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Robert King Carter

Robert King Carter

Male 1663 - 1732  (69 years)

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  • Name Robert King Carter 
    Born 1663 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1691  [1
    Burgess of Lancaster County 
    Occupation 1696-1699  [1
    Burgess of Lancaster County 
    Occupation 1699-1705  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Treasurer 
    Occupation 1699-1727  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Councillor 
    Occupation 8 Jul, 1726-1728  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Governor as President of the Council 
    Will left 500,000 acres of land, a thousand slaves and $50,000 when he died   [1
    Died 4 Aug,1732  Christ Church Cemetery, Weems, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Christ ChurchCemetery, Weems, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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. D., VOLUME V, 1915, pages 848-849

      "The epitaph on his tomb in Christ Church, records his virtues and achievements.
      Translated from the Latin, it says:

      Here lies Robert Carter an honorable man who by noble endowments and pure morals gave luster to his gentle birth.
      Rector of William and Mary College, he sustained that institution and its
      most trying times. And he was Speaker of the House of Burgesses and Treasurer under the most serene princes, William, Ann, George I. and George II. 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.
      Possessed of ample wealth, blameless acquired, he built and endowed this
      sacred edifice, a signal monument of his piety towards God. He furnished it
      richly. Entertaining his friends kindly, he was neither a prodigal nor a
      parsimonious host.
      His first wife was Judith, daughter of John Armistead, Esq. His second,
      Betty, a descendant of the noble house of Landon. By these wives he had many children and whose education he expended large sums of money.
      At length, full of honors and of years, when he had well performed all the
      duties of an exemplary life he departed from this world on the 4th of August,
      1732, in the 69th year of his age.
      The unhappy lament their lost comforter, the widows their lost protector, and
      the orphans their lost father."

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John Carter (1613 - 1669)
      Sarah Ludlow Carter (1635 - 1668)

      Spouses:
      Judith Armistead Carter (1665 - 1699)
      Elizabeth Landon Carter (1683 - 1719)

      Children:
      Sarah Carter*
      Judith Carter*
      Elizabeth Carter Burwell Nicholas (1688 - 1734)*
      John Carter (1690 - 1742)*
      Judith Carter Page (1695 - 1750)*
      Robert Carter (1704 - 1732)*
      Anne Carter Harrison (1704 - 1745)*
      Betty Carter (1705 - ____)*
      Ludlow Carter (1708 - 1708)*
      Landon Carter (1710 - 1778)*
      Mary Carter Braxton (1712 - 1736)*
      Lucy Carter Harrison (1715 - 1763)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Christ Church Cemetery
      Weems
      Lancaster County
      Virginia, USA

      Created by: Pat Sproat
      Record added: May 21, 2007
      Find A Grave Memorial# 19474872
    Person ID I97  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father John Carter,   b. 1613, Shadwell, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan, 1669, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ludlow,   b. 1635, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1668, Lancaster County Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Judith Armistead,   b. 1665, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb, 1699  (Age 34 years)  [3
    Children 
    +1. Judith CARTER,   b. 1695, 'Corotoman', Weems, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1750  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2017 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth "Betty" Landon,   b. 1683, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul,1719, Williamsburg, Va Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Last Modified 10 May 2017 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] If Legends are True.

    2. [S4] If Legends are True (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19474872 (Reliability: 3).