|Born: 1460 in, England
Buried: Little Clovelly Church
Married: 1st about 1484 Jane Carew dau of Sir Nicholas Carew
2nd Margaret Fulkeram in Bristol, daughter of William Fulkreham of Dartmouth.
3rd Agnes Hody dau of William Hody of Pillesdon
The Cary Coat of Arms of the Bristol line adds the anchor in the top right of the Coat of Arms of the original Cary Castle line.
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.
He lived 80 years during the reigns of Edward IV and V, Richard III, and Henry VII and VIII and was witness to the great turmoils of those strife ridden times of the Wars of Roses and the intrigues of the Tudor era. His father, Sir William Cary of Cockington was in the Battle of Tewkesbury on the Lancastrian side and beheaded after it, so some involvement at Bosworth Field may be expected.
His father's property was confiscated as is 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.
|Robert Cary had issue:
by Jane Carew
Ca14-1 John Cary, married Jane Devick dau of Edmund Devick of Okehamton
Ca14-2 Thomas Cary, married Mary Southcot, dau of John Southcot of Bovey Tracey by Margaret Fulkeram or Fulkreham in Bristol, England,
Ca14-3 Robert Cary
by Agnes Hody
Ca14 Sir William Cary b 1492 Bristol, England d March 28, 1572 Bristol, England