738688. Sir John Cary & 738689. Margaret Holeway1354, John born in Holway, Devon, England, s/o §Robert de Cary & Joan ?.
~1355, Margaret, born in Holway, England, heir & d/o §Robert Holeway.
John resided at Cockington, and also possessed Clovelly.
1375-76, “John Cary, servant of the prince … “. (S) UKNA.
7/16/1377, Richard II, age 10, crowned king of England.
2/28/1378, “… Let a commission be made to John Cary and Martin Ferers to enquire upon the things contained within the petition …”. (S) UKNA.
6/24/1386, John Cary and Thomas Cary, clerk, querents, Peter Veel, knight and Eleanor, his wife, deforciants … John and Thomas have given them 200 marks of silver. (S) Feet of Fines.
5/11/1387, John, of Holwey, co. Devon, Baron of the Exchequer of King Richard II.
2/1388 at Westminster, during the Merciless Parliament, Sir John forfeited possessions to the crown and exiled to Ireland. (S) UKNA.
5/3/1389, Richard II, of age, assumed full control of the government.
1393, “…Cary, in right of Margaret, his wife, held the manor of Holloway … John Cary, knight; Margaret [Cary], wife of John Cary and daughter of Robert Holeway; Robert Holeway, father of Margaret [Cary].” (S) UKNA.
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.
1395-96, “Thomas Cary, son of John Cary, knight requests an enquiry into his claim to certain property in Somerset, which had been given to his father by Melborne, with reversion to himself and the heirs of his father. These lands had been seized into the king’s hands following a judgment made against John Cary in the Westminster.” (S) UKNA.
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.
1398, Sir John’s possession that were forfeited were restored. (S) UKNA.
9/29/1399, Imprisoned Richard II resigned as king of England.
10/13/1399, Henry “Bolingbroke” was crowned King Henry IV.
1400, For John’s support of King Richard: “at the entrance of Henry IV into the English crown, he was by that prince banished his country and his goods and lands were confiscated.”
1404, John died in Waterford, Ireland; Margaret surviving.
(S) Burke’s Genealogy and Heraldic History, 1847, P195. (S) Historic Homes and Institutions, V1, 1907, P296.
• The parentage is not in agreement with Burke’s Genealogy, but is as documented in the Calendar of Patent Rolls.
Children of John and Margaret: [3 sons]
i. Thomas Cary, born ? in England.
ii. Robert Cary (369344), born ~1375 in England.
iii. John Cary, born ? in England.
John, Bishop of Exeter.