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Carbery, Earl of (I, 1628 - 1713)


Creation: let.pat. 5 Aug 1628


Extinct: 16 Jan 1712/3


Family name: Vaughan




Or a Lion rampant reguardant Sable armed and langued Gules


On a Ducal Coronet Or a Lion rampant per fess Argent and Sable


Dexter:  A Lion per fess Argent and Sable armed and langued Gules ducally crowned Or;  Sinister:  A Lion Gules armed and langued Azure ducally crowned plain collared and ringed Or


 Plane et sane



John [Vaughan], 1st Baron Vaughan later 1st Earl of Carbery

son and heir of Walter Vaughan, of Golden Grove, co. Carmarthen, by his first wife Mary Rys, dau. of Griffith Rys, of Newton, co. Carmarthen


c. 1575

mar. (1)

Margaret Meyrick (d. after 1628), dau. of Sir Gilly Meyrick by his wife Margaret Lewys, dau. of John Lewys

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Vaughan, later 2nd Earl of Carbery

1. Lady Mary Vaughan, mar. Sir Francis Lloyd

mar. (2)

Jane Meredith (widow of Sir William Meredith, of Leeds, co. Kent; d. bef. 1634), dau. of Sir Thomas Palmer, of Wingham, co. Kent, by his wife Margaret Pooley, dau. of John Pooley, of Badley, co. Suffolk


6 May 1634


13 Jul 1621 Baron Vaughan, of Mullengar in the County of Westmeath

5 Aug 1628 Earl of Carbery, of Carbery in the County of Cork

suc. by

son by first wife


knighted by the Earl of Essex in Ireland 1599, but the honour was afterwards disallowed by Queen Elizabeth I; Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire 1601 and 1620-22; knighted 1616/7; Comptroller of the Household to the Prince of Wales, who he accompanies to Spain in 1623


Richard [Vaughan], 2nd Earl of Carbery, PC


mar. (1)

Bridget Lloyd, dau. and hrss. of Thomas Lloyd, of Llanllyr, co. Cardigan, by his second wife Lettice Prys, dau. of Sir Richard Prys

mar. (2)

8 Aug 1637 Frances Altham (b. c. 1621; d. 9 Oct 1650), sister and cohrss. of Sutton Altham, of Oxhey in Watford, co. Hertford, and 2nd dau. of Sir James Altham, of Oxhey in Watford, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Sutton, dau. and hrss. of Sir Richard Sutton, of Acton, co. Middlesex

children by second wife

1. Hon Francis Vaughan, styled Lord Vaughan, Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire 1661-1666/7 (dvp. and sps. 7 Mar 1666/7), mar. c. 1653 Lady Rachel Wriothesley (b. c. 1637; mar. (2) after 31 Jul 1669 Rt Hon William Russell, styled Lord Russell, Member of Parliament for Tavistock 1661-65 and 1661-79, and for Bedfordshire 1679-81, Privy Councillor 1679-79/80 (b. 29 Sep 1639;  dvp. by execution 21 Jul 1683), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of William [Russell], 5th Earl of Bedford later 1st Duke of Bedford, by his wife Lady Anne Carr, only child and hrss. of Robert [Carr], 1st Earl of Somerset; d. 29 Sep 1723), 2nd dau. and eventual cohrss. of Thomas [Wriothesley], 4th Earl of Southampton, by his first wife Rachel de Massue, 1st dau. by his first wife of Daniel de Massue, Seigneur de Ruvigny, and had issue:

1a. Hon ..... Vaughan (b. and dvp. 1655)

2. Hon John Vaughan, later 3rd Earl of Carbery

3. Hon Altham Vaughan

1. Lady Frances Vaughan

2. Lady Althamia Vaughan

mar. (3)

17 Jul 1652 Lady Alice Egerton (bur. sp. 19 Jul 1689), 11th dau. of John [Egerton], 1st Earl of Bridgwater, by his wife Lady Frances Stanley, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Ferdinando [Stanley], 5th Earl of Derby


3 Dec 1686


25 Oct 1643 Baron Vaughan, of Emlyn in the County of Carmarthen (Peerage of England)

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire 1624-26 and 1628-29; Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles I 1625/6; admitted Gray's Inn 1637/8; a supporter of King Charles I in the Civil War, he was the Royalist Lieut Gen for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Cardiganshire; Lord President of Wales 1660-72; Privy Councillor 1661-79


John [Vaughan], 3rd Earl of Carbery


18 Jul 1639

mar. (1)

Mary Brown (dsp. bef. 14 Oct 1674), dau. of George Brown, of Green Castle, co. Carmarthen

mar. (2)

10 Aug 1682 Lady Anne Savile (b. 1663; bur. 23 Jan 1689/90), only dau. of George [Savile], 1st Marquess of Halifax, by his first wife Lady Dorothy Spencer, dau. of Henry [Spencer], 1st Earl of Sunderland

children by second wife

1. Hon George Vaughan (b. 6 Oct 1683; bur. vp. 7 May 1685)

1. Lady Anne Vaughan (dsp. 20 Sep 1751), mar. 1713 as his first wife Charles [Paulet], 3rd Duke of Bolton


s.p.m.s. 16 Jan 1712/3


Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles II 1661; Member of Parliament for Carmarthen 1661-79 and for Carmarthenshire 1679-81 and 1685-87; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1673-74; Governor of Jamaica 1675-78; a Lord of the Admiralty 1683-84 and 1689-90; President, The Royal Society 1686-89


On the death of the 3rd Earl of Carbery the Earldom of Carbery became extinct.


 First written 6 Apr 2006



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