John Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell of Trerice

Canting arms of Arundell of Trerice: Sable, six martlets argent (from French hirondelle, a swallow)
Margaret Acland (d.1691), 1st wife of John Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell (1649–1698), who although she produced no progeny, was the connection which ultimately brought Trerice to the Acland family. Portrait circa 1675, British (English) School. Collection of National Trust, Trerice House
Portrait of a boy, painted circa 1680s, possibly of John Arundell, 3rd Baron Arundell of Trerice (1678-1706), son and heir of the 2nd Baron by his 2nd wife. By Gaspar Smitz (1635-1707), National Trust, Trerice House

John Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell of Trerice (1649 – 21 June 1698) of Trerice, Cornwall, was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1666 and 1687 when he inherited his peerage.


Arundell was the son and heir of Richard Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Trerice by his wife Gertrude Bagge, daughter of Sir James Bagge, of Saltram, Devon, and widow of Sir Nicholas Slanning. He was baptised on 1 September 1649.[1]


In 1666 Arundell was elected Member of Parliament in the Cavalier Parliament for Truro, Cornwall, and sat until 1679.[2] He was re-elected for Truro in 1685 and sat until 1687 when he moved to the House of Lords, having inherited the title Baron Arundell of Trerice on the death of his father.

Marriages and progeny

Arundell married twice:


  1. 1 2 Cracrofts Peerage
  2. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "T" (part 2)
  3. Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, pp.4,653
  4. Margaret Arundell (nee Acland) is sometimes confused with Mary Arundell, see "Arundell, Mary". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/101000723. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. 1 2 Vivian, 1887, p.14
  6. Pedigree of Arundell of Trerice, Vivian, J.L., ed. (1887). The Visitations of Cornwall: comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1530, 1573 & 1620; with additions by J.L. Vivian. Exeter: W. Pollard, p.14
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