John Carey, 2nd Earl of Dover

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John Carey, 2nd Earl of Dover (1608 – 26 May 1677),[1] styled Viscount Rochford from 1628 to 1666, was an English peer. He was the eldest son of Henry Carey, 1st Earl of Dover, and Judith, daughter of Sir Thomas Pelham, 1st Baronet. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[2]


In 1640, through a writ of acceleration, he was summoned to the House of Lords as Baron Hunsdon. He succeeded his father as Earl of Dover in 1666. That title became extinct on his death in 1677; he was succeeded as Baron Hunsdon by his distant cousin, Robert.

Marriages and issue[edit]

On 9 May 1628 John Carey married Dorothy St. John, daughter of Oliver St John, 1st Earl of Bolingbroke and Elizabeth Paulet. Dorothy was buried 18 June 1628. There were no children.

He married secondly, on 2 December 1630, Abigail Cokayne, daughter of Sir William Cockayne and Mary Morris. John and Abigail had two daughters:[3]


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  2. ^ "Carey, John (CRY624J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ The Herald and genealogist, Volume 4, 1867 Google Books
  4. ^ The Peerage Mary Carey
  5. ^ The peerage William Heveningham
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Henry Carey
Earl of Dover
Baron Hunsdon
(writ of acceleration)

Succeeded by
Robert Carey