CARPENTER, George, 3rd Baron Carpenter [I] (1723-62), of Homme House, nr. Hereford
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Family and Education
b. 26 Aug. 1723, o.s. of George, 2nd Baron Carpenter [I], by Elizabeth, da. of David Petty of Wanstead, Essex. m. 23 Mar. 1748, Frances, da. of Sir Robert Clifton, 5th Bt., of Clifton, Notts. 3s. 3da. suc. fa. 12 July 1749; cr. Earl of Tyrconnel [I] 1 May 1761.
Carpenter stood in for Weobley on his own interest against that of Lord Weymouth, and was defeated. He was returned unopposed for Taunton on the interest of his brother-in-law Lord Egremont, whose politics he followed. Hence in the new reign he adhered to Bute, through whom he obtained his earldom.1
He died 9 Mar. 1762.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Sir Lewis Namier
- 1. Carpenter to Bute, 16 Mar. 1761, Bute mss.