George Stanley Cary

1780 - 1858

Claimant or beneficiary


George Stanley Cary of Follaton Devonshire, son of Edward Cary (d. 1822) and Camilla Annabella Fleming, and grandson of Gilbert Fane Fleming, great grandson of Hon. Gilbert Fleming, Governor General of the Leeward Islands, awarded the compensation with his cousin Sir Wastel Brisco (q.v.) for the Shadwell and Great Westhope and Grange estates on St Kitts.

  1. Born 1780, in a collateral branch of the Carys of Torr Abbey. George Stanley Cary's father Edward Cary, grandson of Edward Cary of Torr Abbey, bought the Follaton estate near Totness [sic]. In additon to land in Devonshire, George Stanley Cary held extensive estates in the West Indies inherited from his great-grandfather Gilbert Fleming.

  2. George Stanley Carey [sic] of Fullerton [sic] Devonshire married Matilda Mary Bedingfield, daughter of Sir Richard Bedingfield (1767-1829). Death of George Stanley Cary registered Q1 1858 Totnes. He left £3000 in effects.

  3. According to local planning records and magazines, the extant house at Follaton was built for George Stanley Cary by George Stanley Repton in 1826.


St Kitts claim nos. 303 (Shadwell Park and Great Westhope) and 355 (Grange), where he is given as George Stanley Carey. The mothers of George Stanley Cary and Wastel Brisco were sisters.

  1. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners Vol. II (1835) p. 38 'Cary of Follaton.'

  2. Burke's Peerage (1832) Vol. 1 p. 98; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1858.

  3. and [accessed 08/01/2012]. The latter gives George Stanley Cary's life dates as 1777-1858.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
George Stanley Carey
Matilda Mary Bedingfield
7 daughters; 1 son
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (2)

£3,482 17s 6d
£3,613 0s 11d

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1825 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner
1825 [EA] - 1835 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Follaton House [Built] 
description →
Neo-classical country house...

Relationships (2)

Son → Mother
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Follaton, Plymouth Road, Totness, Devon, Devon and Cornwall, England