'Cary01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cary of Cary, Cary of Cockington, Cary of Keckbeare, Cary of Ladford

Adam Carye of Castle Carye = Adam de Karry of Castle Karry in Somerset (a 1198)
m. Anne Trevit (dau of Sir William Trevit or Trevet)
1. John Carye or Karry
  m. Elizabeth Stapleton (dau of Sir Richard Stapleton)
  A. William Cary or Karry of West Polworth, Devon (d 1302-3)
  m. Alice Beaumont (dau of Sir William Beaumont (Beauchamp?) of Paveston?)
  i. John or Sir William Cary of Karry named John by Vivian & Lipscomb, Sir William by BE1883
  m. Phillip(a) Archdecon (dau of Sir Warren or John Archdecon) father named Warren by Vivian, John by BE1883
  It appears that there is some confusion over this and the next few generations. Both Vivian & BE1883 show two sons in the next generation, John & William. However, Vivian shows that it was Sir William who was the progenitor of the family but BE1883 showing that it was Sir John (who m. Margaret Holwell). Other than to confirm descent from the above-mentioned Adam de Karry or Cary of Castle Cary, BP1934 starts with Sir John father of the Sir John who m. Margaret Holeway. That would appear to support BE1883 but Vivian inserts an additional generation not mentioned by BE1883 (who may have confused the different Johns/Williams). Lipscomb shows Sir John (son of William & Alice) as m1. Agnes (dau of Lord Stafford) & Margaret (dau/heir of William Holwell of Holwell, widow of Sir Guy de Brian) mother of the Robert who m. Margaret Courtenay. Provisionally we follow Vivian but will probably review this in due course.
  a. Sir William Carye
  m. Margaret Bozume (dau of Richard Bozume)
  (1) Sir John Cary of Cary Manor in St. Giles in the Heath, Devon
  BE1883 shows that the following Agnes was 1st wife of the Sir John who m. Margaret Holwell. Vivian shows her as wife of this Sir John. BP1934, which starts its continuous pedigree with this Sir John, does not name his wives. Provisionally we follow Vivian.
m1. (sp) Agnes or Alice (dau of Lord Stafford)
  m2. Jane de Brian (dau of Sir Guy de Brian)
  (A) Sir John de Cary of Upper Cary (Chief Baron of the Exchequer) died 1397 (Vivian) or 1404 (BP1934)
  BE1883 identifies Sir John's (2nd) wife as Margaret, dau of William Holwell of Holwell, widow of Sir Guy de Brian. Vivian names her Margaret, dau/heir of Robert Holeway. BP1934 identifies her as ...
  m. (1376) Margaret Holeway (dau of Richard de Holeway or Holloway of Northlaw, Beaworth & Morton)
  (i) Sir Robert Cary of Cockington & Clovelly the first mentioned by BLG1952
m1. Margaret or Elizabeth Courtenay (dau of Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham)
  Sir Robert's 1st wife is named Margaret by BP1934 & BE1883 but Elizabeth by Vivian & BLG1952. BP1934 & BE1883 show Margaret as mother of Philip (without mentioning any other issue). Vivian shows the 2nd wife, Jane, as mother of Phillip & Johanna. BLG1952 does not mention who was Philip's mother. Provisionally we follow BP1934 & BE1883 in showing the son of the 1st marriage as ...
(a) Sir Phillip Cary of Cockington (d 1437, MP for Devon)
  m. Christian Orchard (dau/heir of William Orchard of Somerset, m2. Walter (not James) Portman)
  ((1)) Sir William Cary of Cockington (b 12.04.1437, d Tewkesbury 06.05.1471) the first mentioned by TSP
  m1. Elizabeth Paulet (dau of Sir William Paulet of Hinton St. George)
  ((A)) Robert Cary of Cockington (d 15.06.1540) - continued below
  m1. Jane Carew (dau of Sir Nicholas Carew)
  m2. Agnes Hody (dau of Sir William Hody of Pillesdon)
  m3. Margaret Fulkeram (dau of William Fulkeram of Dartmouth)
  m2. Alice Fulford (dau of Sir Baldwin Fulford of Dunsford)
  ((B)) Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliot (d before 21.06.1536)
  m. Margaret (or Eleanor) Spencer (dau of Sir Robert Spencer)
  m2. Jane Hanksford (d 04.12.1448-9, dau of Sir William Hanksford or Hangesford, widow of John Wadham)
  (b) Johanna Cary
  m. William Ashford of Ashford
  (ii) John Cary, Bishop of Exeter (a 1419)
  (iii) Thomas Cary
  (B) Sir William Cary (a 1367, MP for Devon)
  m. Thomasina Bosun (dau/heir of Richard Bosun of Clovelly)
  (C)+ other issue - Thomas (rector of Ashwater), Johanna
  b. John (or Sir William) Cary (dsp?)



Robert Cary of Cockington (d 15.06.1540) - continued above
m1. Jane Carew (dau of Sir Nicholas Carew)
1. John Cary of Cary (b 1501-2, a 1541)
  m. Jane Devick (dau/heir of Edmund Devick (or Deryok) of Okehampton)
  A. Robert Cary of Keckbeare
m. Honora Wollacomb (dau of Alexander Wollacomb)
  i. Launcelot Cary of Kekbere (dsp after 10.1610)
  m. Johanna Winslade
  ii. Jane Cary (b c1562)
  m. Leonard Kinsman
  iii. Mary Cary (b c1564)
  m. _ Bulland
  iv.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Richard
  B. Thomas Cary of Cary (d 30.06.1583)
  m. Elizabeth Fulford (d 24.11.1565, dau of Sir John Fulford of Fulford, relict of Humfry Arundell)
  i. Henry Cary of Launceston, Devon (d 03.04.1626, 5th son)
  m. (18.09.1600) Willmot Cann (bur 27.07.1627, dau of Edmund Cann of Okehampton)
  a. Arminall Cary (bpt 25.08.1605)
  m. (c07.1623) James Colwill of Plymouth
  b.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 23.06.1607), George, Henry (bpt 21.05.1604, bur 09.1604), Lancelot (bpt 21.07.1609, bur 18.10.1609), Mary (bpt 09.09.1601), Elizabeth (bpt 05.06.1603)
  ii. Mary Cary
  m. Henry Prust of Maryweeke
iii.+ other issue (dsp) - Grigorie, Peter, Haniball, Andrew, Fulford, Richard
  C. Mary Cary
  m. Humphry Stephens of Northlewe
  D. Elizabeth Cary
  m. Thomas Walton of Somerset
  E.+ other issue - John (dsp), Alice (d unm)
2. Thomas Cary of Cockington and Chilson (d 27.03.1567)
  m. Mary Southcot (dau of John Southcot of Bovey Tracey)
m2. Agnes Hody (dau of Sir William (probably not John) Hody of Pillesdon (Chief Baron))
3. William Cary of Ladford (d 17.08.1550)
m. Jane Hearle (dau of John Hearle)
  A. Robert Cary of Ladford (b 1532-3)
  m. Christian Dennis (dau of John Dennis of Orleigh)
  i. Dorothy Cary
  m1. _ Bartlett
  m2. Gregory Gay of Whitchurch
  B. William Cary of Ladford
  m. Jane Gove (dau of John Gove (not Goch) of Wodbery)
  i. Mary Cary (d 1607)
  m. William Helyar (b 1559, d 11.1645, Archdeacon)
  B. Agnes Cary (bur 06.07.1587) probably of this generation
  m. (19.08.1559) John Gove of Woodbury
m3. Margaret Fulkeram (d 06.04.1547, dau of William Fulkeram or Fulkreham (Folkeroy) of Dartmouth)
4. Robert Cary of Clovelly (b c1505?, d 01.04.1586)
  m. Margaret Milliton (dau of John Milliton, widow of John Gifford of Yeo)
5. Gregory Cary
  m. Johanna Cooke (dau of John Cooke of Thorne)

Main source(s): Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Cary of Cary) with support (mainly for the upper section) from BP1934 (Falkland), BLG1952 (Cary of Torre Abbey), Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 1, 'Pedigree of Cary', p152), BE1883 (Carey of Hunsdon, Dover), TSP (Falkland), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Cary of Launceston', p79+)
Back to top of page