The Lord Arden

Master of the Mint
In office
MonarchGeorge III
Prime MinisterHenry Addington
Preceded byLord Hawkesbury
Succeeded byThe Earl Bathurst
Personal details
Born1 October 1756 (1756-10)
Charleton, Kent
Died5 July 1840 (1840-07-06) (aged 83)
St James's Place, London
Spouse(s)Margaretta Wilson
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge.

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] He had succeeded his mother as second Baron Arden in 1784. However, as this was an Irish peerage it did not prevent him sitting in the House of Commons.

He 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] In 1802 he was created Baron Arden, of Arden in the County of Warwick, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and was then obliged 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]


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  2. ^ "Perceval, the Hon. Charles George (PRCL774CG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Viscount Cranborne
Thomas Bowlby
Member of Parliament for Launceston
With: Thomas Bowlby 1780–1783
Sir John Jervis 1783–1784
George Rose 1784–1788
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
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
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
With: Lord George Seymour-Conway 1801
William Adams 1801–1802
Succeeded by
John Berkeley Burland
William Adams
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Hawkesbury
Master of the Mint
Succeeded by
The Earl Bathurst
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Midleton
Lord Lieutenant of Surrey
Succeeded by
The Earl of Lovelace
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Catherine Perceval
Baron Arden
1st creation
Succeeded by
George James Perceval
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Arden
2nd creation
Succeeded by
George James Perceval