George Thynne, 2nd Baron Carteret
The Lord Carteret
|Comptroller of the Household|
|Prime Minister||Hon. William Pitt the Younger |
The Lord Grenville
The Duke of Portland
Hon. Spencer Perceval
|Preceded by||Lord Charles Somerset|
|Succeeded by||Lord George Beresford|
|Born||23 January 1770|
|Died||19 February 1838 (aged 68)|
Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian
|Spouse(s)||Hon. Harriet Courtenay |
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge.|
Background and education
Carteret was the second son of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath by his wife Lady Elizabeth Bentinck, a daughter of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland. In 1784 his uncle Henry Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret (born Henry Thynne) was created Baron Carteret (the second creation of that title, previously held by his own childless maternal uncle Robert Carteret, 3rd Earl Granville, 3rd Baron Carteret (1721–1776)) with special remainder to the younger sons of his elder brother, the 1st Marquess of Bath. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.
Carteret was elected Member of Parliament for Weobly in 1790, a seat he held until 1812, and served as a Lord of the Treasury from 1801 to 1804. In 1804 he was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Comptroller of the Household, a post he held until 1812. In 1826 he succeeded his uncle as second Baron Carteret according to the special remainder and took his seat in the House of Lords.
In 1797 Lord Carteret married the Hon. Harriet Courtenay (1772–1836), daughter of William Courtenay, 2nd Viscount Courtenay. They had no children. She died in April 1836, aged 64.
Death and succession
Lord Carteret survived his wife by two years and died at Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian, in February 1838, aged 68. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother, John Thynne, 3rd Baron Carteret.
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|Parliament of Great Britain|
| Member of Parliament for Weobly
With: John Scott 1790–1796
Lord John Thynne 1796
Inigo Freeman Thomas 1796–1800
Sir Charles Talbot, Bt 1800–1801
Parliament of the United Kingdom
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Parliament of Great Britain
| Member of Parliament for Weobly
With: Sir Charles Talbot, Bt 1801–1802
Robert Steele 1802–1807
Lord Guernsey 1807–1812
Lord Apsley 1812
Viscount St Asaph
Lord Charles Somerset
| Comptroller of the Household
Lord George Beresford
|Peerage of Great Britain|
Henry Frederick Carteret
| Baron Carteret