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Granville, Earl (GB, 1715 - 1776)


Creation: let.pat. 1 Jan 1714/5


Extinct: 13 Feb 1776


Family name: Carteret




Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Gules four Fusils in fess Argent (Carteret), 2nd and 3rd, Gules three Clarions Or (Granville)


On a Branch of a tree a Squirrel sejant cracking a Chestnut all proper


On either side a winged Deer Gules attired of the same


 Loyal devoir



Lady Grace Granville later Carteret, suo jure Countess Granville

3rd dau. of John [Granville], 1st Earl of Bath, by his wife Jane Wyche, dau. of Sir Peter Wyche, Comptroller of the Royal Household


c. 1667


after 15 May 1674/5 George [Carteret], 1st Baron Carteret


1. Hon John Carteret, later 2nd Baron Carteret later 2nd Earl Granville

2. Hon Philip Carteret (d. unm.)

1. Lady Jemima Carteret (d. unm.)


18 Oct 1744


1 Jan 1714/5 Viscountess Carteret, with remainder to the heirs male of her body failing which to her husband's brother, Edward Carteret, and Countess Granville, with remainder to the heirs male of her body only

suc. by



became one of the three coheiresses to the Granville estates on the death of her nephew, William Henry [Granville], 3rd Earl of Bath


John [Carteret], 2nd Baron Carteret later 2nd Earl Granville, KG PC


22 Apr 1690

mar. (1)

17 Oct 1710 Frances Worsley (b. 6 Mar 1693/4; d. 20 Jun 1743), only dau. of Sir Robert Worsley, 4th Bt. MP, of Apuldercombe, Isle of Wight, by his wife Hon Frances Thynne, only dau. of Thomas [Thynne], 1st Viscount Weymouth, by his wife Lady Frances Finch, 1st dau. of Heneage [Finch], 3rd Earl of Winchilsea, by his second wife Lady Mary Seymour, 2nd dau. by his second wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset

children by first wife

1. Hon Robert Carteret, later 3rd Earl Granville

1. Lady Grace Carteret (b. 8 Jul 1713; d. 23 Jul 1755), mar. 22 Jul 1729 Lionel [Tollemache], 4th Earl of Dysart, and had issue

2. Lady Louisa Carteret (d. 25 Dec 1736), mar. 3 Jul 1733 as his second wife her second cousin once removed Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Viscount Weymouth, and had issue:

1a. Hon Thomas Thynne, later 3rd Viscount Weymouth later 1st Marquess of Bath

2a. Hon Henry Frederick Thynne later Carteret, later 1st Baron Carteret

3. Lady Georgiana Carolina Carteret (d. 25 Aug 1780), mar. (1) 14 Feb 1733/4 Hon John Spencer MP, of Wimbledon Park, co. Surrey, and Althorp Park, Great Brington, co. Northampton (b. 13 May 1708; d. 20 Jun 1746), 3rd son of Charles [Spencer], 3rd Earl of Sunderland, by his second wife Lady Anne Churchill, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, and (2) 1 May 1750 as his second wife William [Cowper later Clavering-Cowper], 2nd Earl Cowper, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Frances Carteret (d. 25 Dec 1788), mar. 24 May 1748 John [Hay], 4th Marquess of Tweeddale, and had issue

mar. (2)

14 Apr 1744 Lady Sophia Fermor (b. 29 May 1721; dspm. 7 Oct 1745), 1st dau. of Thomas [Fermor], 1st Earl of Pomfret, by his wife Hon Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, only dau. and hrss. of John [Jeffreys], 2nd Baron Jeffreys

only child by second wife

5. Lady Sophia Carteret (b. 26 Aug 1745; d. 5 Jan 1771), mar. 3 Feb 1765 as his first wife William [FitzMaurice later Petty], 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, and had issue


2 Jan 1763

suc. by

son by first wife


suc. his father as 2nd Baron Carteret on 22 Sep 1695; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1714-21; Bailiff of Jersey 1715-63; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1716-21; Ambassador to Sweden1719-20; Privy Councillor 1720/1; Secretary of State for the South 1720/1-24; a Lord Justice of the Realm (Regent) 1723, 1725, 1727, 1743, 1752 and 1755; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1724-30 ; although of the same party, he refused to serve under Walpole and indeed actively campaigned for his dismissal; Envoy to The Hague 1742; Secretary of State for the North 1741/2-44 and 1745/6; Knight of the Garter 1749; Lord President of the Council 1751-63


Robert [Carteret], 3rd Earl Granville


21 Sep 1721


Elizabeth ..... (d. 29 Sep 1766)


s.p. 13 Feb 1776


Member of Parliament (Whig) for Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) 1744-47; Bailiff of Jersey 1763-76


On the death of the 3rd Earl Granville the Earldom of Granville, the Viscountcy of Carteret and the Barony of Carteret became extinct. Under the terms of the will of John, 2nd Earl Granville, the Carteret estates were eventually inherited by his grandson, Hon Henry Frederick Thynne, who took the name of Carteret in lieu of that of Thynne. On 29 Jan 1784 he was created Baron Carteret. This barony became extinct in 1849.


 First written 24 Jun 2005



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