Ambrose Carter

???? - 1793


  1. Ambrose Carter's first wife was Susanna Julia Raffles (1746-1784). The will of Thomas Raffles of St Ann, Blackfriars, London, written 01/11/1782, mentions his daughter Susanna Carter, wife of Ambrose Carter of Jamaica, and a second codicil to the will, dated 21/07/1784 mentions that his daughter Susanna has died. Susanna had been baptised 06/04/1746 at St Ann, Blackfriars, daughter of Thomas and Susanna Raffles. Thomas Raffles d. 1784 was the grandfather of Thomas Stamford Raffles, the colonialist who founded Singapore.

  2. Susanna Carter nee Raffles died in childbirth and was buried at Rocky Point, St Thomas-in-the-East, 19/08/1784. Ambrose and Susanna's final child Benjamin was born 12/08/1784 and baptised at Barking Lodge 09/04/1785.

  3. Ambrose Carter remarried, to Leonora Sophia Stamford, a widow, at Newmarket estate in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica, 01/06/1786. They had a son, Charles, baptised 05/02/1788 aged 6 months. Ambrose Carter was buried 28/11/1793 at Barking Lodge.


  1. PROB 11/1124., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  3. Ibid.

We are grateful to Julie Weizenegger and Isaiah Levy for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Susanna Julia Raffles [2] Leonora Sophia Stamford
With [1]: 6 children who reached adulthood including Anne, William (1776-), Ambrose (?-1796), Benjamin (1784-)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1782 [EA] - 1793 [EY] → Owner
1795 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (6)

Husband → Second Wife
Grandfather → Grandson
Father → Son
Uncle → Nephew
Other relatives
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Possibly father-in-law and son-in-law or grandfather and...
Father-in-law → Son-in-law