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Totness, Earl of (E, 1626 - 1629)


Creation: let.pat. 5 Feb 1625/6


Extinct: 27 Mar 1629


Family name: Carew




Or three Lioncels passant in pale Sable armed and langued Gules


A Lion passant Sable


On either side an Heraldic Antelope Gules crined attired and hoofed Or


 En espérance je vis;  Felice chi puo



George [Carew], 1st Baron Carew later 1st Earl of Totness, PC

2nd son of Very Rev George Carew DD, Dean of Windsor and of Exeter, by his wife Anne .....


29 May 1555


31 May 1580 Joyce Clopton (bapt. 17 Sep 1562; d. 14 Jan 1636/7), 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Clopton, of Clopton, co. Warwick, by his wife Anne Griffith, dau. of Sir George Griffith


s.p. legit. 27 Mar 1629


4 May 1605 Baron Carew, of Clopton in the County of Warwick

5 Feb 1625/6 Earl of Totness


Lieut Governor of County Carlow and Vice-Constable of Leighlin Castle 1576; Captain of Foot in Ireland 1579; Constable of Leighlin Castle 1580-1602; Sheriff of County Carlow 1583; knighted 1585/6; Master of the Irish Ordnance1587/8-92; Privy Councillor [I] 1590 and 1611; Lieut of the English Ordnance 1591/2; Master of the English Ordnance 1608-29; took part in the Cadiz expedition of 1596 and the Islands Voyage of 1597; Member of Parliament for Queenborough 1597-98 and for Hastings 1604-05; Lord President of Munster 1599/1600-04; a Member of her Council, Vice-Chamberlain and Receiver-General to Queen Anne 1603-19; Councillor for the Colony of Virginia 1609; Keeper of Nonsuch House and Park 1609-29; Governor of Guernsey 1609/10-1620/1; first High Steward of Stratford-upon-Avon 1610; Privy Councillor [E] 1616; Member of the Council of War 1624; Member of the Council of the North 1625; Treasurer and Receiver-General to Queen Henrietta Maria 1626


On the death of the 1st Earl of Totness both his titles became extinct


 First written 29 Mar 2003



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