William Carter

1776 - 1818

Claimant or beneficiary


Jamaican-born son of William Carter senior, owner of Wilmington and Essex estates in St Thomas-in-the-East, for which the compensation was awarded to his widow Anna Carter (q.v.) as his executrix, trustee and devisee.

  1. Marriage, February 1800] At Wilmington, William Carter, Mason, and Anne McGibbons Spinster of this parish by Licence from the Lieutenant Governor." Also in February 1800, "Baptised at Wilmington four Negroes belonging to Mr William Carter named Richard Carter, Robert Carter, Wm Carter and Thomas Draper. Also Anna McGibbon a Negro woman belonging to Mr McGibbon. And three persons of colour belonging on Island Head named Elizabeth, Eleanor and her Child Margaret." The 1818 will of William Carter of Wilmington, proved by Anna Carter, mentions his mother-in-law McGibbon and his father William Carter, who was still living.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 178 (Essex and Wilmington).

  1. Photocopies of St Thomas-in-the-East parish records and details of William Carter's will sent by email from Julie Weizenegger, 12/10/2011 and 25/09/2013.

We are grateful for the assistance of Julie Weizenegger in compiling this entry.

Further Information

Anna McGibbon
Plantation owner

Associated Claims (1)

£1,678 10s 0d
Beneficiary deceased

Associated Estates (3)

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
1810 [EA] - 1818 [EY] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1818 [EY] → Owner

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Nephew → Uncle