Sir Henry Carey

Sir Henry Carey

Death 23 Jul 1596 (aged 71)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 7691540 · View Source
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1st Baron Hunsdon

British Aristocracy. Born the son of Mary Boleyn and her first husband, William Carey. He sat as a Member of Parliament for Buckingham between 1547 and 1552 and from 1554 to 1555. He married Ann Morgan in 1545 and with her had five children. He was invested as a Knight in November 1558 and was created 1st Baron Hunsdon of Hunsdon the following January. He served his cousin, the queen, as Master of the Queen's Hawks from October 1560 and was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter in April 1561. He fought with distinction during the Rebellion of the Northern Lords, and was invested as a Privy Counselor in 1577. He served as Captain General of the forces for the defense of the borders from 1580. He was appointed Joint Commissioner for the Office of Earl Marshal in 1590 and High Steward of Oxford in 1591. He died at age 70 at Somerset House, London, his eldest son inherited his title.


He is the elder of his mother Mary Boleyn's children and both were Henry VIII's children. They were both already born, when she married Carey. Henry arranged the marriage.

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