Thomas Carter & Elinor Cooke

Sally’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandparents:

Capt. Thomas Carter ca 1630 – 1669 | parents
& ca 1650 Elinor Cooke? ca 1635 – aft 1673 | parents
& 1673 William Groves
of Isle of Wight County, Virginia


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


Thomas Carter was a Justice from 1663 – 1665.

Thomas Carter died intestate before 3 May 1669 when his widow Elinor requested appointment as administratrix. (Chapman, Isle of Wight Wills, p 64).

9 Aug 1669 Isle of Wight William Cooke and his wife Mary convey “to Thomas Carter Junr, sunne of Thomas Carter late of county” 400 a.

By 9 Sept 1673 Elinor had married William Groves when she presented the inventory of Thomas Carter’s estate.

Children of Thomas Carter and Elinor Cooke:
1. Thomas Carter ca 1651 – 1710*
married Magdalen Moore ca 1655 – aft 1737
?2. Edward Carter ca 1651/53
married 1673
?3. James Carter ca 1652/54 – aft 1717
?4. William Carter ca 1655 –

Inventory of the estate of Thomas Carter 9 Sept 1673 Isle of Wight Ct,
by Elinor Groves, Exec.
“5 horses, 3 mares, 42 head of cattle, 22 head of hogs,
tobacco in debts 5,500 lbs,
1 set of joiner’s tools worth 400 lbs tobac,
1 bill of Christopher Hollyman -800 lbs tob,
1 bill of Mr. Cobbs — 35 lbs tob,
2 feather beds and 2 flock beds,
4 servants –2 whereof to serve 3 years apiece, one five years, and one four years.
102 ozs. of pewter,
2 pistols,
3 iron pots,
1 small brass pot,
2 brass kettles,
2 brass skillets,
6 brass pans,
1 brass skimmer,
2 iron dripping pans,
2 iron spits,
2 pair of fire tongs,
2 pair andirons,
2 frying pans,
2 pairs of bellows,
1 cross saw, 1 hand saw,
1 set of joiner’s tools and carpenter’s tools,
2 guns,
1 back sword,
4 new spades,
2 old pairs of plough irons,
2 ploughshares,
2 pair of stilliards,
2 warming pans,
1 pair of ? potsacks,
1 long tobacco board,
1 form,
2 small tables,
4 leather chairs,
3 trunks,
4 chests,
2 wooden chairs,
3 brass candlesticks,
1 brass chafing dish,
5 pair of sheets,
2 dizen napkins,
2 table cloths,
2 looking glasses.”

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