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About Charles George Perceval, 2nd Baron Arden, PC, FRS

Charles George Perceval, 2nd Baron Arden PC FRS

(1 October 1756 – 5 July 1840) was a British politician.

Background and education

Arden was born at Charlton, Kent, the son of John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont, by his second wife Catherine, 1st Baroness Arden, daughter of the Hon. Charles Compton. Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was his younger brother.[1] He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2]

Political career

Arden sat as Member of Parliament for Launceston from 1780 to 1790,[1][3] for Warwick from 1790 to 1796[1][4] and for Totnes from 1796 to 1802[1][5] and served as Master of the Mint between 1801 and 1802 and as a Commissioner of the India Board between 1801 and 1803.[1] In 1801 he was admitted to the Privy Council.[1][6] He had succeeded his mother as second Baron Arden in 1784. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. In 1802 he was created Baron Arden, of Arden in the County of Warwick, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and was able to enter the upper chamber of parliament. He was also a Lord of the Bedchamber between 1804 and 1812, a Registrar of the Court of Admiralty between 1790 and 1840[1] and served as Lord Lieutenant of Surrey between 1830 and 1840.[1][7]


Lord Arden married Margaretta Elizabeth, daughter of General Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, 6th Baronet, in 1787. They had six sons and two daughters. He died at St James's Place, London, in July 1840, aged 83, and was succeeded by his third but eldest surviving son, George, who also succeeded in the earldom of Egmont the following year. Lady Arden died in May 1851, aged 83.[1]


^ a b c d e f g h i ^ Venn, J.; Venn, J. A., eds. (1922–1958). "Perceval, the Hon. Charles George". Alumni Cantabrigienses (10 vols) (online ed.). Cambridge University Press. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

External links

Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Arden Parliament of Great Britain

Preceded by

Viscount Cranborne Thomas Bowlby Member of Parliament for Launceston 1780–1790 With: Thomas Bowlby 1780–1783 Sir John Jervis 1783–1784 Sir John Swinburne, Bt 1788–1790

Succeeded by

John Rodney Sir Henry Clinton

Preceded by

Hon. Charles Francis Greville Robert Ladbroke Member of Parliament for Warwick 1790–1796 With: Henry Gage 1790–1791 Hon. George Villiers 1791–1796

Succeeded by

Hon. George Villiers Samuel Robert Gaussen

Preceded by

William Powlett Powlett Francis Buller-Yarde Member of Parliament for Totnes 1796–1801 With: Lord George Seymour-Conway

Succeeded by

Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament of the United Kingdom

Preceded by

Parliament of Great Britain Member of Parliament for Totnes 1801–1802 With: Lord George Seymour-Conway 1801 William Adams 1801–1802

Succeeded by

William Adams John Berkeley Burland Political offices

Preceded by

Lord Hawkesbury Master of the Mint 1801–1802

Succeeded by

The Earl Bathurst

Honorary titles

Preceded by

The Viscount Midleton Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1830–1840

Succeeded by

The Earl of Lovelace Peerage of Ireland

Preceded by'

Catherine Perceval Baron Arden 1784–1840

Succeeded by

George James Perceval Peerage of the United Kingdom

New creation

Baron Arden


Succeeded by

George James Perceval

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Charles George Perceval, 2nd Baron Arden, PC, FRS's Timeline

October 1, 1756
Kent, UK
October 4, 1756
Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 35
April 13, 1793
Age 36
March 15, 1794
Age 37
July 30, 1795
Age 38
December 25, 1796
Age 40
November 22, 1799
Age 43
July 11, 1840
Age 83
Kent, UK