Charles Perceval, 7th Earl of Egmont

Charles George Perceval, 7th Earl of Egmont (15 June 1845 – 5 September 1897)[1] was a British peer and Conservative Party politician of the Victorian era.

On 19 September 1868, he was commissioned a cornet in the 2nd Regiment of the Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry.[2]

He was elected at the general election in February 1874 as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the parliamentary borough of Midhurst in Surrey.[3] However, he succeeded to the peerage on 2 August that year, taking both the Irish title of Earl of Egmont and the title Baron Arden in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. The latter title gave him a seat in House of Lords, thereby vacating his seat in the House of Commons.[4] He was promoted from lieutenant to captain in the Yeomanry on 25 November 1874.[5]

On 8 April 1878, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Surrey.[6] He sold the family estates around Churchtown, County Cork in 1889.[7]

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  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "M" (part 2)
  2. ^ "No. 23985". The London Gazette. 10 June 1873. p. 2786.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 211. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
  4. ^ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages – Peerages beginning with "E" (part 1)[self-published source][better source needed]
  5. ^ "No. 24154". The London Gazette. 24 November 1874. p. 5608.
  6. ^ "No. 24570". The London Gazette. 9 April 1878. p. 2456.
  7. ^ Spencer, Howard (2009). "PERCEVAL, Henry Frederick John James, Visct. Perceval (1796-1841)". In Fisher, David (ed.). The House of Commons 1820-1832. The History of Parliament Trust.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Townley Mitford
Member of Parliament for Midhurst
February 1874 – August 1874
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Holland
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
George Perceval
Earl of Egmont
1874–1897
Succeeded by
Augustus Perceval
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Perceval
Baron Arden
1874–1897
Succeeded by
Augustus Perceval