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William Carey

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cockington, Devon, England
Death: Died in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Carey of Cockington and christian orchard
Husband of Alice Cary and Elizabeth Ann Carey (Paulet)
Father of Thomas Cary; Isabel Carey and Sir Robert Cary, Kt.

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About Sir William Carey, Kt.

William CAREY (Sir)

Born: 12 Aug 1437, Cockington, Devonshire, England

Died: 6 May 1471, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, England

Notes: beheaded for supporting Lancaster in the War of the Roses

Father: Phillip CAREY

Mother: Christian ORCHARD

Married 1: Anne (Elizabeth) PAULET

Children:

1. Robert CAREY

Married 2: Alice FULFORD (dau. of Sir Baldwin Fulford) ABT 1458, Fulford, Devonshire, England

Children:

2. Thomas CAREY of Chilton

http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/CAREY.htm#William CAREY (Sir)1

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1.) He was an ardent supporter of the House of Lancaster, and took an active part in the struggle  between the adherents of Henry VI and Edward IV in the WAR OF THE ROSES. 
2.)  At the Battle of Tewksbury on May 4, 1471, the Lancastrians were defeated, and William  with others took refuge in the Abbey Church. According to the customs of the times the church  was a 'Sanctuary', so that they could not be taken out of it. They were enticed out on the  promise of pardon and two days later were beheaded.  His property was confiscated as 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. 
3.)  William left two sons Robert and Thomas.  From Robert sprang the families of Clovelly,  Torre Abbey, and Somersetshire.  And from Thomas the three lines of nobles, Baron Hunsdon,  Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland Line. 
4.) He lived during the reign of Henry VI and Edward IV.

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Beheaded at Tewkesbury or supporting the Lancastrians in the War of the . -------------------- Sir William inherited Clovelly from his father.

During the War of the Roses, he sided with the House of Lancaster and suffered defeat with them. He was beheaded along with the others; his properties being confiscated. -------------------- William Cary was born in Cockington on August 12, 1439. He died May 6, 1471 in Tewksbury after a battle. He was cornered and sought sanctuary in a church. He was promised a pardon if he came out. He did and was beheaded. So much for the word and honor of his opponent.

He married Elizabeth Paulett around1459. She was born 1445 in Hinton St. George Parish, England. Her parents were William Paulett (born 1405 and died 10/2/1488) and Elizabeth Denebaud was born 1414 and died 11/17/1497.

I have a report that he married Alice Fulford in 1464. If this is true, Elizabeth was still alive. I am still trying to confirm or refute this.

One of their sons, Thomas, married Mary Boleyne. She was a sister to Anne Boleyne that King Henry beheaded rather than get a devorce.

Sept 2008 NOTE: add'l info (provided by Val Jennings-a Cary descendant) and possible ancestors can be reviewed here, but the dates are questionable so not included on this tree:

http://www.angelfire.com/ga3/LowmanHistory/CARY.htm

-------------------- Laurel Logan

August 3, 2008

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

William Cary b: 1437 in , England d: May 06, 1471

+Elizabeth Paulett

Notes for William Cary:

1.) He was an ardent supporter of the House of Lancaster, and took an active part in the struggle  between the adherents of Henry VI and Edward IV in the WAR OF THE ROSES. 
2.)  At the Battle of Tewksbury on May 4, 1471, the Lancastrians were defeated, and William  with others took refuge in the Abbey Church. According to the customs of the times the church  was a 'Sanctuary', so that they could not be taken out of it. They were enticed out on the  promise of pardon and two days later were beheaded.  His property was confiscated as 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. 
3.)  William left two sons Robert and Thomas.  From Robert sprang the families of Clovelly,  Torre Abbey, and Somersetshire.  And from Thomas the three lines of nobles, Baron Hunsdon,  Earl of Monmouth, and Viscount Falkland Line. 
4.) He lived during the reign of Henry VI and Edward IV.

--Laurel Logan

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Sir William Carey, Kt.'s Timeline

1437
1437
Cockington, Devon, England
1457
1457
Age 20
Cockington, Devon, England
1457
Age 20
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
1460
1460
Age 23
Clovelly, Devon, England
1471
May 6, 1471
Age 34
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
1480
1480
Age 34
UK
1934
December 22, 1934
Age 34
1936
March 14, 1936
Age 34
????
Probably Fulford, Devon, England
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