The Lord Carteret
Comptroller of the Household
In office
1804–1812
MonarchGeorge III
Prime Minister
Preceded byLord Charles Somerset
Succeeded byLord George Beresford
Personal details
Born23 January 1770 (1770-01-23)
Died19 February 1838 (1838-02-20) (aged 68)
Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian
NationalityBritish
Political partyTory
Spouse(s)
Harriet Courtenay
(m. 1797; died 1836)
Alma materSt 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

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 (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.[1]

Political career

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.

Marriage

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.

References

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  16. ^ Thorne, Roland. "Carteret [formerly Thynne], Henry Frederick". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765–1837)". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  18. ^ Escott, Margaret. "Thynne, Lord Henry Frederick (1797-1837), of 6 Grovesnor Square, Mdx". History of Parliament. The History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
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Parliament of Great Britain Preceded byJohn ScottViscount Weymouth Member of Parliament for Weobly 1790–1801 With: John Scott 1790–1796Lord John Thynne 1796Inigo Freeman Thomas 1796–1800Sir Charles Talbot, Bt 1800–1801 Succeeded byParliament of the United Kingdom Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byParliament of Great Britain Member of Parliament for Weobly 1801–1812 With: Sir Charles Talbot, Bt 1801–1802Robert Steele 1802–1807Lord Guernsey 1807–1812Lord Apsley 1812 Succeeded byViscount St AsaphWilliam Bathurst Political offices Preceded byLord Charles Somerset Comptroller of the Household 1804–1812 Succeeded byLord George Beresford Peerage of Great Britain Preceded byHenry Frederick Carteret Baron Carteret 1826–1838 Succeeded byJohn Thynne