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Robert King Carter
Birth: 1663
Death: Aug. 4, 1732

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*
  Ludlow Carter*
  Elizabeth Carter Burwell Nicholas (1688 - 1721)*
  John Carter (1690 - 1742)*
  Judith Carter Page (1695 - 1750)*
  Robert Carter (1704 - 1732)*
  Anne Carter Harrison (1704 - 1745)*
  Betty Carter (1705 - ____)*
  Landon Carter (1710 - 1778)*
  Mary Carter Braxton (1712 - 1736)*
  Lucy Carter Fitzhugh 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
Robert King Carter
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Robert King Carter
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