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Sir Nicholas de Carew Knight
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Sir Richard de Willoughby Knight, Chief Justice of King's Bench
(Abt 1290-1363)
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(Abt 1290-1332)
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Nicholas Carew Sheriff of Surrey


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Nicholas Carew Sheriff of Surrey

  • Born: Beddington, Surrey, England
  • Marriage: Isabella de la Mare 193
  • Died: 1432, Beddington, Surrey, England 1259
  • Buried: Church of St. Mary, Beddington, Surrey, England

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 927
Nicholas Carew served in the voyage into France and in his will, made on Tuesday, before st. Bartholomew's day, 1432, and proved on the 9th of Sep. following, mentions his mother Lucía, his two wives Isabella and Murcia, constituting the latter his executrix, and devises legacies to his son, Nicholas, and lies buried under a monument in the church of Bedyngton, where the inscription says he died full of years, on the 4 Sep 1432.

~Collin's The English Baronetage, Vol. IV p. 160

• Background Information.
"Nicholas Carreu is buried in the Chancel of St. Mary's church with Isabella and the memorial brass records in Latin that he died on the 4th day of Sept 1432, "an old man and full of days". Isabella bore three children, a son Thomas who died in 1430, a daughter who married Thomas Lewkenor and died in 1410 and another daughter, Isabel who outlived her father by only two years. Isabella may have been no more than twenty when she died. Nicholas married again, this time to Mercy Hayme, and a brass hidden beneath the choir stalls tells the sad story of this marriage. It shows Philippa, a little girl who died in 1414, and beneath her effigy are shown head and shoulder portraits of her thirteen brothers and sisters who did not survive infancy, each with their name pathetically engraved beneath: Guy, John, John, John, John, William, William, Eleanor, Lucy, Agnes, Agnes, Margaret and Anne. When Nicholas came to be laid to rest in the chancel only two of his seventeen children were still alive, Isabel, soon to follow him to the grave, and her brother Nicholas."

The Carews of Beddington, p. 18

• Background Information. 1259
Nicholas, son of Nicholas de Carew who died in 1391, was sheriff of Surrey in the 15th of of Richard II and again in the 2nd of Henry IV. He also represented this county n several parliaments. In the 9th of Henry V (1422), he made a settlement of his estates; from which it appears that he had manors and possession in, at least, eighteen different parishes in Surrey. Dying in 1432, he bequeathed the manor of Beddington to Nicholas, his second son.

~A Topographical History of Surrey. pp. 53-54

• Background Information: From GEN-MEDIEVAL-L Archives . 193
From: RBodine996< >
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 [1426], establishing 1405 as a birthdate, but this is not possible. Likely the note should read 4 Henry V [1416]. 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 Isabella de la Mare, daughter of Unknown and Alice de la Mare.193 (Isabella de la Mare was born about 1356 in Delamers Manor, Little Hereford, Herefordshire, England, died before 1398 in Beddington, Surrey, England and was buried in Beddington, Surrey, England.)

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