Theodorick Carter (Jr) (1697-1777), Prince Edward County, VA

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THEORORICK CARTER (JR) born in Henrico County, VA, according to LDS Ancestral File.  Father THEODORICK CARTER [AFN:HZH9-2M (1669-1737)] and Mrs. ELIZABETH Carter.  Paternal Grandfather GILES CARTER ([AFN:HZF8-F6] Born 1634 in England), in 1668 in Henrico County married HANNAH CREWS  ([AFN:HZF8-GC] Born 1638 in England) is AFN


THEODORICK CARTER (JR) marries ANNE WADDILL in Prince Edward County(?), VA.  Source:  LDS Ancestral File.


Daughter SUSANNA CARTER born in Henrico County (?), Virginia.  Source LDS Ancestral File.


Son John Carter born in Henrico County, Virginia.  In 1755 married Mary Cunningham in Halifax County, Virginia.


Son Theodorick Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  In 1764marries Mrs. Townes Carter in Halifax County, Viriginia.


From Goochland County, Virtginis, Wills and Deeds 1736-1742, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III:

p.296, “Deed 20 May 1740 Mathew Ligon of St James Parish, Goochland Co., planter to Theodorick Carter of same for 21 pounds 250 acres on branches of Fine Creek and Fighting Creek, granted to said Ligon, bounded by the creeks John Radford, Samuel Allen, William Allen, said Ligon and John Hails, with all houses, etc. Wit. Jos. Woodson, Rich’d Levens, Wm Lax Signed: Matt. Ligon Elizabeth, wife of Matthew, relinquished her dower right, recorded 20 May 1740.”


Son William Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Son Richard Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.  In 1767 marries Mildred Wade in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Deed Book 2 Amelia County, Virginia.  (Abstracted and Compiled by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey). Deed Book 2, page 105. Deed to James Rutlidge & Mary, his wife, to John Nash, dated August 15, 1744. Consideration: 45 pounds.  Witnesses:  George Walker, THEODERICK CARTER, John Shelley and Bartholomew Zacry.  2 tracts lower side Bush River containing 250 acres, being land and plantation whereon Majes
Rutlidge and Mary now live, and granted said Rutledge by patent on July 13, 1742; 150 acres of which Mary Rutlidge sold to said James Rutlidge, bounded in part by Joseph Morton’s line, now Nash’s line.


Daughter Nanny Waddill Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Son Waddill Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Bradshaw, Herbert Clarence, History of Prince Edward County, Virginia:
From its Earliest Settlements through its Establishment in 1754 To
its Bicentennial Year; Richmond, Va., Dietz Press. p.6 [In 1738 Court Session] Joseph Morton asked that a road be cleared from George Walker’s plantation (on Bush River) to Buffalo River.  The Court granted the request. . . and appointed him surveyor.  . . .
Joseph Morton, Jr., bridle way to be cleared from the road near Charles Anderson’s to Bush River Church, with Anderson, Richard Woodson, Alexander Cunningham, THEODORICK CARTER, Joseph Shelton, John Chessright, and their tithables to do the work.


Daughter Molly Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Son Samuel Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Daughter Sally Carter born in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Ibid., p. 68. Although the St. Patrick’s vestry was prompt enough in laying plans for the purchase of a glebe, it was five years before the dwelling house on it was ready for the minister to move into. At the first meeting (September 9, 1755 at the courthouse), the wardens were authorized to receive proposals for a glebe and to report to the vestry.  Three tracts, each of 300 acres, were offered to the vestry at its meeting at Sandy River Church December 3, 1755.  George Walker offered a tract near Leigh’s for 100 pounds, THEODORICK CARTER a part of his tract for 90 pounds and Philemon Holcomb 105 pounds.  A committee consisting of Thomas Scott, David Flournoy, Thomas Haskins, and John Nash, Jr., was appointed to view the lands and report.  At its October, 1757, meeting, the vestry decided to buy 300 acres for 200 pounds from Charles Anderson, George Walton, Abraham Martin, and Henry Ligon.

Ibid., p. 86-87. Slaves, indentured servants, the individuals themselves and members oftheir families provided the labor which operated the early farms. Early lists of tithables show a considerable number of people without slaves.  Two of the three lists of thithables (those for the areas between Bush and Buffalo and west of Buffalo) for 1755 remain; JAMES WIMBISH [was listed] with five slaves; . . . THEODORICK CARTER [was listed] with three slaves; . . .


Prince Edward County, Virginia Deed Book 1 (1754-1759) Deed Book I, page 103a. July 18, 1757 from Joseph Morton of Lunenburg County, to Richard Woodson of Prince Edward County for 400 pounds a certain tract of land in PEC on both sides of Bryer [Briery] River, about 1017 acres bounded by Morton, Martin, Hamlin, Anderson, [of] which 800 acres of the said land was patented to said Morton on March 26, 1739; and about 200 acres was patented to Daniel Hamlin on November 22, 1739 and deeded to Morton by Hamlin; and 17.5 acres was conveyed to said Morton by a deed from John Morton.  John Morton, Jr., THEO CARTER, James Legrand. Recorded August 9, 1757.


Deed Book I, page 139a -March 13, 1759: From Richard Morton of Prince Edward County to John Morton of PEC, for 50 pounds, a certain tract of land of about 200 acres . . . on the lower side of Buffalo River and bounded by Nathaniel Venable, THEODORICK CARTER, William Coffee.

Deed Book I, page 161a From Richard Morton of Prince Edward County to Alexander Legrand of PEC for 50 pounds, a certain tract of land of about 200 acres in PEC on the branches of Buffalo [River] and is bounded by John Watson, Richard Morton, the Ridge.  Signed Richard Morton.  Witnesses: Nathaniel Venable, THEODORICK CARTER, William Coffee. Recorded March 13, 1759


Ibid., p. 45-47. “Administratively, the processioning of land belongs with the activities of the parish vestry.  It may properly be included in the history of the activities of the civil government, becuase it was designed to fix the land boundaries.  The act of 1748 governing processioning was in force when Prince Edward became a county; this law provided that “the bounds of every persons land shall be processioned or gone round every four lands and the landmarks renewed.”  County courts were required to direct the parish vestries between June 1 and September 1, 1751, and every fourth year thereafter to have the land processioned.  The vestry divided the parish into precincts and appointed for each precinct two or more “intelligent, honest freeholders” to procession the land between the last of September and the last of the following March, to report each person’s land which was processioned, the persons present at the processioning, the lands which were not processioned, and the reasons for not processioning them.  The church wardens were required to give notice at church, at least three Sundays in advance, of the precincts in which the lands were to be procssioned and the names of the processioners.  Disputed boundaries, not settled at the processioning, could be settled by a surveyor and jury appointed by the court.  Three processionings fixed permanently the boundaries of the land.

“The first processioning in Prince Edward was order September 12, 1759 and was directed to be done between October 10, 1759 and March 31, 1760.  . .

Vestry Book of St. Patrick’s Parish, Prince Edward County, Virginia, shows William Brown and THEODORICK CARTER.

Ibid., p. 72- “Items in the 1760 levy show the expense of a case of smallpox.  For one case the vestry paid Charles Cobrall five pounds and Michael McDeamon two pound three for caring for the ill man, paid THEODORICK CARTER 1 pound 2 and Philemon Holcomb five shillings for blankets for him, and paid George Walker 1 pound 15 for a rug for the man.


Bradshaw, Herbert Clarence, History of Prince Edward County, Virginia:
From its Earliest Settlements through its Establishment in 1754 To
its Bicentennial Year; Richmond, Va., Dietz Press. p. 36

“The [Roanoke] road through Thomas Haskins’ plantation was a source of controversy in 1761.  The road crossed Haskins’ lowgrounds and lay between his house and a branch in such a way as to deprive him of the use of the branch as a source of water for his pasture. Although the road had been used twelve years, the Court closed it.  A petition for
its re-opening was presented to the Court, which in July, 1761, appointed John Morton, THEODORICK CARTER, and Jacob McGehee to see if a road could be run around Haskins’ property.  They reported to the August Court that there was “no good passable way around,” and the Court ordered the road to be cleared and re-opened along the former route.  Phileman Holcomb testified in behalf of Haskins that he would not have the road go in the way directed if it were through his property for fifty pounds.  Samuel Goode set a more conservative figure for the damages, twenty pounds, while Matthew Rice, one of the petitioners for re-opening the road, through twenty-five pounds a fair
estimate of the damaged.

Ibid., p. 39.

“Usually, though not always, the Court entrusted the letting of
contracts for bridge construction and repair to magistrates.  Among
the justices, in addition to Holcomb, given this responsibility were
Thomas Haskins, John Leigh, John Nash, Jr., John Morton, Nathaniel
Venable, and Robert Goode.  Among the men who were not on the bench
who were directed to attend to letting contracts were Thomas Watkins,
Richard Burks, HUGH CHALLIS*, John LeNeve (the county clerk),
THEODORICK CARTER**, and Thomas Carter. *Order Book 1:161 **Order Book 2:114, 4:197.  The sheriff was directed to pay THEODORIC CARTER 13 pounds 16 due Peter LeGrand for repairs to Briery bridge.


Prince Edward County Virginia Abstracts of Wills.  Books Nos. 1-7, 1754-1837 Will Book I Page 205

Dated December 7, 1777

Children: SUSANNA STUBLEFIELD, John, Theodorick, William, Richard, Nanny Waddill Thompson, Waddill, Molley, Salley, Samuel, and Francis Watkins. Exors:  Waddill, son and friends, Nathaniel Venable and Francis Watkins. Witnesses: Elizabeth Clarke, Agnes Watkins, William Waddill


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