- John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont
John Perceval, 2nd Earl of Egmont PC (
25 February 1711– 4 December 1770), was a British politician, political pamphleteer, and genealogist.
The son of
John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmontand Catherine Parker (daughter of Sir Philip Parker, 2nd Baronetof Arwarton), he was baptised at Westminster Palace, London.
In April 1748 he was created
Lord of the Bedchamberto the Prince of Wales. He served as First Lord of the Admiraltyfrom 1763 to 1766 and sat in the House of Commons for several constituencies.
From 1751 to 1757 he designed and created
Enmore Castle, Enmore Somerset, which received 'the dismissive mockery of Horace Walpole'. [Against the Time in Which the Fabric and Use of Gunpowder Shall Be Forgotten: Enmore Castle, Its Origins and Its Architect - Tim Mowl 1990]
He was twice married, firstly to Lady Catherine Cecil, (d. 1752), and secondly to Catherine Compton. There were eight sons and eight daughters. One of his younger sons from the second marriage was
Spencer Perceval, later British Prime Minister.
Lord Perceval died
4 December 1770at Pall Mall, London, aged 59.
Mount Egmont in
New Zealandwas named after him by James Cookin recognition of his encouragement of Cook's first voyage. Since the 1980s, the mountain has officially been entitled Mount Taranakior Mount Egmont, to give equal recognition to its Māori and English names.
Earl of Egmont
* [http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/portrait.asp?mkey=mw02052 Portrait in the National Portrait Gallery]
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