My God ... read your basics ... he was in the House of Burgesses representing Nansemond County in March 1642 - 1645. His first son John Jr. was born in Lancaster in 1648. One dosn't just walk into the House of Burgesses - one must have established a reliable reputation for a few years, Eh?
I must believe Dr. Barry Hayes about the arrival in 1635 on board the Safety; can't now find the details, but Dr. Hayes did make exquisite connections to Bartholomew Hoskins. Note how the following source says Col. John APPRENTICED as a Vintner; so he was a Vintner, but not necessarily the son of John the Vintner of London.
Which was a reasonable GUESS some twenty or thirty years ago.
JUST a nice, simple start:
John Carter, Col., b. 1613, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, d. 10 Jan 1669, Corotoman, Lancaster Co., VA, m. (4) ca. 1650, in Lancaster Co., VA, Sarah Ludlow b. ca. 1629, d. 1668, Corotoman, Lancaster Co., VA, (daughter of Gabriel and Phillis (?)
Colonel John CARTER [disagreement on place of birth]
Birth: 1613 in Newgate, Christ Church, London Death: 10 June,1669 in Corotoman, Lancaster, Va
Note: Married 1662 at Corotoman. Emigrated @ 1635. He settled in upper Norfolk which he represented in the House of Burgesses in March 1642-43. He was a Burgess for Nansemond Oct. 1649 and for Lancaster from 1654-1660. He was a Justice in Lancaster Cty. and when it was split [1669 to Middlesex], he was appointed presiding justice & colonial commander of Lancaster. In 1654, the assembly ordered an attack on the Rappohannock Indians and he was appointed commander in chief. On March 8, 1659, Goveror Matthews ordered the sheriff of Lancaster to arrest him for contempt of an order sent by Cromwell. He was a vestryman at Christ Church parish in Lancaster and the original church was built under his direction. As a youth, was apprenticed to the vintner of London
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