Laurent Carey G9
Magistrate of the Royal Court
b. 5 Sep 1723 - bur. 28 Feb 1769
Married: 17 Jun 1749
(1) Elizabeth Dobrée
b. 19 Apr 1730 - d. 22 Jan 1750
daughter of Nicholas Dobrée
and Elizabeth Le Marchant
Married: 23 June 1755
(2) Caroline Guille
bur. 14 July 1775
daughter of John Guille
and Judith De Jersey
sole heiress of the Rohais
William Portalis (1756-1775)
Peter Martin (1759-1840)
Caroline Guille (1762-1763)
Signed 18 May 1759
It was Laurent that changed the old name of ' Careye
' to the modern form of ' Carey ', as appears from an entry in the Town
Church Registers, written above his baptismal entry:
' N.B. Mr Laurent Carey, son of the late Mr Pierre
Carey, of La Brasserie, herewith states that his name be known as Carey,
in French as well as in English; instead of the above mentioned Mr Pierre
Careye, his Father, and his ancestors, who wrote it 'Careye' in French
and 'Carey' in English.
This is a declared statement made by Mr Laurent Carey, 18 May 1759.
Elie Defresne, Rector of St Peter Port.
Laurent was a learned lawyer, especially in Inheritance
- his treatise, entitled Essai sur le Institutions, Lois et Coutumes
de L'Isle de Guernsey, was published by order of the Royal Court
by T.M. Bichard, Guernsey, 1889 and is still the text-book on the subject.
He was elected Jurat of the Royal Court on 22 Feb 1764,
but he refused to be sworn in on 10 March 1765 and was committed a prisoner
to Castle Cornet until he did so. He appealed
to the King in council against his election, but after a long correspondence,
he withdrew his appeal, and was sworn in on 4 May 1765.