Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Lord Carteret

Henry Frederick Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret PC (1735–1826)

He was the second son of Thomas Thynne, 2nd Viscount Weymouth, and his second wife Louisa, daughter of John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville. His elder brother was Thomas Thynne, 3rd Viscount Weymouth and 1st. Marquess of Bath.
An MP he was elected for Herefordshire till 1770.
He was made a member of the Privy Council in 1770. In 1776, he changed his name to Carteret, when he succeeded to Hawnes Park, Bedfordshire on the death of his uncle Robert Carteret, 3rd Earl Granville. He was created Baron Carteret, of Hawnes, in 1784.

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