Adam de Kari (De Karry) (c.1169 - c.1199)

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Nicknames: "Carey/de/cAry/"
Birthplace: Of Castle Karry, Somersetshire, England
Death: Died in Castle Cary, Somerset, UK
Managed by: Mark Intermill
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About Adam de Kari (De Karry)

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.

http://sparksgenealogy.net/cary.html

-------------------- Per rootsweb: lord of Manor Cary in 1198 first recorded progenitor of the Carys. Name derives remotely from the Celtic word "caer" meaning a huge fortified place. Caernarvon, in Wales, had the same etymological ancestry. The Carys of Devon, who took their surname from the manor which they held were probably of Norman origin.lord of Manor Cary in 1198 first recorded progenitor of the Carys. Name derives remotely from the Celtic word "caer" meaning a huge fortified place. Caernarvon, in Wales, had the same etymological ancestry. The Carys of Devon, who took their surname from the manor which they held were probably of Norman origin. http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=roberta_bunn&id=I1241 -------------------- The ancient family of Carey derives it's name from the Manor of Cary, or Kari as it is called in the Domesday Book, lying in the parish of "St Giles in the Heath", near Launceston, Somerset. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lytes_Cary_Manor

Adam de Karry b. abt 1170 - Was lord of Castle Karry in the county of Somerset in 1198 (9 Rich. I) He m. Amy b. abt 1175, daughter of Sir William Trevet Knt

http://members.tripod.com/~FOSBERY/CareyFamily.htm -------------------- Adam DeKarry was born around 1170 AD. He married Ann Trevett who was the daughter of Sir William Trevett. I do not have her or her father’s date of birth. I would estimate her’s between 1160 and 1170. Her fathers would be between 1130 and 1150 AD.

(from the following web site: http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/LowmanHistory/CARY.htm)

The first mention of the Cary Family was around 1086. They were listed in the “Domes Day Book”. They were living in Kari Castle. Over the years the spelling has changed several times. It has been spelled deKarry, Karry, Kari, Carye and Cary. The “De” in DeKarry most likely was French from the Norman invasion. It most likely was dropped for that reason after the invader considered themselves English and not Norman or French. There may have even been caused by one of the many conflicts or disagreements large and small between the two nations.

-------------------- He was Lord of Castle Kari in 1198.

Cary and Carey are old west-country surnames of England. Sir Bernard Burke, in his book "Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland," states that the ancient family of Cary derives its surname from the manor of Cary or Kari (as it is called in the Domesday Book).

Excerpted from "The Cary Family History" by Evelyn S. Cary : [In William the Conqueror's Domesday Book is recorded....] Kari Manor in the parish of St. Giles-on-the-Heath, near Launceston in the county of Devon [Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America, Vol. I, p. 245] near the border of Cornwall. This manor was the primary home of the Carys until the reign of Richard II with one branch of the family remaining there until the reign of Elizabeth I. The estate was made up of 3220 acres of land, of which 2400 acres were used for farming, 720 acres were kept in woodland, and 52 were meadows. About 1086 acres were used to raise swine. The pigs lived in the wooded areas and feasted on the acorns from the many oak trees there.

For centuries, Castle Kari has been gone, however the town of Castlecary still remains as does the old manor house where "King Charles II slept." -------------------- Laurel Logan

August 3, 2008

from http://www.sparksgenealogy.net/cary.html

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.

--Laurel Logan

http://ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I113157&tree=00

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Adam, Lord of Castle Cary's Timeline

1169
1169
Of Castle Karry, Somersetshire, England
1190
1190
Age 21
Castle Cary, Somerset, , England
1199
1199
Age 30
Castle Cary, Somerset, UK
1200
1200
Age 30
Castle Cary, Somersetshire, England