Irish politician
Born 1711 Died 1770

John Perceval (*) was an active politician, First Lord of the Admiralty (1763-1766), and political pamphleteer, and like his father an ardent genealogist. He was twice married, and had eight sons and eight daughters. One of his younger sons was Spencer Perceval, prime minister of England. His eldest son succeeded as 3rd earl, and the eldest by his second marriage (with Catherine Compton, Baroness of Arden in Ireland) was in 1802 created Baron Arden of the United Kingdom, a title which subsequently became merged in the Egmont earldom.

(Ed Note:* here deleted the pharase "his eldest son")

Extracted from the entry for EGMONT, EARLS OF in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica, the text of which lies within the public domain.

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