Who married Robert Carter III?

Frances Ann Tasker Carter married Robert Carter III .

Robert Carter III

Robert Carter III

Robert "Councillor" Carter III (February 1727/28 – March 10, 1804) was a plantation owner from Virginia, United States, who for two decades sat on the Virginia Governor's Council. With the assistance of Baptist, Quaker and Swedenborgian faith, Carter began what became the largest release of slaves in North America prior to the American Civil War. By a deed of gift filed with Northumberland County on September 5, 1791, and related documents filed in Westmoreland County in subsequent years, Carter began the process of manumitting 500 slaves in his lifetime.

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Frances Ann Tasker Carter

Frances Tasker Carter (1738 – October 31, 1787) was born in Annapolis, Maryland. Her parents were Benjamin Tasker and Ann Bladen. Benjamin was one of the richest men in the Province of Maryland and a president of the Maryland Council and Provincial Governor of Maryland.

On April 2, 1754, Frances Tasker married Robert Carter of Virginia, the grandson of Robert "King" Carter of Corotoman, from whom he inherited a large estate called Nomini Hall. Robert and Frances Carter also had a house in Williamsburg. They owned a plantation where they had over 100 slaves. Robert was a very honored member of the Virginia Council having been appointed by George II and later George III. They were one of the most wealthy families in all of Virginia.

Robert and Frances Carter had seventeen children, eleven of whom were living when Frances died. The children's names, in order of birth, were Benjamin (born 1757), Robert, Priscilla, Anne, Rebecca, Frances, Betty, Mary, Harriet, Amelia, Rebecca Dulany, John, Sarah, Judith, George, Sophia, and Julia (born 1783).

Frances Carter died at Nomini Hall on October 31, 1787.

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