George Cary III (1731–1805), was the son of William Cary and Dorothy Rowe. Cecilia Fagnani, reputedly a relative of the then Pope, was his first wife. She died young after giving birth to eight children. His second wife, Frances Stonor, bore him four children.
Cary converted the Guest Hall of the Abbey into a chapel in 1779, shortly after the passing of the Catholic Relief Act in 1778, thus providing a place of worship for Catholics in Torquay.
Keenan was an Irish portraitist and miniaturist. He moved to London and then Windsor in 1803, becoming portraitist to Queen Charlotte.
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