Born: Probably 1687, Yorkshire, England.
Died: October 4, 1743, Clerkenwell, London, England.
Buried: 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.
He wrote plays, burlesques, and operas.