Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland

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Anthony Cary

Birthplace: Farley Castle, Somerset, England
Death: Died
Cause of death: Smallpox
Place of Burial: London, England
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Son of Henry Cary, 4th Viscount Falkland and Rachel Cary

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About Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland

Biographical Summary

"Anthony Gary, fifth Viscount Falkland, who was born at Farley Castle, co. Somerset, 15 February 1656. He inherited the family talent for literature, and was the author of two prologues for plays by Congreve and Otway. He sat in Parliament for Oxford 1685-87, Great Marlow 1689-90, and Great Bedwyn 1690-94. He held the office of Paymaster to the Navy in the reigns of Charles II. and James VII., and after the revolution was made a Privy Councillor and appointed one of the Commissioners of the Admiralty 23 January 1690-91. He was committed to the Tower on a charge of peculation in 1694, and died of smallpox 24 May 1694. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. He married Rebecca, daughter of Sir Roland Lytton of Knebworth, co. Herts, who died in 1709, aged forty-seven. By her he had an only child.

  • Harriet, baptized 24 July, and died 21 October, 1683.

The title then devolved upon the next heir-male in the person of the great-grandson of the first Viscount."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. III, page 612

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Anthony Cary, 5th Viscount Falkland's Timeline

February 15, 1656
Somerset, England
May 24, 1694
Age 38
London, England