Carteret, John, Earl Granville, 1690-1763

Alternative names
Birth 1690-04-22
Death 1763-01-22
French, English

Biographical notes:

English politician, favorite of George I; secretary of state 1721-1724.

From the description of LS : London, to William Burnet, 1723 Jan. 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591508

English statesman.

From the description of Autograph signature and endoresement : [London], to Henry Davenant's bill of extras as envoy to Tuscany, 1721 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269592535

John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, English politician.

From the description of John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville manuscript material : 1 item, 1725 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 81895787

From the guide to the John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville manuscript material : 1 item, 1725, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

John Carteret, Earl Granville, was born on April 22, 1690, to George Carteret, Baron Carteret, and his wife, Grace Granville. After inheriting his father's baronetcy and attending Westminster School and Oxford's Christ Church College, he entered the House of Lords in 1711. He held several additional appointments, including ambassador to Sweden (1719-1720), secretary of state for the southern department (1721-1724), lord lieutenant of Ireland (1724-1730), secretary of state for the northern department (1742-1744), and lord president of the council (1751-1763). He married Frances Worsley in 1710 and they had several children. Following Frances's death in 1743, he married Sophia Fermor; they had one daughter before Sophia's death in 1745.

John Carteret claimed vast tracts of land in the province of North Carolina, though he became involved in a dispute with Henry McCulloh over ownership claims in the 1750s. The men agreed to an arrangement in 1755, but continued to debate its provisions into the following decade. John Carteret, Earl Granville, died on January 2, 1763.

See Howard H. Peckham's Guide to the Manuscript Collections in the William L. Clements Library (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1942), for additional information about this collection.

From the guide to the John Carteret, Earl Granville papers, Granville, John Carteret papers, 1756-1761, (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)


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  • Diplomatic and consular service, British
  • Real property--North Carolina
  • Right of property
  • Real property--South Carolina
  • Politicians--Great Britain--18th century--Correspondence
  • Land subdivision
  • Austrian Succession, War of, 1740-1748


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