Carpenter, George, 1st Baron Carpenter of Killaghy (1657 -1732)
George Carpenter, of Longwood House, in Hampshire, was the youngest son of Warncombe Carpenter, of Pitcher's Ocull in Herefordshire, and Eleanor, daughter of William Taylor, of Withington, in Herefordshire, and widow of John Hill. Educated at a private school, he enlisted as a private in the 3rd troop of the Guards and in 1710 reached the rank of Lieutenant General. He was Member of Parliament for Whitchurch in Hampshire 1715 1722, for Westminster 1722 1727, and was employed on diplomatic missions. On 29 May 1719 he was created Baron Carpenter, of Killaghy in County Kilkenny. He married, 23 January 1694, Alice, daughter of William Caulfield, 1st Viscount Charlemont, and widow of James Margetson.