Sir John Carey, Knight

Male 1495 - 1552  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name John Carey 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight 
    Born ~1495  Pleshey, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Sep 1552  Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Buried 9 Sep 1552  Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • at Hunsdon Church...
    Person ID I46185  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2019 

    Father Thomas Carey,   b. 0___ 1465, Clovelly, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1548, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Margaret Spencer,   b. ~1471, Spencer Combe, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1536  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married ~1492  [1, 2, 5
    Family ID F16896  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joyce Denny,   b. 29 Jul 1495, Howe, Norfolk, Englan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1560, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married LATE 1538  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Edward Cary, MP,   b. ~ 1540, Cockington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1618, St. Bartholomew, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F16895  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1495 - Pleshey, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1552 - Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Sep 1552 - Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Sir John Carey, of Plashey (ca. 1491-1552) was a courtier to King Henry VIII. He served the king as a Groom of the Privy Chamber, and, being a descendant of Edmund Beaufort, Duke of Somerset, John Carey was a third cousin to Henry VIII.

      Life

      Carey was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Carey of Chilton Foliat in Wiltshire and his wife Margaret Spencer. By July 1522 he was serving in the royal navy as the captain of the King’s ship, The Katherine Galley which was in the Channel between Cinque Ports and Jersey during Henry VIII’s first war with Francis I.

      By 1526 John, probably through the influence of his younger brother William Carey was at Henry VIII's court as a Groom of the Privy Chamber.

      Several historians credit John Carey with convincing Anne Boleyn (his sister-in-law as John's brother William was married to Anne's sister Mary) to support his sister Eleanor as a candidate for abess of Wilton Abbey where she was a nun in the spring of 1528. Eleanor did not get the appointment, however, due to questionable conduct on her part. Later that year John Carey fell ill with the sweating sickness. Although he recovered, his brother William who had also fallen ill was not so fortunate and died in June 1528.

      John Carey married Joyce Denny, the daughter of Sir Edmund Denny of Chestnut and his wife Mary Troutbeck probably in late 1538. Joyce was also the widow of William Walsingham, by whom she had had seven children, including Sir Francis Walsingham. Together John and Joyce Carey had two sons, Sir Edward Carey of Aldenham (a member of Parliament in the late 16th century) and Wymond Carey.

      On 21 July 1538 John Carey was granted the priory of Thremhall in Essex where he often lived. By September 1542 he had returned to sea as a vice-admiral commanding the transports of the East Coast in support of the Duke of Norfolk’s expedition against Scotland.

      John Carey was knighted by Edward VI in 1547, probably through the influence of his brother-in-law, Sir Anthony Denny. Carey died on the ninth of September, 1552 in Hunsdon, Hertfordshire and was buried in Hunsdon church.

      * [3]
    • Sir John Cary (1491-1552) of Plashey, eldest son, ancestor to the Cary Viscounts Falkland.

      * [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S9759] "Edward Cary" 9-Generation Ahnentafel, http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I16536&tree=00&parentse.

    2. [S10614] "Sir William Cary (1437-1471)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by Da.

    3. [S10615] "John Carey (courtier)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by David A.

    4. [S14887] Robert Spencer of Spencer Combe, died pre 1510, Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Spencer_of_Spencer_Combe.

    5. [S10613] "Margaret (or Eleanor) Spencer (1472-1536)" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9t.