Born St Helier, Jersey. Treasurer of the Navy 1660-7, Vice-Chamberlain of the Household 1660-70. In 1664 New Jersey, the American state, was named by Carteret after his place of birth. It (yes the entire state) was given to him by Charles II in recognition of help provided by Carteret (then Bailiff and Governor of the island) during his exile in Jersey in the 1640s. Carteret never actually went to the new land. Died in his chamber at Whitehall.