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Carey, Henrylocked

(1687–1743)
  • Suzanne Aspden

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Carey, Henry (1687–1743), poet and songwriter, was born on or about 26 August 1687. The Gentleman's Magazine for July 1795 claimed he was the illegitimate son of George Savile, marquess of Halifax (1633–1695). Circumstantial evidence supports a Savile connection: three of Carey's sons were named ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
C. Burney, , 4 vols. (1776–89)