Sir William Cary, Knight

Sir William Cary, Knight

Male 1437 - 1471  (33 years)

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  • Name William Cary 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight 
    Born 12 Aug 1437  Clovelly, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Member of Parliament  [2
    Also Known As Thomas Carey  [3
    Also Known As William Carey  [4
    Died 6 May 1471  Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • ...beheaded...
    Person ID I46189  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2017 

    Father Phillip Cary, Knight,   b. 0___ 1400, Clovelly, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1437, Bristol, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Mother Christian Orchard,   d. 0___ 1472 
    Married 0___ 1436  Holway, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Residence (Family) Cockington, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F16899  Group Sheet

    Family Alice Fulford,   b. ~ 1436,   d. Great Fulford, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 0___ 1464  (Little) Fulford, Crediton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. 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)
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F16897  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1437 - Clovelly, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1464 - (Little) Fulford, Crediton, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1471 - Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sir William Cary (1437-1471)
    Sir William Cary (1437-1471)

    Ancient forefather of the grandchildren of Vernia Swindell Byars

    Monumental brass believed to represent Sir William Cary (1437-1471), lord of the manors of Clovelly and Cockington, Devon. Set into a slate ledger stone in floor of chancel, All Saints Church, Clovelly, without identifying inscription or armorials, next to brass of his son and heir Robert Cary (died 1540).


  • Notes 
    • Sir William Cary (1437-1471) of Cockington and Clovelly in Devon was a member of the Devonshire gentry. He was beheaded after the defeat of the Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471.[2]

      Origins

      He was the son and heir of Philip Cary (died 1437) of Cockington, Member of Parliament for Devon in 1433, by his wife Christiana de Orchard (died 1472), daughter and heiress of William de Orchard of Orchard (later Orchard Portman), near Taunton in Somerset. Christiana de Orchard survived her first husband and remarried to Walter Portman,[3] ten times MP for Taunton,[4] by whom she had children, ancestors of the present Viscount Portman, owner of the Portman Estate in London.

      Marriages and children

      Cary married twice:

      Marquess of Winchester COA.svg Firstly to Elizabeth Poulett, a daughter of Sir William Poulett of Hinton St George, Somerset (ancestor of Earl Poulett), by whom he had a son and heir:
      Robert Cary (died 1540), of Cockington
      FulfordArms.png Secondly he married Anna (or Alice) Fulford, a daughter of Sir Baldwin Fulford (died 1476) of Fulford, Devon, by whom he had children:
      Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, who married Margaret Spencer (14721536), (or Eleanor Spencer[2]), one of the two daughters and co-heiresses of Sir Robert Spencer (died c. 1510), "of Spencer Combe", in the parish of Crediton in Devon, by his wife Eleanor Beaufort (14311501), daughter of Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset (14061455), KG. By Margaret Spencer, Thomas had two sons:
      Sir John Cary (14911552) of Plashey, eldest son, ancestor to the Cary Viscounts Falkland.[5]
      William Cary, her second son, the first husband of Mary Boleyn, sister of Queen Anne Boleyn, and ancestor to the Cary Barons Hunsdon, Barons Cary of Leppington, Earls of Monmouth, Viscounts Rochford and Earls of Dover.[5]
      Death[edit]
      Cary was beheaded on 6 May 1471[1] after the defeat of the Lancastrians at the Battle of Tewkesbury.[2] He is believed to be represented by a monumental brass of a knight, without surviving identifying inscription, set into a slate ledger stone on the floor of the chancel of All Saints Church, Clovelly, next to a smaller brass, in similar style, of his son and heir Robert Cary (died 1540).[1]

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    • Direct Descendants of Adam De Kari
      The following outline contains the DIRECT Descendancy from Adam De Kari to Nancy Lou Sparks Morrison and her children, along with notes for selected De Kari, Cary, Carey and other family lines. A gedcom of ALL descendants now in this file is available from me by e-mailing: nmorri3924@aol.com

      Lord Adam DeKari, Baron of Castle Kari

      Sources for this family information are:

      A.) The Cary Family in England by Henry Grosvenor Cary, published 1906 by Seth Cooley Cary, Dorchester Centre, Boston.

      B.) Early History of Va. & Md. & 7 Centuries of Lines.
      Virginia Room, Roanoke Va. Library, V. Ref. 929.2 K62e

      C.) Ancestors and Descendants of John Quarles Winn and his wife Mary Liscome Jarvis
      Winn 929.2 W
      Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va.
      Lynchburg Gen. Lib., Lynchburg, Va. copied June 20, 1996

      D.) Carey Highlights: Yesterday for Tomorrow by Virginia Miller Carey, copyright 1983.
      Dogwood Printing, P.O.Bo 716, Ozark, Mo 65721

      E.) Plymouth Pilgrim by Seth C. Cary published 1911, Boston Mass.

      F.) From the records of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      G.) Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, James Savage 4 vols.

      H.) Peirce's Colonial Lists of Plymouth & Rhode Island,. 1621-1700 by Ebenezer W. Peirce.

      I.) The Cary Family in America. By Henry Grosvenor Cary. Appe...
      Boston, (Press of Murray and Emery Company) 1907.
      Henry Grosvenor Cary, 1829-1905
      Virginia State Archives, Richmond, Virginia - July, 1996

      J.) Edward Poole of Weymouth, Mass. and His Descendants by Murray Edward Poole - 1893

      K.) 1820 Census of Cabell County, Virginia (WVA

      L.) 1830 Census of Logan Co. VA. (WVA)

      M.) 1850 Census of Lawrence County, Kentucky.

      N.) 'The History of Logan Co.' By Ragland

      O.) The McCoy's: Their Story by Truda Wiliams McCoy.

      P.) Information for this family was given to me by Anna Lee Mayo Clay in Ballard,W.Va.
      Aug.19, 1977. She was 75 years old and her memory was clear.

      Q. Information for this family was given to me by Fanny Mayo, b.Dec. 25, 1904 in Ballard, WV,
      Aug. 19, 1977. She was 73 years old and her memory was clear.


      1 ADAM De KARI b: 1170 in Castle Kari, Somerset, England
      .... +Amy Trevitt Father: William Trevitt

      NOTES on ADAM De KARI:

      1.) For centuries the castle has existed only in history, but the town where it was located is known today as Castle Cary and may thus be found on maps. It is in Somersetshire and twelve miles southeast of Wells.
      2.) It is known that it was a fortified place in the time of the Saxons. About the year 1125, the Lord William Percival named 'Lovel the Wolf" erected strong fortifications at Kari.

      3.) Much of the time during the reign of King Steven (1135-1154) the Barons were divided into two parties, The Lord Kari being opposed to the King.

      4.) He made so much trouble that Stephen turned his whole attention to Castle Kari and took it. In 1153, it was beseiged again and nearly ruined.

      5.) The Manor House stands on the east side of the street and was a stately edifice. During the wanderings of Charles II, when his army was defeated by Cromwell at the Battle of Worchester, the disguised King slept at Castle Cary on the night of 3 Sept. 1651.

      6.) Reign of Henry II and Richard I.


      2 John De Kary b: 1200
      +Elizabeth Stapleton Father: Richard Stapleton

      1.) Reign of John and Henry III.
      3 William DeKary b: 1230 in Castle Kary, Somerset, England
      +Alice Beaumont Father: William Beaumont Mother: Alwyn
      1.) Reign of Henry III and Edward I.
      4 John DeKarry b: 1270 in Castle Karry
      +Phillippa Archdeacon Father: Warren Archdeacon
      Notes on John DeKarry:

      1.) The use of the French 'DE' was not universal. Sometimes the children used it when their parents did not.
      2.) Reign of Edward I and Edward II.


      5 William Kary b: 1300 in Castle Kary, Somerset, England
      +Margaret Bosun (Bozon or Bozume) b: in Clovelly of Devon

      Notes for William Kary:

      1.) The spelling of the name was changed during the reign of Edward II and has remained to to this day.
      2.) Reign of Edward III and Richard II.

      6 John Cary b: 1325 in St.Giles-in-the-Heath, Devon, England
      +Jane DeBryen Father: Guy de Bryen
      Notes for John Cary:

      1.) Reign of Edward III and Richard II.
      2.) The spelling of the name was changed to Cary during the reign of Edward II and has ever since been spelled as Cary (until 1906). Sometime after that some Carys added an "e" to the name and there have been both Carys and Careys since.


      7 John Cary b: 1350 in England d: 1404 in Waterford, Ireland
      +Margaret Holway

      Notes for John Cary:

      1.) He was banished to Waterford, Ireland, where he was no less than 4 years in banishment. A long time living, to be confined to the shades of misery and sorrow.
      2.) Among his estates were Cockington and Clovelly.

      3.) He lived during the reigns of Edward III and Richard II

      4.) From The Cary Family in Eng. by Cary,

      "Prince says: 'On the fifth of November, 1387, he was by the King Richard II, made Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and advanced to be a Judge of the land; who being now placed in a high and spacious Orb, he scattered the Rays of Justice about him with great splendor. In his post he continued many years, manifesting in all his actions, an inflexible Virtue and Honesty; and indeed it fell out at last that he had an extraordinary occasion laid before him, for the proof and tryal thereof, upon which we find him as true as steel, for the greatest dangers could not affright him from his duty and Loyalty to his distressed Master, King Richard II, unto whom he faithfully adhered when most others had forsaken him.' After the king was put to death by Henry IV, Sir John was banished and all his goods and lands confiscated for his loyalty to his royal master.
      Westcote says: 'I will speak of Sir John Cary, Baron of the Exchequer in the time of Richard II. This knight neither able nor willing, like a willow, to bow with every blast of the wind, so confidently and freely spoke his mind, opposing the proceedings for procurators to take the resignation of his master, King Richard, his true and undoubted Sovereign, that there-upon he was dis-officed, his goods and lands confiscated, and himself banished."

      "Prompt me, Muses, if you can,
      And show me such another man."
      8 Robert Cary b: 1375 in Holway, Devon, England
      +Jane Hanchford Father: William Hanchford
      Notes for Robert Cary:

      1.) b. in 1375, an extract from Burkes Heraldry: 'In the beginning of the reign of Henry V. (1413- 1422) a certain knight-errant of Aragon, having passed through divers countries, and performed many feats of arms, arrived here in England, where he challenged any man of his rank and quality to make a trial of his skill at arms. This challenge was accepted by Sir Robert Cary, between whom a cruel encounter and a long and doubtful combat was waged in Smithfield, London. But at length this noble champion vanquished the presumptuous Arragonois, for which King Henry V, restored unto him a good part of his fathers lands, for which his loyalty to Richard II, he had been deprived of by Henry IV.
      2.) He was authorized to bear the arms of a Knight of Aragon, which the noble posterity wear to this day. For according to the Laws of Heraldry , whosoever fairley in the field conquers his adversary may justify the wearing of his arms.'

      9 Philip Cary b: 1400 in, England d: 1437
      +Christian Orchard
      Notes for Philip Cary:

      1.) Lived during the reigns of Henry IV, V, VI.
      2.) Cary, Phillip Sir Knight

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    • William Cary b: 1437 in , England d: May 06, 1471
      +Elizabeth Paulett
      Notes for William Cary:

      1.) He was an ardent supporter of the House of Lancaster, and took an active part in the struggle between the adherents of Henry VI and Edward IV in the WAR OF THE ROSES.
      2.) At the Battle of Tewksbury on May 4, 1471, the Lancastrians were defeated, and William with others took refuge in the Abbey Church. According to the customs of the times the church was a 'Sanctuary', so that they could not be taken out of it. They were enticed out on the promise of pardon and two days later were beheaded. His property was confiscated as usual in such cases, but Henry VII restored it to his son Robert. We cannot ascertain for what reason, but probably because King Henry was a scion of the House of Lancaster in whose cause, his father lost his life and property.

      3.) William left two sons Robert and Thomas. From Robert sprang the families of Clovelly, Torre Abbey, and Somersetshire. And from Thomas the three lines of nobles, Baron Hunsdon, Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland Line.

      4.) He lived during the reign of Henry VI and Edward IV.


      11 Robert Cary b: 1460 in, England d: 1540
      +Agnes Hody Father: William Hody

      Notes for Robert Cary:

      1.) His tomb is in the Little Clovelly Church. It has a figure if a Knight set in brass in the slab with this inscription: PRAY FOR THE SOWLE OF SIR ROBERT CARY, ESQUIRE, SONNE AND HEYER OF SIR WM. CARY, KNYGHTE. WHICH SIR ROBERT DECESSYD THE XXV DAY OF JUNE IN THE YERE OF OUR LORD GOD M.V.XL O'WHO'S SOWLE IHU MERCY.
      2.) Lived during the reigns of Edward IV and V, Richard III, and Henry VII and VIII.

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    • Sir William Carey, Kt.
      Also Known As: "Cary", "Carye"
      Birthdate: August 12, 1437 (33)
      Birthplace: Cockington, Devon, England
      Death: Died May 6, 1471 in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
      Place of Burial: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Philip Carey of Cockington and Christianna Carey
      Husband of Alice Carey and Elizabeth Ann Carey (Paulet)
      Father of Thomas Carey; Isabel Carey and Sir Robert Carey, II
      Occupation: Knight of Cockington
      Managed by: Private User
      Last Updated: January 13, 2017

      Immediate Family

      Alice Carey
      wife

      Thomas Carey
      son

      Isabel Carey
      daughter

      Elizabeth Ann Carey (Paulet)
      wife

      Sir Robert Carey, II
      son

      Philip Carey of Cockington
      father

      Christianna Carey
      mother

      Walter /James Portman
      stepfather
      About Sir William Carey, Kt.
      William CAREY (Sir)

      Born: 12 Aug 1437, Cockington, Devonshire, England

      Died: 6 May 1471, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, England

      Notes: beheaded for supporting Lancaster in the War of the Roses

      Father: Phillip CAREY

      Mother: Christian ORCHARD

      Married 1: Anne (Elizabeth) PAULET

      Children:

      1. Robert CAREY

      Married 2: Alice FULFORD (dau. of Sir Baldwin Fulford) ABT 1458, Fulford, Devonshire, England

      Children:

      2. Thomas CAREY of Chilton

      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CAREY.htm#William CAREY (Sir)1

      1.) He was an ardent supporter of the House of Lancaster, and took an active part in the struggle between the adherents of Henry VI and Edward IV in the WAR OF THE ROSES.
      2.) At the Battle of Tewksbury on May 4, 1471, the Lancastrians were defeated, and William with others took refuge in the Abbey Church. According to the customs of the times the church was a 'Sanctuary', so that they could not be taken out of it. They were enticed out on the promise of pardon and two days later were beheaded. His property was confiscated as usual in such cases, but Henry VII restored it to his son Robert. We cannot ascertain for what reason, but probably because King Henry was a scion of the House of Lancaster in whose cause, his father lost his life and property.
      3.) William left two sons Robert and Thomas. From Robert sprang the families of Clovelly, Torre Abbey, and Somersetshire. And from Thomas the three lines of nobles, Baron Hunsdon, Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland Line.
      4.) He lived during the reign of Henry VI and Edward IV.
      Beheaded at Tewkesbury or supporting the Lancastrians in the War of the .

      Sir William inherited Clovelly from his father.
      During the War of the Roses, he sided with the House of Lancaster and suffered defeat with them. He was beheaded along with the others; his properties being confiscated.

      William Cary was born in Cockington on August 12, 1439. He died May 6, 1471 in Tewksbury after a battle. He was cornered and sought sanctuary in a church. He was promised a pardon if he came out. He did and was beheaded. So much for the word and honor of his opponent.
      He married Elizabeth Paulett around1459. She was born 1445 in Hinton St. George Parish, England. Her parents were William Paulett (born 1405 and died 10/2/1488) and Elizabeth Denebaud was born 1414 and died 11/17/1497.

      I have a report that he married Alice Fulford in 1464. If this is true, Elizabeth was still alive. I am still trying to confirm or refute this.

      One of their sons, Thomas, married Mary Boleyne. She was a sister to Anne Boleyne that King Henry beheaded rather than get a divorce.

      Sept 2008 NOTE: add'l info (provided by Val Jennings-a Cary descendant) and possible ancestors can be reviewed here, but the dates are questionable so not included on this tree:

      http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/LowmanHistory/CARY.htm

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  • 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. [S10396] "William Carey (courtier) ~ 1500-6/22/1528" pedigree, abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, February 15th, 201.

    4. [S10612] "Sir William Carey, Kt." biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by David A.

    5. [S10397] "Philip Cary (abt. 1400 - 1437)" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 by David.

    6. [S10611] "William Carey" pedigree, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee.

    7. [S10610] "William Cary" profile, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, March 9th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee,.