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Birthdate: (78)
Death: 1852 (78)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Careye and Marie Careye (Le Ray)
Husband of Julia Carey
Brother of Mary le Marchant (Carey); James Carey; John Carey; Elizabeth Carey; Nicholas Carey and 8 others

Occupation: Major General
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About Peter Carey

Person Sheet

Name Peter Carey

Birth 29 Mar 1774

Death 20 Jun 1852 Age: 78

Ref Number E36

Occupation Major General

Picture Yes

Father Jean Careye (1740-1810)

Mother Marie Le Ray


1 Julia Hewett

Birth 1787

Death 10 May 1878 Age: 91

Ref Number E36a

Father Rt. Hon. Sir George Hewett Bt. G.C.B.

Mother Julia Johnson

Marriage 17 Jul 1806

Children: Julia (1809-1898)

Hewett (1811-1900) 
Charles (1815-1906) 
Caroline (1816-1860) 
Francis Evelyn (1819-1887) 
Marianne (1826-1912) 

Notes for Peter Carey

Entered the army in the 17th Light Dragoons on 9 Dec 1795; was Captain in the 27th Light Dragoons; Major, 27th Foot 1803, and in the 86th Foot in 1807; Lieut.-Colonel 84th Foot 1811.

First brought to notice in the Cavalry, as a teacher of a new sword exercise introduced by his brother-in-law, then Major John Gaspard Le Marchant. In 1798 he was present, in the 17th Light Dragoons, at the Battle of Vinegar Hill in Ireland. He served subsequently in India on the staff of his father-in-law, Gen. Sir George Hewitt, who sent him in 1908 to take quiet possession of the Danish Fort of Serampore, fourteen miles north of Calcutta, by which mission he obtained a considerable sum of prize money. When Sir George Hewitt became Commander-in -Chief in Ireland, Lieut.-Colonel Carey was appointed his Military Secretary, which post he held for several years under that General's successor, Sir George Beckwith. He was a Major-General at the age of forty-six years.

Last Modified 30 May 2002 Created 14 Aug 2008 by Paul Dobree - Carey



Peter CAREY [Parents] 1 was born 29 Mar 1774. He died 20 Jun 1852. Peter married Julia HEWETT on 17 Jul 1806.


Julia HEWETT [Parents] 1 was born 1787. She died 10 May 1878. Julia married Peter CAREY on 17 Jul 1806.

They had the following children:

  F i Julia CAREY was born 16 Aug 1809 and died 1898. 
  M ii Hewett CAREY was born 17 Oct 1811 and died 20 Jan 1900. 
  M iii Charles CAREY was born May 1815 and died 7 May 1906. 
  F iv  Caroline CAREY 1 was born 1816. She died 12 Jul 1860. 

  M v Francis Evelyn CAREY was born 13 May 1819 and died 17 Sep 1887. 
  F vi  Marianne CAREY 1.

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Peter Carey's Timeline

Age 78