Benjamin Carr

18 August 1592–4 June 1672 (Age 79)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of Benjamin

When Benjamin Carr was born on 18 August 1592, in London, Middlesex, England, his father, Baron Sir William Robert Carr of Ferniehurst Kirkaldy, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Clifford, was 18. He married Martha Hartington on 2 September 1613, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 4 June 1672, in London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79, and was buried in London, Middlesex, England.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Carr
Martha Hartington
Marriage: 2 September 1613
Robert Carr I
Governor Caleb Carr
Richard Carr
Andrew Carr
Benjamin Carr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 September 1613London, Middlesex, England
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1600 · The Honourable East India Company
    Age 8
    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.
    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
    Age 28
    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
    1642 · The English Civil War
    Age 50
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Susan Rothchild's Bibile Entry

    Notes for WILLIAM CARR: They came to America in the fall of 1621, in the ship Fortune, Capt. Roger Williams, with thirty-five passengers on board. They landed at Plymouth, Nov. 7, 1621. They stayed th …

    Sources (20)

    • England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    • Benjamin Carr, "Find A Grave Index"

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