CARPENTER, Hon. Charles (1757-1803).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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Family and Education

b. 3 Jan. 1757, 2nd s. of George Carpenter, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel [I], by Frances, da. of Sir Robert Clifton 5th Bt., of Clifton, Notts.; bro. of George Carpenter* and Earl of Tyrconnel [I]. m. 19 May 1785, Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Mackenzie of Richmond, Surr., 2s.

Offices Held

Lt. RN 1776, car. 1781, capt. 1782, half-pay 1797-d.


Carpenter sat for Berwick on the interest of John Hussey Delaval, Baron Delaval, the father-in-law of his elder brother, George, in whose favour he retired in 1796. A silent supporter of administration, he made no mark in the House. In April 1791 he was listed hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland. It is probable that after 1792 he attended rarely as he was for long periods on active service with the Channel fleet and in the West Indies. He died 5 Sept. 1803.

W. James, Naval Hist. of Gt. Britain, i. 72; I. Schomberg, Naval Chronology, iv. 482, 550.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: J. M. Collinge