Life events during the reign of Charles II:
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Marriages” – WILLIAM CARTER married Penelope Pew Aug 31, 1681
[WHB – An historical marker commemorating the site of Christ Church in Saluda (Middlesex County), Virginia may be found on General Puller Highway (Virginia Route 33( at the intersection of Urbanna Road (Virginia Route 227).
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER & Penelope Pew: Mary baptised Oct 23, 1681″
[WHB – child born two months after marriage?]
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER & Penelope Pew: Thomas baptised Aug 5, 1683
Life events during the reign of James II:
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER & Penelope Pew: Elizabeth born June 6, 1686″
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER & Penelope Pew: William baptised Nov 6, 1687″
Life events during the reign of William III and Mary II:
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Marriages” – WILLIAM CARTER married (2nd) Mary Goodlow Jul 2, 1691
1692-1694 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 1)
Richmond County Court 4th of May 1692
– It is ordered that WM. CARTER be Constable ye ensueing year in the stead of William Griffin & that he do repaire to the next Justice of the peace to be sworn according
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER and second wife MARY GOODLOE: George Born April 22, 1692 and baptised May 22, 1692″
Life Events during the Reign of William III:
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTERand second wife MARY GOODLOE: Phillip born Dec 10, 1693 baptised Jan 4, 1694″
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER and second wife MARY GOODLOE: Penelope baptised Jul 15, 1694″ , Ann baptised Jan 23, 1701/2, JOSEPH baptised Apr 30, 1704, Robert baptised Jun 30, 1706, Mary baptised June 20, 1708 (this second Mary had Mary Goodloe for a mother).
THIS INDENTURE made the 24th day of April 1695 in the Sixth yeare of the Reigne of our Lord & Lady William and Mary Between Francis Weekes of the County of Middlesex Gent. and Henry Williamson of the County of ESSEX Gent:
In presents of us Thomas Hill,
Elias Powell, Att a Court held for County of Middlesex the 6th of May 1695
Then personally appeared Mr. Francis Weekes and in open Court acknowledged the land this 24th of Aprill 1694.
above written Deed to be his act and deed
KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Francis Weekes doe owe and am bound unto Henry Williamson in sume of Five hundred pounds Sterling good lawfull money of Eng The Condition of the above obligation is such that if from henceforth peasebly possession of all that Plantation by him the above named Henry Williamson as by Deed may appear and procure & Elizabeth his Wife if Liveing – hir Relinquishement of hir right of Dower the above obligation shall be voyd otherwayes to romaine Wittness my, hand and seale this 24th Aprill 1695
In presence of us Hnery Hill, Francis Weekes
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTERand second wife MARY GOODLOE: Ann baptised Jan 23, 1701/2.
Life events during the reign of Queen Anne:
WILLIAM CARTER, 172 acs., Middlesex County, 28 Oct. 1702, p. 498. Adj. Mr. Francis Weekes; Seagar’s line; by the Green Br. in Jones’ line; patent of Abraham Weekes. Trans. of 4 pers: Robert Cook, Wm. Hamett, Judith Fluit, Thomas Hows
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER and second wife MARY GOODLOE: JOSEPH baptised Apr 30, 1704″
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER and second wife MARY GOODLOE: Robert baptised Jun 30, 1706″
“Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Co, VA from 1653-1812, Births” – the children of WILLIAM CARTER and second wife MARY GOODLOE: Mary baptised June 20, 1708″
WILLIAM CARTER’s father-in-law GEORGE GOODLOE dies.
1711, Feb. 5 – MIDDLESEX COUNTY DEED BOOK 3, 1709-1720…p. 286, KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee MARY CARTER, Henry Goodloe & Jacob Presson of Middx County are bound unto John Smith Genty first in Commission of the peace for the County in sum of three hundred pounds Sterl. this 5th day of February 1711. The Condition of this obligation is such that MARY CARTER Executrix of a WILLIAM CARTER deced who obtained a Probate of the last Will and Testament of the said Wm. Carter deced shall at all times fullfill thesaid Will and performe all the Law enjoyns in such cases that then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain. (her) In the presence of us Jno. Curtis, MARY CARTER, Wil. Stanard (mark), Henry Goodloe, Jacob Presson.
1694-1703 Middlesex Co Va Deed Book 2; Antient Press: (Page 16)
|“Acquisition of large tracts of land was a quick and sure way to affluence in the colonial establishment,” and for the Wormeleys of Rosegill a sure way to influence in the colony. Rosegill was to be the home of five generations of Wormeleys, all important in the hierarchy of the colony. The history of Rosegill, like that of all important great houses, was significant in the colony’s beginnings, for its contributions to leadership in government, and in the life of church and parish. Early in its history it became a center of influence and power in the commercial life and shipping on the Rappahannock. Significant too was its connection with every great house in the colony, especially those in Middlesex. In 1649 Ralph Wormeley patented 3,200 acres on Rosegill Creek and the Rappahannock River, ten miles up the river from the bay, which land included the Indian Towns of Old and New Nimcock. Later Rosegill Creek was to be called Nimcock and then Urbanna Creek.|
Ralph Wormeley’s plantation on the York River across Wormeley’s Creek from the Moore House was owned by Capt. Ralph Wormeley, Esq., of his Majesty’s Councill and by his descendants, the Wormeleys of Rosegill, until 1766. When Ralph Wormeley died in 1651 he left two infant children and his widow, Agatha Eltonhead Wormeley. A short time later she married Sir Henry Chicheley, who in 1650 had been a guest in the Wormeley home in Virginia, “but before the said marriage was compleate, Agatha Wormeley by an instrument in wrighting under her hand Seale Settled the Estate of Ralph Wormeley (considerable estate in Houses, Land, Plats, Jewels, Goods, Household Stuff, Horses, Mares, Tobacco, Negroes, English Servants and other estates within the Counties of Yorke and Lancaster now the said County of Middlesex in Virginia).”1
Brock, Robert Alonzo; Lewis, Virgil Anson: History of Virginia from settlement of Jamestown to close of the Civil War, p. 303
Correspondence with other Researchers: Issue One: Who were the parents of William Carter (1660-1711) Middlesex County, Virginia”
Reply of Robert Carter of Peoria, Illinois:Dear William,
I came across your Message board posting dated a year ago regarding the parentage of WILLIAM (John?) CARTER born @ 1660 in Middlesex co, va. Is this the same WILLIAM CARTER that married Penelope Pew (or dePew) in 1681 and MARY GOODLOE (or GOODLOW) in 1691? His birthdate is also given as @ 1660. This WILLIAM is my ggggggrandfather and I’ve also been searching for his parentage.
I know that other researchers have usually given his father’s name as (Col.) William Carter born @ 1641 in Va. If that is accurate it would seem to make him a first born child. I’ve yet to find any solid evidence of this however, and the only source i’ve found any reference to him other than gedcoms is a rather weak one. Several William Carters do show up in indexes of Colonial Virginia Militia ranks, however, so I’m hoping to find access to the original sources to find what information they may have.
I also had been exploring a possible connection to the Giles Carter family but haven’t come up with anything.
I’ve also been exploring some other leads but so far have found nothing but deadends. If this is the same WILLIAM CARTER, have you found any new information since your posting? If so, I’d be greatly interested if you were willing to share, and i’d gladly do the same
Sincerely, Robert Carter,
November 4, 2000
*****WILL AND PROBATE*****
[Will of William Carter, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1711]
November 16th 1709
In the name of God Amen I William Carter of the County of Middlesx being Sick of body but of Sound and perfect Mind and Memory thanks and praise be given to Almighty God for the same do make and Ordaine this my present Last will & testament in Manner and forming as followeth
First I Comend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God
hopeing through the (merits?) and passion of my Savior
Jesus Christ the have free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and find everlasting life and my body I comitt to the Earth to be burryed at discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and at ____ the Disposition of all ___________ the estate as hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon ____ give and Dispose thereof as followeth —
First I will that my debts and funerall charges be paid and discharged —
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Carter One Shilling —
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Carter part of my Divident of Land beginning at Thomas Hedgecombes Line upon the Rowling ___ thence bounding upon the said Hedgecombes Line by Line of Rice Jones thence bounding upon the Line of Said Rice Jones to my Spring branch thence up the said branch to my Spring that ___ to him and his heirs forever —
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary (Hughes?) Twenty Shilling
Item I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary Carter all the rest and residue of personall estate During her Naturall life and after her Deces to be Equally divided amongst her Children born of her body
Item I give and bequeath unto my two Sons George Carter and Phillip Carter all the remaining part of my Divident of Land together with my plantation with all appurtenances thereunto belonging and appertaining to be Equally Divided between them to them and their heires forever and I do hereby constytued and appoynt my Loving wife MARY CARTER my full and Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament as Witness my hand and Seal the day and year above written—
Signed Sealed and pronounced to be WILLIAM CARTER (Seal) his Last will & Testament in presence of us — At a Court held for Middlesex County the
Wm Jones [5?]th day of February 1711
This will was this day proved in Court by the Oath of Henry Goodlow and Jacob Person the his two [Swearing?] Witnesses to it and Admitted to
George (x) Goodly record Test Wil Stanard Cl Cou
Jacob (JP) Person
his marke Truly recorded Test R Hickinson (DClCou)
Owners of Adjoining Properties :
*RICE JONES: From VA Researchers – Essex County Record Book 1692-1693, pp. 155-160. 12 February 1692/93. I John Jones of Essex County doe make this my last Will and Testament. I bequesth unto my loving Wife, Millicent Jone; I give unto my God Son John Jones, ye Sone of my Brother, Rice Jones, and to Rice Jones ye Sone of my Brother, Rice Jones, and to Nicholas Jones, youngest Sone of my Brother, Rice Jones, unto my Cousin, John Broache ye Sone of my Sister, Mary, Wife of John Broche, and unto my God Son John Wyatt, sone of my Sister, Ann Wyatt, I give un my Brother William Wyatt, give unto my God Son, John Massey Junr., give unto my God Sonm Thomas Howard ye sonne of Charity Howard. From Cavaliers and Pioneers — Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 2; 1666-1695 by Nell Marion Nugent. Patent Book #7. Mr. Thomas Toseley, 594 acrs., Middlesex Co., 23 Apr 1688, p. 649. Beg. at John Furwell; by Rice Jones’ path; to his own plantation; to Mr. Edward Thomas; on Jno. Furrell’s line; to the maine Roade. 507 acs. granted John Richines & George Hooper; deserted, & Mr. Edward Thomas, in Nov. 1678, who sold to sd. Toseley, in Nov. 1678, who sold to sd. Toseley, 21 June 1680; 27 acs. for trans. of 2 persons. (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~janicekmc/ralphsr.htm)
Correspondence with other researchers: Issue two, is William Carter (1660-1711, Middlesex County) related to Giles Carter, Henrico County?William – I saw your posting on the Middlesex County query page. I am intrigued by your theory that William Carter of Middlesex Co, Virginia, is related to Giles Carter of Henrico County, Virginia. Certainly these two families seem to get very entangled in the area of Cumberland County in the 1700s.
It appears as if Thomas Carter, who arrives in Goochland County around 1713, was the son of WILLIAM CARTER of Middlesex County (1660 – 1711). Thomas Carter (1683 – 1738) has descendants which heavily populate the Cumberland County area, making it very difficult at time to tell them apart from members of the Giles Carter family. One of Thomas’ sons, Robert, states in his will (found in Cumberland, probated in 1759) that he has a son named Giles. This has served as a point of great confusion for a great many researchers, who attempt to make this Robert the son of Giles Carter Jr., but through property holdings listed in land deeds and Robert’s will, this is certainly not the case.
Randolph Malone in his book on Josiah Carter speculated that the Thomas Carter family of Goochland may be related to the Giles Carter family of Henrico, but he did not speculate how. Nor did he make the connection with William of Middlesex. Would you please share with me your findings. I suspect that I may be descended from Thomas of Goochland, but so far (due to so many Carters found in Cumberland County in the 1700s) have had difficulty pin-pointing it down. I will be happy to share with you my more finite details of these two families if you like.
Peyton Carter (May 20, 2000)