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Sir Peter Stafford Carey
G18

Bailiff of Guernsey 1845 - 1883

b. 1 Apr 1803 - d. 17 Jan 1886

son of Peter Martin Carey
and Frances Jane Stafford

Married: 16 Feb 1835

Emily Aubrey Warren

b. 15 May 1810 - d. 2 Feb 1881

daughter of Colonel Richard Warren
of the Scots Fusiliers

Sir Peter Stafford Carey
Sir Peter Stafford Carey

Formerly Professor at University College, London; called to the Bar, 1830; Recorder of Dartmouth, 1836-45; Judge of the Borough Court of Wells, 1838-45. He was appointed Bailiff of Guernsey in 1845, in succession to John Guille, and discharged the duties of the office until May 1883, when he was obliged, through failing health, to place his resignation in the hands of Her Majesty.

He was knighted by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle on 23 Nov 1863, 'in consideration of his long and valuable services as Bailiff of Guernsey,' vide letter from the Secretary of State to H.E. the Lieut-Governor. On his return to the Island with Lady Carey ' they were warmly cheered on landing and their arrival was greeted by a peal of welcome from the bells of the Town Church.'
Guernsey Star, 17 Dec 1863

Taken from: Guernsey as it used to be 1865 - 1880 by GWJL Hugo. (C/O Stephen Foote)

"Maison Blicq, beside Mr. Agnew's, dates back, perhaps, still further 1848, and, until the alterations, advanced into the street. Facing the inner end of the narrow passage between it and Mons. Dubras, hairdresser, a large French-looking house, " La Brasserie", may still be seen. The window shutters-in the lower rooms, at least-are of mahogany. Formerly, there was at the footpath a wide gateway to the yard in front of it. It was in this house that Sir Peter Stafford Carey was born".

Also:
"Until 1883, when I became twenty-one, Sir Peter Stafford Carey, a rather tall slight man, was Bailiff. He had held office since 1845, a longer term than any of his predecessors, with one exception. His residence, much altered, particularly in point of architecture, has become the Candie Library. The wall enclosing it has also been replaced by iron railings.