The Cary/Carey Family in America Homepage

This site is to honor and is dedicated to the research of the descendants/ancestors and relatives of John Cary, (b. 1610) and
Elizabeth Godfrey, (b. 1620).

The Cary and Godfrey families were among the first families of European Immigrants to this country.   John migrated to America in 1634.  Elizabeth's family came earlier.  

This site currently contains:
32,327 Descendants
Ancestors, Cousins & Relatives
31 Generations and 5191 Surnames
Some info on lines of Miles and Thomas, etc. are also included

Lines include Mayflower Descendants: Sarah Alden m. Recompence Cary, 1688;  
Susanna Bass m. Zachariah Cary, b. 1713 and Phebe Doty m. Daniel Cary, 1762; John Lucas, b. 1689 m. Malathia Cary, 1685
The spouses of these Cary's are the direct descendants of the Mayflower lines.


Monument to John Cary erected on/near his homestead in West Bridgewater, MA
in 1905 by a group of his descendants. 

Picture taken in July 1998 by Lisa Carey

Click here for a Google Map of where the monument is.

Last updated: September 12, 2018 09:57 PM

Descendants of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey
Their 12 children on down through 31 generations!

 All corrections and additions are welcome.  Send to:
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Descendants of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey
Their 12 children on down.

Newest Additions/Corrections to this site:
(last 180 days, Sep 13, 2018)

Carey Cousins Page;
Luther 1794


Carey Cousins
Others researching this line.

Books Pertaining to this Cary Line

Revolutionary War Soldiers - Cary/Carey Roll Call List w/regiments.  (from National Archives; state and family records)

Places & Landmarks named for Carys
Working notes

Cary Groups and Organizations


An excellent source of early  history, arms & crest information! 

Controversial issues and corrections that are disputed between parties & sources

The amount of info on line is amazing, BUT it also means a huge duplication of efforts on a line like this with two spellings.  There are two Genforums.  
 Cary Family Genforum  
Carey Family
Genforum- a message board service.

Also, two Cary/Carey message boards.  Visit the Cary Family
Carey Family Message Board
- a message board service

AND, two rootsweb surname mailing lists!  Subscribe to the Rootsweb Cary Surname Mailing List 
Carey Surname Mailing List
a great place to meet other Cary researchers

A Brief History of Castle Cari, Somerset, England (if you visit there looking for documented history they will tell you there is no documentation linking the Cary’s to the castle. In fact, quite the opposite,) they believe the Castle is named for the river near there also called Cary.See the attached information about Castle Cari.

Nearly 100 miles away though in Clovelly there is a church at the top of Clovelly that does have tombs and the harbor wall is credited with being designed and built by the Cary who is an ancestor to John Cary b. 1610.)  this is a link to the page that explains the History of Clovelly and the Cary involvement.

Ancestors & Cousins  of John,
from Lord Adam de Kari, b. abt. 1170 & including Miles Cary, b. 1621 Line

Interested in Carey/Cary Coast of Arms?
13 coats of arms with the surname Carey/Cary that can be found by clicking here.

All of their Arms are fully sourced to real historical documents using Burke's Armorial General, authored by Sir Bernanrd Burke and published in 1884, as well as the Armorial General, authored by Johannes Baptista Riestap in 1861. Blazon on the page. List multiple arms per surname. Shield, crest and supporters (if present) are depicted. Includes a 700 word article about the surname history and meaning.  

This site was developed, built, and is maintained by:    

Lisa Carey
Aurora, CO S
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