Philip Carteret FRS

Philip Carteret FRS

Philip Carteret FRS

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Sir Philip Carteret Kt FRS (1641–1672), was son of Sir George Carteret.

Philip was elected Fellow of the Royal Society on the 15th February 1665.

He married Jemima Montagu, daughter of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, in an arranged marriage on 31 July 1665. Samuel Pepys had a hand in the marriage and wrote of it at some length in his diary. Jemima had only known of Philip some fourteen days before their marriage. It is noted that Jemima failed to arrive in time for the ceremony at the church.

Philip was father of four children, including George Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret.

Knighted in 1667, he became Gentleman of the Kings Chamber in 1670.

Philip died along with his father-in-law the Earl of Sandwich when their ship, the Prince Royal, was grappeled by a Dutchfire ship in the Battle of Solebay.

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