Sir Nicholas CAREW of Beddington
(Est 1335-)
Nicholas CAREW of Beddington, Esq.
(Abt 1356-1432)
(Est 1360-By 1398)
Nicholas CAREW of Beddington, Esq.


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Margaret FIENNES

Nicholas CAREW of Beddington, Esq.

  • Born: 1405, Beddington with Wallington, Surrey, England
  • Married:
  • Died: 20 Apr 1458, Beddington with Wallington, Surrey, England
  • Buried: Chapel of St. Nichols, Beddington St. Mary's, Surrey, England

  Orthographic variations: CAREWE, CARREU

  Research Notes:

Nicholas Carew, Esq., of Beddington, Bandon, Carshalton, and Norbury, Surrey, Studham, Hertfordshire, Maytham, Kent, etc., Knight of the Shire for Surrey, Sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, 1440-1, 1444-5, 1448-9, son and heir

In 1435 he leased the manor of Studham, Hertfordshire to John Holand, Knt. (his wife's uncle) and others for three years. He was pardoned in 1446, and again in 1455 with other Lancastrians. In 1450 he and his wife, Margaret, obtained a papal indult for a portable altar. In 1454 he had a grant of land in Sussex from Thomas Arundel, Earl of Arundel. He was summoned to a Great Council for Surrey in April 1455. He probably fought on the Lancastrian side at the 1st Battle of St. Albans in 1455. 1


  • 21 Feb 1448, Westminster

Grant to the king's esquire, Nicholas Carreu, his heirs and assigns, of the king's leet at Bedyngton and Bandon, co. Surrey, held yearly, with all issues, profits and amercements thereof, he paying yearly 6s. 8d.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. VI, vol. 5, p. 144


  • 9 Oct 1449, Westminster

Revocation of the protection with clause volumus granted on 1 July last for one year to Edward Norfolk as staying in the company of the king's knight, Richard Vernon, treasurer of Calais in Picardy, on the safe keeping and victualling of the same; because he tarries at Suthwerk, co. Surrey, as Nicholas Carreu, sheriff of Surrey, has certified.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. VI, vol. 5, p. 295


The Will of Nicholas Carewe of Bedyngton in the Shire of Surrey, Esquire, written 14 Nov 1456, proved 10 May 1458. 2

Beneficiaries: Margaret his wife, sons Nicholas and James, daughters Rose, Margaret & Emelyn

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  Marriage Information:

Nicholas married Margaret FIENNES, daughter of William FIENNES and Elizabeth BATTISFORD. (Margaret FIENNES died by 1466.)


1 Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, 2nd ed., 2011, p. 193; Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, 2nd ed., 2011, pp. 192-193.

2 UK National Archives, PCC PROB 11/4/235.

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