Carteret, George

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Sir, 1st Baronet, of Melesches
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Sir George Carteret, of Whitehall and Hawnes, in Bedfordshire, was the eldest son of √Člie de Carteret, of Metesches in Jersey, and Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Dumaresq, of Sark. He married, 6 May 1640, his cousin, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Philip Carteret, of St Ouen in Jersey. He succeeded his father in 1643, was knighted 21 January 1645, and created a baronet 9 May 1645. Appointed Comptroller of His Majesty's ships in 1641 1642, and Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, with Henry Jermyn, in 1643, he held Jersey in the royal cause until 1651. At Cromwell's instance he was thrown into the Bastille in 1657. At the Restoration he was made Vice Chamberlain of the Household and Treasurer of the Navy, and was Member of Parliament for Portsmouth in 1661. Davenport attributed this stamp to his grandson, also George, but he was created Baron Carteret of Hawnes in 1681. The honour had been intended for the grandfather, but he died while the patent was being prepared.

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Hawnes Manor, Bedfordshire
St Ouens Manor, Jersey
Biographical Sources: 
Dictionary of National Biography. Basil Duke Henning. The history of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660 1690. London, 1983.