George Thynne, 2nd Baron Carteret

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Carteret
Comptroller of the Household
In office
Monarch George III
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
Personal details
Born 23 January 1770 (1770-01-23)
Died 19 February 1838 (1838-02-20)
Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Hon. Harriet Courtenay
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge.

George Thynne, 2nd Baron Carteret PC (23 January 1770 – 19 February 1838), styled Lord George Thynne between 1789 and 1826, was a British Tory politician.

Background and education[edit]

Carteret was the second son of Thomas Thynne, 1st Marquess of Bath, and Lady Elizabeth, daughter of William Bentinck, 2nd Duke of Portland. His uncle Henry Thynne was created Baron Carteret in 1784, with special remainder to the younger sons of his elder brother, Lord Bath. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[1]<

Political career[edit]

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 & succession[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Thynne, The Hon. George (THN789G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, (1938 ed) Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Shaw, London. p.243
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Scott
Viscount Weymouth
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
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
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
Succeeded by
Viscount St Asaph
William Bathurst
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Charles Somerset
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
Lord George Beresford
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Frederick Carteret
Baron Carteret
Succeeded by
John Thynne