Thomas Carey (English politician)

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Thomas Carey (right), with members of his family including his father, the Earl of Monmouth (centre)

Thomas Carey (died 9 April 1634) was an English Member of Parliament.


The second son of Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth, he represented Helston (1624–25), Tregony (1625–26) and St Mawes (1628–29). He lived at Sunninghill Park in Berkshire and died in 1634, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.


Carey married, Margaret, daughter of the Master of Requests, Thomas Smith of Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire) & Parson's Green, Middlesex. After Carey died she remarried Sir Edward Herbert of Aston, Montgomeryshire and became the mother of Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington and Sir Edward Herbert, the Lord Chief Justice.



Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Stafford
William Noy
Member of Parliament for Helston
with Francis Carew

Succeeded by
Francis Godolphin
Francis Carew
Preceded by
Sir Henry Carey
Sebastian Goode
Member of Parliament for Tregony
with Sir Robert Killigrew

Succeeded by
Francis Rous
Sir John Arundell
Preceded by
Sir Henry Carey
William Carr
Member of Parliament for St Mawes
with Hannibal Vyvyan

Succeeded by
Dr George Parry
Lord Sheffield