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- Deed, dated 30 November 1695 and recorded 14 January 1695/6, for 200 acres in Lancaster County, Virginia, between Martha Norris (d. by 1701) and Robert Carter (1663-1732). This deed is also located in Lancaster County Record Book 7, 1687-1700, pp. 106-108. There is also a negative photostat copy
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- Robert "King" Carter was born in 1663 at "Corotoman" in Lancaster County, Virginia, to John Carter (1620-1669) and Sarah Ludlow Carter (d. 1668). Carter was sent to England about 1674 to receive his education and returned in 1680. He inherited the estates of his father and his older half-brother John Carter (1653-1690), which helped Carter begin amassing almost 300,000 acres by the time of his death. Carter served as colonel of the Lancaster militia, as a county justice, and as a vestryman for Christ Church. A burgess for Lancaster County in 1692 and 1694-1699, Carter served as speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1696-1697 and 1699. He served as treasurer from 1699 to 1705. Carter became a member of the council of state in 1700 nad served as acting governor of Virginia from 1726 to 1727. He married Judith Armistead (1665-1699) in 1688 and they had 5 children. He married Elizabeth Landon (1684-1719) in 1701 and they had 8 children. Robert Carter died 4 August 1732 in Lancaster County and is buried in Christ Church cemetery.
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