Caryll, John, Baron Caryll, of Dunford (1625 -1711)
John Caryll, of the ancient Roman Catholic family of West Harting in Sussex, was the son of John Caryll and Catharine, daughter of Lord Petre. He was educated at the College at St Omer's, 1642, and at the English College in Rome. A diplomat, and a poet, he was the author of two successful plays, The English princess; or, The death of Richard III. 1667, and Sir Salomon, or The cautious coxcomb. 1671, During the Oates plot he was imprisoned in the Tower of London for six years. He followed James II to St Germains, where he was Secretary of State to Mary of Modena, and was created, on James's death in 1701, Baron Caryll of Dunford in the Jacobite peerage. While in France he made a translation of the Psalms from the Vulgate, which was printed at St Germains in 1700. He married Margaret daughter and coheir of Sir Maurice Drummond but they had no issue.