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Charles James Carey
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Captain, Royal Navy

b. 7 May 1836 - d. 14 Mar 1891

Married: 18 Mar 1879

Augusta Colebrooke Miller

daughter of James Miller M.D.
Of Welbeck Street,
Cavendish Square, London.

 

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Baltic 1854-1855
China 1857-1860

Charles James Carey

Entered the Royal Navy in 1856, and was appointed acting-Mate of HMS Sanspareil, a schooner of 70 guns, commanded by Captain Astley Cooper Key, with whom he joined in hostilities on the coast of China.
From 16 Jan 1858, he was attached to H.M.S. Esk, another schooner of 21 guns, under the command of Captain Sir Robert McClure.
His gallant conduct at the capture of Canton was rewarded by the Admiralty by his prompt promotion to the rank of acting - Lieutenant, on 16 Dec 1857, subject to his passing at the Royal Naval College, and this promotion was confirmed on 16 Mar 1858.
He then served in that rank in HMS Queen, 74 guns in the Mediterranean.
He was gazetted Commander on 4 Aug 1868 and on attaining his seniority he retired with the rank of Captain on 4 Aug 1883.