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Philip was elected Fellow of the Royal Society on 15 February 1665.
He married Jemima Montagu, daughter of Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich and Jemima Crewe, in an arranged marriage on 31 July 1665. Samuel Pepys had a hand in the marriage and wrote of it at some length in his diary. Jemima and Samuel were grandchildren of John Pepys of Cottenham and Elizabeth Bendish. Jemima had only known of Philip some fourteen days before their marriage: Pepys did ask her if she could like Philip as a husband, and was relieved when she answered that she thought she could like him very well. Samuel noted that Jemima failed to arrive in time for the ceremony at the church. The marriage is thought to have been reasonably happy. Jemima died in childbirth in 1671.
Philip was father of four children, including George Carteret, 1st Baron Carteret.
Knighted in 1667, he became Gentleman of the King's Chamber in 1670.
Philip died along with his father-in-law the Earl of Sandwich when their ship, the Prince Royal, was grappled by a Dutch fire ship in the Battle of Solebay.
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Not to be confused with Philip (1639 - 1682) his fourth cousin of his father, Sir George Carteret.
Lady Jemima, eldest daughter, was married to Sir Philip Carteret, (eldest son to Sir George Carteret, Vice-chamberlain to King Charles the second) who being slain with his father-in-law the Earl of Sandwich in the great sea-fight in Sould-Bay, left issue by her George his son and heir, created Lord Carteret father of John the present Lord Carteret and Earl Granvil.
---The Peerage of England. A. Collins, 1756.
Pepys portrays Philip as socially and physically challenged; he has to be told how to behave in "good" company; he has to be carried to bed early; he's too shy to hold Jem's hand; yet Wikipedia says that "Philip was elected Fellow of the Royal Society on 15 February 1665." That's the same day Pepys was elected, so he can't have been dumb.
When Pepys first met the Carteret family in 1663, only the girls were home. The two elder brothers were serving in the Navy, Philip as Lieutenant of the ‘Foresight’ and James in the 'Royal Prince’. So he was exposed to the world.
I'm finding it hard to understand this young man.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.