(1514–75), a Devonian courtier and soldier who pursued claims to lands granted to his ancestors by Henry II. In 1568 the Irish privy council upheld his claims to the Carlow barony of Idrone. The 10th earl of Ormond blamed this land-grabbing for his brother Edmund's involvement in the first Desmond revolt, even though Carew enjoyed good relations with the Kavanaghs who actually occupied Idrone. Carew died en route to Co. Cork, pursuing further claims.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: European History.