William Paulet Carey, b. 24 May 1759 at 2 Redmonds Hill, Dublin, Ireland (son of Christopher Carey and Meliora (Mary) Sheridan), d. 11 Apr 1839 at 6 Livery St St.Paul, Birmingham, England, buried at St.Chads R.C. Church. Art Critic, Dealer, Writer & Publisher. Author of "An Appeal to the People Of Ireland" (1794) and anti-protestant pamphlet 'Warning Protest'. He fled to Philadelphia in 1793 after a fall-out with the Society Of United Irishmen but returned to London in the late 1790's where he lived in Marylebone and Museum St. Bloomsbury and established himself as a dealer in prints & paintings. He resided at 5½ Eustace St. Dublin in 1800 and moved to Temple Place, Bath Row Birmingham in 1835. He made a last trip to America to visit his relatives, arriving in Philadelphia on 12 Sept. 1837. His first wife Dorothy (married 1788) died 4 July 1791 at Prussia St. Dublin. Married (2) 21 May 1792 in the drawing room of the bride's parent's house at 5 Grafton St. Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin, Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Lennon, b. 1776 at 6 Grafton St Dublin. (daughter of Anthony Lennon of Rosemont County Athlone and Elizabeth Bomford), d. 27 Jan 1832 London, England.
Children: William Sheridan Carey, b. 1792 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, christened in R.C. Chapel, Sheffield, d. 4 May 1821 in Kensington Gravel Pits, London, England. He was an artist and miniature portrait painter. Elizabeth Sheridan Carey, b. Oct 18 1805 in Sheffield, England, baptized in R.C. Chapel, Sheffield, d. 27 Apr 1882 in Paris, France. She was a famous poetess. James Macauley Carey b. 25 Sep 1809. Charles Carey, b. 1810 in Bristol, Somerset, baptized in R.C Chapel, Sheffield, d. 20 Aug 1855 in Crimean war, Russia.
Another account of his children: He had four children: his eldest daughter Maria Sheridan Carey who died at Portsea in 1807, a son William Sheridan Carey who died at Kensington in 1821 aged 26, a daughter Elizabeth Sheridan Carey (see below), and a son James Macauley Carey 1809-1854 who was born at Sheffield, married Caroline Baker on 13 March 1832 at St Martins Birmingham and was living at Monmouth Street, Birmingham as a picture dealer in the 1841 census. Elizabeth Sheridan Carey (1805-1882), poet, was born at York 18 October 1805 and ran a school at 10 Regent Quadrant, London with Charlotte Eale Bartlett in the 1830s. In 1844 her poem A Warning Cry against poverty and oppression was printed in several newspapers in the north of England and in America; in 1848 she published a letter to the provisional government of France on the rights of women, and in 1849 she was toasted at a Burns night at Sheffield. From 1849 she was selling pictures inherited from her father to Charles Winn 1795-1874 of Nostell Priory, including a Rembrandt (since attributed to Ferdinand Bol) for 350 guineas. From 1857 to 1863 she presented poems to English and French royalty on royal weddings and funerals one of which was received by Queen Victoria 'with especial favour'. She lived her later years in Versailles, dying unmarried there on 27 April 1882.>
NOTES Michael Durey, Historical Journal 1994 p89 on the Carey-Drennan dispute / Maurice Brockwell, The Nostell Collection 1915 p.125 / Christina Faure, Political & Historical Encyclopaedia of Women / www.hsp.org extracts from Elizabeth Sheridan Carey's letters 1879-1882 / Sheffield & Rotherham Independent 3.2.1849 / Belfast News Letter and The Standard 25.1.1858/p