Pierre Careye F35
b. 6 Nov 1689 - d. 15 Mar 1743
son of Pierre Careye
and Marie de Beauvoir
Married: 7 July 1709
b. 12 Jan 1691 - d. 30 Jan 1787
daughter of Pierre Martin, Jurat
and Rachel De Beauvoir
Jean Martin (1727-1727)
Signed on 7 July 1709
Pierre appeared to have been an extremely wealthy and
successful business man being known as ' of the Brasserie ' and also
owner of the mill at the top of the Town.
He was sworn in as Jurat 23 Sept 1719.
On 17 Oct 1720, he was selected as Deputy of the States of Guernsey
to the Privy council, to protest against Custom House Officers being
sent to Guernsey, as being contrary to the customs and privileges
of the Island. This was an attempt, repeated at the end of the same
century, on the part of the English Government to prevent smuggling,
which was encouraged by the fact that Guernsey and all the Channel
Islands were free port and, in a favourable wind, were merely a night's
sail from the South Coast of England. Peter however asked on 15th
Mar 1721 to be relieved of the post, no doubt on account of business
ties, and he was replaced by Joshua Le Marchant.
On 12 Oct 1739, he was again selected as Deputy of the States to
the Privy Council, this time to protest against the 'Act of Navigation'
as being contrary to the privileges of the Islands. On 24 Jan. of
the next year he reports the great difficulty he had had in the preservation
of the privileges and suggests that he should be replaced, but the
States professed their confidence in him and the Crown Officers were
instructed to write to him and thank him for the efforts he had made.
His efforts were at last successful, and certain of the clauses, which
were held to be objectionable, were reshaped in accordance with the
views of the Islanders.