Richard Carew, Knt., of Beddington, Bandon, and Norbury, Surrey, Maytham, Kent, etc., Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 1501-2, Lieutenant of Calais, son and heir, born about 1470 (aged 23 in 1493).
He was made a Knight Banneret by King Henry VII after the Battle of Blackheath in 1497 defeating the Cornishmen. In the period , 1504-15, John Iwarby, Knt., and Sanche his wife, Edward son of Elizabeth Twynho, and Anne Tropnell, widow, sued him in Chancery regarding the manors of Bandon, Beddington, and Norbury, Surrey, and Maytham, Kent, together with other lands late of Nicholas Carew, grandfather of the said Sanche, Elizabeth, Anne, and Richard.... 1
At the south east corner of the church [of Beddington] is a small aisle, erected either by Sir Richard Carew or his son Sir Nicholas, for the sepulture of the Carew family: Sir Richard was the first who was interred there (anno 1520); and the architecture is of that period. Sir Richard Carew's monument is in the south wall, near the door; under a flat gothic arch is an alter tomb, on the top of which are small brass plates representing Sir Richard Carew and his lady; he is in armour, with a surcoat, on which are the arms of Carew; the inscription round the edge of the tomb is mutilated, but there is enough left to inform us that he died in 1520. His wife Malyn (or Magdalen) was daughter of Sir Robert Oxenbridge, whose arms, gules, a lion rampant arg. within a border az. bezanty, and those of her husband, are upon the tomb.
Sir Richard Carew was made a knight banneret at Blackheath; Henry the seventh appointed him lieutenant of Calais in which post he was continued by Henry the eighth, with remainder to his son Nicholas. He officiated as fewer at Archbishop Warham's enthronization. 2
The Will of Sir Richard Carewe of Beddington, Surrey, written 10 May 1520, proved Feb 1522.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN The xth Day of May In the yere of our Lord god a thousand fyve hundred and xx And in the xiith yere of the Reigne of Kinge Henry the viiith I Richard Carewe of Bedyngton in the Diocese of Wynchester in the Countie of Surrey Knight Being of hole mynde and parfite memorye make and ordeyn this my present testament and last will in maner and forme following
First I bequeth my soule to almighty god to our Blessed Lady the virgin and to all the saints in hevyn And my body to be buried in the parishe Church of our Blessed Lady of Bedyngton aforsaid within the pe----- Chappell of the same Churche on the South side under the wall of the same Chappell
Item I bequeth to the said Church of Bedyngton vjs viijd.
Item I bequeth to the moder Churche of Wynchester [blank]
Item I bequeth to Nicholas Carewe my sonne almaner of harnes and arms that I have aswell in the Towne of Calais orells where within the Realme of Ingland
Item I geve and bequeth and assigne to the same Nicholas all that interest and terme of yeres that I have yet ... in the manors of Bansted and Walton on the hill and in all other landes in the Countie of Surrey whiche I holde by indenture of the graunt and lease Quenes grace of England And all myn interest and terme of yeres that I have or holde by reason of any lease or graunts or of any other persone or persones whersoever it be
The Residue of all my goods and Catalls not bequethen I geve and bequeth to Malyn my wyfe and to Nicholas my sonne Betwene them eqally to be devided whom I make and ordeyn myn executours that they execute this my present testament and last wille, paye all my detts and legacies and dispoase by their discrecions for the hivying? and fynding of a preest to synge for my soull and for my frends soules decessed from the pe---- Chappell within the parishe Church of Bedyngton aforsaid during the space of vij yeres next ensuying my decesse my said detts legacies and other charges performed and don.
Item I make and ordeyn sir Goddard Oxenbrigge Knyght and sir John Oxenbrigge Clerk Overseers of this my present testament and last will for the true execucion and perfourmance of the same.
FOR THE disposicion of certeyn my landes and tenements in the Counties of Surrey Sussex and Lincoln First I will that Malyn my wyfe have and enioye Immediately after my decesse all my Manor of Warthyng in the Countie of Sussex And all my lands and tenements Rents and se[rvices?] with thappurtenances to the same manor belonging And all other my landes and tenements Rents and se[rvices?] with thappurtenances called Rukkenhams sett lying and being in the parishe of Cullesdon in the Countie of Surrey which I lately bought and purchased of Thomas Rukkenham to her and her assignes during her lyfe aswell in the name of her Joyntour and in full recompence of her dower of any other of my landes and tenements Rents and se[rvices?] within the Realme of Inglande
Also I will that Immediatly after my decesse that Nicholas Carewe my sonne have and enioy to him and to his heires forever all those Landes and tenements Rents Reversions and se[rvices?] with thappurtenances in the Countie of Lincoln orells where that I nowe have and to me belongeth Joyntly with Roger Copley and Richard Devynysshe whiche Landes sumtyme were the Lord Wells
Item I wille that the said Nicholas forthwith after my decesse have and enioye the manor Hatfelde Peverell in the Countie of Essex to him and his assignes during the nonage of John SentJohn sonne and heire of [blank] SentJohn decessed after suche somme? effect and concerning? as I nowe have and holde the same as in certeyn indentures therof made more playnly appere upon condicion that the same Nicholas suffer one William Buttrye? of London mercer peseably to ... take all thissues and profits of the same Manor unto suche tyme as the said William be fully satisfied and paide of suche sume and sumes of money as one Hugh Eton nowe being Bailyff... and Receyvor of the said Manour ... is bounde to the same William by his writing obligatione for payment thereof to be levied and taken of the said Issues and profits ...
Item I will that the same Nicholas my sonne suffer the said Malyn my wyfe to inhabite and dwell in the Manor place of Bedyngton and to have there convenient Chambers for her lodging in the same...
Item I will that the said Malyn my wife have to her and her heires forever to do with her pleasure all suche messuage landes and tenements Rents and se[rvices?] with thappurtenances beyond the Sea in the parishe of [blank] in the Countie of Gynes [Guines] which I late purchased of Thomas Thwayts and Magaleyn his wife...
Item I will that the said Nicholas my sonne have all my other Landes and tenements Rents and se[rvices?] with thappurtenances not before expressed to him and to his heires forever in the Townshippes and parishes of Wicham? Stretham Horley Horne orells where within any of the said Counties
In witnesse of this my present Wille and testament I have subscribed my name with myn owne hande. 3