NameRear Admiral Philip De Carteret ,Sgr Trinty, 412
Birth Date22 Jan 1733
Birth PlaceTrinity Manor Jersey
Burial Date24 Jul 17969
Burial PlaceCatacombs of All Saints Church, Soton.
Birth DateJul 1741
Birth PlaceUndershaft London
Marr Date5 May 1772
Marr PlaceSt Stephen & St Benet, Sherhog Ldn
Family ID403
ChildrenPhillip , 796 (1773-1776)
 Elizabeth Mary , 947 (1774-1851)
 Samuel Silvester , 946 (1775-1796)
 Philip Silvester , 945 (1776-1828)
 Caroline , 948 (1780-1858)
Notes for Rear Admiral Philip De Carteret ,Sgr Trinty
Midshipman HMS Harwich 1746-48 on the India Station 11
HMS Harwich, a 50-gun man-of-war on 4th March 1744. A month later Captain Carteret read out the Declaration of War to his crew this cannot have been Philip as he would only have been Eleven years of age
Posted to HMS Augusta from 1753 to57 he then being 24 years of age , posted on to the Dolphin as a Lieutenant
further movement to the Swallow in 1766 as commander for the circumnavigation which lasted some two years
Researchers should go to .CARTERET’S VOAGE ROUND THE WORLD .1766-1769.VOL 1-2-12
There is a portrait of him by Reynolds. Admiral Philip de Carteret-1733-1796-son of the Seigneur of Trinity, born in Trinity and has been 'ranked amongst the greatest geographical discoverers of his time'. In 1764 he went on a expedition to Pacific. During the expedition they annexed the Falkland Islands which almost caused war with Spain who had claimed them. It was an unsuccessful mission as the admiral in charge came back as soon as he could. In 1766 he was sent out in an unsuitable vessel, the HMS Swallow, and was away for over 2 years and circumnavigated the globe. He named many islands including the Pitcairn Island July 3, 1767. Spotted by Midshipman Pitcarin son of Major John Pitcairn (December 28, 1722 – June 17, 1775) was a British Marine who was stationed in Boston, Massachusetts at the start of the American Revolutionary War.after his son, Robert, who was a midshipman in . De Carteret named one group of islands after the Channel Islands and although these have not survived many of the names have. During the time that they were away they lived in poor conditions. Scurvy was rampant among the crew. De Carteret moved back to Trinity in 1769 and lived in Trinity Manor for 10 years until he was called back into service as a naval reserve for the American War of Independence. He died in Southampton at the age of 63
In 1792 he had a stroke which left him with a loss of speech and as a result he was retired with the rank of Rear Admiral on 29 April 1794
He died 21 July 1796 at Home , he was buried in the Catacombs of all Saints Church Southampton where they had lived since 1780 , when they had moved from Trinity Manor Jersey due to the danger of invasion from the French .leaving the Trinty Manor in the care of Anne Carteret This story does not bide with the fact from his being called back by the Admiral for the American War of Independence.
His wife continued to live at 76 High Street Holy Rood Parish till 1802
Phillip was in poor health from 1790 when he made the
Will of Philip Carteret, Captain in His Britannic Majesty's Navy of Southampton , Hampshire 18 August 1796 PROB 11/1278
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