John Perceval, 4th Earl of Egmont

John Perceval, 4th Earl of Egmont (13 August 1767 – 31 December 1835), styled Viscount Perceval from 1770 to 1822, was a British peer.

He was the only son of John Perceval, 3rd Earl of Egmont and his wife Isabella Paulet.[1] With the support of his father, he contested Bridgwater in the 1790 election in opposition to the Government; however, the interest of Earl Poulett carried the day, returning the Earl's brother Vere Poulett and John Langston with 186 and 161 votes, respectively, while Lord Perceval only drew 87.[2]

On 10 March 1792, he married Bridget Wynn (d. 24 January 1826), daughter of Glyn Wynn. They had one son:[1]

His father disapproved of the marriage, and did not attempt to put him up as a candidate again.[2]

He succeeded his father in 1822, and died on 31 December 1835.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 Burke, Sir Bernard; Burke, Ashworth P. (1914). Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. London: Harrison & Sons. p. 709.
  2. 1 2 Thorne, R. G. (1986). "Bridgwater". In Thorne, R. G. The House of Commons 1790-1820. The History of Parliament Trust.
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Perceval
Earl of Egmont
Succeeded by
Henry Perceval
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