Robert Carter I

Robert "King" Carter, of Lancaster County, was an American businessman and colonist in Virginia and became one of the wealthiest men in the colonies. As President of the Governor's Council of the Virginia Colony, he was acting Governor of Virginia in 1726-1727 after the death in office of Governor Hugh Drysdale, he acquired the moniker "King" from his wealth, political power, autocratic business methods. Robert Carter was born at Corotoman Plantation in Lancaster County, Virginia, to John Carter of London and Sarah Ludlow of Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. In 1688, he married Judith Armistead of Hesse in Gloucester County, an area, included in the formation of Mathews County in 1691. After her death in 1699, he married Elizabeth Landon in 1701. At age 28, Robert Carter entered the General Assembly of Virginia as a Burgess from Lancaster County, serving five consecutive years. In 1726, as President of the Governor's Council, he served as acting Governor of Virginia after the death of Governor Hugh Drysdale.

As an agent of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron – known as Lord Fairfax – he served two terms as agent for the Fairfax Proprietary of the Northern Neck of Virginia. During his first term, 1702–1711, he began to acquire large tracts of land for himself in the Rappahannock River region of Virginia. Carter acquired some 20,000 acres, a large part of, the 6,000-acre Nomini Hall Plantation spelled "Nomoni" or "Nominy," which he purchased in 1709 from the heirs of Col. Nicholas Spencer, cousin of the Lords Culpeper, from whom the Fairfaxes had inherited their Virginia holdings; when he became representative of Fairfax's interests again in 1722, serving from 1722–32, he secured for his children and grandchildren about 110,000 acres in the Northern Neck, as well as additional land in Virginia west of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Carter died on 4 August 1732, in Lancaster County and was buried there at Christ Church, he left his family 300,000 acres of 1,000 slaves and £ 10,000 in cash. When Lord Fairfax saw Carter's obituary in the London monthly The Gentleman's Magazine, he was astonished to read of the immense personal wealth acquired by his resident land agent.

Rather than name another Virginian to the position, Fairfax made arrangements to have his cousin, Colonel William Fairfax, move to Virginia to act as land agent, with the paid position of customs inspector for the Potomac River district. Fairfax himself visited his vast Northern Neck Proprietary from 1735–37, he moved there permanently in 1747. Carter had five children with his first wife, Judith Armistead: Sarah Carter Elizabeth Carter married Nathaniel Burwell. Judith Carter died in infancy before her mother and buried near her at Christ Church Judith Carter married Mann Page. John Carter married Elizabeth Hill of Shirley PlantationCarter had ten children with his second wife, Betty Landon: Anne Carter married Benjamin Harrison IV. Robert Carter II married Priscilla Churchill. Sarah Carter Betty Carter Charles Carter married Anne Byrd, daughter of Col. William Byrd II. Ludlow Carter Landon Carter married Maria Byrd, daughter of Col. William Byrd II. Mary Carter married George Braxton. Lucy Carter married Henry Fitzhugh George Carter Other notable descendants include: Robert Burwell, member of the House of Burgesses Robert Carter III Carter Braxton, signer of Declaration of Independence Talcott Eliason J.

E. B. Stuart's Field Surgeon during the Civil War. Robert Randolph Carter, Confederate States Army first lieutenant John Page 13th Governor of Virginia. Mann Page Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777 Thomas Nelson Page US ambassador to Italy during the Woodrow Wilson administration. William Nelson Page American civil engineer and industrialist. James "Gentleman Jim" Robinson, one of the wealthiest African Americans in the Manassas area, but is known because his homestead was located between the lines of the Confederate and Union armies during two major battles of the Civil War. Robert Carter III Carter's Grove Plantation Corotoman Plantation Rosewell Plantation Shirley Plantation History of slavery in the United States Robert Carter I at Encyclopedia Virginia Nomini Hall Plantation Robert Carter I at Christ Church Diary and Papers of Robert Carter at the University of Virginia Library Paweł Konieczny, Korespondencja Roberta „Króla” Cartera jako źródło do badań nad mentalnością elity osiemnastowiecznej Wirginii

Bassendean railway station

Bassendean railway station is a Transperth station located in Bassendean 10.8 kilometres north-east of Perth railway station, Western Australia, on the Midland Line. In August 1906 a deputation from the West Guildford Roads Board spoke with the Minister for Railways JW Langsford, the minister was under the impression that the group were there to push for a station halfway between Guildford and Bayswater stations; the Minister explained. Mr Georges had found that there was a requirement for a station one mile from Guildford and that the Commissioner would visit the spot to see for himself. In July 1907 sort another deputation from the Roads Board, local MLA Mr Johnson said he had spoken with the Minister for railways who had agreed to visit the district; the station opened in 1910 as West Guildford, being renamed in 1922. Upgrade works commenced in 2003 with the original building demolished and replaced at a cost of $5 million. On 31 May 2004, the upgraded station was opened by state Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alannah MacTiernan.

It is a part of the Public Transport Authority's Building Better Stations program. Path Transit Swan Transit

Zhu Xuan

Zhu Xuan was a warlord late in the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty, from 882 to 897, controlled Tianping Circuit as its military governor. He formed a power bloc with his cousin Zhu Jin, who ruled neighboring Taining Circuit, subsequently, along with their ally Shi Pu the military governor of Ganhua Circuit, engaged in a lengthy war with their former ally Zhu Quanzhong the military governor of Xuanwu Circuit that ravaged the countryside. By 897, all three had been defeated, Zhu Xuan was captured and executed by Zhu Quanzhong, it is not known when Zhu Xuan was born. As of 882, he was serving under Cao Cunshi the military governor of Tianping Circuit, when Cao was killed in battle when Tianping came under attack by Han Jian the military governor of neighboring Weibo Circuit. Zhu took over the defense of Tianping's capital Yun Prefecture after Cao's death and was able to prevent it from falling to Han. Then-reigning Emperor Xizong thereafter made Zhu the acting military governor. In 883, Emperor Xizong made Zhu Xuan full military governor of Tianping.

Meanwhile, Han Jian continued his siege of Yun Prefecture, but after six months of failing to capture it and Zhu's peace overture to him, abandoned the Yun siege to engage, Zhuge Shuang, whose Heyang Circuit Han had captured but who had recaptured Heyang while Han was sieging Yun. Zhuge defeated Han, subsequently assassinated by his own soldiers. Le Xingda succeeded Han at Weibo. In 884, when Zhu Quanzhong the military governor of Xuanwu Circuit was under attack by Qin Zongquan the military governor of Fengguo Circuit, Zhu Quanzhong sought aid from Zhu Xuan. Zhu Xuan sent his cousin Zhu Jin, said to be the most ferocious officer in Zhu Xuan's army, to aid Zhu Quanzhong. After Zhu Jin repelled Qin's attack, Zhu Quanzhong, thanking Zhu Xuan, honored Zhu Xuan as an older brother. In winter 884, Zhu Xuan made an unsuccessful bid to take over Yicheng Circuit. At that time, An Shiru the military governor of Yicheng had alienated his soldiers by overly entrusting authorities to his officers Xiahou Yan and Du Biao.

In response, the officer Zhang Xiao raised a group of 2,000 soldiers, rebelled against An, attacked Yicheng's capital Hua Prefecture, forcing An to placate the soldiers by executing Xiahou and Du. Zhu Xuan, wanting to work on seizing Yicheng, sent his cousin Zhu Yu to induce Zhang into a military confrontation and kill him. Meanwhile, Zhu Quanzhong preempted Zhu Xuan by sending his officers Zhu Zhen and Li Tangbin to launch a surprise attack on Yicheng. Zhu Zhen and Li were able to capture him. Zhu Quanzhong made his officer Hu Zhen acting military governor. In 886, Zhu Jin, under the guise of marrying the daughter of Qi Kerang the military governor of Taining Circuit, ambushed Qi and expelled him, took over Taining, allowing Zhu Xuan and Zhu Jin to each control one circuit. In 887, Qin launched another major attack on Zhu Quanzhong, who again sought aid from Zhu Xuan and Zhu Jin. Both of them led troops to aid Zhu Quanzhong. Zhu Quanzhong thus was able to defeat Qin. In gratitude, Zhu Quanzhong again honored Zhu Xuan and honored Zhu Jin as older brothers.

However, just that year, the Zhu Xuan/Zhu Jin alliance with Zhu Quanzhong would break up. Zhu Quanzhong had long had designs on capturing both Tianping and Taining, but found no excuse to attack Zhu Xuan and Zhu Jin, given that they had aided him, he thus made up accusations that they had induced Xuanwu soldiers to desert and sent a harshly worded accusation to Zhu Xuan. Zhu Xuan responded with a harsh letter. Zhu Quanzhong used this as an excuse to send Zhu Zhen and Ge Congzhou to attack Tianping's Cao Prefecture, he attacked Pu Prefecture. Zhu Xuan and Zhu Jin engaged him but were defeated escaping with their lives; this thus started a war. That year, when Zhu Xuan sent his brother Zhu Han to try to lift the siege on Pu, Zhu Zhen defeated and killed Zhu Han. Zhu Zhen subsequently captured Pu. Zhu Zhen attacked Yun. Zhu Xuan had Zhu Yu send a letter to Zhu Zhen, falsely claiming to be ready to surrender Yun to him; when Zhu Zhen sent soldiers to enter the city on Zhu Yu's signal, the Xuanwu soldiers fell into a trap set by Zhu Xuan and were massacred.

Having suffered this loss, Zhu Zhen retreated. Zhu Xuan subsequently recaptured Cao as well. Meanwhile, Zhu Xuan had entered into an alliance with Zhu Quanzhong's archrival Li Keyong the military governor of Hedong Circuit. In 891, when Li Keyong's subordinate An Zhijian began to have secret communications with Zhu Quanzhong, Li Keyong found out and tried to replace him with his adoptive son Li Cunxiao. An, in fear, fled to Pinglu Circuit. Then-reigning Emperor Zhaozong gave An a commission as an imperial guard general; when An led his soldiers to try to head to the imperial cap