Carey Home Page Carey Family History Carey Portrait Gallery Carey Library with Surname Index Monuments of the Carey Family Other genealogy Links Email

Gallery
Index

Gallery
One

Gallery
Two

Gallery
Three

Gallery
Four

Gallery
Five

Gallery
Six

Picnic
1922

Guernsey
Caricatures

George Jackson Carey - Hc21

b. 5 Oct 1822 - d. 12 Jun 1872

son of Thomas Carey
and Barbara Jackson

Married: 9 Feb 1861

Olivia Hester Thomson

b. 1833 - d. 22 Dec 1913

daughter of
William Gordon Thomson

Lieutenant, 1839;
Captain 1843;
Ensign 1845; exchange
Captain, 1848;
Major, 1853;
Brevet-Colonel, 1854;
Military Secretary, 1856-7;
Brevet-Lieut.-Colonel, 1858;
Colonel on the Staff and Brigadier-General, 1863-5 (medal);
Maori Wars - awarded the C.B.;
appointed to command the troops in Australia, May 1865;
acting Governor of Victoria for three months;
commanded an Infantry Brigade at Aldershot, 1867-71;
Major-General, 1868.

 

 Buried at the Carey Vault in Candie Cemetry.
  A window and Mural Tablet to him can be seen in the Town Church, St Peter Port.

Memorial of George Jackson Carey


Illustrated London News 1865:
The New Zealand chief, William Thompson negotiating with Brigadier-General Carey.

Reproduced with kind permission of the Alexander Turnball Library, Wellington N.Z.
PUBL-0033-1865-221-1


Illustrated London News 1865:
Surrender of William Thompson to Brigadier-General Carey.

Reproduced with kind permission of the Alexander Turnball Library, Wellington N.Z.
PUBL-0033-1865-228-2

 

Educated at Elizabeth College 1830-39, College No.284.

Started his military career as Lieutenant with the 3rd Regiment R.G.M. 1839 achieving Captain in 1843.

Took an exchange to the Cape Mounted Rifles as Ensign 1845; Captain, 1848; Major, 1853; Brevet-Colonel, 1854, served in the Kaffir Wars, 1846-7, horse wounded.

Brevet-Lieut.-Colonel; exchanged in 1858 into the 18th Royal Irish Regiment where he served as Military Secretary to his Uncle, Sir James Jackson, Commander in Chief at the Cape, 1856-7. Took part in the New Zealand War as Colonel on the Staff and Brigadier-General, 1863-5 (medal).

He commanded the expedition on the east coast to the Thames and to the Tauranga and commanded at the siege and capture of the Maori stronghold Orakau, which fell after three days operations. Awarded the C.B. He received the surrender and submission of William Thompson, the great rebel Chief in May 1865.

He was appointed to command the troops in Australia, May 1865 and was acting Governor of Victoria for three months. He received the thanks of the Legislature for his services.

Returned to England to command an Infantry Brigade at Aldershot, 1867-71 where he was made Major- General, 1868.

In 1871, he transferred to the command of the Northern District, and died at Manchester while in command in 1872.

Buried at the Carey Vault in Candie Cemetry. A window and Mural Tablet to him can be seen in the Town Church, St Peter Port.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE JACKSON CAREY C.B. Eldest son of Thomas Carey WHO DIED AT MANCHESTER JUNE 12th 1872 AGED 49 YEARS in command of the Northern District of England. THIS MEMORIAL BRASS AND THE AJOINING WINDOW ARE ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING WIDOW OLIVIA HESTER AND YOUNGER BROTHERS.
It is not exile, rest on high.
It is not sadness, break from strife.
To fall asleep is not to die-

To dwell with CHRIST is better life.