1687–1743
portrait

Probably 1687, Yorkshire, England.

October 4, 1743, Clerkenwell, London, England.

St. James churchyard, Clerkenwell, London, England.

Carey was said to be the son of George Sa­ville, Mar­quis of Hal­i­fax, and a schoolmistress. He studied music in Lon­don under Olaus Lin­nert and Fran­ce­sco Gem­in­i­a­ni. His best remembered music may be his song Sal­ly in Our Alley, but his chief talent was literary, as he wrote plays, burlesques, and operas. His works include:

  1. Carey’s Surrey
  2. Cumberland