Carew, Nicholas (1400 - 1449)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1400
Death Date: 1449 (possibly died 1447)

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: after 1426
    Union ended: n.d.


From Courtenay, Joan ( - )

  1. Male offspring: Carew, Thomas (n.d.)
  2. Male offspring: Carew, Nicholas (n.d.)
  3. Male offspring: Carew, Hugh (n.d.)
  4. Male offspring: Carew, Alexander (n.d.)
  5. Male offspring: Carew, William (n.d.)

Primary Title

Baron of Carew
Baron of Ottery


  • Baron of Carew
    Assumed 1431
    Vacated 1449
  • Baron of Ottery
    Assumed By 1432
    Vacated 1449

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Commissioner of Array, Devon 1433 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Devon 1433 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Devon 1435 1436
Commissioner of Array, Devon 1442/3 n.d.

Details of Properties



  • Pembrokeshire: Carew Barony & Castle
    Acquired: 1430/1-01-27
    Divested: 1449

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1439-1440 Exeter (Unknown), Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Baron Carew's Servant (Minstrel?)
Performance 1432-1432 Exeter (Unknown), Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Baron of Ottery's Servant/s (Minstrel/s?)

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Baron Carew's Servant (Minstrel?) Carew, Nicholas (1400 - 1449) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Baron of Ottery's Servant/s (Minstrel/s?) Carew, Nicholas (1400 - 1449) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Haccombe House Devon Private Residence
Mohun's Ottery Devon Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Alexander, J.J. 'Devon Magnates in 1434.' Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association 72 (1940): 283–303.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VI [1422–61]. 6 vols. London: HMSO, 1901–11.
Carew, Richard. Richard Carew of Antony: The Survey of Cornwall. F.E. Halliday, ed. London: Andrew Melrose, 1953.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (
The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian. Exeter: For the Author by H.S. Eland, [1895].
Williams, B.H. Ancient Westcountry Families and their Armorial Bearings: A Story of the Old Nobility and Gentry of Devon and Cornwall, with Notes on their Lives, their Manor-Houses and their Charities. 1 vol (only vol ever published). Penzance, Cornw: J.A.D. Bridger, 1916.
Worth, R.N. Calendar of the Plymouth Municipal Records. Plymouth: R.N. Worth, 1893.