Thomas CAREYE (1777 - 1824)

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Name Thomas Careye

Birth 17 Dec 1777

Death 9 Nov 1824 Age: 46

Ref Number E38

Occupation Major-General

Father Jean Careye (1740-1810)

Mother Marie Le Ray


Spouses:

1 Caroline Smith

Death 17 Feb 1816

Ref Number E38a

Father Samuel Smith

Mother Elizabeth Frances Turnor


Marriage 13 Jul 1814


Children: Caroline

Harriet (1816-) 

2 Mary Manning

Ref Number E38a

Father William Manning M.P.


Marriage 7 Oct 1823



Notes for Thomas Careye

He was gazetted Ensign in the 3rd Foot Guards 15 Jan 1794; served in Holland with the Allied Armies, British and Honoverian. On 24 Aug 1795 he was appointed Lieutenant and Captain, and in 1796 Major of Brigade to the Troops of Guernsey, in which post he remained till dec 1797. From the latter period to Dec 1798 he was Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Burton. He embarked in the expedition of 1799 to Holland, and as present at the landing of the Army near camperdown on 27 Aug; also at the subsequent action of 10 Sep, in defending the position of the Zuype, as well as the Battles of 19 Sep and 2 and 6 Oct; he was appointed Adjutant during this service on 17 Sep. In Mar 1800, on the Brigade of Guards embarking for Ireland, Captain Carey was appointed Major of Brigade; he served the campaign in Egypt, was present at the first landing of the troops in Aboukir Bay, 8 Mar 1801; also in the battles of 13 and 21 of the same month, and at the reduction of Alexandria. He resumed the duty of Adjutant from Jan 1802 to June 1803. On 21 Jun 1803, he was gazetted Captain and Lieut-Colonel in this regiment. In 1805, he served as Assistant Adjutant-General with the Army in Honover, as well as the expedition to Zealand in 1807, and was present at the siege of Copenhagen. He served also as Assistant Adjutant-General in the campaigns in Portugal and Spain in 1808, and was present at the Battle of Vimiera, and also at Corunna. He was appointed Military Secretary to the Commander of the Forces in the expedition to the Scheldt in July 1809, and was present at the reduction of the Island of Walcheran and at the siege of Flushing. He received the Brevet of Colonel 1 Jan 1812, and the rank of Major-General 4 Jun 1814.

(Royal Military Calendar, 1829, vol iii, p.373)


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