Nicholas Carew Esquire
- Born: 1395, Beddington, Surrey, England
- Marriage: Margaret Fiennes 1259
- Died: 20 Apr 1458, Beddington, Surrey, England at age 63 1259
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 927
Nicholas Carew was sheriff of Surry and Sussex for one year from Michaelmas, 27 Hen. VI. Nicholas married Margaret, daughter of Sir Roger Fenis, and made his will in 1456. His will was proved in 1458 and therein Margaret, his wife, his executrix, devising Bedington and several other manors to Nicholas, his elest son, and to the heirs of his body ; for want of thereor, to James, his second son; which eldest son died, seised of Bedington, Huscarle, Kershalton and Nutseild, leaving, leaving by Margaret, daughter of Edward Langford, andother Nicholas, his son, then three years old; and three daughter.
~Collin's The English Baronetage, Vol. IV p. 160
• Background Information. 1259
Nicholas Carew was the sheriff of Surrey in the 19th of Henry VI. He married Margaret, daughter of Sir Roger Fienes, knt.; by whom he had two sons, Nicholas and James, of whom the former succeeded him in 1458. The younger Nicholas died in 1466, leaving an only son, a minor who died without issue. The Beddington manor descended to Richard Carew, who was the only son of James, by his wife Eleanor; a daughter of Thomas, lord Hoo and Hastings and his second wife, Eleanor, daughter of Leonard lord Wells.
~A Topographical History of Surrey, p. 54
• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives >. 193
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Subject: Family of Nicholas Carew (c1356-1432), of Beddington, co. Surrey
Date: 06 Dec 1999 13:34:55 GMT
NICHOLAS CAREW II, of Beddington, co. Surrey. Born c1356; died 4 Sep 1432 and was buried at Beddington next to his 1st wife. His will of 28 Aug 1432, and contains bequests to his son Nicholas, Mary and Johanne, daughters of his son Thomas, daughters Isabel and daughter Elizabeth Bukton, with residue to his wife Mary (sic = Mercy), who was one of the executors (PCC 16 Luffenham, transcribed in Testamenta Vetusta, p. 260-3 ). Son of Nicholas Carew I (died 1390), by his wife Lucy, daughter of Sir Richard Willoughby, of Beddington, co. Surrey. Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 1391-1392 and 1400-1401; M.P. for Surrey and Sussex, 1394, 1395, 1397, and 1417. Married 1) by May 1374, Isabel, daughter of Alice de la Mare, of Delamers, Hertfordshire, when the Berkshire landowner, Sir Thomas de la Mare, settled his manor of Aldermaston upon various members of the Carew family for life. Isabel was quite probably related to Sir Thomas; and it was certainly through her that Carew established a connection with John Ludwick who became her stepfather about 1387, holding the manor of Delamers in the right of his wife until his death in 1411, followed soon after that year by Alice. Delamers Manor then passed to her grandson, Nicholas Carew II. Isabel was buried in Beddington Church where she appears in an effigy with her husband. Married 2) probably by July 1398, Mercy, daughter of Stephen Hayme, of Winchester, by his wife Christine. In 1398, Sulham Manor, Berkshire was conveyed by Walter Haywode to Stephen Hayme and Nicholas Carew, probably on account Carew's marriage to Hayme's daughter. Mercy married 2ndly, Arthur Ormesby of London, with whom, in 1454, she was a party to the settlement of Great Purley Manor, Berkshire by Nicholas Carew III on himself and his own son, Nicholas IV. In 1461, she sued Nicholas Carew IV, apparently on the plea that he had given her insufficient dower. This marriage brought Carew the manors of Hyde and Sulham in Berkshire. In July 1440, Mercy, late wife of Nicholas Carew, esq., demised to Sir Roger Fenys, Nicholas Carew, esq., and others her life interest in Bandon and Nutfield, co. Surrey (Calendar of Ancient Deeds, 4: 460). The Carew monumental brass records she bore her husband 8 sons and 8 daughters of whom only 2 children survived their childhood.
Issue by ISABEL de la MARE.
1. NICHOLAS CAREW III, of Beddington, Nutfield and Carshalton, co. Surrey and Delamers, Hertfordshire. Born 1395?; died 20 Apr 1458, leaving a will of 14 Nov 1456, proved 10 May 1458, in which he directed his burial at Beddington and names the 5 children below (PCC 12 Stockton). History of Parliament, 1439-1509 (1: 155) notes he proved his age 4 Henry VI , establishing 1405 as a birthdate, but this is not possible. Likely the note should read 4 Henry V . M.P. for co. Surrey, 1439-1440; Sheriff for Surrey and Sussex, 1440-1, 1444-5, and 1448-9. In 1440, he quitclaimed to "Mercy, who was his father's wife" his 1/3 part of the manor of Woodmansterne, who held 2/3 of the manor for her life. In 1454, he settled Great Purley Manor, Berkshire on himself with reversion to his son Nicholas IV and his wife Margaret. Married Margaret Fiennes (d. 1503), who married 2ndly, c1459, John Carent, M.P. for Dorset, 1453.
Sir JAMES CAREW, of Beddington, co. Surrey and Delamers, Hertfordshire. Died 1492. Heir of his nephew. Married Eleanor Hoo.
Nicholas married Margaret Fiennes, daughter of Sir Roger de Fiennes Knight and Elizabeth Holand.1259 (Margaret Fiennes was born about 1415 in Sussex, England and died in 1503 in England 193.)