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Sir Octavius Carey E43

Major General

son of Jean Careye
and Marie Le Ray

b. 31 May 1785 - d. 13 Mar 1844

Married: 22 Aug 1818

Harriot Le Marchant

b. 28 Nov 1793 - d. 30 May 1877

daughter of Robert Porret Le Marchant
and Mary Ozanne

Issue:

Harriot (1819-1909)
Octavius (1820-1845)
Robert (1821-1883)
Thomas (1823-1825)
John Le Marchant (1824-1880)
Martha Le Marchant 1827-1896
Hirzel (1828-1851)
Mary (1830-1853)
Sophia Caroline (1831-1856)
Helen (1832-1916)
William (1833-1905)
Denis (1834-1917)
Julius (1836-1836)
Arthur (1836-1868)
Emily (1838-1864)

A Mural Tablet to his memory is on the South Wall of the South Aisle of the Town Church, Guernsey.

Octavius CareyHarriot Le Marchant

Gazetted Ensign in the 11th Foot
Lieutenant the same year
Lieutenant - 3rd Dragoons - Hussars Jun 1801
Captain - 11th Foot 1804
Major - 11th Foot 1809
Brevet Lieut.-Colonel - 1811
Major - 52nd Foot 1815
In 62nd Foot - 1816
In 57th Foot - 1818
Lieut.-Colonel commanding 1819
Colonel - 1825
Major-General - 1837
Made C.B. in 1815
Knighted 1830
K.C.B. 1837
Knight-Commander of the Hanoverian Order 1835.
In command of the Cork District at the time of his death.

Octavius built himself a house at the Castel, Guernsey, where his family resided after his death. His branch is thus known familiarly as ' the Cottage' from the name of the house.