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  • ID: I17322
  • Title: The Right Hon. 1
  • Name: Spencer PERCEVAL 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 12 SEP 2015
  • Birth: 01 NOV 1762 1
  • Education: Perceval the Hon. Spencer
    Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at TRINITY, Jan. 14, 1780. [2nd] s. of John, 2nd Earl of Egmont (and his 2nd wife, Catherine, 3rd dau. of the Hon. Charles Compton). [B. Nov. 1, 1762, in London.] School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1780; M.A. 1782. University Counsel, 1800-7. Adm. at Lincoln's Inn, Dec. 16, 1782. Called to the Bar, 1786. On the Midland Circuit. Bencher, 1796; K.C., 1796; Treasurer, 1803. Deputy Recorder of Northampton, 1790. Commissioner of bankrupts, 1790-6. Surveyor of Meltings and Clerk of Irons in the Mint, 1791. Counsel to the Admiralty and the Navy, 1794-1800. M.P. for Northampton, 1796-1812. Solicitor-General, 1801; Attorney-General, 1802; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1807; Prime Minister, 1809. ‘His style [of oratory] was singularly acute, bold, sarcastic and personal’; ‘a devout, if somewhat narrow Christian, he was peculiarly acceptable to the King, owing to his determined opposition to Roman Catholic claims.’ Married, Aug. 10, 1790, Jane, dau. of Sir Thomas Spencer Wilson, Bart., and had issue. Assassinated May 11, 1812, by John Bellingham, who had a supposed grievance, in the lobby of the House of Commons. Brother of Charles G. (1774); father of the next. (Inns of Court; Return of M.Ps.; D.N.B.; Burke, P. and B.; G. Mag., 1812, I. 500; Sir Charles Petrie, George Canning.) 1780 1
  • Death: 11 MAY 1812
  • Note: Spencer Perceval was assassinated by John Bellingham, a merchant with a grievance against the Government, who shot him dead in the lobby of the House of Commons. 1

    Father: John PERCEVAL 2nd Earl of Egmont b: 24 FEB 1710/11
    Mother: Catharine COMPTON Baroness Arden of Lohort Castle, co. Cork b: 04 JUN 1731 in Cintra, near Lisbon, Portugal

    Marriage 1 Jane WILSON
    • Married: 10 AUG 1790 1

    1. Title: Cambridge Alumni 1261-1900
      Abbrev: Cambridge Alumni
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