Carey, George, 2nd Baron Hunsdon (1547 -1603)

George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, was the eldest son of Henry, 1st Baron Hunsdon, and Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Morgan. He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge 13 May 1560 at the age of thirteen as a Fellow Commoner. His father was Governor of Berwick on Tweed and he accompanied the Earl of Bedford in December 1566 to attend the baptism of James VI. In September 1569 he was employed to the Regent Murray about the proposed marriage of Mary Queen of Scots to the Duke of Norfolk. He succeeded to the title 23 July 1596, and was made a Knight of the Garter the same year, Lord Chamberlain of the Household in March 1597, and Captain General of the Isle of Wight. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Spence of Althorpe. Their only daughter and heir, Elizabeth, married Sir Thomas Berkeley, son and heir of Henry Lord Berkeley. Lord Hunsdon bequeathed a sum of money to the Bodleian Library for the purchase of books, and these stamps were used to mark them. A number of books were later sold as duplicates.

Seat / Residence(s): Hunsdon House, Hertfordshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Carey, George, 2nd Baron Hunsdon (1547 - 1603) (Stamp 1) Arms: On a bend three roses a crescent for difference
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: per cross, Heraldic Charges: roses (3)
Carey, George, 2nd Baron Hunsdon (1547 - 1603) (Stamp 2) Crest: A swan wings elevated a crescent for difference
Heraldic Charges: swan