, Record Book 1 (Deeds & Wills), 1677 – 1692, Reel 4, p. 133.) However, I have had difficulty in tracking down this Theodor. I have not been able to positively connect Giles of Virginia with Gyles of Badgeworth. Have a nice trip.

 

Hi Cousin Peyton -

I am writing you from Paris and will be in Gloucestershire next week. I noted your current postings requesting information on the baptism of  Giles Carter in Cirencester and the possible descendency from Gyles Carter of Badgworth.  Have you obtained any further documentation that might
confirm this hypothesis?

Cordially, Cousin Bill

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Joseph Carter, Jr (1733-1814), Bedford County, VA

 

The Family Group for Joseph Carter, Jr, son of Joseph Carter (Middlesex and Spotsylvania Counties, VA) and Catherine Ammon.

Joseph Carter, Jr

Ammon Carter, born around 1765, married Mary (Polly) Burnett (sister of Williamson Burnett)

Priscilla Carter, married Williamson Burnett 15 March 1792

Mary (Polly) Carter, married Josiah McKinney, 1 January 1789

Nancy, married Thomas Phelps

John

1807

Deed Book 12, Page 253. Bedford County, Virginia

This Indenture made this 30th day of April Eighteen Hundred and Seven between Benjamin Hail and Susanah his wife of the County of Bedford of the one part and Joseph Carter of the said County of Bedford of the other part.

Wittnessed that the said Benjamin Hail and Susanah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of lawful money of Virginia the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth sale and confirm unto the said Joseph Carter one certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Bedford and on both sides of Craddock Creek and bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a pine in Stephen Hails land line North 13 degrees West 131 poles to pointers. North 341/2 degrees east 118 poles to pointers North 54 degrees East 28 poles to a black oak in Woodcock’s line thence with it south 40 degrees East 60 poles to a cove thence up the cove South 25 degrees East 351/2 poles to a box oak in the Woodcock’s and Nicholl’s line. South 60 degrees West 19 poles to a pine stump South 2 degrees West 121 poles to a white oak in Hail’s and Nicholl’s line. South 70 degrees West 20 poles to a white oak. West 48 poles to a beach on creek. North 73 degrees West 38 poles to the first station. Containing One Hundred and Sixty 3/4 acres (be the same more or less) to have and to hold the said land and premises with all appertainances there unto belonging and the said Benjamin and Susanah his wife doth for themselves their heirs do agree to and with the said Carter to warrant and defend the wright and title of the said land and premises unto him the said Joseph Carter his heirs or assigns forever from the claim or claims of all persons whatever. In testimony whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this day above and date above written.
Benjamin Hail
Sukey Hail

At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 28th Day of September 1807. This indenture of bargain and sale between Benjamin Hail and Sukey his wife the said Sukey being first privitely examined according to law voluntairly relinquished and her right of dower in and to the land and premises conveyed by this indenture which is ordered to be recorded.
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John Johnson, Sr (1732-1817), Hanover and Bedford Counties, VA

1732

JOHN JOHNSON born in Hanover County, VA, in the Quaker community asociated with the Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House

Inscription. English immigrant Thomas Stanley, born about 1670, championed the right to religious freedom early in the 1700s. Stanley gave nearby land for a Quaker meetinghouse, school, and cemetery. Until the 19th century, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) convened here for worship. Here in 1767, Quakers spoke out strongly against enslavement of blacks, which resulted in a 1772 resolution prohibiting the purchase and hiring of slaves by Quakers. By 1779, they had recommended freeing all slaves and approximately 200 were freed as a result. In 1875, the meeting was disbanded because of westward Quaker migration. The building burned in 1904.

Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I 10-c.)

Location. 37° 49.419′ N, 77° 37.759′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of West Patrick Henry Road (Virginia Route 54) and Quaker Church Road (Virginia Route 803), on the left when traveling west on West Patrick Henry Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier VA 23192, United States of America.

The WATKINS family of Goochland County VA produced four children whose spouses were children of JOHN JOHNSON and ELIZABETH ELLYSON.

1754

JOHN JOHNSON, son of JOHN JOHNSON and ELIZABETH ELLYSON married LYDIA WATKINS, daughter of ________,  3 June 1754.

1755

Judith Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA WATKINS, born at Cedar Creek, Bedford County, VA

1757

Susanna Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA, born in Cedar Creek, Bedford County, VA

1776

Judith Johnson, duagher of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA WATKINS, married to Barclay Ballard.

1792

Suannah Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON SR and LYDIA, marries John WIlkerson 16 December 1792. She was born in Bedford County, VA, and died in Bedford County, VA.

1804

Josiah Bailey, of Campbell County, and Susanna Ballard, daughter of Barclay and Judith Ballard, of Bedford County, were married at Ivy Creek Meeting-house, in Bedford County, 7-15-1804.

 

The following witnesses signed the marriage certificate : Thomas Johnson, Johnson Ballard, William Butler, Amos Holloway, Nicholas Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, John Swinney, Joseph Johnson, Rhoda Johnson, Agatha Johnson, Hepsabeth Holloway, Salley Macey, Betsy Butterworth, Nancy Johnson, Susanna Stone.

1807

December 21,, 1807 – Bedford County Marriage Bonds: JOHN JOHNSON, JR to MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER. Surety is JOHN CARTER

 

 

 

 

Will of John Johnson, Sr (1817)

I, John Johnson of Bedford County, do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament. In the m_____  following

I do lend my wife Lydia Johnson during her life the Land and plantation whereon I now live with all the personal estate I, Joseph, and at her decease for the Land to revert to my Son Thomas Johnson and his heirs forever -

and, I have ____ my son James Johnson the sum of one thousand dollars to be laid out in Land upon? the State of the ___ by him for the Benefit of my son John Johnson, deceased and to be equally divided between them, then at the decision of my aforesaid wife for my personal estate and make a return to court and then giving three months Legal notice of a sale of the said estate and for the amount of sale to be divided equally between my Children to wit, Judith Ballard Susannah WIlkerson James Samuel Joseph & Thomas Johnson and Lydia Moorman and the heirs of my son John Johnson to come in and  ___ legatee in all making eight shs ___I to constitute my son Thomas  Johnson and James Martin Capt? of Campbell to be my executors of this my last will and testament given under my hand & seal this ____ day of September eighteen hundred and ___ signed in the present

John Johnson Seal

B the words? between tem, and equally interlined before signed Samuel Poindexter, Dabney Poindexter, Benjamin X Ellot his mark Aug 1817

Probate

At a court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse this 24th day of March 1817. The Last Will of John Johnson Dec was exhibited in Court and proven by Dabney Cornester? as subscribing witness and afterward met a court before _____ the 26th day of August 1817. The same further proven by the oah of Benjamin Eliott another Subscribing witness for ___ to be recorded. On the motion of Thomas Johnson one of the Executors therein named who madeoath ____according to Law. Certificate is granted ___ for obtaining a probate thereof in due form Liverty being reserved the other Exer therein named to ___ in that _____ fit. Desk J Stepph__ ?

The Last Will etc of John Johnson Dec’d 1817 Mar 24th proved by _____

1817 Aug 25th  heir proved ___ Thomas Johnson _____

 

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Joseph Burnett (1807-1885), Bedford County, VA

 

1807

JOSEPH BURNETT, son of JULIUS SAUNDERS and PRISCILLA CARTER, wife of WILLIAMSON BURNETT, born in Bedford County, VA.

1820

JULIUS SAUNDERS legally apprentices William(son) Burnett, JOSEPH BURNETT, and Christopher Ammon Burnett. Y-chromosome tests have proven that JOSEPH BURNETT and Christopher Ammon Burnett are descended from JULIUS SAUNDERS.

1821

CAPT JULIUS SAUNDERS died in Bedford County, Va., in August, 1821, as indicated in the letter from Samuel Newell to Tunstall Quarles hereintofore quoted. He was buried with military honors, as befitted “a good soldier”, who “had helped capture that old Scoundrel Cornwallis”.

1824

December 25,1824,

John Johnson, deceased, commonwelth appointed to sell Widow’s allotment, 161 acres Craddock Creek to Julius Saundrs & c. Bedford County, Virginia. Deed book 19, page 114.

1830

JOSEPH BURNETT son of JULIUS SAUNDERS and PRISCILLA CARTER [see Priscilla Carter (1763-1843), Bedford County, VA]. [WHB - JOSEPH'S biological father is apparently JULIUS SAUNDERS] is married on 20 December, 1830 in Bedford County to ELIZABETH JOHNSON daughter of JOHN JOHNSON JR. and MARY ANN “POLLY” CARTER.

Source: General  Index to Marriage Registers – Bedford, Virginia, from 1754.

1831

JOHN BURNETT, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1832

William S(andy) Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1834

Lockey Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1836

Polly Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA

1838

Henry Thomas Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON born in Bedford County, VA.

1840

Woodard Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1842

JOSEPH BURNETT, JR, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County VA.

1844

Priscilla Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1847

Elizabeth Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1850

Sarah Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1853

James P. Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

JOHN BURNETT, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries MARY ANN (POLLY) JOHNSON.

1856

Martha Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

Polly Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries David H Johnson.

1860

Mary Jane Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born ande dies in Bedford County, VA.

1867

Priscilla Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries Obadiah Crouch

1869

Elizabeth Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries John Henry Burnett.

Woodard Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries Francess Mitchell

1875

JOSEPH BURNETT, JR, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries MALINDA JANE WITT.

1882

James P. Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries Cora Ellen White.

His death record (1885)

VIRGINIA: In the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Bedford:

I, H. P. Scott, Clerk of said Court, do hereby certify that the death records on file in this office for Bedford County show the death of a white, male, named Joseph Burnett, age 78 years, Oct. 1885, cause of death Dropsy, parents J. H. and Pricella Burnett, Farmer, wife’s name Elizabeth, and information given by Wm. Burnett, son.

Given under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 9th day of May, 1979. Virginia H. Stanley, Deputy for H. P. Scott, Clerk

Death Record Book 1 Page 117.

His younger brother’s death record two month’s later (1885)

VIRGINIA: In the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Bedford:

I, H. P. Scott, Clerk of said Court, do hereby certify that the death records on file in this office for Bedford County show the death of a white, male, named Chris A. Burnett, on Dec. 15, 1885, age 75 years, parents J. H. & Pricella Burnett, Farmer, Wife’s name Orphy J., and information given by Wm. Burnett, a nephew.

Given under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 9th day of May, 1979. Virginia H. Stanley, Deputy for H. P. Scott, Clerk

Death Record Book 1 Page 117.

[WHB Note: At one time I thought that the use of  "J. H." rather the "Williamson Burnett" in both reports of death to the County Clerk was inadvertent, William Burnett mixing up the name of his father's eldest brother James Hooper with the long-deceased Williamson.

The combination of genealogical and DNA evidence now suggests that the J. H. was not meant to refer to a Burnett at all, but rather more likely to JULIUS SAUNDERS.

I suspect the use of the term J. H. for the father of both JOSEPH and Christopher Ammon Burnett by nephew William Burnett at the death of two of the brothers was deliberate and had a particular meaning at that time. ]

[WHB – The following is a list of the marriages of JOSEPH BURNETT’s children and/or dates of their deaths that took place after his death in 1885:

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Mary Ann (Polly) Carter (1789-? ), Bedford County, Virginia

1789

MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER born in Bedford County, VA

The marriage record (1807)

JOHN JOHNSON JR, son of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA WATKINS, married MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER, daughter of Patriot JOHN CARTER and FRANCES DEPRIEST (?): Married December  21 1807, JOHN CARTER surety.

1810

ELIZABETH ANN JOHNSON, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON JR and MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER, born.

1812/13

JOHN JOHNSON, JR dies in War of 1812.

The second marriage (1817)

Henry Miles

MARY ANN (CARTER) JOHNSON, widow of JOHN JOHNSON JR. Married November 22, 1817, John Oxley surety, married by John Ayers.

Her daughter’s marriage record (1830):

JOSEPH BURNETT son of Williamson Burnett and PRISCILLA CARTER

ELIZABETH JOHNSON daughter of JOHN JOHNSON JR and MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER. Married on 20 December 1830 in Bedford, Virginia.

Source: General  Index to Marriage Registers – Bedford, Virginia, from 1754.

The release of Mary Ann (Carter) Miles’ Dower (1834)

Surveyed and plotted for MARY Miles (widow of JOHN JOHNSON, dec’d) as follows (Viz)

Beginning at pointing(?) on Wm Preston?’s Line thence of S 39 E 113 poles to Hickory thence S 48 W 54? poles to pointing near Branch thence N 35 W 100 __ poles To pointing on road thence N 39 E 78 poles to the Beginning containing 54 acres.

John N____?, 15th April 1834

[WHB personally searched the Bedford County will books and obtained a photocopy of the disposition of the widow's dowry.]

Agreeable to an order Bedford January Court 1834. To us ___ we have this day alloted Mary Miles Late MARY JOHNSON her Dower in the real Estate of her Dec’d husband JOHN JOHNSON which will more fully appear by the above, plot and Certificate all of which is Respecfuly Reported Given under hands this 15 day of April 1834. Lewis Wingfiled, William Preston, Louis C. Arthur.

The ___ were employed one day each.

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Priscilla Carter (1763-1843), Bedford County, VA

The Family of Joseph Carter (Dick Zieman’s grouping 2007):

Child(ren) of Joseph of Spotsylvania Carter X.2. and Judith Chastain

1. Judith Carter ca. 1756– Buckingham Co VA
2. Mary Carter ca. 1758– Buckingham Co VA
3. Patriot John Carter X.5. ca. 1758– Buckingham Co VA 1841-02-18 Bedford Co VA
4. Elijah of Spotsylvania Carter ca. 1760– Spotsylvania Co VA 1812– Spotsylvania Co VA
5. Rev. Joseph Carter X.3. ca. 1762– Buckingham Co VA ca. 1849– Morgan Co KY
6. Priscilla Carter ca. 1763– Buckingham Co VA
7. Ammon Carter ca. 1767– Buckingham Co VA
8. Nancy Carter ca. 1769– Buckingham Co VA

 1792

The Marriage Records of Buckingham County:

Mar 15 1792     William Burnette          Priscilla Carter

The marriage took place at the Buckingham Baptist Church and was officiated by the Reverend Rene Chastain, one of the leaders of the Baptist movement in Virginia. Elder Rene Chastain was born in Powhatan County, Virginia on June 28, 1741.

The Gospel was first carried to Muddy Creek by Jeremiah Walker, Rene Chastain and others. T. Nargrett and Rene Chastain founded Wreck Island Baptist Church in 1784 with 45 members. Rene Chastain was the first pastor. Rene Chastain founded Union Baptist Church (Appomattox Association) in 1786. He was the first pastor.

Rene Chastain served Buckingham Baptist Church. Rene Chastain was Moderator of the Association. Buckingham, a mother church, in the county of the same name, is one of the largest and most flourishing churches in the Appomattox Association. The first successful preacher in these parts was Christopher Clarke. It was not long before Mr. Chastain commenced preaching. He has been their pastor, their only one, from the beginning.

Surely no people need ask to be more blessed in a pastor. Under him the church has prospered almost uniformly. If they have had their wintry state, from which none are exempt, yet, under the prudent management of this venerable pastor, they have not passed such serve conflicts as some other churches.

Mr. Chastain is now an old man and ripe for the crown that awaits him. As a preacher he is held in high estimation for soundness, simplicity and usefulness. Buckingham church joined the association in 1832.

Elder Chastain continued their faithful pastor until 1825, having served them for 53 years. His remains are in the family graveyard nearby, “with nothing over the grave to mark the sacred spot.”]

Wreck Island was first constituted at a place called Bent Creek in 1775. But, neglecting discipline, they declined, until 1784. They were re-constituted at the place called Wreck Island of Rock Island. Mr. Chastain then attended them statedly and they prospered under his care.

Elder Chastain was born in Powhatan County, Virginia, on June 28, 1741. Most of his life was spent in Buckingham where he served the church of that name for more than a half century. Cumberland, Providence and Mulberry Grove Churches also enjoyed, at times, his ministerial supervision. Like many other early preachers, he was in straitened circumstances, and much of his life spent between the plow handles. Stll when dying in old age, he could say as his last utterance “I have made full proof of my ministry.”

Source: Excerpts from “THE HUGUENOT”…Published By THE HUGUENOT SOCIETY

1805

1805 May 27 – Court Order BK:200 ‘Williamson Burnett was ordered on his own recognizance to be of good behavior towards PRISCILLA BURNETT for 12 months by complaint of Priscilla by David Saunders.”

1806

1806 Jan 27 – Court order BK:295 ‘An action was brought against Williamson Burnett for a ‘breach of his recognizance.’ (meaning his actions towards his estranged wife, PRISCILLA).”

 

The Application for Williamson Burnett’s Pension:

Pension Application of Priscilla Carter Burnett, widow of Williamson Burnett: W3383

Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris

 

State of Virginia} Bedford County to wit}

 

On this 15th day of July 1840 personally appeared before me a Justice of the peace in and for the County aforesaid, Priscilla Burnette, a resident of Virginia in the County of Bedford, aged sixty six years, who being first duly sworn according to Law, doth on her Oath, make the following declaration, in order to obtain the Benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress, passed July 7th 1838, entitled an act, granting half pay and pensions to Certain Widows,

 

that she is the widow of Williamson Burnette, that she always understood from her Husband and Others, that he served three Touers in the Malitia, of Three months each, as a private soldier in the War of the Revolution, but from old age and the consequent loss of memory, she cannot state all the particulars, such as the time he was called into service, or the Officers he served under, (if she ever knew them)

 

but that he was born in the County of Buckingham, and was called into the service from said County. That she well recollects his saying he was in the Seige of York, and that they were married sometime after his return from serving, that his last Tower of service,

 

That they resided sometime in Buckingham after their marriage & where their two Children, James H. Burnette & Nancy Burnette were born and that they removed from said County of Buckingham to the County of Bedford where her husband died, at the time hereafter stated, and as a further proof of his having served in the war of the revolution, &c &c, she begs leave to refer to the Certificates of Adler Arrington & Cap. George Rogers, John Carter, Sr [pension application S39285] & James H Burnette and for proof of their marriage to the Certificate of the

 

Clerk of Buckingham County.

 

She further declares that she was married to the said Williamson Burnette on the 15th day of March in the year Seventeen hundred and Ninety Two that her husband the aforesaid Williamson Burnette died on the 3rd day June Eighteen hundred and Thirty three, that she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service, but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety four viz at the time above stated.

 

Priscilla herXmark Burnette

 

State of Virginia

Bedford County to wit}

 

The affidavit of James H Burnette aged Forty eight years of the County & State aforesaid, but formerly of the County of Buckingham of the same State, where he was born, and from which County his Father Williamson Burnette, now deceased, removed, deposeth, and saith,

 

That his Father, Williamson Burnette, Husband to his Mother, Priscillar Burnette, the present Claimant, died at his residence in the County of Bedford, in his presence, on the 3rd day June 1833. and that his Mother Priscillar Burnette has never since been married, but is now a widow – and further states,

 

That he has frequently heard his Father, Williamson Burnette speak of his services in the Revolutionary War. That he was not a regular soldier, but in the militia, that so long a time having elapsed, and never expecting to be called on, if he ever new them, he cannot now detail them, but well recollects many of the circumstances and some of the places where he was stationed and often mentioned; among others, that he was at Rockets Landing, near Richmond, at Petersburg, Cedar Point, at James Town & York Town, at the surrender of Cornwallis [19 Oct 1781] &c, but in which of the different Tours, that he served, that he was at the various places mentioned, he cannot state – but that he has the fullest confidence that his Father Williamson Burnette was in service in the War of the Revolution, having often heard him speak of it, both in Conversation with himself & others and never heard of its having been called in Question or disputed              [signed] James Burnett

 

NOTE: The application includes a copy of the minister’s return for the marriage of Williamson Burnett and Priscilla Carter.



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