EARLS OF EGMONT .
See also:Perceval, 1st
See also:earl of Egmont (1683—1748), Irish politician, and partner with J . E .
See also:Oglethorpe in founding the
See also:American colony of
See also:Georgia, was created earl in 1733 . He claimed descent from the Egmonts of
See also:Flanders, but his title was taken from the place in
See also:Cork where the
See also:family residence stood . Its name of
See also:House, and that of Burton
See also:manor which formed
See also:part of the family estates, were a reminiscence of Burton in
See also:Somerset, where was the earlier
See also:English family
See also:property of his
See also:Richard Perceval (1550—162o), Burghley's secret
See also:agent, and author of a
See also:dictionary published in 1591, whose son
See also:Philip Perceval (1605—1647) acquired the Irish estates by judicious use of his opportunities as
See also:commissioner for
See also:land titles and of his
See also:interest at
See also:court . Sir Philip's son John, grandfather of the 1st earl, was made a
See also:baronet in 1661 . The first earl of Egmont (who had been made Baron Perceval in 1715, and
See also:Viscount Perceval in 1723) is chiefly important for his connexion with the colonization of Georgia, and for his voluminous letters and writings on biography and genealogy . John Perceval, 2nd earl of Egmont (1711—1770), his eldest son, was an active politician, first
See also:lord of the
See also:admiralty (1763-1766), and
See also:political pamphleteer, and like his
See also:father an ardent genealogist . He was twice married, and had eight sons and eight daughters . One of his younger sons was
See also:Spencer Perceval,
See also:minister of England . His eldest son succeeded as 3rd earl, and the eldest by his second
See also:marriage (with Catherine
See also:Compton, baroness of
See also:Arden in
See also:Ireland) was in 1802 created Baron Arden of the
See also:Kingdom, a title which subsequently became merged in the Egmont earldom .
EGMONT (EGMOND), LAMORAL, COUNT OF
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