Adolphus Frederick Carey
Vicar of Brixham
b. 19 Jan 1824 - d. 6 May 1900
Nearby to the grave of Adolphus is a communal grave
of his mother in law, Harriet Brenton and his own wife Harriet. The
inscription on the grave reads as follows:
"In loving memory of Harriet, widow of Vice Admiral
Sir Jahleel Brenton Bart KCB, died 9 Jan 1868 aged 74 years. Harriet,
daughter of the above, wife of A F Carey, Vicar of this parish, died
8 June 1886 aged 62 years. Sidney Pelham de Burgh Brenton Carey, died
25 July 1870 aged 10 years. Leopold Hunsdon Brenton Carey died at
Falmouth, Jamaica, 12 September 1875 aged 17 years. Jahleel Brenton
Carey Capt. 98th Regiment died at Karachi 22 Feb 1883 aged 35 years,
sons of Reverend A F and Mrs H M Carey".
Provided by Richard Sinker
Left: The Gravestone of Adolphus
St Mary's Churchyard, Higher Brixham.
In Memorium note published in the Brixham Western Guardian
following AFC's death on May 6th, 1900. It states his second
wife was the widow Mrs Caroline Emma Gaches nee Dennis. ( widow
of Mr John Gaches and daughter of Mr C. Dennis of Cambridge).
They married in 1890 following Mrs Harriet Carey's death on
June 3rd, 1886. AFC was buried on May 9th. The funeral cortege
was a mile long.
Provided by Paul Young
Adolphus F. Carey M.A.
for 39 years Vicar of
Died 6th May 1900
Aged 76 years
As for me, I will behold
Face in righteousness. I shall
be satisfied when I awake
with Thy Likeness.