Margaret Cary

about 1564–
Clovelly, Devon, England

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Cary was born about 1564, in Clovelly, Devon, England, her father, George Cary Esq, was 19 and her mother, Christiana Stretchley, was 26. She married William Bligh about 1576, in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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William Bligh
Margaret Cary
Marriage: about 1576
Jane Bligh

Spouse and Children

about 1576
Cornwall, England, United Kingdom


    Jane Bligh


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World Events (5)

1569 · State Lottery

Age 5

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 7

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 36

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Carey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret Cary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Margaret Cary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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