William Carter, Avis Turtley, Ann Mathis & Alice Croxon

Sally’s 9-great Grandparents:

William Carter ca 1600 – ca 1655 | parents
& ca 1625 Avis Turtley | parents
& ca 1629 Ann Mathis [Matthews?] est. 1610 – bef 1636 | parents
& 1636 Alice Croxon | parents
of London, England and Jamestown and Surry Co Virginia

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

1 March 1622/23 William Carter first appears in the records of James City County.
He with some other young men were brought to account for killing and eating a calf
(Journal of the Council and Gen. Ct of VA, pp3-4).
In 1624 he was single and living on James City Island.
ca 1625/29 he married possibly two of his three wives.
Either #1 Avis Turtley or #2 Ann Mathis was the one whom the court reprimanded in 1629 for calling “Cozen Gray’s wife” a whore” (Journals, pp 197-98).
By 20 May 1636 he was married in Surry Co VA to his third wife Alice Croxon of London.
He had died by 1655.

1655/57 His widow married 2nd Capt. Giles Parke of Surry, who was dead by 5 Nov 1657.
1663/64 this William Carter appeared posthumously as one of the headrights of Edmund Scarburgh.
ca 1667/68 – William Carter’s widow married 3rd Edward Warren.

Children of William Carter & Avis Turtley:
1. William Carter ca 1626/28 Jamestown VA – 1654 Surry Co VA
married 1650/53 Elizabeth ? no issue
Child of William Carter & Ann Mathis: or Avis
2. Capt. Thomas Carter ca 1628/30 James City Co VA – 1669 IofW Co VA
married Elinor Cooke
a. Thomas Carter Jr.

Child of William Carter & Alice Croxon:
1. George Carter ca 1636/39 – 1665
married Mary Edwards?
a. Elizabeth Carter
married Robert Crawford/Crafford
i. Sarah Patience Crawford
married John Newsom
line of Kent Pusser
ii. Elizabeth Crawford
married Thomas Newsom
? b. John Carter
? c. Joseph Carter
?2. Robert Carter ca 1630/35 James City Co VA-


The above William Carter is my ancestor, and I have been researching this line. My copy of “The Carters of Virginia” by Noel Currer- Briggs, has the father of William as John Carter and an unknown first wife. Besides William, other children of this marriage were, George, the vintner, ca 1595-1673, Anne, Elizabeth, Silvester, Mary, and Isabel. Children of his marriage to Bridget Benion were : Thomas, John , and Robert. Brothers Thomas and John, as well as their half brother, William, emigrated to America. My line from William goes as follows: William married in Surry County, VA to Alice Croxon. Their son, George, born 1636/38, died 1664/65, married Mary ? Their daughter, Elizabeth, married Robert Crawford (Crafford), their daughter, Sarah Patience Crawford married John Newsom, (my line), Sarah’s sister, Elizabeth, married John’s brother, Thomas.

Regards, Kent Pusser

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