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Hunsdon, Baron (E, 1559 - 1765)

 

Creation: let.pat. 13 Jan 1558/9

 

Extinct: 12 Jun 1765

 

Family name: Carey

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Arms:

See Earl of Dover

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Henry [Carey], 1st Baron Hunsdon, KG PC

only son and heir of William Carey, Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII (by his wife Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII and elder sister of Lady Anne Boleyn, suo jure Marchioness of Pembroke, herself second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, 1st dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Thomas [Boleyn], 1st Earl of Wiltshire and 1st Earl of Ormonde), 2nd son of Sir Thomas Carey, of Chilton Foliat, co. Wiltshire, by his wife Margaret Spencer, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Robert Spencer, of Spencercombe, co. Devon, by his wife Lady Eleanor Butler, widow of James [Butler], 5th Earl of Ormonde, and 1st dau. and cohrss. of Edmund [Beaufort], 1st Duke of Somerset

born

4 Mar 1525/6

mar.

21 May 1545 Ann Morgan, Keeper of Somerset House 1595-1606/7 (d. 19 Jan 1606/7), dau. of Sir Thomas Morgan, of Arkestone, co. Hereford, by his wife Anne Whitney, dau. of Sir Robert Whitney, of Whitney, co. Gloucester

children

1. Hon George Carey, later 2nd Baron Hunsdon

2. Hon John Carey, later 3rd Baron Hunsdon

3. Hon Henry Carey

4. Hon Thomas Carey (the elder)

5. Hon Thomas Carey (the younger)

6. Hon William Carey

7. Hon Sir Edmund Carey, of Moulton Park (b. c. 1558; d. 1637), mar. (1) Mary Crocker, dau. and hrss. of Christopher Crocker, of Croft, co. Lincoln, (2) Hon Elizabeth Danvers (widow of Sir John Danvers, of Dauntsey, co. Wiltshire; bur. 24 Jun 1630), 4th dau. and cohrss. of John [Nevill], 4th Baron Latymer, and (3) Judith Humphrey, dau. of Dr Lawrence Humphrey, and had issue by his first wife:

1a. Sir Robert Carey, Capt of Horse in the Netherlands (bapt. 21 Mar 1582/3), mar. Aletta Hogenhove, dau. of ..... Hogenhove, Secretary to the States General, and had issue:

1b. Col Sir Horatio Carey, Capt of Horse, mar. Pernel Harrington, dau. of Robert Harrington, of Durham, and had issue:

1c. Robert Carey, later 6th Baron Carey

2b. Col Ernestus Carey, of Great Shelford, co. Cambridge (d. 1680), mar. (1) St John Salveyn (d. 1649), dau. of Thomas Salveyn, of Croxdale, co. Durham, and had issue:

1c. Robert Carey, later 7th Baron Carey

2b. Col Ferdinand Carey, in the service of the States General (d. 1663), mar., and had issue:

1c. William Carey, of Maestricht, Holland (d. 7 Nov 1683), mar. Gertrude van Outshoorn, dau. of Cornelius van Outshoorn, Lord of Outshoorn-Gnephoeck and Chief Burgomaster of Amsterdam, and had issue:

1d. William Ferdinand Carey, later 8th Baron Hunsdon

2a. ..... Carey

3a. ..... Carey

1a. ..... Carey

2a. .....

8. Hon Robert Carey, later 1st Earl of Monmouth

9. Hon ..... Carey

1. Hon Catherine Carey (d. 25 Feb 1602/3), mar. Jul 1563 as his first wife Charles [Howard], 1st Earl of Nottingham, and had issue

2. Hon Philadelphia Carey, a Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Anne of Denmark (d. 3 Feb 1626/7), mar. bef. 1584 Thomas [Scrope], 10th Baron Scrope of Bolton, and had issue

3. Hon Margaret Carey (dsp.), mar. as his first wife Sir Edward Hoby, of Bisham, co. Berkshire

died

23 Jul 1596

created

13 Jan 1558/9 Baron Hunsdon, of Hunsdon in the County of Hertford

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Buckingham 1547-52 and 1554-55; knighted 1558; Master of the Queen's Hawks 1560; Knight of the Garter 1561; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1564; Governor of Berwick 1568; Warden of the East Marches 1571; Keeper of Somerset House 1574-96; Privy Councillor 1577; Captain General of the Border Forces 1580/1; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1585; Lieutenant, Principal Captain and Governor of the army "for the defence and surety of our own Royal person" 1588; Chief Justice in Eyre, South of Trent 1589-96; High Steward of Ipswich and Doncaster 1590; Chief Justice Itinerant of the Royal Forests South of Trent 1591-96; Recorder of Cambridge; Joint Commissioner for the Office of Earl Marshal 1590; High Steward of Oxford 1591/2-96

 

George [Carey], 2nd Baron Hunsdon, KG PC

born

c. 1555

mar.

29 Dec 1574 Elizabeth Spencer (mar. (2) aft. Mar 1612 as his second wife Ralph [Eure], 3rd Baron Eure; bur. 2 Mar 1617/8), 2nd dau. of Sir John Spencer, of Wormleighton, co. Warwick, and Althorp, co. Northampton, by his wife Catherine Kitson, dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk

only child

1. Hon Elizabeth Carey (d. 23 Apr 1635), mar. Hon Sir Thomas Berkeley (b. 11 Jul 1575; dvp. 22 Nov 1611), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Henry [Berkeley], 7th Baron Berkeley, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 8 Sep 1603

suc. by

brother

note

knighted 1570; Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire 1571 and for Hampshire 1584-87, 1588-89 and 1593; Marshal of the Household 1580/1; Knight Marshal of the Household and Captain of the Isle of Wight 1582-1603; Vice-Admiral of Southampton 1585/6; bought the dissolved Priory of Clerkenwell 1594; Privy Councillor 1597; Knight of the Garter 1597; Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1597-1603

 

John [Carey], 3rd Baron Hunsdon

born

c. 1556

mar.

20 Dec 1576 Mary Peyton (widow of Richard Peyton; d. 4 Apr 1627), dau. of Leonard Hyde, of Hyde Hall and Throcking, co. Hertford

children

1. Hon Henry Carey, later 4th Baron Hunsdon later 1st Viscount Rochford later 1st Earl of Dover

2. Hon Charles Carey

1. Hon Anne Carey, mar. Sir Francis Lovell, of East Harting, co. Norfolk

2. Hon Blanche Carey (d. 6 Nov 1651), mar. (1) Christopher Peyton, and (2) 16 Jun 1605 Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Bt. MP, of Kimberley, co. Norfolk, and had issue by her second husband

bur.

7 Apr 1617

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Buckingham 1584-86, 1588-89 and 1593; Governor and Knight Marshal of Berwick, Warden of the East Marches and Captain of Norham

 

Henry [Carey], 4th Baron Hunsdon later 1st Viscount Rochford later 1st Earl of Dover

created

6 Jul 1621 Viscount Rochford

8 Mar 1627/8 Earl of Dover

 

The Barony of Hunsdon was held by the Viscounts Rochford (Earls of Dover from 8 Mar 1627/8) until 26 May 1677, when on the death of John [Carey], 2nd Earl of Dover, 5th Baron Hunsdon, etc., the Earldom of Dover became extinct and the Barony of Hunsdon passed to his cousin,

 

Robert [Carey], 6th Baron Hunsdon

born

mar.

Margaret Whichcote (widow of (1) Sir John South, of Kelstern, and (2) Sir William Whichcote, of Dunstan and Hartswell, co. Lincoln; bur. 14 Feb 1697/8), 1st dau. of Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Bt., of Clifton, co. Nottingham, by his second wife Lady Frances Clifford, 2nd dau. of Francis [Clifford], 4th Earl of Cumberland

died

s.p. 1692

suc. by

cousin

note

Col of the 12th Regiment of Foot 1688; followed King James II into exile in France

 

Robert [Carey], 7th Baron Hunsdon

born

died

11 Sep 1702

suc. by

cousin

note

 

William Ferdinand [Carey], 8th Baron Hunsdon

bapt.

14 Jan 1684

mar.

11 Jan 1717/8 Grace Wolstenholme (b. c. 1683; widow of Sir Nicholas Wolstenholme, of Enfield, co. Middlesex; d. 9 May 1729), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edward Waldo, of Pinner, co. Middlesex, by his third wife Elizabeth Shuckburgh, dau. of Sir Richard Shuckburgh

died

s.p. 12 Jun 1765

note

naturalised by Act of Parliament 1689/90-90/1

 

On the death of the 8th Baron Hunsdon with no male heirs, the Barony of Hunsdon became extinct as did the illegitimate male line of King Henry VIII.

 

 First written 18 March 2003

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