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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

G19: 369344

369344. Sir Robert Cary & 369345. Elizabeth Courtenay

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~1375, Robert born in England, s/o 738688. John Cary & 738689. Margaret Holloway.

~1385, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 3802768. Sir Philip Courtenay & 3802769. Anne Wake.

11/11/1393, Grant to the king’s esquire Robert Cary of 10£ which Warin Ercedeakne, knight, had in keeping of the goods of John Cary, father of the said Robert, and which were forfeited to the king by virtue of the judgment against the said John in Parliament … (S) CPRs.

Robert married 1st Elizabeth.

3/19/1397, Commission to John Hull … touching the petition of Robert Cary, son and heir of John de Cary, knight, alleging that William Dobba, William Bata, and Thomas Farnhull granted to his grandfather Robert de Cary and Joan, his wife, and John, their son, and the heirs make of the body of John, … forfeited by reason of the judgement in Parliament … (S) CPRs.

9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.

10/13/1399, Henry “Bolingbroke” was crowned King Henry IV.

1400, Robert’s father, supporter of Richard II, banished to Ireland.

1404, Robert’s father died in Ireland.

10/1404, “Robert Cary, son and heir of John Cary, asks the lords to ask the king to have his Chancellor and Justices, and the others of his council, examine the charters and deeds which he has for the manors of Great Torrington and Cockington in Devon, of which John Cary, his father, was seised, …”. (S) UKNA.

1411-12, “Petitioners: William Bonnet of Harfleur, merchant … Edward [de Courtenay], elder son of the Earl of Devon; [Edward de Courtenay], Earl of Devon; Robert Cary; …” (S) UKNA.

By 1413, Elizabeth died.

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

10/1413, Northlew granted to Robert Cary for his life [no mention of a wife].

Robert married 2nd Joan Hanchford, d/o Sir William. [Joan died at Exeter in 1449. In her IPM Philip is only identified as the s/o Robert, not as her son.]

7/14/1415, Provisional licence … for the disposal of a great tabernacle of silver-gilt garnished with gold, … late of the duke of Burgundy, … delivered as security for the repayment of 860 marks … 100 marks from Robert Cary, esquire, … (S) CPRs.

8/10/1414, Edward Courtenay, son of Edward Courtenay (the blind) Earl of Devon, and who died before his father, assigns over with two other feoffees unto Robert Cary and Jane his wife the manors of Highhampton and Northlew.

10/20/1419, “Devon. Westminster. … Parties: Warin Sachevyle, querent, and Robert Cary, Thomas Bytelesgate and Alice, his wife, deforciants. Property: 1 messuage, 1 carucate of land, 20 acres of furze and 20 acres of heath in Litelcombe and Branscombe. … Robert, Thomas and Alice have acknowledged the tenements to be the right of Warin, as those which he has of their gift. … Warin has granted to Robert and Joan, his wife, the tenements and has rendered them to them in the same court, to hold to Robert and Joan, of the chief lords for the lives of Robert and Joan, and after their decease the tenements shall remain to Philip, son of the aforesaid Robert, to hold of the chief lords for life, and after the decease of Philip, the tenements shall remain to Thomas and Alice and the heirs of their bodies, to hold of the chief lords for ever. In default of such heirs, remainder to the right heirs of Thomas.” (S) Feet of Fines, CP 25/1/45/78, No.71.

(S) Burke’s Genealogy and Heraldic History, 1847, P195.

Family notes:
• Recorded exploit of Sir Robert: “In the beginning of the reign of Henry V., a certain Knight-errand of Arragon, … arrive here in England, where he challenged any man of his rank and quality to make trial of his valor and skill in arms. This challenge Sir Robert Cary accepted; between whom a cruel encounter and a long and doubtful combat was waged in Smithfield, London. But at length, this noble champion vanquished the presumptuous Arragonois; for which King Henry V. restored unto him good part of his father’s lands, which, for his loyalty to King Richard II., he had been deprived of by King Henry IV….”. (S) Catholic World, V59, Paulist Fathers, 1894, P620.

Child of Robert and Elizabeth:

i. Philip Cary (184672), born ~1405 in England.

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