Biography of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland 1610-1643

Paternal Family Tree: Carey

1642 Battle of Edge Hill

1643 First Battle of Newbury

In 1602 [his father] Henry Carey 1st Viscount Falkland (age 27) and [his mother] Elizabeth Tanfield Duchess Bridgewater (age 17) were married.

Around 1610 Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland was born to Henry Carey 1st Viscount Falkland (age 35) and Elizabeth Tanfield Duchess Bridgewater (age 25) at Burford, Shropshire [Map].

In 1620 [his father] Henry Carey 1st Viscount Falkland (age 45) was created 1st Viscount Falkland. [his mother] Elizabeth Tanfield Duchess Bridgewater (age 35) by marriage Viscountess Falkland.

Around 1630 John Hoskins (age 40). Portrait of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 20).

In or before 1632 Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 22) and Lettice Moryson Viscountess Falkland were married. She by marriage Viscountess Falkland.

In 1632 [his son] Lucius Carey 3rd Viscount Falkland was born to Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 22) and [his wife] Lettice Moryson Viscountess Falkland.

In 1633 Cornelius Johnson (age 39). Portrait of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 23).

Before Sep 1633 [his father] Henry Carey 1st Viscount Falkland (age 58) broke his leg which subsequently had to be amputated; he died as a consequence. He was buried on 25 Sep 1633 at Aldenham, Hertfordshire. His son Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 23) succeeded 2nd Viscount Falkland.

In 1634 [his son] Henry Carey 4th Viscount Falkland was born to Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 24) and [his wife] Lettice Moryson Viscountess Falkland.

Around 1634 Edmund Waller (age 27) was elected into the Great Tew Circle of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 24).

In 1635 Cornelius Johnson (age 41). Portrait of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 25).

In 1639 [his mother] Elizabeth Tanfield Duchess Bridgewater (age 54) died.

Battle of Edge Hill

On 23 Oct 1642 the Battle of Edge Hill was fought at Edge Hill [Map]. The Royal army was commanded by King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 41) (with his son King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 12) present), Prince Rupert Palatinate Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland (age 22) and Richard Spencer (age 49) commanded the army that included Maurice Palatinate Simmern (age 21), Richard Byron 2nd Baron Byron (age 36), Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 32), Charles Cavendish (age 22), Henry Newton aka Puckering 3rd Baronet (age 24), Spencer Compton 2nd Earl of Northampton (age 41), Thomas Salusbury 2nd Baronet (age 30), John Byron 1st Baron Byron (age 43) and William Feilding 1st Earl Denbigh (age 55).

George Stewart 9th Seigneur D'Aubigny (age 24) was killed.

Of the Parliamentary army Basil Feilding 2nd Earl Denbigh (age 34) and Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex (age 51). Oliver St John 5th Baron St John (age 39) was wounded.

Samuel Sandys (age 27) commanded a troop of horse.

Richard Sandys (age 26) was killed.

Thomas Strickland (age 20) was knighted on the field for his gallantry.

Henry Hunloke 1st Baronet (age 24) was knighted by King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 41).

William Dugdale (age 37) witnessed the battle and subsequently surveyed the battlefield.

John Hinton (age 38) was present.

Edward Verney (age 52) was killed.

John Assheton (age 29) was killed.

Robert Bertie 1st Earl Lindsey (age 59) was killed. His son Montagu Bertie 2nd Earl Lindsey (age 34) succeeded 2nd Earl Lindsey, 15th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Martha Cockayne Countess Lindsey and Holderness by marriage Countess Lindsey.

William Pennyman 1st Baronet (age 35) commanded a regiment, of which he served as Colonel, which he led for the King.

Edward Stradling 2nd Baronet (age 42) fought for the King, was captured imprisoned for seven months, and died a month after his release.

Before 1643 Cornelius Johnson (age 49). Portrait of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 32). Montacute House.

First Battle of Newbury

On 20 Sep 1643 the First Battle of Newbury was fought at Newbury, Berkshire [Map] with King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 42) commanding the Royalist army and Robert Devereux 3rd Earl Essex (age 52) commanding the victorious Parliamentary army. For King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 42) John Byron 1st Baron Byron (age 44) fought with distinction.

Henry Bertie was killed.

Robert Dormer 1st Earl Carnarvon (age 33) was killed. His son Charles Dormer 2nd Earl Carnarvon (age 10) succeeded 2nd Earl Carnarvon, 3rd Baron Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire, 3rd Baronet Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire.

William Villiers 2nd Viscount Grandison (age 29) was killed. His brother John Villiers 3rd Viscount Grandison succeeded 3rd Viscount Grandison.

Edward Villiers (age 23) fought.

Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (age 33) was killed. His son [his son] Lucius Carey 3rd Viscount Falkland (age 11) succeeded 3rd Viscount Falkland.

Richard Neville (age 28) served under the Earl Carnarvon (age 33). Carnarvon was killed and Neville took up the command as a Colonel of Horse.

Major General Charles Fleetwood (age 25) was wounded.

After 20 Sep 1643. Monument to Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland (deceased) who was killed at the First Battle of Newbury and who is buried in St Michael & All Angels Church, Great Tew [Map]. The inscription reads:

This tablet is erected to record the fact that LUCIUS CAREY, VISCOUNT FALKLAND distinguished in the time of Charles the First is buried in this Church. The exact spot where his remains lie is not known, nor was there, so far as is known, any memorial to him in this Church until the erection of the present one in 1885, but his burial at Tew is certified by the parish register He fell fighting on the side of the King in the battle of Newbury, on the 20th September 1643, in the 34th year of his age. He was lord of the manor of Great Tew, and resided at Tew, attracting round him there a society of learned friends from Oxford, as is mentioned by Clarendon, who has celebrated his worth with an eloquent pen and with the warmth of friendship. The praises of Clarendon are confirmed by Sir Philip Warwick, Waller and Cowley, who all extol the eminence of his natural gifts and the variety and extent of his learning. But that which has yet more contributed to keep his memory and shed lustre upon it, is the admiration which he won by his fine and blameless character.

Evelyn's Diary. 30 May 1694. Lord Falkland (deceased), grandson to the learned Lord Falkland, Secretary of State to King Charles I., and slain in his service, died now of the smallpox. He was a pretty, brisk, understanding, industrious young gentleman; had formerly been faulty, but now much reclaimed; had also the good luck to marry a very great fortune, besides being entitled to a vast sum, his share of the Spanish wreck, taken up at the expense of divers adventurers. From a Scotch Viscount he was made an English Baron, designed Ambassador for Holland; had been Treasurer of the Navy, and advancing extremely in the new Court. All now gone in a moment, and I think the title is extinct. I know not whether the estate devolves to my cousin Carew. It was at my Lord Falkland's, whose lady importuned us to let our daughter be with her some time, so that that dear child took the same infection, which cost her valuable life.

Royal Ancestors of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland 1610-1643

Kings Wessex: Great x 17 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 14 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 20 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 15 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 13 Grand Son of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 13 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 9 Grand Son of Philip "The Fair" IV King France

Ancestors of Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland 1610-1643

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip Carey 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Carey 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Christiana Orchard

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Carey 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Baldwin Fulford

Great x 3 Grandmother: Anna Fulford

Great x 1 Grandfather: John Carey 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Spencer of Spencer Combe

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Spencer 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edmund Beaufort 1st or 2nd Duke of Somerset Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Beaufort Countess Ormonde 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

GrandFather: Edward Carey 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Denny

Great x 3 Grandfather: William Denny

Great x 2 Grandfather: Edmund Denny

Great x 1 Grandmother: Joyce Denny 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Troutbeck

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Troutbeck 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Stanley Baroness Grey Codnor 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Mary Troutbeck 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Father: Henry Carey 1st Viscount Falkland 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: William Knyvet

Great x 3 Grandfather: Edmund Knyvet 8 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Alice Grey 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Thomas Knyvet 9 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Moleyns 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Muriel Howard Viscountess Lisle 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Frederick Tilney

Great x 3 Grandmother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Cheney 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

GrandMother: Catherine Knyvet Baroness Geneville Beaudasert 8 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: James Pickering

Great x 3 Grandfather: James Pickering 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Lascelles 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Christopher Pickering 6 x Great Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Anne Pickering 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Thomas Lewknor

Great x 3 Grandfather: Roger Lewknor

Great x 2 Grandmother: Jane Lewknor 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Eleanor Tuchet 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Anne Echingham Baroness Audley Heighley 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Lucius Carey 2nd Viscount Falkland 7 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Tanfield

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert Tanfield 7 x Great Grand Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Elizabeth Brooke 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Tanfield 3 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Edward Neville 1st Baron Bergavenny Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Catherine Neville 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Katherine Howard Baroness Bergavenny 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Tanfield of Burford 4 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

GrandFather: Lawrence Tanfield 5 x Great Grand Son of King Edward III of England

Mother: Elizabeth Tanfield Duchess Bridgewater 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward III of England