Sir Edward CAREY of Aldenham

Born: ABT 1540, Cockingham, Devonshire, England

Acceded: 1596, Berkhamsted

Died: 18 Jul 1618, St Bartholomew, London, Middlesex, England

Father: John CAREY of Plashey (Sir Knight)

Mother: Joyce DENNY

Married 1: Catherine WALSINGHAM

Married 2: Catherine KNYVETT (B. Paget of Beaudesert) ABT 1568, Buckenham, Norfolk, England


1. Henry CAREY (1 V. Falkland)

2. Frances CAREY (C. Rutland)

3. Adolphus CAREY

4. Phillip CAREY (Sir)

5. Jane CAREY

6. Muriel CAREY

7. Catherine CAREY

8. Anne CAREY

9. Elizabeth CAREY

The details in this biography come from the History of Parliament, a biographical dictionary of Members of the House of Commons.

Son of Sir John Carey of Pleshey by Joyce, dau. of Sir Edmund Denny of Cheshunt, Herts., widow of William Walsingham. Married first, after 1568, Catherine, dau. of Henry Walsingham. Married second, after 1568, Catherine, dau. of Sir Henry Knyvett, widow of Sir Henry Paget, 2nd Baron Paget, by whom he had three sons and six daughters. Kntd. 1596. Groom of the privy chamber 1563; receiver of Tickhill 1567-9, steward of Wakefield and porter of Sandal, duchy of Lancaster 1569-88; teller of the Exchequer 1592; jt. master of the jewel house 1595, sole 1596; receiver-gen. S. Wales 1604; keeper of Hyde, Marylebone and Hampton Court parks.

Carey was a cousin of Lord Hunsdon his cousin Catherine married Sir Francis Knollys. On his mother's side he was related to the Walsingham and Denny families. Little is known about him. There is no indication that he played any part in Hertfordshire local affairs. He was probably returned to Parliament for Scarborough through Francis Walsingham's influence with the Gates family. He sat on at least two committees in the last session of this Parliament, on 25 Jan 1581 for supply and 1 Feb on the bill against sedition.

Carey died in 1618 and was buried at Aldenham.
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