Authorised form of nameCarteret; Sir; Philippe (1642 - 1672); naval officer
Other forms of namePhilip
Dates1642 - 1672
Date of birth1642
Place of deathSolebay, off Southwold, Suffolk, England, Europe
Date of death28 May 1672
Governor of Mount Orgeuil Castle, Jersey (1651); Captain in the Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foot (1667); died when the Earl of Sandwich's ship, the Royal James, was surprised by the Dutch and set on fire during the Battle of Solebay
Kt 1667
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/02/1665
ProposerTimothy Clarke
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1667-1668
RelationshipsParents: Sir George Carteret and Elizabeth de Carteret
Married: Jemima Montagu
Additional relatives: father-in-law Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich (FRS 1663); brother-in-law Sir Nicholas Slanning (FRS 1664)
General contextCarteret was friends with Samuel Pepys (FRS 1665), who claimed Carteret's collections of clocks was the greatest in England. He served aboard HMS Royal James during the Third Anglo-Dutch War and died alongside his father-in-law in the first naval battle, the Battle of Solebay.

Carteret P, IM005630(b&w).jpg

Bulloch's Roll; DNB (father's entry); Burke EDB; Hunter; Dalton
Source of date of birth: "All for the King", G R Balleire or Balleine, 1976. Hunter has 1642, other sources have more exactly 24 October 1642 or 1641.
Royal Society codeNA8086
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/5/149Letter, 'Of a camelopardis found about the Cape of Good Hope' from Philip Carteret to Matthew Maty20 April 1769
L&P/5/146Letter, 'Of the Patagonians; written on board the the Swallow at Fort Famine' from Philip Carteret14 January 1767
IM/005630Carteret, Sir Philippend
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