Author: Lisa L. Heuvel


Edward Carter (d. by 1682)

Edward Carter served on the governor’s Council during the early years of Sir William Berkeley‘s second term as governor of Virginia. Carter settled in Virginia sometime in the 1640s or 1650s. He owned three plantations in Nansemond County, where voters elected him to the House of Burgesses in 1658. Within a year of serving in the House he was selected to become a member of the governor’s Council. About 1668 he returned permanently to England and became involved with trading to and from Virginia.