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Peter Carey E36

Major-General

b. 29 Mar 1774 - bur. 20 Jun 1852

son of Jean Careye
and Marie Le Ray

Married: 17 Jul 1806

Julia Hewitt

d. 10 May 1878

daughter of General, the Rt Hon. Sir George Hewitt, Bt. G.C.B, Commander -in-Chief of the Forces of India
and Julia Johnson.

Issue:
Julia 1809 - 1898 Ed1
Hewett 1811 - 1900 Ed2
Charles 1815 - 1906 Ed3
Caroline 1816 - 1860 Ed4
Francis 1819 - 1887 Ed5
Marianne 1826 - 1912 Ed6

Army Career
Entered the army in the 17th Light Dragoons on 9 Dec 1795
Captain - 27th Light Dragoons
Major - 27th Foot 1803
and the 86th Foot 1807
Lieut-Colonel - 84th Foot 1811
Major-General - 1820

Peter Carey

Peter was first brought to notice as a teacher of a new sword-exercise instructing the Cavalry in Great Britain, introduced by his brother-in-law, then Major John Gaspard Le Marchant - founder of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the Army Staff College in 1799.

In 1798 he was present, in the 17th Light Dragoons, at the Battle of Vinegar Hill in Ireland.

He served subsequently in India as Deputy Barrack-Master General 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.