Alexander Perceval

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Alexander Perceval
Born 1787
Died 1858
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Jane Anne L'Estrange
Parent(s) Rev. Philip Perceval

Colonel Alexander Perceval (1787 – 9 December 1858) was an Irish politician.

He was the eldest surviving son of Rev. Philip Perceval of Temple House, Ballymote, Sligo. He succeeded his father in 1800.[1]

He sat in the House of Commons for Sligo County from 1831 to 1841, when his growing financial difficulties compelled him to resign his seat. He served briefly as a Junior Lord of the Treasury in Sir Robert Peel's second government (1841). He was Sergeant-at-arms of the House of Lords from 1841 until his death. [1]

He died at Chester Street, London, on 9 December 1858 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery. He had married Jane Anne, the daughter of Col. Henry Peisley L’Estrange of Moystown, Cloghan, King’s County and had a large family. Due to his extravagance Temple House had to be sold but was bought back for the family by his third son, also Alexander (1821-1866).[1]


  1. ^ a b c "PERCEVAL, Alexander (1787-1858), of Temple House, Ballymote, co. Sligo". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Thomas Creevey
Treasurer of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Parnell, Bt
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Joshua Cooper
Henry King
Member of Parliament for Sligo County
With: Edward Joshua Cooper to July 1841
William Ormsby-Gore from July 1841
Succeeded by
William Ormsby-Gore
John Ffolliott