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Blanche Wodehouse (Carey)

Also Known As: "Blanch Woodhouse", "Blanche Peyton"
Birthplace: Hunsdon, Hertford, , England
Death: November 06, 1661 (75-76)
Kimberley, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Nottinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon and Mary Carey (Hyde)
Wife of Sir Thomas Wodehouse, MP, 2nd Baronet and Christopher Peyton
Mother of Sir Philip Wodehouse, MP, 3rd Baronet; Anne Wodehouse; Elizabeth Wodehouse; Mercia Wodehouse; Gryssell Wodehouse and 2 others
Sister of Charles Carey and Henry Carey, 1st Earl of Dover
Half sister of Ann Lovell

Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Blanche Wodehouse

  • Blanche CAREY
  • Died: 6 Nov 1651
  • Father: John CAREY (3° B. Hunsdon)
  • Mother: Mary HYDE
  • Married 1: Christopher PEYTON
  • Married 2: Thomas WOODHOUSE (2° Bt.) (d. 18 Mar 1658) (son of Sir Phillip Woodhouse, 1° Bt., and Grizell Yelverton) 16 Jun 1605 Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England
  • From: CAREY1


  • Marriage to Thomas Woodhouse 1605 in Hunsdon [mistranscribed]: "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 April 2016), Thomas Woodhouse and B. Cannch Carie, 1605; citing Hunsdon, Hertford, England, reference 2:R0K61J; FHL microfilm 991,316.


  • Blanche Hunsdon1
  • F, #342685, d. 6 November 1651
  • Last Edited=28 Oct 2012
  • Blanche Hunsdon was the daughter of John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon and Mary Hyde.2 She married, firstly, Christopher Peyton before 1605.1 She married, secondly, Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Bt., son of Sir Philip Wodehouse, 1st Bt. and Grizell Yelverton, on 16 June 1605.1 She died on 6 November 1651.1
  • From before 1605, her married name became Peyton.1 From 16 June 1605, her married name became Wodehouse.
  • Children of Blanche Hunsdon and Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Bt.
    • Jane Wodehouse+2
    • Mary Wodehouse2
    • Elizabeth Wodehouse+2
    • Sir Philip Wodehouse, 3rd Bt.+2 b. 24 Jul 1608, d. 6 May 1681
    • Anne Wodehouse+3 b. c 1617, d. 1 Jun 1653
  • Citations
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2163. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • [S37] BP2003. [S37]
  • [S5792] Robin Dening, "re: Rochfort Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger LUNDY (101053), 2 January 2012. Hereinafter cited as "re: Rochfort Family."
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  • John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon (died 1617) was an English peer, politician and Governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
  • He was born the son of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon and was the younger brother of George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon and the grandson of Mary Boleyn. It is alleged that his father was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII of England born of Mary Boleyn when she was a royal mistress.[1] He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was knighted in 1598 and succeeded his brother as third Baron Hunsdon in 1603.
  • He held a number of court and public offices including Gentleman pensioner from 1573-1603, Chamberlain of Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1585, Deputy Warden of East March, Justice of the Peace for Cambridgeshire in 1594, and Marshal of Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1596–1598 and again in 1603. He was elected MP for Buckingham in 1584, 1589 and 1593.
  • He married Mary, the daughter of Leonard Hyde of Hyde Hall and Throcking, Hertfordshire, widow of Richard Peyton of Little Chesterford, Essex. They had three sons and two daughters.[2]
    • Henry Carey (Dec 1577 - Dec 1577) [3]
    • Henry Carey, 1st Earl of Dover
    • Charles Carey, married Elizabeth Whitbroke
    • Blanche Hunsdon (d. 6 Nov 1651), married 1) Christopher Peyton and 2) Sir Thomas Wodehouse [4]
    • Anne Carey (bur. 6 Dec 1622), married Sir Francis Lovell of East Harlyng
    • John Carey died at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire in 1617 and was succeeded by his son, Henry Carey, 1st Earl of Dover.
  • From:,_3rd_Baron_Hunsdon


  • Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Baronet (c. 1585 – 18 March 1658), was an English baronet and Member of Parliament.
  • Wodehouse was the son of Sir Philip Wodehouse, 1st Baronet, of Kimberley, Norfolk, and Grizell, daughter of William Yelverton.[1] He was Member of Parliament for Thetford from 1640 to 1653[2] and served as High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1624.[1]
  • Wodehouse married Blanche, daughter of John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon, on 16 Jun 1605. She died on 6 November 1651. Wodehouse survived her by seven years and died on 18 March 1658. He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son, Philip.[1]
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  • WODEHOUSE, Sir Philip, 3rd Bt. (1608-81), of Kimberley, Norf.
  • bap. 24 July 1608, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Bt., of Kimberley by Blanche, da. of John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon, wid. of Christopher Peyton of Isleham, Cambs. educ. Emmanuel, Camb. 1625; L. Inn 1627. m. 10 July 1634, Lucy, (d. 26 June 1684), da. of Sir Thomas Cotton, 2nd Bt.†, of Conington Castle, Hunts., 3s. (1 d.v.p.) 2da. suc. fa. 18 Mar. 1658.2
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Blanche Wodehouse's Timeline

Hunsdon, Hertford, , England
June 14, 1604
Age 19
July 7, 1607
Age 22
Kimberley, Norfolk, , England
Age 23
Kimberley, Norfolk, England
January 14, 1609
Age 24
Age 32
Kimberley, Norfolk, , England
April 15, 1621
Age 36
Kimberley, Norfolk, England
November 6, 1661
Age 76
Kimberley, Norfolk, England