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William Carlos (Careless)

(died 1689), Royalist soldier

Sitter in 4 portraits
A yeoman, born William Careless, he took up the Royal cause on the outbreak of civil war in 1642. He fought for Charles I in England and Ireland and in 1651 he enlisted as a major in Lord Talbot's cavalry troop. After the Battle of Worcester in September 1651 he hid in Boscobel Wood. He is best remembered for spending a night hiding with Charles II from Cromwell's soldiers in the branches of an oak tree. In 1658 Charles conferred distinction on him by changing his name to Carlos and granting him a coat of arms featuring a green oak on the shield. At the Restoration he was awarded the proceeds of a levy on all hay and straw brought into London and Westminster.

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Kevin Rookes

20 November 2017, 14:53

Descendants of Colonel William Careless.
My Grandfather William Careless: Born 1883 lived in Claverley Staffordshire ,died in 1952. He married Elizabeth Gordon,had two children Vera and Joan Careless.
Joan Careless was the Mother of Paul,Kevin,Elizabeth,Julian & Mark Rookes.
Father William Rookes.
My Grandfather William Careless grew up in the village of Claverley only 15 miles from where Colonel Careless lived at Brewood Hall, Brewood,Staffordshire.

Valerie Whitmore

23 March 2017, 18:15

Descendants of Colonel William Careless My Grandad, Reginald Austen Careless, born in 1876. Died in1969. He was married to Bessie plumber. They had 4 daughters. Twins Daphne who did not marry & Gwendoline, born Feb. 1904 She married Henry Epps. They had one son Neil. Twins Beryl Eileen & my mother Clara Joyce, born 14 Oct 1910. She married Austin Cole, my father & had two children John & Valerie. Beryl died of Meningitis & double pneumonia age 14 months. My mother recovered from these conditions.

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