CARTERET, Sir George, and others, Admiralty 1678. 18770



An original Admiralty Warrant, signed by the Lords of the Admiralty, Sir George Carteret, the Earl of Anglesey, the Earl of Craven, and Sir Thomas Chicheley, giving “our order for the fitting out to Sea the Severall Ships named in the margin causeing them to be Victualled withfour monethes Victualls and Manned according to the Complement appointed for them in time of Peace for home service”. 1 page 11 x 8 inches, in very good condition, a few minor blemishes only. Annotated “recd. 4 Jany 77 at 10 in ye morning.” Derby House, 2 January 1677 [1678]. A superb seventeenth century naval document bearing the rare signature, among others, of Sir George Carteret (1610-1680). Vice Admiral Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet (c.1610—1680), was a royalist statesman in Jersey and England, who served in the Clarendon Ministry as Treasurer of the Navy. He was also one of the original Lords Proprietor of the former British colony of Carolina and New Jersey. Carteret, New Jersey, as well as Carteret County, North Carolina, both in the United States, are named after him. In recognition of all the help given to him during his exile in Jersey in the 1640s, Charles II gave Carteret a large grant of land previously named New Netherland, which was promptly renamed New Jersey under his charge. With John Berkeley, he became one of the proprietors of the Province of Carolina prior to their becoming jointly interested in East Jersey. fIn 1665, Carteret was one of the drafters of the Concession and Agreement, a document that provided freedom of religion in the colony of New Jersey. It was issued as a proclamation for the structure of the government for the colony written by the two proprietors, Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret.