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Walter Cary

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Birthplace: Bristol, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: February 18, 1633 (44)
Bristol, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
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Son of William Cary, Lord High Sheriff & Mayor of Bristol
Husband of Grace Cary
Half brother of William Cary, Jr.; Richard Cary; Nathaniel Cary; Walter Cary; Robert Cary and 6 others

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CARY FAMILY

1 March 2016

(Records go back further than 1400.)

1.SIR PHILLIP CARY KNIGHT (1400-1437) CHRISTIANNA ORCHARD (1404-1472)

SIR PHILLIP CARY KNIGHT was born about 1400 of Cockington, Devonshire, England, to Robert de Cary (1377-1437) and Margaret Courtenay (1383-1413.) He married Christianna Orchard about 1436, Holway, Devon, England.

Sir Phillip Cary Knight died 23 Sep 1437, Bristol, Somerset, England, at age 37.


CHRISTIANNA ORCHARD was born about 1404 to Richard Nee Orchard (1378-1440) and Alice Trevett (1382-.) She married Sir Phillip Cary Knight about 1436, Holway, Devon, England.

Christianna Orchard passed away about 1472, Bristol Castle, Somerset, England, at age 68.

Children of Sir Phillip Cary Knight and Christianna Orchard:

1.Miss Verch Cary d”Du (1436-) 2.Sir William Cary was born 12 August 1437 in Cockington, Devonshire England, to Sir Phillip Cary Knight (1400-1437) and Christianna Orchard (1404-1472.) He married Alice Fulford. Sir William Cary died 6 May 1471, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. 3.Christian Clovelly Devon Cary (1438-1468) +

2.SIR WILLIAM CAREY (1437-1471) ALICE FULFORD (1443-1461)

SIR WILLIAM CARY was born 12 August 1437 in Cockington, Devonshire England, to Sir Phillip Cary Knight (1400-1437) and Christianna Orchard (1404-1472.) He married Alice Fulford about 1458, in Bristol, Somerset, England.

Sir William Cary died 6 May 1471, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England, at age 34. He was beheaded for supporting Lancaster in the War of the Roses.

ALICE FULFORD was born about 1443 in Fulford, Devon, England, daughter of Baldwin Fulford (1415-) and Jenette Elizabeth Bosome (1420-1478.) She married Sir William Carey in about 1458, in Bristol, Somerset, England.

Alice Fulford passed away in about 1461.

Child of Sir William Cary and Alice Fulford:

1.Thomas Carey was born about 1479, of Clovelly, Devon, England to Sir William Carey (1437-1471) and Alice Fulford (1443-1460.) He married Margaret Spencer. Thomas Cary died about 1548 at age 69. +

3. THOMAS CAREY (1479-1548) MARGARET de SPENCER (1472-1536)

THOMAS CAREY was born about 1479, of Chilton, Wiltshire, England, to Sir William Carey (1437-1471) and Alice Fulford (1443-1460.) He married Margaret Spencer about 1490, Wiltshire, England.

Thomas Cary died about 1548, at about age 76.


MARGARET de SPENCER was born about 1472, of Spencercomb, Devon, England to Sir Robert Spencer and Eleanor Beauforth. She married Thomas Cary in about 1490, Wiltshire, England.

Margaret de Spencer passed away about 1536.


Children of Thomas Carey and Margaret de Spencer

1.Mary Carey (1491-1506) 2.Sir John Carey (1491-1552) 3.Anne Carey (1493-1528) 4.Eleanor Carey (1495-1528) 5.William Carey was born 28 June 1495, Chilton Folst, Wiltshire, England, to Thomas Cary (1479-1548) and Margaret Spencer (1472-1536.) He married Mary Boleyn on 4 February 1520, Flempton, Suffolk, England. William Carey died 22 June 1528, in Bristol, Somerset, England, at the age of 33. 6.Margaret Carey (1496-1560) 7.Edward Carey (1498-1560) 8.Mary Carey (1501-1560) +

4. WILLIAM CAREY (1495-1528) MARY CATHERINE BOLEYN (1503-1543)

WILLIAM CAREY was born 28 June 1495, Chilton Folst, Wiltshire, England, to Thomas Cary (1479-1548) and Margaret Spencer (1472-1536.)

William Carey married Mary Boleyn on 4 February 1520, Flempton, Suffolk, England. They resided at Aldenham in Hertfordshire. Shortly after their marriage, Mary became the mistress of King Henry VIII. The Boleyns received grants of land, and Carey himself profited from his wife’s unfaithfulness, being granted manors and estates by the King while it was in progress. Carey was also a noted art collector, and he introduced the famed Dutch artist, Lucus Horenbout, to the Kingdom of England in the mid-1520’s. Perhaps one of the reasons the athletic King Henry VIII favoured Carey was the fact that Carey appears to have been fond of activities such as riding, hunting, and jousting. Carey distinguished himself in jousting at the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.

Anne Boleyn’s sister Mary caught Henry’s eye a year after his affair with Mary ended. Henry proposed marriage to her in 1527. William Carey did not live to enjoy his sister-in-law’s prosperity, since he died of the sweating sickness the following year. He died greatly in debt, and his wife was reduced to selling her jewelry before Anne Boleyn arranged a pension for her.

He was a gentleman of the privy Chamber and Esquire to the body of King Henry the VIII, and Courtier.

William Carey died 22 June 1528, in Bristol, Somerset, England, at the age of 33.

MARY CATHERINE BOLEYN was born about 1503, daughter of Sir Thomas 1st Earl of Wiltshire, Boleyn Knight (1477-1538) and Lady Elizabeth Countess of Wiltshire Howard Boleyn (1486-1537.) She married (1) *William Carey 4 February 1520; (2) and secretly married to William Stafford in 1534, the year after her sister Anne married the King. William Stafford was a soldier of a good family. The secret marriage to a man considered beneath her station angered both Henry VIII and her sister, Queen Anne, and resulted in Mary’s banishment from the royal court. She sent the remainder of her life in obscurity, dying seven years after her sister Anne’s execution.

Mary Boleyn was the sister of English queen consort Anne Boleyn and a member of the Boleyn family, which enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. Mary Catherine Boleyn was Lady in Waiting, Mistress of Henry VIII from a period roughly 1521 to 1526. It has been rumored that she bore two of the king’s children, though Henry did not acknowledge either of them. She was the maternal aunt of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Lady Mary Boleyn died 19 July 1543, Bristol, Suffolk, England, at age 54.


Children of William Carey and Mary Catherine Boleyn:

1.Sir Robert Cary was born about 1516 of Bristol, Gloucester, England, to William Carey (1495-1528) and Mary Boleyn (1504-1543.) He married Elizabeth Alice Caper. Sir Robert Cary died June 1570 of St. Nicholas Church, Bristol, England, at age 54. 2.Mary Catherine Carey, b. 19 May1524; md. to a Puritan, Sir Francis Knollys, Knight of the Garter; d. 15 Jan 1568. (May have been fathered by King Henry VIII.) 3.John Cary 1526-1660 4.George Carey 1527- 5.Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon, b. 4 Mar 1525/26; d. 23 July 1596. (May have been fathered by King Henry VIII.) 6.Richard the Elder Cary 1515-1570

(Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.) +

5.SIR ROBERT CARY (1516-1570) ELIZABETH ALICE CAPER (1530-1580)

SIR ROBERT CARY was born about 1516 of Bristol, Gloucester, England, to William Carey (1495-1528) and Mary Boleyn (1504-1543.) He married Elizabeth Alice Caper.

Sir Robert Cary died June 1570 of St. Nicholas Church, Bristol, England, age 54.

ELIZABETH ALICE CAPER was born about 1530, in England, to unknown parents. She married Sir Robert Cary.

Elizabeth Alice Caper passed away about 1580 in England, at age 50.

Children of Sir Robert Cary and Elizabeth Alice Caper:


1.Sir John Cary 1539-1602 2.Lettice Care 1543- 3.Elizabeth Cary 1544-1615 4.Frances Cary 1549-1570 5.William Cary (the Elder) was born 3 October 1550, in England, to Sir Robert Cary (1516-1570) and Elizabeth Alice Caper (1530-1580.) He married Elizabeth Alice Goodall. William Cary died 1 March 1632 at Somerset, England. 6.Elizabeth Cary 1551-1548 7.Dorothy Cary 1552-1638 +

6.WILLIAM Cary (1550-1632) ELIZABETH ALICE GOODALL (1556-1668)

WILLIAM CARY (the Elder) was born 3 October 1550, in England, to Sir Robert Cary (1516-1570) and Elizabeth Alice Caper (1530-1580.) He married Elizabeth Alice Goodall.

William Cary died 1 March 1632 at Somerset, England.

ELIZABETH ALICE GOODALL was born about 1556, of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, to Thomas Goodale (1525-1559) and Elizabeth Fibby (1530-1580.) She married William Cary.

Elizabeth Alice Goodall passed away about 1668, in England.

Child of Walter Cary and Elizabeth Alice Goodall:

1.William Cary, b. 3 Jan 1576; md. Dorathy Spoke; d. 2 Oct 1638. 2.Richard Cary, b. 1 Aug 1579; md. Mary Shershaw, 1606; d. July 1644. 3.Walter Cary, b. 18 June 1588; d. 18 Feb 1634. 4.Robert Cary, b. 3 Nov 1589; md. Anne Thomas, 1611; d. 1628. 5.Anne Cary, b. 1590; md. Thomas Jackson; d. 1624. 6.Margery Cary, b. 1594; md. Hugh Yeo, 1611; d. 1632. 7.Thomas “Black Plague” Carie, b. 11 Apr 1596; md. Joan Milne 1619; d. 12 Feb 1648. 8.John Cary was born near Bristol, Somersetshire, England, 4 December 1610, to William Cary (1550-1632) and Elizabeth Alice Goodall (1556-1668.) He came to America in about 1634 and joined the Plymouth Colony. He married Elizabeth Godfrey June 1644. John Cary died in about 1681. +

7.JOHN CARY (1610-1681) ELIZABETH GODFREY (1620-1680)

( JOHN CARY was born near Bristol, Somersetshire, England, 4 December 1610. His parents were William Cary (1550-1632) and Elizabeth Alice Goodall (1556-1668.) He came to America in about 1634 and joined the Plymouth Colony. He made his home in Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he had a farm. He married Elizabeth Godfrey June 1644. John Cary died in about 1681, at about age 71.

It is said that when John Cary was a youth he was sent by his father to France to perfect his education, and that while absent his father died. On returning to Somersetshire he differed with his brothers about the settlement of his father’s estate. He compromised by receiving one hundred pounds and immediately sailed to America. Tradition says that he was the first Latin School teacher in Plymouth Colony, and that he taught Elder Brewster Hebrew.

He moved to Duxbury where he had ten acres of land allotted to him. At a Court of Assistants, held October 2, 1637, “A proporcon of land is granted to John Carew, about the lands graunted to Robte Mendall, containing X acrees.” And at a court of Assistants, January 7, 1639, “are appointed to lay forth Robte Mendloues & John Carews Land.”

The history of Duxbury is interesting and is as follows: In 1630 and 1631 there were a few settlers in Duxbury, but they went back to Plymouth in the winter to be nearer public worship, and also because their houses were more comfortable for the cold weather. Some of them signed an agreement to this effect. In 1632, probably, the real settling began, but it was not till June 7, 1637, that the town was incorporated. ‘It is enacted by the Court that Ducksborrow shall become a township and unite together for their better securitie and to have the p’veledges of a towne, onley their bounds and limits shall be sett and appointed by the next Court.” The name probably came from Duxbury Hall, the seat of the Standish Family in England.

At a court of Assistants, October 7, 1639, “Joh Carew is allowed to be for himself vpon the continuence of the good report of his carriage & demean’r; & at a Court of Assistants held the fourth of Novemb’r next after, Edmond Weston is lycenced to Hue w’th John Carew, and to be ‘p’tner w’th him in working and planting vpon the sd John Carews land, vpon their good demean’r together.”

In June 1644 in Duxbury, Massachusetts, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth Godfrey (who was a carpenter and bridge builder.) In August 1643, we find his name on the muster roll of the Duxbury Company commanded by Capt. Myles Standish. He removed to Bridgewater where he died in 1669. (It is thought that the name Godfrey comes from the Duke of Bouillon, the Crusader.)

Their first child, John, was born 4 November 1645, and died in 1721. Francis, his second son, was born January 19, 1647, and died in 1718.

October 23, 1648, he sold to James Lindell all the land, both upland and meadow, granted him by the town.

March 23, 1649, Duxbury New Plantation, which was fourteen miles square, was deeded to trustees for the benefit of the people of Duxbury. John Cary was one of the 56 who had shares, but only a few ever settled on them.

Elizabeth was born December 20, 1649.

John Cary was Clerk of the Plantation, which was kind of a land company, and this year it began to be settled.

March 18, 1652, James was born in Braintree, Massachusetts Bay Colony. It is quite likely that on account of some stress of the times, they were living there.

Mary was born at Duxbury New Plantation, July 8, 1654.

The town records contain the following item: “It was agreed upon by the Twone the twelfe of March 1656, that there shall be five woulfe traps made.”

June 3, 1656, the General Court incorporated Duxbury New Plantation as Bridgewater. The Constable of Bridgewater was John Carew. There were ten freemen in the town. John Cary is mentioned as having “taken the Oath of Fidelitie at Duxborrow, in tye yeare 1657.” He was elected Town Clerk this year, and he occupied this place until his death in 1681.

David was born January 27, 1659. Hannah was born April 30, 1661. Joseph was born April 18, 1663. Rebecca, the tenth child, was born Mach 30, 1665.

June 7, 1665, more land was granted to John Cary and others.

John Cary was appointed with Deacon Willis (from Scotland) “to take all the charges of the late war (King Phillip’s) since June last and expenses of the scouts before and since June last.”

Sarah was born August 2, 1667.

John Cary, 2nd, and Abigail Allen, daughter of Samuel Allen, were married December 7, 1670.

Mehitabel, the last child of John and Elizabeth, was born December 24, 1670.

John Cary was “Select Man for Bridgewater” from 1667 to 1679 consecutively.

“It was agreed upon by the towne mett togeyther, the first of November, 1675, that there should be a fortification aboute the meeting house for the safety of the towne.”

The Records of the Proprietors of Bridgewater was in John Cary’s handwriting. “The First Book of Records was began 1675 by John Cary, Sn. Clerk.”

November 1, 1680, Elizabeth Godfrey, for thirty-six years the beloved wife of John Cary, passed from the labor and hardships incident to the life of a Pilgrim of the Plymouth Colony, to the heritage of the just.

Concerning John Cary, Moses Cary has this: “Mr. Cary was one of the Proprietors of Bridgewater and one of the first settlers, and was very useful among them. The town was incorporated in 1656. Mr. Cary was the first Town Clerk and continued in that office a great number of years. John Cary was among the most respectable of the first settlers and his family one of the most influential in the town.”

At first they settled near together and around where the Town House now stands in West Bridgewater. Mr. Cary’s lot was about a ¼ a mile east of the Town House and on the farm where Dr. Reed lived; and there he spent the remainder of his days, and brought up a great family of children. He had six sons and six daughters. They all lived to grow up and have families and all took to good courses so that it was the saying of some “that there were 12 of ‘em and never a Judas among them.”

Judge Mitchell, in his description of Bridgewater, speaking of the first settlers, says: “Mr. Cary was among the most respectable of them, and his family one of the most influential in the town.”

When the town of Bridgewater was incorporated in 1656, he was elected Constable, the first and only Officer of that year. He was Town Clerk until his death in 1681. Tradition says he was the first teacher of Latin in Plymouth Colony.

Following is the record of his death: “John Cary Seniour inhabitant in the town of Bridgewater deceased the last day of October in the yeare of our Lord 1681.

The family of John Cary at his death October 31, 1681, consisted of 12 children and 7 grandchildren.

A tablet was made in West Bridgewater, Plymouth Massachusetts, dedicated to John Cary and erected on the site of his homestead. “This tablet is erected by his descendants in memory of their historic and noble ancestor.” This tablet reads:

Near this spot was the home of John Cary. Born in Somersetshire England. He became in 1651 an Original Proprietor And honored settler in this River. Was clerk of the plantation When the town of Bridgewater was Incorporated in 1656. He was elected Constable. The first and only office of that year. Was town clerk until his death in 1681. Tradition says He was the first teacher of Latin In Plymouth Colony.

Elizabeth Godfrey Cary died in 1680 at age 60, and John Cary died in 1681 at age 71.

ELIZABETH GODFREY was born 29 Oct 1620 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, to Francis Godfrey (1599-1669) and Elizabeth Hall (1603-1667.) She married John Cary, June 1644, in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had six sons and six daughters.

Elizabeth Godfrey died 1 November 1680 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 60.

Children of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey were:

1.Deacon John Cary, b. Duxbury, Nov. 4, 1645; md. 7 Dec. 1670 to Abigail Allen; d. 14 July 1721, Rhode Island. 2.Francis Cary, b. Duxbury, Jan. 19, 1647/48; md. 1676 to Hannah Britt; d. 1718, Mass. 3.Elizabeth Cary, b. Duxbury, Dec. 20, 1649; md. abt. 1671 to Deacon William Britt II; d. ____. 4.James Cary, b. Braintree Mar. 28, 1652; md. 1682 to Mary Shaw; died 20 Nov 1706, RI or Mass. 5.Mary Cary, b. Duxbury July 8, 1654; md. ____; died 1719. 6.Jonathan Cary, b. Bridgewater Sep. 24, 1656; md. 1687 to Sarah Allen; d. 1695, Mass. 7.David Cary, b. Bridgewater Jan. 27, 1658/59; md. 1718 to Elizabeth; d. 1718, RI. 8.Hannah Cary, b. Bridgewater, April 30, 1661; md. ____; d. ____. 9.Joseph Cary (Deacon,) b. Bridgewater April 18, 1663; md. 1687 Hannah Godfrey; md. 1700 Mercy Rudd or Bushnell; d. 10 Jan. 1721/22, Connecticut. 10.Rebecca Cary was born 30 March 1665 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, to John Cary (1610-1681) and Elizabeth Godfrey (1620-1680.) Rebecca married Samuel Allen III, 7 December 1685, at Bridgewater. She passed away 29 October 1697, in Bridgewater, at age 32. 11. Sarah Cary, b. Bridgewater Aug. 2, 1667; md. ____; d. ____. 12.Mehitable Cary, b. Bridgewater, Dec. 24, 1670; md. 18 Dec 1689 to Eliashib Adams, Jr; md. 5 Dec 1700 to Miles Standish; d. ____. +

SAMUEL ALLEN (1660-1750) 8.REBECCA CARY (1665-1697)

SAMUEL ALLEN was born 4 December 1660, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, to James Allen (1637-1703) and Sarah Partridge (1639-1717). He married (1) *Rebecca Cary, 1 December 1685, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Rebecca was granddaughter of Miles Standish, and daughter of John Cary, who come from England and settled in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He married (2) Mary Alden daughter of Joseph and Mary Simmons Alden, of Bridgewater and granddaughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. He died 28 June 1750, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, at age 90.

REBECCA (REBECKAH) CARY (Carey) was born 30 March 1665, Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, to John Cary (1610-1681) and Elizabeth Godfrey (1620-1680.) She married Samuel Allen III, in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, on 1 December 1685.

Rebeckah Cary Allen died 29 October 1697, Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, at 32 years of age, at the birth of her daughter Rebeckah who also died.

Children of Samuel Allen and Rebecca Cary:


1.Samuel Allen IV, b. 18 Oct 1686, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, “his first born”; d. bef. 1736. 2.Ephraim Allen was born 11 April 1689, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, (“the second”) to Samuel Allen (1660-1750) and Rebecca Cary (1665-1697.) He married Zipporah Crane about 1710, of Plymouth or Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Ephraim died 15 February 1776, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay. 3.Timothy Allen, b. 22 Feb 1691, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, (“a third”); d. 1753 4.Joseph Allen, b. 11 Aug or 14 Aug 1693 (“the fourth”); deceased the 14th of the same month.” 5.Mehitable Allen, b. 18 Dec 1694 (“fifth.”) 6.Son Allen, b. 26 Oct 1697 (“the sixth a son brought forth still born.”) 7.Rebeckah Allen, b. 29 Oct 1697 (deceased and changed this life for a better.”

(Sources: Holbrook Research Institute filmings of original Massachusetts town records; Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the year 1850, printed Boston, 1916.)

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Walter Cary's Timeline

1588
June 18, 1588
Bristol, Somerset, England
1633
February 18, 1633
Age 44
Bristol, Somerset, England