Odo Fitzwilliam DE CAREW
- Born: Abt 1130, England
- Marriage: Margaret DE TANCRED
Tom Magness notes:
Odo Carrio, now called Carew in Pembrokeshire in Wales to whom King Richard I gave Branton, co. Devon, as compensation for the loss of
Emlyn. He granted Rebbard near Carew to the Knights Templar, 4 King John. He married Margaret, da. of Richard son of Tancred of
Haversford. He died about 1202. His eldest son was William de Carew.
Odo de Carew was the eldest son of William fitz Gerald, who succeeded his father in his office as castellan of Pembroke, lord of Carew and Emlyn. He lived at Pembroke and died there in 1173. He held 2 knights' fees in Hermitage, co. Bucks, and the Manor of Spershot, co. Berks, 9 Henry II. His wife was NOT Maria de Montgomery da. of Stephen, Constable of Cardigan, ancestor of( Adam) Montgomery of Ireland (Sir Th. Phillipps). NEITHER was she daughter of Kingsley of Cheshire, as Berry has her. We don't know who his wife was,
but we know it was not either of these women. I have seen a note that he married Maria, daughter of Arnulf de Montgomery and his wife, Lafracoth, daughter of Muirchertach Ua Briain, high king of Ireland, but have not been able to confirm. We know that William's brother, Maurice, married Alice, daughter of Arnulf de Montgomery and his wife, Lafracoth, so it is possible, but theother two possibilities mentioned above are not.
The following is quoted from "Of Carew, 1200 to 1600" c T. E.Magness, 1999.
FitzWilliam FitzGerald de \Carew\, m. Margaret, dau. of Richard,youngest son of Tancred, Castellan of Haverford, and had issue,
I. William de \Carew\, Lord of Carew, Moulsford, and Idrone.
II. Raymond de \Carew\, Lord of Stillorgan.
Odo de \Carew\ was granted 20 librates of land in Devon "inescambium castelli et terrae de Emelin quamdiu Resus filiusGriffini ea habuerit" as compensation for the loss of the castleand lands of Emlyn (Pipe Roll 20 Henry II., 89). For many years thereafter, the Pipe Rolls carried the entry: "20 pounds to OdoFitzWilliam FitzGerald in Branton, (Devonshire), for his claim to the castle and land of Emlyn which Rhys ap Gryffydd has."(Pipe roll 28 Henry II., 27) In 1194, Odo de \Carew\ disputedthe claim of Geoffrey de Cholsey to land in
Moulsford, co. Berkshire. He d. ca. 1202 and was succeeded by his son, William FitzOdo FitzWilliam FitzGerald styled William de \Carew\. In 1195, he made fine with the king not to be impeded concerning his land in Moulsford, co. Berkshire. Againin 1207, he paid 40 oz. of gold not to be impeded by Geoffreyconcerning this land as King John wished him to remain in peachthereof. In 1212, he had further confirmation of the grant to his great-grandfather, Gerald FitzWalter. William de \Carew\ d.ca. 1213 and was succeeded by Nicholas (I.), who is said to b ehis son.
Nicholas (I.) de \Carew\, d. ca. 1228 and John Marshall had the custody of Moulsford manor for a short time after his death. In July 1228, the manor was committed to Bertram de Crioil, Constable of Dover, for his maintenance in the king's service during pleasure. In the following September, the grant was extended until the heir of Nicholas (I.) should be of age. John Marshall endeavored to recover the custody of the lands and heir of Nicholas (I.) Carew in 1230 and Crioil was disseised, but restored again in 1232.
The heir of Nicholas (I.) is said to have been his son, William de \Carew\, possibly the William who had a serjeanty of co.Waterford
in 1277. Nicholas (II.) de \Carew\, possibly the son of Williamde \Carew\, and husband of Avice Tute (Tuit), went to Ireland in1284, but was in England in 1286 about which time he is said tohave died and was succeeded by his son, Nicholas (III.) de\Carew\, son of Nicholas (II.) and Avice was summoned toParliament as Lord of Moulsford in 1300-01 and died seised of the manor about 1311. He was succeeded by his son, John ("the elder") de \Carew\, who had livery of the lands of Moulsford,but John Wogan, Justicar of Ireland, evidently had the custody of Moulsford in 1316. John ("the elder") Carew d. ca. 1324. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Nicholas (IV.) de \Carew\ who died about the same time as his father.
John ("the elder") Carew had by Joan, his second wife, John ("the younger") Carew.
After the death of Nicholas (IV.) de \Carew\, Thomas Carew, brother of John ("the elder") Carew, was the next to inherit Moulsford.
The manor was seised on 6 may 1325 by Joan, widow of John ("the elder") Carew and her son John ("the younger") Carew. John ("theyounger") Carew paid a 100 pound fine for his seizure ofMoulsford Manor and it apparently passed to his uncle, ThomasCarew.
In 1331, Thomas Carew had license to enfee of Master WilliamCarew, probably in trust for his nephew John ("the younger") Carew who was afterwards knighted and became Justicar ofIreland. He held the manor at his death on Whit Monday, 1362,and his son Leonard received seisin of it in 1364. He died 9October 1369, leaving an infant son, Thomas, and his "next friend" had the custody of the manor. This was evidently Nicholas Carew of Purley in Theale Hundred, who had a grant offree warren there in 1373. Thomas Carew was in possession in1401 and made settlement on his wife, Elizabeth de Bonville, 8April 1410.
John ("the younger") Carew, of Carew, co. Pembroke, Moulsford, co. Berkshire, and Idrone in Ireland, Lord Deputy of Ireland, m. Margaret, dau. of John Mohun of Dunster, and d. 36 Edward III. (1363), leaving a son, Leonard Carew, m. Alice FitzAlan He d. 9October 1369, leaving as his successor, a son, Thomas Carew, m.Elizabeth de Bonville, and had issue, Nicholas Carew, m. JoanCourtenay, and had with 3 daughters, 5 sons. His second son,Nicholas Carew, m. Elizabeth Croker, widow of John Seymour of Bury Pomeroy.
He d. 13 September 1469, leaving a son, John Carew, m. KatherineZouche, and was succeeded by his elder son, John Carew, m.Elizabeth Martin, and was succeeded by his elder son, ThomasCarew, m. Mary Huddie, and by her had with 6 daughters, 3 sons.He d.
28 March 1586, and his two elder sons having died without issue,the estates devolved on his 3rd son, John Carew, m. ElizabethHill.
and their 3rd son Robert Carew m. Anna Hyde, daughter of Chief Justice of England Sir Nicholas Hyde.
Robert took possesion of Irish lands inherited from Sir GeorgeCarew, Lord Totness in 1625. Robert born in 1604 reached his ageof majority in 1625 and under the terms of Sir George's will, hecould inherit on or before the death of Sir George. In fact Robert did receive his lands before Sir George's death. Sir George died without legitimate issue.
Odo married Margaret DE TANCRED, daughter of Richard DE TANCRED and Adela BUSSY. (Margaret DE TANCRED was born about 1117 in Boroughbridge, Yorkshire, England.)