John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon (1550-1617) was the son of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon and Ann Morgan. He married Mary Hyde, daughter of Leonard Hyde, on 20 December 1576 at Little Chesterfield, Essex, England. He died circa 4 April 1617 at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, England. He was MP for Buckingham between 1584 and 1586, from 1588 to 1589 and 1593. He succeeded his brother as 3rd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon, co. Hertford [E., 1559] on 8 September 1603.
Children of John Carey, 3rd Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon and Mary Hyde
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Name Sir John Carey Birth Date 1556 Death Date 1617 Death Place Hunsdon East Hertfordshire Cemetery St Dunstan Churchyard Burial Place Hunsdon Father Henry Carey Mother Anne Carey Children Henry Carey, Ann Lovell;Blanche Wodehouse
Gender M Birth Date 1566 Birth Place Castle Carey Somerset Death Date 07/04/1617 Death Place Hunsdon, Hertfordshire Death Age 51 Spouse Mary Hyde
He was the son of Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon and Ann Morgan the younger brother of George Hundson 2nd Baron Hundson and a 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. (see Reference 1 below) He was educated at Trinity College , Cambridge and knighted in 1598 and succeeded his brother as the third Baron Hundson in 1603.
He had 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 Marshall of Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1596-1598 and again in 1603. He was elected MP for Buckingham in 1584, 1589 and 1593.
Carey's letters from Berwick describe the arrest of Jacob Kroger , a goldsmith working for Anne of Denmark and he identifies Anne Murray as the mistress of James VI of Scotland (see Reference 2 below) and wrote in April 1595 that James and Anne planned to come on a progress towards Berwick , including a visit to Holiday (Halidon Hill) which overlooked the town and its fortifications. He wrote to his father wondering if the town should give them a cannon salute. (see Reference 3 below)
Carey relayed newes of Humphrey Dethick a former employee of Baptist Hicks who came to Dunfermline Palace and killed a man. (see Reference 4 below)
In June 1603, after the Union of Crowns and hearing rumours that the Berwick garrison would be downsized and Lord Home made governor , Carey wrote to Robert Cecil that someone should have charge of Berwick "considering how many distressed and discontented hearts and minds there be in it." (see Reference 5 below)
John Carey died at Hundson, Hertfordshire in 1617 and was succeeded by his son Henry Carey , 1st Earl of Dover.
He married Mary, the daughter of Leonard Hyde of Hyde Hall and Throcking in Hertfordshire, widow of Richard Peyton of Little Chesterford, Essex, They had three sons and two daughters. (see Reference 6 below)
- Henry Carey, died an infant in 1577
- Henry Carey 1st Earl of Dover
- Charles Carey who married Elizabeth Whitbroke
- Blanche Hundson (d. 6 November 1651) married 1) Christopher Peyton and 2) Sir Thomas Wodehouse (see Reference 7 below)
- Anne Carey (buried 6 December 1622) married Sir Francis Lovell of East Harling
- Hart Kelly The Mistresses of Henry VIII by Hart Kelly 1 June 2009 - The History Press ISBN 0-7254-48358
- Calender of Border Papersm vol 1 (Edinburgg 1894) pp. 538-9 by Joseph Bain
- HMC Salisbury Hatfield vol 15 (London, 1930 pp 134
- The Herald and genealogist, Volume 4 (1967) pp 134-5
- Calender of Border Papers vol 2 pp 788-9 by Joseph CIN
- The Peerage - Henry Carey
- History of Parliament CAREY, John (b 1556 d 1617 ) of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland and Hundson, Herts
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