Elizabeth (Trevannion) Carey
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Elizabeth (Trevannion) Carey (abt. 1563 - bef. 1641)

Elizabeth "Countess of Monmouth" Carey formerly Trevannion aka Widdrington
Born about in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married 20 Aug 1593 in in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Englandmap
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Died before before about age 78 in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Elizabeth Trevanion was the daughter of Sir Hugh Trevanion.[1] She became one of the Ladies of the Privy Chamber for Queen Ann of Denmark and was mistress of her sweet coffers.[2] She married twice to:

  1. (as second wife) Sir Henry Widdrington (dsp., will 15 Feb 1592, bur. chapel of Widdrington), son of John Widdrington & Agnes Metcalfe.[3]
  2. (20 Aug 1593 Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland) Sir Robert Carey, Earl of Monmouth, son of Henry, Baron Hunsdon & Anne Morgan.

Her first husband Sir Henry Widdrington,[1] was previously married to Barbara Gower.[3] He was perhaps 40 years her senior, and they lived at his estate at Widdrington, Northumberland. His will was dated Feb 1592/3 and he died soon after.

She was remarried to Robert Carey, soon after her first husband died. Carey sat for Morpeth prior to their marriage on 20 Aug 1593, in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. Burke (n.d.), asserts that Robert was one thousand pounds in debt at the time.[4] As Henry had no children, the estate at Widdrington came with Elizabeth to their marriage.

Elizabeth and Robert Carey had two sons and a daughter:[5]

  1. Henry, 2nd Earl of Monmouth (1596–1661)
  2. Thomas (1598–1634) m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Smith.
  • Philadelphia (d. c. 1654/5) m. Sir Thomas Wharton (b. abt. 1588 Wharton, Westmorland - dvp. 17 Apr 1622, bur. Easby, Yorkshire).[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hasler, P.W. (1981). "Carey, Robert (c.1560-1639), of Moor Park, Herts. and Seppenstone, Yorks.," in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603. HOP. Web.
  2. George Clement Boase, William Prideaux Courtney, Bibliotheca Cornubiensis: P-Z pg 789 Google Books
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Hist. of Northumb., p. 236. Google Books.
  4. Burke, J. (n.d.). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, p. 111.
  5. "Carey of Aldenham," in Vis. of Herts., p. 137. Archive.org. eBook.
  6. parents of 4th Baron Wharton.

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Trevannion-6 and Trevannion-1 appear to represent the same person because: identical names and death
posted by Robin Lee

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