CAREY, Walter (1685-1757), of West Sheen, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1722 - 1727
1727 - 27 Apr. 1757

Family and Education

b. 17 Oct. 1685, 1st s. of Walter Carey of Everton, Beds. by Annabella, da. of Sir William Halford. educ. New Coll. Oxf. 1704. m. (1) c.1716, Elizabeth, da. of Anthony Stuart, M.P., of London, wid. of John Jeffreys, M.P., and mother of John Jeffreys s.p.; (2) 18 May 1738, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Anthony Collins of Baddow Hall, Essex, s.p. suc. fa. 1714.

Offices Held

M.P. [I] 1731- d.

Clerk of the Council extraordinary 1717-29; ordinary 1729- d.; surveyor gen. to Prince of Wales 1723-5; warden of the mint 1725-7; ld. of Trade 1727-30; sec. to ld. lt. [I] 1730-7; P.C. [I] 1731; clerk of the Green Cloth 1738- d.


In 1754 Carey was returned for Dartmouth on the Government interest. He was then nearing the end of his career as a placeman, and no longer of consequence in Parliament.

He died 27 Apr. 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke