Ca21 Adam Kari: Families covered: Cary of Clovelly, Cary of Cockington, Carey of Dover, Carey of Hunsdon, Carey of Monmouth
Although BP1934 (Falkland) also reports that the progenitor of this family was Adam de Karry, it shows different ancestors of the Sir Robert Cary who married Margaret Courtenay. We show both alternatives, starting with that shown by BE1883 (Carey of Hunnsdon, Rochfort and Dover).
Adam de Karry of Castle Karry (a 1198). Castle Cary is situated in Somerset, twelve miles south east of Wells. There was a former stronghold known to have been fortified in the time of Saxons. About the year 1125, the Lord William Percival named 'Lovel the Wolf" erected strong fortifications at Kari from which the name is taken. 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. 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. 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. Reign of Henry II and Richard I.
m. Anne Trevet (dau of William Trevet/Trevitt)
1. John Karry
  m. Elizabeth Stapleton (dau of Sir Richard Stapleton)
  A. William Karry of West Polworth (a 1303)
  m. Alice Beaumont (dau of Sir William Beaumont)
  i. Sir John Carey 
  m1. Agnes (dau of Lord Stafford)
  m2. Margaret Holwell (dau of William Holwell of Holwell)
  Ca18 Sir Robert Carey - continued below under alternative ancestry
  m1. Margaret Courtenay (dau of Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham)
  m2. ??
  b. John Cary, Bishop of Exeter (a 1419)
BP1934 (Falkland) reports that descended from Adam de Karry of Castle Cary (a 1198) was ...
Sir John de Cary of Cary
Ca19 Sir John de Cary of Upper Cary (d 1404)
  m. (1376) Margaret Holeway (dau of Richard de Holeway of Northlaw, etc)
  Ca18 Sir Robert Cary of Cockington and Clovelly (d before 1435) - see alternative ancestry above
  m1. Margaret Courtenay (dau of Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham)
  Ca17 Philip Cary of Cockington (d 1437)
  m. Christian Orchard (dau of William Orchard)
  Ca16 Sir William Cary of Cockington (b 12.04.1437, d 06.05.1471)
  m1. Elizabeth Paulet (dau of Sir William Paulet of Hinton St. George)
  Ca15 Robert Cary of Cockington
  m1. Jane Carew (dau of Sir Nicholas Carew)
  Ca14-1 John Cary had issue
  m. Jane Devick (dau of Edmund Devick of Okehampton)
  Ca14-2 Thomas Cary of Cockington and Chilson (d 27.03.1567)
  m. Mary Southcot (dau of John Southcot of Bovey Tracey)
  Ca14-2-1 Sir George Cary of Cockington (d 19.02.1616-7)
  m1. Wilmot Giffard (d 22.06.1581, dau of John Giffard of Yeo)
  (a) Anne Cary (dsp 01.1625)
  m. Sir Richard Edgcombe of Mount Edgcombe
  m2. Lettice Rich (dau of Robert Rich, 1st Earl of Warwick)
  Ca14-2-2 Gregory Cary 
  m. Joan Cooke (dau of John Cooke)
  (a) daughter
  Ca14-2-3 John Cary of Dudley (a 1622)
  m. _ Norton
(a) John Cary of Long Melford (bur 09.11.1639)
  ((1))+ 5 sons and 5 daughters
  (b) Sir Edward Cary of Cockington and Marldon (d 14.06.1654)
  m1. ??
  ((1)) daughter
  m2. Margaret Blackhurst (d 14.06.1654, of Lancs.)
((2)) Sir George Cary, 1st of Torre Abbey (d 27.05.1678)
  m1. Anne Manners (dau of Sir Charles Manners)
  m2. _ Browne (of Southampton)
  m3. Elizabeth Wells (dau of Thomas Wells of Brambridge)
  (c) Thomas Cary of Moushall ancestor of Carys of Oxfordshire
  m. Martha Stewart (dau of William Stewart of Rowley)
  (d) George Cary of Cockington (bur 23.07.1643)
  m. Elizabeth Seymour (dau of Sir Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy)
  ((1)) Sir Henry Cary of Cockington, Sheriff of Devon (a 1643) had issue
  m. Amy Bagge (dau of James Bagge)
  ((2)) Robert Cary, Archdeacon of Exeter (bur 19.09.1688) had issue
  ((3)) Theodore Cary (d 1683, Colonel)
  m. m. (1676) Dorothy Wade
  (d) Dudley Cary of Livermead had issue
  m1. Dorothy
  m2. Ann
  Ca14-2-4 Robert Cary of Bradford (bur 22.04.1610) had issue
  m. Dorothy
  Ca14-2-5 Elizabeth Cary 
  m. Richard Kirkham 
  Ca14-2-6 Grace Cary 
  m. Sir William Kirkham of Blagdon
  Ca14-2-7 Joan Cary 
  m. William Weekes of Bindon
  Ca14-2-8+ other issue - Richard (dsp c1622), Arthur (dsp), Margaret
m2. Agnes Hody (dau of Sir William Hody of Pillesdon, granddaughter of Chief Justice John Hody)
  Ca14 William Cary 
  m3. Margaret Fulkreham (dau of William Fulkreham of Dartmouth)
  Ca14-4 Robert Cary of Clovelly
  m2. Alice Fulford (dau of Sir Baldwin Fulford of Dunsford)
  Ca15-2 Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliot (d before 21.06.1536)
  m. Margaret Spencer (dau of Sir Robert Spencer of Spencer Coombe)
Ca15-2-1 Sir John Cary of Plashey and Thremhall Priory (b c1495, d 09.09.1552)
  m. Joice Denny (d 1560/1, sister of Sir Anthony Denny)
  (i) Sir Wymond Cary of Snettisham (b 06.03.1538, dsp 13.04.1612)
  m. (12.03.1589) Catherine Jernegan (dau of John Jernegan of Somerleyton)
  (ii) Sir Edward Cary of Aldenham and Berkhampstead (b c1540, d 18.07.1618)
  m. Catherine Knyvett (d 20.12.1622, dau of Sir Henry Knyvett of Buckenham)
  (a) Sir Henry Cary, 1st Viscount Falkland (b c1576, bur 25.09.1633)
  m. (mcrt 27.06.1602) Elizabeth Tanfield (d 10.1639, dau of Sir Laurence Tanfield)
(b) Adolphus Cary of Berkhampstead (dsp 10.04.1609)
  m. (09.08.1596) Anne Corbet (d 1601, dau of Sir Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet)
  (c) Sir Philip Cary of Caddington or Hunslet (bur 13.06.1631) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Bland (dau of Richard Bland of Carleton)
  ((1)) Anne Carey (bpt 10.06.1615, bur 12.01.1671/2, 3rd dau)
  m. William Willoughby, 6th Lord of Parham (b c1616, d 10.04.1673)
  (d) Elizabeth Cary
  m. (20.11.1586) Sir John Savile, Lord of Pomfret (b 1556, d 31.08.1630)
  (e) Frances Cary (a 03.1644)
  m1. Ralph Baesh 
  m2. (03.03.1605) George Manners, 7th Earl of Rutland (b 1580, sp 29.03.1641)
  (f) Katherine Cary 
  m. (15.01.1597) Sir Henry Longueville of Wolvercot (d 17.05.1621)
  (g) Muriel Cary 
  m. (23.10.1597) Sir Thomas Crumpton of Skerne and Hounslow (d 16.05.1659/60)
(h) Jane Cary (bur 02.01.1632-3)
  m. (17.10.1627) Edward Barret, Lord Newburgh (dsps bur 02.01.1644-5, Chancellor)
  (i) Anne Cary (d before 1660)
  m. (16.09.1607) Sir Francis Leke, Earl of Scarsdale (d 09.04.1655)
  Ca15-2-2 William Carey (d 22.06.1528)
  m. Mary Boleyn (dau of Sir Thomas Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, Earl of Wiltshire, Earl of Ormond)
  Ca15-2-2-1 Henry Carey, 1st Lord Hunsdon (b 04.03.1526, d 23.07.1596)
  m. (1545) Anne Morgan (d 19.01.1606/7, dau of Sir Thomas Morgan of Arkestone)
  (a) George Carey, 2nd Lord Hunsdon (d 09.09.1603)
  m. Elizabeth Spencer (bur 02.03.1617/8, dau of Sir John Spencer of Althorp)
((1)) Elizabeth Carey
  m. Sir Thomas Berkeley (b 11.07.1575, dvp 22.11.1611)
  (b) Sir John Carey, 3rd Lord Hunsdon (bur 07.04.1617)
  m. Mary Hyde (bur 07.04.1627, dau of Leonard Hyde of Hyde Hall and Throckyng)
  ((1)) Henry Carey, 4th Lord Hunsdon, 1st Earl of Dover (d 1668)
  m1. Judith Pelham (dau of Sir Thomas Pelham, 1st Bart of Laughton)
  ((A)) John Carey, 2nd Earl of Dover, 5th Lord (b c1608, d 1677)
  m1. Dorothy St. John (dau of Oliver St. John, Earl of Bolingbroke)
m2. Abigail Cokayne (dau of Sir William Cokayne, alderman of London)
  ((i)) Mary Carey
  m. William Heveningham of Heveningham
  ((B)) Sir Pelham Carey (dsp)
  m. (24.06.1630) Mary Jackson (dau of John Jackson)
((C)) Mary Carey
  m. Sir Thomas Wharton of Edlington (b 1615, d 1684)
  ((D))+ other issue - Henry (d 01.1620-1), George (dsp), Judith (d unm), Philadephia (d unm)
  m2. Mary Morris (dau of Richard Morris)
  ((2)) Charles Cary
((3)) Anne Cary
  m. Sir Francis Lovell of East Harlyng
  ((4)) Blanch Cary
  m1. Christopher Peyton 
  m2. (16.06.1605) Sir Thomas Woodhouse of Kimberley (d 18.03.1658)
  (c) Sir Edmund Carey of Moulton Park (b c1558, d 1637)
  m1. Mary Crocker (dau of Christopher Crocker of Croft)
  m2. Elizabeth Nevill (bur 24.06.1630, dau of John, Lord Latimer)
  m3. Judith Humphrey (dau of Lawrence Humphrey)
  Uncertain which wife was the mother of .... 
((1)) Sir Robert Carey (bpt 21.03.1582/3)
  m. Aletta Hogenhove (dau of Mynheer Hogenhove)
  ((A)) Sir Horatio Carey
  BE1883 identifies Horatio's wife as Petronilla, daughter of Robert Conyers. TCP identifies her as ...
  m. Pernel Harrington (dau of Robert Harrington of Durham)
  ((i)) Robert Carey, 6th Lord Hunsdon (dsp 1692)
  m. Margaret Clifton (bur 14.02.1697/8, dau of Sir Gervase Clifton, Bart)
  ((B)) Ernestus Carey of Great Shelford (d 1680)
  m. St. John Salveyn (d 1649, dau of Thomas Salveyn of Croxdale)
  ((i)) Robert Carey, 7th Lord Hunsdon (d unm 11.09.1702)
  ((C)) Ferdinand Carey (d 1663, Colonel)
  ((i)) William Carey of Maastricht (d 07.11.1683)
  m. Gertrude Van Ousthoorn (dau of Cornelius Van Ousthoorn)
((a)) William Ferdinand Carey, 8th Lord Hunsdon (bpt 14.01.1684, dsp 12.06.1765)
  m. (11.01.1717/8) Grace Waldo (b c1684, d 09.05.1729, dau of Sir Edward Waldo of Pinner)
  ((2)) Sir Ferdinando Carey 
  m. Philippa Throckmorton (dau of Sir William Throckmorton)
((A)) Philadephia Carey (d 04.05.1696, 5th daughter)
  m. (before 21.03.1657/8) Thomas Wentworth, 'Lord Wentworth of Nettlested' (bpt 02.02.1612/3, dvp 01.0.1664/5) 
  ((3))+ 1 son and 2 daughters
(d) Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth (b 1560, d 12.04.1639)
  m. (20.08.1593) Elizabeth Trevanion (d by 07.1641, dau of Sir Hugh Trevanion of Correheigh)
  ((1)) Henry Carey, 2nd Earl of Monmouth (bpt 27.01.1595/6, d 13.06.1661)
  m. (1619/20) Martha Cranfield (bpt 12.07.1601, d 10.04.1677, dau of Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex)
  ((A)) Lionel Carey, 'Lord Leppington' (dvp unm Marston Moor 1644)
  ((B)) Henry Carey, 'Lord Leppington' (dvp 1649)
m. Mary Scrope (d 01.11.1680, dau of Emmanuel Scrope, 11th Lord of Bolton, Earl of Sunderland)
  ((i)) Henry Carey, 'Lord Leppington' (bur 24.05.1653)
  ((C)) Anne Carey
  m. James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Clanbrassill (d 20.06.1639)
  ((D)) Elizabeth Mary Carey (dsp 09.12.1719)
  m. William Feilding, 2nd Earl of Desmond, 3rd Earl of Denbigh (b 29.12.1640, d 23.08.1685)
  ((E)) Martha Carey
  m. (16.12.1667) John Middleton, 1st Earl of Middleton (b c1608, d 1673)
((F))+ other issue (d unm ) - Philadephia, Theophila, Magdalen
  ((2)) Thomas Carey (b c1617, d 1649)
  m. Margaret Smith (dau of Sir Thomas Smith of Parsons Green)
  ((A)) Elizabeth Carey (b c1632, d 05.04.1679)
  m. (c1656) John Mordaunt, 1st Viscount of Avalon (b 18.06.1626, d 05.06.1675)
  Their eldest son became Earl of Monmouth.
  ((3)) Thomas Carey
  m. (11.04.1611) Sir Thomas Wharton of Easby (b 1587, dvp 17.04.1622) 
  (e) Catherine Carey (d 25.02.1602-3)
  m. (07.1563) Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (b 1536, d 14.12.1624)
(f) Philadephia Carey (d 03.02.1626/7)
  m. (before 1584) Thomas le Scrope, 10th Lord of Bolton (b c1567, d 02.09.1609)
  (g) Margaret Carey 
  m. Sir Edward Hoby
  Ca15-2-2-2 Catherine or Mary Carey (d 15.08.1568)
  m. Sir Francis Knollys (d 1596)
  Ca15-2-3 Mary Carey 
  m. Sir John Delaval of Seaton Delaval
  Ca15-2-4 Margaret Carey 
  Ca15-2-5 Ann Carey 
  m2. Jane Hangesford (d 04.12.1449, dau of Sir William Hangesford)

Main sources: BP1934 (Falkland), BLG1952 (Cary of Torre Abbey), BE1883 (Carey of Hunsdon, Dover), BE1883 (Carey of Monmouth), TSP (Falkland), TCP (Hunsdon), TCP (Monmouth)
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