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.