d.23 Oct 1751
Facts and Events
||17 Nov 1675
||St Augustine’s, Watling Street, London
||N.B. Neither of these dates are likely to be correct. See both 'Christening' and 'Death'
||12 Nov 1719
||Christ Church Greyfriars, Newgate, Londonto Elizabeth Hele
||on or aft 13 Jun 1729
||to Amy Gregg
||23 Oct 1751
||"... aged 76."
||proved 18 Nov 1751 (written 24 Jul 1751, with codicil dated 28 Jul 1751, and affidavit dated 11 Nov 1751)
||"Robert Cary of London Merchant"
||on or aft 23 Oct 1751
||Hampstead Parish Churchyard
||Merchant - 'Robert Cary & Co.' of Watling Street, London, England & of the Crown Colony of Virginia (North America)
||Watling Street, London"doubtless over his counting-house"
||Hampstead, Middlesex"(his) country house"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Robert Cary - birth/baptism, in Parish register for St. Augustine Watling Street Church, London, 1653-1698.
« Anno / 1675 / … / Cary | Robart Son of James Cary and Ann his wife was Baptized November the 17 » Image from the London Metropolitan Archives, St Augustine Watling Street, Composite register, 1653 - 1698, P69/AUG/A/001/MS08872, Item 002. Accessed on ancestry.co.uk/ > London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line].
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harrison, Fairfax: The Devon Carys, The De Vinne Press, New York, Vol II, pp. 699-700 + footnotes 1 & 2 , 1920.
« … The youngest son, Robert Cary (1685?-1751), was still living in Watling Street in 1701, doubtless over his counting-house, in accordance with the ancient city practice. There he carried on his inherited Virginia trade under the firm “Robert Cary & Co.,” by which it was known until the American Revolution. He was the representative of the Virginia Indian Company in 1716, and in 1732 had an interest in Governor Spotswoods’ ironworks. Falling in with the growth of luxury in the mercantile classes which came with increased prosperity, he established at Hampstead a country house to which he refers in his will with evident affection as well as in the direction that he be buried at Hampstead. …. //  See the will of William Aylward, “late of Virginia, merchant,” P.C.C. Poley, 24, calendared in Va. Mag., x1, 151.  See Colonel William Byrd, Progress to the Mines (ed. Bassett), 378, and Brock, Spotswood Papers, i, p. xiii; ii. 144. »
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Robert Cary - death/burial, in Harrison, Fairfax: The Devon Carys, The De Vinne Press, New York, Vol II, p. 701, footnote 2, 1920.
«  The M.I. noted in Lysons, Environs of London, 535, was rediscovered and redeciphered in 1906 by Captain W. M. Cary. His Notes record: “Sunday, April 29, 1906, wheeled out to Hampstead parish church at 11-12 A.M. and staid until 5 p.m. endeavouring to clean and decipher the very faint time worn inscription on a handsome altar tomb monument, at the left of the western portal, in the church yard. . . . After much rubbing and washing in the hail showers that from time to time moistened the overlaying mould, I managed to bring to light almost every word and figure of the wholly engraven roof slab, as follows: ‘In a Vault under this Tomb lieth Interred the body of Mr. William Hart, Late Citizen and Mercer of London, who departed this life the of January, 1717, aged . Also the body of Mr. John Hart, Father of the above said William Hart, Citizen and Mercer of London, who died the 3d of July, 1707, in the 61 year of His age. And the Body of Mrs. Rebecca Hart, Daughter of the above said John Hart, who died the of March, 17 . And the body of William Yerbury, Esq., who died September the , 1739, aged 68. Also Robert Carey, Esq., merchant of London, who died October 23, 1751, aged 76. Mrs. Amy Cary, Relict of Robert Cary, Esq., Died October 23, 1769, aged 69.’ ” »
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Robert Cary - burial, in GenForum message - posted by Nancy Abraham., , October 24, 2002.
« … I presently live in London and in reading a book regarding London cemeteries, there is listed a Robert Cary (1681-1751) who is buried at St. John-at-Hampstead in the village of Hampstead which is probably a borough of London. At any rate, it is very near Central London. The cemetery is at the St. John-at-Hampstead Church. There is a monument to the Hart-Cary family and William Hart who d. 1717 is designated as a Salter, and was joined by the Virginia merchant Robert Cary (1681-1751) and his family. … —Nancy Abraham. » Accessed at > http://genforum.genealogy.com/cary/messages/979.html
- ↑ Robert Cary - burial, in London Burials Index 1538-1872.
« Burial Year: 1751 / Last Name: CARY / First Name: ROB /Age at death: ___ / Parish: HAMPSTEAD (ST JOHN) / County: MIDDLESEX / Month of Death: ___ / Misc.: ___ » Accessed on British Origins [britishorigins.com]
- ↑ Robert Cary - occupation/address, in U.K. and U.S. Directories, 1680-1830.
« Name: Robert Cary / Dates: 1726-1750 / Location: London / Occupation: merchant commerce(s) / Gender: Male / Address(es): Watling str, London / Occupation(s): merchant, commerce(s) / Source Date: 1744 / Source Info: Listed in A Compleat Guide to All Persons Who Have Any Trade or Concerns Within the City of London, and Parts Adjacent. 3rd. edn., 1744, OSBORN, J.. London Printed for J. Osborne, at the Golden Pall, Paternoster-row. » Accessed on ancestry.co.uk
- ↑ Will of Robert Cary, Merchant of London, 1751, (written 24 Jul 1751, plus a codicil dated 28 Jul 1751, with affidavit dated 11 Nov 1751, and proved 18 Nov 1751) .
Description: Will of Robert Cary, Merchant of Saint John the Evangelist London / Date: 18 November 1751 / Catalogue reference: PROB 11/791 / Dept: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury / Series: Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers / Piece: Name of Register: Busby Quire Numbers: 301 – 359
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« In the Name of God Amen I Robert Cary of London Merchant being at present in good health and of sound and disposing mind and understanding but reflecting upon the uncertainty of Life do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following .... » > Full transcript