THROCKMORTON (afterwards CAREW), Nicholas (d.1644), of ?Paulerspury, Northants. and Beddington, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

5th surv. s. of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton of Paulerspury by Anne, da. of Sir Nicholas Carew of Beddington; bro. of Arthur Throckmorton. educ. matric. Padua 1590. m. (1) by 1599, Mary, da. of Sir George More of Loseley, Surr., 5s. 3da.; (2) by 1618, Susan Bright (d.1633), of Bury St. Edmunds, Suff., wid. of Henry Butler of London, merchant, 1s. 1da. Kntd. June 1603 at Beddington. suc. uncle Francis Carew of Beddington and changed his name to Carew May 1611.1

Offices Held

J.p. Surr. temp. Jas. I; chamberlain of the Exchequer 1613.2


Throckmorton, a younger son of the statesman and diplomat, was a minor figure until adopted as his heir by his uncle. Indeed, prior to the discovery of the diary kept by his brother Arthur, his activities before 1600 were almost completely unknown. As it is he is overshadowed by Arthur and by his sister Elizabeth, whose secret marriage to (Sir) Walter Ralegh caused such uproar at court.

Only a few years old when his father died, Throckmorton was left £500 and a half share (with his younger brother Henry) in the salt monopoly. His mother, who died in 1587, left him a jewel, having two rows of rubies and one of diamonds, and household goods, including satin and velvet hangings ‘with falcons and lions embroidered thereon’, taffeta curtains, silk and linen quilts and damask towels and napkins. He probably continued to live at the family home at Pauler