THE CAREY FAMILY HISTORY
The Descent of Margaret Anna CAREY (Gt Grandmother of DGWF)
The ancient family of Carey (or Cary) derives it's name from the Manor of Cary, or Kari as it is called in the Domesday Book, lying in the parish of 'St Giles in the Heath', near Launceston, Cornwall.
This Parish is nowadays included in the County of Devon, being just E. of the River Tamar, the boundary between Devon and Cornwall.
Adam de Karry b. abt 1170 - Was lord of Castle Karry in the county of Somerset (East of Devon) in 1198 (9 Rich. I)
He m. Amy b. abt 1175, daughter of Sir William Trevet Knt
John Karry b. 1200 m. Elizabeth b. 1210, daughter of Sir Richard Stapleton Knt.
William Philip Karry [1230-1303] m. Alice b. 1240, daughter of Sir William Beaumont Knt.
He was seized of the Estate of West Polworth at his demise in 1303 (31 Edw.I) , whilst his widow held those of Karry and Paveston nr.
John William Karry b. 1270 m. Phillippa b. 1274, daughter of Sir Warine Archdeacon Knt.
Their two sons were Sir William and Sir John Karry
both brothers served as members of Parliament in the years 1363 and 1372 (36 and 42 Edw III).
Sir William Karry Knt. b. 1324 m. Margaret, daughter of Richard Bozom of Clovelly co. Devon, and
Sir John Cary Knt. b. 1325 m. 1stly Agnes daughter of Lord Stafford, who died without issue.
He m. 2ndly 1350, Jane b. 1325, daughter and co-heir of Sir Guy de Bryen Knt. by Ann his wife, daughter and heir of William Holway Esq of Holway.
Sir John Cary of Holway [1350-1404], co. Devon. was created a Baron of the Exchequer by Richard II (1377-1399) to whom he adhered faithfully to the last. He died in Waterford, Ireland (referred to in those days as Hibernia).
He m. Margaret, daughter and heir of Robert Holway (Holloway ?) , and died possessed of Cockington and Clovelly.
His son and successor,
Sir Robert Cary Knt. [1375-1435] m. 1stly c.1395, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham, Devon.
He m. 2ndly Jane, daughter of Sir William Hanchford Knt. Relict (widow) of Wadham.
He became Champion in arms of Henry V (1413-1422) by defeating a Knight-Errand of Arragon, and was thus restored a good part of his father's lands which had been forfeited to Henry IV (1399-1413) on account of his father's loyalty to Richard II. He was thereafter authorised to bear the Arms of the vanquished Knight of Arragon viz. - In a field argent a bend sable bearing three roses of the field.
His son was
Sir Phillip Cary Knt. [1400-1437] of Cockington, co. Devon.
He m. Christian [1404-1472], daughter and heir of William Orchard of Orchard, Somerset.
Their son was
Sir William Cary Knt. [1437-1471] who was beheaded after the Battle of Tewkesbury, 6th May 1471, in which he had fought under the banner of the Lancastrians.
He was m. 1stly 1459, to Elizabeth b. 1440, daughter of Sir William Paulet, of Hinton St George, Somerset who bore his son and heir,
Robert [see below].
m. 2ndly Alice, daughter of Sir Baldwin Fulford Knt of Fulford, Devon.
Their son was
Thomas Cary of Chilton Foliot m. Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Robert Spencer Knt. and had two sons - Sir John Cary (Ancestor of the Viscounts Falkland) and William Cary who m. Mary, the sister of Anne Boleyn and by her (?) had a son Henry Cary (created Baron Hunsdon) and a daughter - both possibly offspring of Henry VIII (1509-1547) and so, either cousins or siblings of Queen Elizabeth I.
Robert Cary of Cockington, m. 1stly abt 1484, Jane, daughter of Sir Nicholas Carew Knt. (who d.1443) and had two sons,
John, b. 1485 [see below] and
Thomas, [1495-1567] who inherited Cockington. He died 27th March 1567 and was s. by his son Sir George, who became Treasurer of Ireland and later Lord Deputy.
Sir George Cary Knt m. (2ndly) Lettice, daughter of Robert, Lord Rich 1st Earl of Warwick; Sir George died 19th Feb 1616/17 and she m. (2ndly) Sir Arthur Lake Knt.
John Carey m. Jane, daughter and heiress of Edmund Deviock (or Derick) Esq. of Okehampton.
Thomas Carey of Carey , m. Elizabeth, daughter of John Fulford Esq. and had with other issue, a son
Henry Carey born at Launceston, Cornwall, who m. (1600), Wilmott Cann, and died 13th April 1626 at Launceston. Their son was
George Carey of Launceston, whose sons were
Thomas Carey who died in the City of Dublin before 1666, having had a daughter, Catherine Carey; and
Peter Carey - b. circa 1625 in Devon. He was commissioned as Captain in the Cromwellian Forces in Ireland. He married in 1645, in Cork, Sarah Graham, daughter of Graham, of Dromore, County Cork. He is described as 'first of his family' to settle in Ireland, and died in 1670. He was the father of Peter of Careysville , at that time also known as Ballymacpatrick. He died intestate, and the Commissioned oath of his death was sworn by his son Peter and is dated 15th November 1670.
Peter Carey of Ballymacpatrick, also called Careysville, co. Cork m. Elizabeth Greene. she d. 1694. Her will is dated 10th March 1694 and was probated to her son Peter 9th February 1699. He d. 1714.
Peter and Elizabeth's offspring were Peter and Thomas.
Peter Carey the eldest son, m. 1677, Elizabeth, daughter of John Langer of Youghal, and was the father of
Eight children. Peter (d. 25 Jun 1773), John (see below), Roger, Thomas, George, Catherine, Elizabeth and Anna.
John Carey of Careysville was b. 1683. He m.1737 Anna, daughter of Thomas Maunsell Esq. and d. 1753.
John's Will, dated 25th February 1752, was probated to his widow, Anna, 2nd August 1753. She d. 1769.
Their issue were,
Peter Carey of Careysville b. 1738 - d. 1817 - the Eldest son (see below),
Peter Carey of Careysville
1738 - 1817
John Carey who m. a daughter of - Yeilding Esq.
Langer Carey b. circa 1740. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1770 and d. 16th June 1773 in his apartments at T.C.D. He remained unmarried and d.s.p.
Richard Carey, in Holy Orders, Prebendary of Lismore. b. abt.1745, who m. Jane daughter of Robert Bell, Surgeon of Cork City, and d. 1820.
Richard and Jane had three sons, Langer, who entered Trinity College Dublin in 1806 and went into Holy Orders, Robert who did likewise and John Peter who entered Trinity College Dublin aged 16 in 1824 after his father's demise.
Anna who married in 1769, Humphrey Croly.
Elizabeth who married in 1763, John Pedder.
The Eldest son,
Peter Carey of Careysville Castle, Fermoy co. Cork, was born in 1738. In 1759 he m. Anne, daughter of Hugh Lawton Esq. of Castle Jane, co. Cork. He d. 1817.
They had two daughters; and a son, also named Peter.
Their first daughter, Jane, married Counsellor William Collis,
Jane and William Collis had a son Peter.
Peter and Anne Carey's second daughter, Anna, married Rev. Alexander Grant;
their son Peter, was
Peter Carey Esq. of Careysville, who married firstly in 1793, Elizabeth Keily (she died in 1801), the daughter of John Keily Esq. of co. Waterford. His second wife was Sarah Moore who died in 1839 without issue. He died in 1823.
Peter and Elizabeth's issue were,
Peter b. 1793. He m. Anne Clarke in 1831. He died in 1863.
Richard, b. 1796 attended Trinity College Dublin in 1814. He entered Holy Orders and became Parson of Skibbereen. He m. abt 1835, Elizabeth, daughter of John Labarte. They had a son, Richard Carey who became a Banker and m. Kathleen Hill , and two daughters, Elizabeth called 'Bessie' and Sarah (the younger).
Rev. Richard Carey
Elizabeth "Bessie" Carey
Langer (see below)
Edward Keily who was born the year of his mother's death 1801, implying that she died in childbirth or shortly thereafter. He inherited Careysville by his father's Will, and d. 1885.
Sarah (the elder)
Dr. Langer Carey Was born 1799 at Careysville Castle, Fermoy co. Cork.
He entered Trinity College Dublin in 1818 and graduated MA.MB Aest. in 1824.
He Practised as a Physician and Surgeon in Newport,Tipperary. In 1828 he m. Margaret Anna Hunter in Dublin. He d. 16th August 1866.
Dr. Langer Carey
Their daughter, Margaret Anna, was born in 1835 in Newport, Tipperary;
Margaret Anna Carey
Margaret Anna Carey
- Portrait 1864 -
she married, 7th July 1864, Francis George Fosbery of Blennerville, co. Kerry and Curraghbridge, Adare co. Limerick.
Francis George Fosbery
- Portrait 1864 -
Their first child was a daughter, Ethel Mary, born in 1875. She was her father's 10th daughter.
Francis died in Dublin in 1897, and Margaret Anna remarried to - William James Lister. She died, in Dublin, on 30th December 1917.
Their second child and his father's first son, my Grandfather, was
George Francis William Fosbery was b. 1869 in Dublin. He d. 1924 in London.
He m. 1897, in Dublin, Vivian de Burgh Lewis and was father of Frank G.W. Fosbery [1898-1912], Frederick Gordon Widenham F, Norman Richard Widenham F, and Desmond Fitzgerald Alexander Lewis Fosbery.
F.Gordon W. Fosbery b. 2nd Aug 1905. Dublin. m. 14th Oct
1937 Violet Mollie, daughter of Herbert Stringer of Edgware, Middlesex. He d. 1981 and she d. 1997.
Their son, Desmond George Widenham F. was b. 1940 Croydon, Surrey.
Their daughter was Carolyn Mary b. 23rd Feb 1943.
m. Barry, son of George and Marjory Edwards. She d. 23rd June 1977. Her children are Christopher (b. 1973) Richard (b. 1975) and James (b. 1977).
Desmond G.W.Fosbery m. 21st August 1965, Gillian Elizabeth, daughter of Anthony Wallis (RAF deceased WW2).
Their off-spring are Nicholas Anthony Widenham F. b. 19th August 1967 and Adam Richard F. b. 14th January 1970.