october 1643

Peerage of Ireland

Title: The Rt. Hon. Earl of Carbery, in the County of Cork.

Motto: Simply and Sensibly.

Subsidiary titles: (Peerage of Ireland) Baron Vaughan, of Mullingar in the County of Westmeath (1621, title used by the heir apparent), (Peerage of England) Baron Vaughan, of Emlyn in the County of Carmarthen (1643).

Created: 5th of August 1628.

Seats (former): Golden Grove Mansion and Estate, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

First holder: The Rt. Hon. John Vaughan, 1st Baron Vaughan.

Current holder: *EXTINCT* The first Earl of Carbery was a Welsh courtier and politician. He was succeeded by his son, Richard, the second Earl. He fought as a Royalist in the English Civil War. On the 25th of October 1643, King Charles I created him Baron Vaughan, of Emlyn in the County of Carmarthen, in the Peerage of England, which entitled him to a seat in the English House of Lords. His eldest son Francis Vaughan, Lord Vaughan sat as Member of Parliament for Carmarthen but predeceased his father. Lord Carbery was therefore succeeded by his second son, John, the third Earl. He notably served as Governor of Jamaica between 1675 and 1678 and as President of the Royal Society between 1686 and 1689. He had no surviving male issue and the titles became extinct on his death in 1713.

William Vaughan (Welsh writer in English and a colonial investor) and Sir Henry Vaughan (Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1621 and 1644. He was also a Royalist leader during the English Civil War), both men where brothers of the first Earl, and both gained prominence in their own right.

Heir apparent: *EXTINCT* 

Historical Trivia for 3x10

  • During the first weeks of the regency, Anne, out of gratitude, was disposed to grant all requests from her friends or anyone who professed to have served her in the past. One comment heard on every side was “The queen is so kind.”
  • Anne stopped wearing rouge after Louis’ death.
  • In October of 1643, Anne moved herself and her sons out of the Louvre and into what used to be Richelieu’s palace, which she had remodeled and refurbished, and soon became known as the Palais-Royal.
  • Gaston was exiled to Blois by Cardinal Mazarin in 1652 and stayed there until he died.
  • In 1667, the historical inspiration for d’Artagnan, Charles de Batz-Castelmore, became captain-lieutenant of the Musketeers
  • The man who served as Anne’s First Minister, Cardinal Mazarin, could speak Spanish and was briefly an officer in the papal army.