John Carter (1696-1742)

Col. John Carter, of "Corotoman" & "Shirley" Secretary of Virginia

Associated Houses

Shirley Plantation

Charles City

He was born at Corotoman Plantation, Lancaster Co., Virginia. He studied law in London and was admitted as an Attorney-at-law at Middle Temple. Returning to Virginia, he was appointed Secretary of the Colony in 1722 and served as a Member of the King's Council from 1724. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Col. Edward Hill of "Shirley". They were the parents of three children (listed above).


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 01/12/2018 and last updated on 09/02/2023.