Carteret, John, 1st Earl Granville (1690 -1763)
John Carteret, the eldest surviving son of George, 1st Baron Carteret, and Lady Grace Granville, succeeded to the Barony of Carteret at the age of five. Educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, in 1715 he was made Bailiff of Jersey. In the same year his mother who had become coheiress to the estate of the Earls of Bath on the death of her nephew William, 3rd Earl of Bath, was created Countess of Granville with remainder to her son, and in 1744 he accordingly became Earl Granville. He served as ambassador to Sweden in 1719, Secretary of State for the Southern Provinces in 1720, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1724 to 1730, and Secretary of State for the Northern Provinces from 1742 to 1744. He was installed a Knight of the Garter in 1750. He married, first, 17 October 1710, Frances, only daughter of Sir Robert Worsley, Baronet, and second, 14 April 1744, Sophia Pomfret, daughter of Thomas, Earl of Pomfret.