CAREW, Thomas (c.1527-64), of Antony, Cornw. and St. Giles-in-the-Fields, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1527, 1st s. of Sir Wymond Carew of Antony by Martha, da. of Sir Edmund Denny of Cheshunt, Herts.; ?bro. of Roger. educ. St. John’s, Camb. 1548; I. Temple 1550. m. settlement 1554, Elizabeth, da. of Sir Richard Edgecombe, 3s. inc. George and Richard 1da. suc. fa. 1549.

Offices Held

Reeve, duchy of Cornw., Fordington, Dorset by 1558-d.


As well as Antony, Carew owned lands in Crediton, Devon, the manor of Hackney, Middlesex, and a house in St. Giles-in-the-Fields, where, no doubt, he stayed when in London for the Parliament. Antony is some four miles from Saltash, for which borough Carew was returned to the 1563 Parliament. His name is not mentioned in the journals of the first session of that Parliament, and he died before the second, 12 Feb. 1564. Some of the Middlesex lands had been sold the previous year. The wardship of the heir Richard, aged eight, was granted to the widow and her brother Peter Edgecombe.

E150/499/2; Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 68; Vis. Devon, 139; Duchy Cornw. rr 131-7, passim; C142/93/23; CPR, 1560-3, p. 581; 1563-6, p. 91; Wards 7/10/23.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.