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Adolphus Frederick Carey


Vicar of Brixham

b. 19 Jan 1824 - d. 6 May 1900

The Biography of Adolphus

Adolphus Frederick Carey

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".

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The Grave Of Adolphus

Left: The Gravestone of Adolphus at
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.

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Pictures provided by Ian Woodason

memory of
Adolphus F. Carey M.A.
for 39 years Vicar of
Brixham &
Churchton Ferrers.
Died 6th May 1900
Aged 76 years

As for me, I will behold Thy
Face in righteousness. I shall
be satisfied when I awake
with Thy Likeness.

The gravestone inscription