The Carterets (of New Jersey)
by Willis Fletcher Johnson | NJHS 1924 | 5pp | PDF 108K | $2.00 | D2
In 1664, the Duke of York (later James II) gave to Carteret and Berkeley the whole region comprising the present State of New Jersey. Sir George Carteret was Seigneur of St. Ouen, a nobleman of ancient lineage, and of particular service to Charles II. Not only did the Island of Jersey shelter the pretender and his entourage from Parliamentary forces, one of the Carteret women was one of Charles II''s innumerable mistresses and mother of at least one of that monarch''s innumerable illegitimate children. Article discusses various Carteret family interests and their withdrawal from New Jersey.