Charles Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers
|Charles Herbert Pierrepont
2nd Earl Manvers
|Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
|Born||11 August 1778|
|Died||27 October 1860(aged 82)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Laetitia Eyre|
|Relations||Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers (father)
Evelyn Pierrepont (brother)
|Years of service||c.1790–1803|
Pierrepont entered the Royal Navy as a midshipman, and was made lieutenant on 10 March 1797, and on 11 August the same year commander of Kingfisher, a brig mounting 18 six-pounder guns, with a complement of 120 men. In her he captured the Lynx of 10 guns and 70 men, and also:
- On 15 September 1797 he captured the French privateer lugger Espoir of 2 guns and 39 men.
- On 8 January 1798, while about 150 nautical miles (280 km; 170 mi) west of the Burlings, he captured the Betsey, a French privateer ship of 16 guns and 118 men. She surrendered, having 9 men killed and wounded, while Kingsfisher had only 1 man wounded.
- On 26 May 1798 off Vigo, he captured the Spanish privateer lugger Avantivia Ferrolina, mounting one long gun and four swivels, with a crew of 26.
He was promoted to post-captain into the 74-gun Spartiate on 24 December 1798, and Kingfisher was taken over by his former first lieutenant, Frederick Maitland. Pierrepont returned to England in July 1799. He was subsequently appointed to the 40-gun frigate Dédaigneuse, but resigned his command following the death of his elder brother Evelyn in October 1801. He officially retired from the Navy in 1803.
Pierrepont took over his brother's seat as Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire. He became a deputy lieutenant of the county in 1803. In 1806, his father was created Earl Manvers, and Charles was styled Viscount Newark. He remained an MP until 1816, when he succeeded to the Earldom.
- Charles Evelyn Pierrepont, Viscount Newark (1805–1850), MP for East Retford, 1830–1835.
- Sydney William Herbert Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers (1825–1900)
- Lady Mary Frances Pierrepont (d. 1905), married Edward Christopher Egerton in 1845
- Lady Annora Charlotte Pierrepont (d. 1888), married Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn in 1853
- Doyle, James Edmund (1886). The official baronage of England, showing the succession, dignities, and offices of every peer from 1066 to 1885, with sixteen hundred illustrations. London: Longmans, Green. p. 464. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Marshall, John (1824). Royal Naval Biography : or Memoirs of the services of all the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired-captains, post-captains and commanders, whose names appeared on the Admiralty list of sea officers at the commencement of the year 1760, or who have since been promoted; illustrated by a series of historical and explanatory notes. With copious addenda.. Vol. II, Part I. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. p. 184. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- The London Gazette: . 7 November 1797.
- The London Gazette: . 3 February 1798.
- The London Gazette: . 21 July 1798.
- "Frederick Lewis Maitland". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Symonds, P. A. (2013). "Pierrepont, Hon. Charles Herbert (1778-1860)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- "Biography of Charles Herbert Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers (1778-1860)". The University of Nottingham. 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Charles Pierrepont
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Lord William Bentinck
|Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire
With: Lord William Bentinck 1801–1803, 1812–1814
Anthony Hardolph Eyre 1802–1813
Frank Sotheron 1814–1816
Lord William Bentinck
|Peerage of Great Britain|