Carey, William, 1769-1846

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CAREY, WILLIAM, son of Richard Carey, Worcester, and Margaret --- (IGI); b. 18 Nov 1769; adm. 9 Sep 1783; KS 1784; Capt. of the School 1788; elected head to Christ Church, Oxford 1789, matr. 12 Jun 1789, Westminster Student 24 Dec 1789 - res 23 Dec 1803, Tutor 1794-1800, Junior Censor 1798-1801; BA 1793; MA 1796; BD 1804; DD 1807; ordained; Curate, Cowley, Oxfordshire, 1800; Head Master of the School Jan 1803 - Dec 1814; Prebendary of York 22 May 1802 – res 15 May 1815; Sub-Almoner to the King 16 Feb 1808 - c. 1815; Prebendary of Westminster 18 Mar 1809 - Apr 1830; Vicar of Sutton in the Forest, Yorks., 15 Apr 1813-20; consecrated Bishop of Exeter 12 Nov 1820; translated to St. Asaph, 7 Apr 1830; gave the scenery for the Latin Play that was in use between 1808 and 1858; gave during his lifetime £20, 000 Consols for the better maintenance of the bachelor students at Christ Church, Oxford, elected from Westminster; Busby Trustee 3 May 1804; m. 2 Jan 1804 Mary, only dau. of Rev. William Sheepshanks, Minister of St. John’s, Leeds, and Prebendary of Lincoln and Carlisle; d. 13 Sep 1846. DNB.

By an indenture dated 17 Feb 1842 he gave £10,000 3 per cent Consolidated Bank Annuities, which, by an indenture dated 13 Feb 1843, he afterwards increased to £20,000, to trustees, the income from which was to be applied “to found certain exhibitions (the same to continue after his own death and that of his wife) for the better education and advancement in sound learning and religious knowledge of such Students of [Christ Church, Oxford] elected from Westminster School, as have their own way to make in the world”. In 1846 he gave £200 towards the fund for the improvement of the College Dormitory. In addition he gave the set of scenery for the Play which was in use from 1808 until 1858.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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