1687–1743
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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