Alexander Perceval
Born1787
Died1858
OccupationPolitician
Spouse(s)Jane Anne L'Estrange
Parent(s)Rev. Philip Perceval

Colonel Alexander Perceval (1787 – 9 December 1858) was an Irish politician.

He was the eldest surviving son of Rev. Philip Perceval of Temple House, Ballymote, Sligo. He succeeded his father in 1800.[1]

He sat in the House of Commons for Sligo County from 1831 to 1841, when his growing financial difficulties compelled him to resign his seat. He served briefly as a Junior Lord of the Treasury in Sir Robert Peel's second government (1841). He was Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Lords from 1841 until his death.[1]

He died at Chester Street, London, on 9 December 1858 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery. He had married Jane Anne, the daughter of Col. Henry Peisley L’Estrange of Moystown, Cloghan, King's County and had a large family. Due to his extravagance Temple House had to be sold but was bought back for the family by his third son, also Alexander (1821-1866).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "PERCEVAL, Alexander (1787-1858), of Temple House, Ballymote, co. Sligo". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
Military offices Preceded byThomas Creevey Treasurer of the Ordnance 1835 Succeeded bySir Henry Parnell, Bt Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byEdward Joshua CooperHenry King Member of Parliament for Sligo County 1831–1841 With: Edward Joshua Cooper to July 1841William Ormsby-Gore from July 1841 Succeeded byWilliam Ormsby-GoreJohn Ffolliott