Ann Bodley (Cary), formerly Ball (c.1564 - 1611) MP

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Nicknames: "Anne Carew", "Ann Ball", "Anne Bodley"
Birthplace: Bristol, Gloucester, England
Death: Died in Bristol, Avon, England
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From A Who's Who of Tudor Women

(1564-June 1611) Ann Cary was the daughter of Richard Cary (1515-June 1570), a wealthy Bristol merchant, and Joan Holton. She married Nicholas Ball (d. March 1586), a pilchard merchant of Totnes, Devon, who was M.P. for Totnes in 1584 and mayor in 1586. His house in Totnes is still standing. She is said to have had several children by him, the youngest a daughter, Elizabeth (1585-September 28, 1659). On June 19, 1586, the recently widowed Ann Ball married Thomas Bodley (March 2, 1545-January 29, 1613). Although they had no children, they had a happy marriage that lasted for twenty-four years. Bodley was resident ambassador to the United Provinces from December 1588 until early 1597 and Ann was issued a safe conduct on May 29, 1589 to take ship to join him. It is not clear how long she resided with him in the Hague. Following his return to England, Bodley devoted himself to restoring the university library at Oxford, which opened in 1602. He was knighted in 1604, making Ann Lady Bodley. Biography: Bodley wrote his autobiography in 1608. Portrait: monument in St. Bartholomew-the-Less

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Bristol, Gloucester, England
Age 21
Totnes, Devon, UK
June 19, 1586
Age 22
June, 1611
Age 47
Bristol, Avon, England