Person:Landon Carter (5)

Col. Landon Carter
d.22 Dec 1778
m. 1701
  1. Anne Carterabt 1702 - 1745
  2. Robert Carter1704 - 1732
  3. Sarah Carter1705 -
  4. Betty Carter1706 -
  5. Col. Charles Carter, of Cleve Plantation, VA1707 - 1764
  6. Ludlow Carter1708 -
  7. Col. Landon Carter1710 - 1778
  8. Mary Carter1712 - 1736
  9. Lucy Carter1715 - 1763
  10. George CarterABT 1718 - BET 1741 AND 1742
m. 1732
  1. Robert Wormeley Carter1734 - 1798
  • HCol. Landon Carter1710 - 1778
  • WMaria Byrd1726/27 - 1744
m. 1742
m. 1746
Facts and Events
Name Col. Landon Carter
Gender Male
Birth[1] 18 Aug 1710 Corotoman, Lancaster County, Virginia
Marriage 1732 to Elizabeth Wormeley
Marriage 1742 to Maria Byrd
Marriage 1746 to Elizabeth Beale
Death[3] 22 Dec 1778
Census[2] resided in Sabine Hall, Richmond County, Virginia

Landon Carter was born 18 Aug 1710 to Robert "King" Carter and Elizabeth Landon Willis. He married Elizabeth Wormeley (1714-1740), daughter of John Wormeley, in 1732. They had four children. He married Maria Byrd (1727-1744), daughter of Councilor William Byrd II, in 1742. They had two children. He married Elizabeth Beale in 1746, daughter of Thomas Beale, in 1746. They had parents of two children. He died 22 December 1778. (

From Furman University, Diary of Colonial America:

Born in 1710, Carter grew up in one of Virginia's leading families. His father, Robert "King" Carter, was among the wealthiest and most influential merchant planters in Colonial America. In 1719, at age 9, Landon went to England for seven years of formal schooling. In 1727 he returned to the Chesapeake to assist his aging, and now widowed, father. Five years later, upon the death of "King" Carter, Landon inherited several Tidewater plantations covering tens of thousands of acres and eventually worked by some 400 slaves.

Landon Carter lived at Sabine Hall, a magisterial estate perched on a ridge along the Rappahannock River in Richmond County, about 60 miles north of Williamsburg. He quickly emerged as one of the region's civic and social leaders. He served as justice of the peace, militia colonel and parish vestryman. In 1752, he began 18 years of service in Virginia's House of Burgesses.

Carter's three wives all died young, having borne eight children. In 1756, the triple widower convinced his eldest son, Robert Wormeley Carter, to bring his new bride, Winifred Beale, to live at Sabine Hall. Son and daughter- in-law helped Carter manage the social responsibilities of his high station, yet they also proved to be vexing companions. Carter came to despise his "devilish" daughter-in-law. "I see in her," he declared, "the cause of all the ill treatment my son has given me ever since his marriage.

  1. Armistead / Burwell / Carter Family, Web Page of John Marshall,
  2. Armistead / Burwell Family, Web Page of John Marshall,
  3. Carter, Robert Wormeley; Paul P Hoffman; and Landon Carter. Carter family papers, 1659-1797. (Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Library Microfilm Publications, 1967).