John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Carbery

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The Earl of Carbery.

Sir John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Carbery KB, PRS (baptised 8 July 1639 – 12 January 1713), styled Lord Vaughan from 1643 to 1686, was Governor of Jamaica between 1675–1678.

Life[edit]

He was the second son of Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl of Carbery and his second wife Frances Altham (c.1621 – 9 October 1650), daughter of Sir John Altham of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire. He inherited his title and the Carmarthenshire estate (Golden Grove) in 1686 on the death of his father. His elder brother Francis had already died.

He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (KB) in April 1661. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Carmarthen between 1661 and 1679 and again for Carmarthenshire between 1679 and 1689.[citation needed] He was Governor of Jamaica from 1674 to 1678.[1] His deputy was the Sir Henry Morgan.

He was President of the Royal Society between 1686–1689, having been elected a Fellow in 1685. He was Colonel of the Regiment of Foot from 1673 to 1674 and Lord of the Admiralty from 1689 to 1690.

On his death his titles became extinct. His estates passed to a cousin, another John Vaughan (1693–1765), who rebuilt the Golden Grove mansion.

Family[edit]

Vaughan married twice, first to Mary Brown, daughter of George Brown of Green Castle but they had no children. He remarried on 10 October 1682 to Anne Savile, daughter of George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax and his first wife, Lady Dorothy Spencer. They had two children;

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The History and the State of Jamaica under Lord Vaughan". World Digital Library. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Arthur Annesley
Member of Parliament for Carmarthen
1661–1679
Succeeded by
Altham Vaughan
Preceded by
Altham Vaughan
Member of Parliament for Carmarthenshire
1679–1689
Succeeded by
Sir Rice Rudd
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Carbery
Custos Rotulorum of Cardiganshire
1686–1713
Succeeded by
The Viscount Hereford
Custos Rotulorum of Carmarthenshire
1686–1713
Succeeded by
Marquess of Winchester
Preceded by
Sir Edward Mansel
Vice-Admiral of South Wales
1689–1713
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Mansel
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Vaughan
Earl of Carbery
1686–1713
Extinct