CARPENTER, George, 3rd Baron Carpenter [I] (1723-62), of Homme House, nr. Hereford

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 9 Mar. 1762

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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.

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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.