George Carteret went to sea early and was appointed bailiff of the Island of Jersey and later Lieutenant-Governor. From Jersey he conducted a vigorous war against ships supplying the forces of Parliament and was declared a pirate. He later married Lady Grace Granville, of the family of Sir Richard Granville, who many times visited Roanoke Island and the coast of the Carolinas. Sir George inherited his grandfather's share in Carolina and left it to his son John, who as allotted a large body of land which has come to be known as Granville's Grant. North Carolina's Carteret County, formed in 1722, was named in honor of Sir John.