First wife of Col William Evelyn Byrd III of
Westover. They were married on 14 APR 1748.
Daughter of John Carter, Secretary of State,
and Elizabeth Hill of Shirley Plantation,
James River, Henrico Co, VA.
Elizabeth gave birth to the following:
William Byrd IV AUG 1749
John Carter Byrd 25 JAN 1750/51
Thomas Taylor Byrd 17 JAN 1752
Elizabeth Hill Byrd NOV 1754
Francis Otway Byrd 8 MAY 1756
25 JUL 1760 Elizabeth died leaving five children under the age of 11.
A copy of a portrait of Elizabeth Hill Carter Byrd can be found at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. It states: Mrs. Wm. Byrd, III (Elizabeth Hill Carter) at Shirley.
A home called Belvidere was built about 1750 on the falls, just as his grandfather had done before he purchased Westover, by William III for his wife. With William being gone in the later years of the 1750's, in a letter she wrote him in 1757 expressing her loneliness of being here on the falls alone with her children and house servants. She died 3 years later, either and accident or suicide as some had thought.