CAREY, William (d.1593), of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumb.

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

5th s. of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, by Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Morgan of Arkestone, Herefs.; bro. of Edmund, Sir George, Henry, John, and Robert. educ. Staple Inn; G. Inn 1579. m. Martha, da. of Thomas Turner of Wratling, Suff., s.p. 1

Offices Held


As in the case of so many younger sons of the nobility, Carey’s career is obscure. Perhaps he held a military command at Berwick under his father, who was governor there and warden of the east and west marches. In 1582 a William Carey is mentioned as a pensioner in the treasurer of Berwick’s accounts. His name does not appear in the parliamentary journals of the House, but, as first knight for Northumberland, he may have attended the subsidy committee on 11 Feb. 1589.2

He died intestate in 1593, letters of administration being granted to his widow 18 May.3

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.C.H.


  • 1. Clutterbuck, Herts. iii. 180; Vis. Suff. ed. Metcalfe, 170.
  • 2. Lansd. 34, f. 156; D’Ewes, 431.
  • 3. Rylands Eng ms 311.