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Laurent Carey G9

Magistrate of the Royal Court

b. 5 Sep 1723 - bur. 28 Feb 1769

son of Pierre Careye
and Rachel Martin

Married: 17 Jun 1749

(1) Elizabeth Dobrée

b. 19 Apr 1730 - d. 22 Jan 1750
Sine Prole

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

Issue:

William Portalis (1756-1775)
Peter Martin (1759-1840)
Caroline Guille (1762-1763)

Laurent CareyElizabeth Dobrée

Signed on 18 May 1759
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.