Giles Carter Sr

April 1635–12 February 1701 (Age 65)
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Giles

When Giles Carter Sr was born in April 1635, in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Theodore Carter, was 27 and his mother, Joan, was 27. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Hannah. He died on 12 February 1701, in Turkey Island, Chesterfield, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 65.

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Giles Carter Sr
Theodorick Carter Jr
Susannah Carter
Mary Carter
Ann Carter
Giles Carter Jr.

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World Events (2)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 7

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 53

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Cocke & Jane his wife to Giles Carter - Henrico, Virginia Records 1677-1692, part 2, page 306 (59 acres bounded by HIS BROTHER JOHN COCKE)
  • Will of father-i-law James Crewes
  • Theories and Research Notes about Hannah, wife of Giles Carter by Mike Carter

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