Edward Carteret

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Edward Carteret (1671–1739) was an English politician and served as Postmaster General from 1721 until his death.


Edward Carteret was the third son of Philip Carteret FRS and younger brother of George Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret. He was educated at Brentwood School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He served as Member of Parliament for several constituencies between 1698 and 1720 when he was made a Postmaster General.


  1. ^ "Carteret, Edward (CRTT687E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Pocklington
Francis Wortley Montagu
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
With: Francis Wortley Montagu
Succeeded by
Charles Boyle
Francis Wortley Montagu
Preceded by
William Farrer
William Spencer
Member of Parliament for Bedford
With: William Spencer
Succeeded by
William Farrer
Sir Philip Monoux, Bt
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Horatio Walpole
Lawrence Carter
Member of Parliament for Bere Alston
with Lawrence Carter
Succeeded by
Philip Cavendish
Lawrence Carter
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Cornwallis
James Craggs
Postmaster General
With: Galfridus Walpole 1720–1725
Edward Harrison 1725–1733
The Lord Lovel 1733–1739
Succeeded by
Sir John Eyles
The Lord Lovel