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Pierre Careye F35

b. 6 Nov 1689 - d. 15 Mar 1743

son of Pierre Careye
and Marie de Beauvoir

Married: 7 July 1709

Rachel Martin

b. 12 Jan 1691 - d. 30 Jan 1787

daughter of Pierre Martin, Jurat
and Rachel De Beauvoir

Issue:

Pierre (1710-1710)
Rachel (1712-1734)
Isaac (1713-1713)
Pierre (1713-1713)
Pierre (1714-1770)
Marthe (1716-1752)
Catherine (1718-1718)
Marie (1720-1724)
Laurent (1721-1722)
Laurent (1723-1769)
Marie (1725-1770)
Jean Martin (1727-1727)
Catherine (1729-1813)
Joshua (1731-1731)
Elizabeth (1733-)

Signed on 7 July 1709
Signed on 7 July 1709

Pierre CareyeRachel Martin

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.