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Dover, Earl of (E, 1628 - 1677)


Creation: let.pat. 8 May 1627/8


Extinct: 26 May 1677


Family name: Carey




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent on a Bend Sable three Roses of the field barbed and seeded proper (Cary);  2nd, Sable two Bars nebuly Ermine (Spencer of Spencercombe);  4th, France and England quarterly with a Bordure company Argent and Azure (Beaufort); a Crescent for difference


A Swan wings elevated proper, a Crescent for difference


Dexter:  a Ram Or spotted Gules and Azure armed ducally gorged and chained Or;  Sinister:  a Male Griffin Argent collared and chained Or


 Comme Je Trove



Henry [Carey], 4th Baron Hunsdon later 1st Viscount Rochford later 1st Earl of Dover

1st son and heir of John [Carey], 3rd Baron Hunsdon, by his wife Mary Peyton, widow of Richard Peyton, and dau. of Leonard Hyde, of Hyde Hall and Throcking, co. Hertford


c. 1580

mar. (1)

bef. 1608 Judith Pelham (bapt. 21 Jun 1590; bur. 1 Nov 1629), only dau. of Sir Thomas Pelham, 1st Bt., of Laughton, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Walsingham, niece of Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State, and dau. of Sir Thomas Walsingham, of Scadbury, co. Kent

children by first wife

1. Hon John Carey, later 5th Baron Hunsdon later 2nd Earl of Dover

2. Hon Henry Carey (d. 1620/1)

3. Hon Sir Pelham Carey (dsp.), mar. 24 Jun 1630 Mary Jackson, dau. and hrss. of John Jackson

4. Hon George Carey (dsp.)

1. Lady Mary Carey (d. unm.)

2. Lady Judith Carey (d. unm.)

3. Lady Philadelphia Carey (d. unm.)

mar. (2)

6 Jul 1630 Mary Cockayne (bapt. 10 May 1573; widow of Sir William Cockayne, of Rushton Hall, co. Northampton, and Elmesthorpe Manor, co. Leicester, Lord Mayor of London 1619-20; bur. 8 Jan 1648/9), dau. of Richard Morris, Master of the Ironmongers' Company 1588, by his wife Maud Daborne, dau. of John Daborne, of Guilford, co. Surrey


13 Apr 1666


6 Jul 1621 Viscount Rochford

8 May 1627/8 Earl of Dover

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for Hertford 1601, 1604-11 and 1614; Knight of the Bath at the Creation of the Prince of Wales 1610; suc. his father as 4th Baron Hunsdon 17 Apr 1617; Speaker of the House of Lords 1641; Col of a Regiment of Oxford Scholars 1644-46


John [Carey], 5th Baron Hunsdon later 2nd Earl of Dover


c. 1608

mar. (1)

9 May 1628 Lady Dorothy St John (dsp. 28 Jun 1628), only dau. of Oliver [St John], 1st Earl of Bolingbroke, by his wife Elizabeth Paulet, dau. and hrss. of William Paulet, of Ewalden, co. Somerset

mar. (2)

2 Dec 1630 Abigail Cokayne (bapt. 26 Aug 1610; d. 10 Feb 1687/8), sister of Charles [Cokayne], 1st Viscount Cullen, and 2nd dau. of Sir William Cokayne, of Rushton Hall, co. Northampton, and Elmesthorpe Manor, co. Leicester, Lord Mayor of London 1619-20, by his wife Mary Morris, later Countess of Dover, dau. of Richard Morris, Master of the Ironmongers' Company 1588

only surviving child by second wife

1. Lady Mary Carey (bapt. 6 Oct 1631; d. 19 Jan 1695/6), mar. 25 Apr 1655 William Heveningham, of Ketteringham, co. Norfolk (d. 20 Feb 1677), and had issue


s.p.m. 26 May 1677


Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King Charles I 1626; sum. to Parliament 3 Nov 1640 v.p. in his father's Barony of Hunsdon; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1642; Speaker of the House of Lords 1647


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Dover the Viscountcy of Rochford and the Earldom of Dover became extinct and the Barony of Hunsdon passed to his cousin, Robert Carey


 First written 18 March 2003



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