Thomas Carter

???? - 1782


Biography

Thomas Carter in 1774 purchased two annuities each of £50 p.a., one for the lives of his daughter Martha and William Clinton and the other for the lives of his daughter Martha and Augusta Clinton, secured on the property including enslaved people of John Abel Ward (q.v.) on Nevis, as one of a large group of similar annuitants. William Henry Clinton (1769-1846) and Augusta Clinton (1765-1852) were his grand-children, the children of Harriott nee Carter (1746-1772) and Sir Henry Clinton. William Henry Clinton was MP for three different constituencies between 1794 and 1829; Augusta Clinton eloped with the Jamaica slave-owner Henry Dawkins (q.v. under Henry Dawkins III).

  1. The will of Thomas Carter of St James Westminster was proved 24/07/1782. He left the bulk of his estate to his unmarried daughters Elizabeth and Martha. Martha died in 1783 and Elizabeth died in 1817.

Sources

London Gazette 19139 25 March 1834 p. 545. The diaries of Harriott Clinton and her sister Elizabeth Carter are part of the Henry Clinton papers at the University of Michigan, https://quod.lib.umich.edu/c/clementsead/umich-wcl-M-1079cli?view=text [accessed 01/10/2020]; https://historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/member/clinton-sir-william-1769-1846.

  1. PROB 11/1093/303.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Elizabeth; Harriot; Martha

Relationships (1)

Other relatives
Notes →
Thomas Carter's granddaughter Augusta Clinton eloped with and married Henry Dawkins...

Addresses (1)

St James, Westminster, London, London, England