Sir George Carteret, Baronet, was born in the Island of Jersey in 1599, his father, Helier Carteret, being then Deputy Governor of that Island. He entered the Navy at an early age. In 1626 was appointed joint Governor of Jersey; in 1640 Comptroller of all his Majesty's ships, and in May, 1645, was created a Baronet. He retired, however, on the commencement of the civil war, from the Navy, and withdrew, with his family, to Jersey, which he afterwards bravely defended against the Parliamentarians. Here he had the honor to receive and to entertain the Prince of Wales, afterwards Charles II., and his followers. After the fall of the Monarchy, he followed his Royal Master to France in 1652, where he was thrown into the Bastile in 1657, on a charge presented by Cromwell's Ambassador, and afterwards banished France. He joined the King in 1659 at Brussels, and at the Restoration rode with his Majesty on his entry into London in 1660, when he was appointed Vice-Chamberlain, sworn of the Privy Council and constituted Treasurer of the Navy.
New York Colonial Manuscripts,Vol. II, J. R. Brodhead, ©1858.