Sir John Vaughan, 3rd Earl of Carbery
KB, FRS (baptised 8 July 1639 – 12 January 1713), styled Lord Vaughan
from 1643 to 1686, was Governor of Jamaica between 1675–1678.
He was the second son of Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl of Carbery
Richard Vaughan, 2nd Earl of Carbery KB, PC , styled The Honourable from 1621 until 1628 and then Lord Vaughan until 1634, was a Welsh soldier, peer and politician...
and his second wife Frances Altham (c.1621 – 9 October 1650), daughter of Sir John Altham of Oxhey, Watford, Hertfordshire. He inherited his title and the Carmarthenshire estate (Golden Grove) in 1686 on the death of his father. His elder brother Francis had already died.
He married twice, first to Mary Brown, daughter of George Brown of Green Castle but they had no children. He remarried on 10 October 1682 to Anne Savile
Anne Vaughan, Countess of Carbery was a daughter of George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax and his first wife, Lady Dorothy Spencer....
, daughter of George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax PC was an English statesman, writer, and politician.-Family and early life, 1633–1667:...
and his first wife, Lady Dorothy Spencer. They had two children;
- George Vaughan (b 6 October 1683, bur 7 May 1685) died aged 2.
- Anne Vaughan (d 20 September 1751) who in 1713 married Charles Paulet, 3rd Duke of Bolton
He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (KB) in April 1661. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Carmarthen
Carmarthen was the name of a parliamentary constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom between 1542 and 1997...
between 1661 and 1679 and again for Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire was a parliamentary constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until its representation was increased to two members for the 1832 general election....
between 1679 and 1689. During his time as Governor of Jamaica (1675-1678) his deputy was the notorious Sir Henry Morgan.
He was President of the Royal Society
The president of the Royal Society is the elected director of the Royal Society of London. After informal meetings at Gresham College, the Royal Society was founded officially on 15 July 1662 for the encouragement of ‘philosophical studies’, by a royal charter which nominated William Brouncker as...
between 1686–1689, having been elected a Fellow in 1685. He was Colonel of the Regiment of Foot from 1673 to 1674 and Lord of the Admiralty from 1689 to 1690.
On his death his titles became extinct. His estates passed to a cousin, another John Vaughan (1693-1765), who rebuilt the Golden Grove mansion.