Charles Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers

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Charles Herbert Pierrepont
2nd Earl Manvers
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Nottinghamshire
In office
Personal details
Born (1778-08-11)11 August 1778
Died 27 October 1860(1860-10-27) (aged 82)
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Mary Laetitia Eyre
Relations Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers (father)
Evelyn Pierrepont (brother)
Military service
Allegiance Great Britain
United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service c.1790–1803
Rank Captain

Charles Herbert Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers (11 August 1778 – 27 October 1860) was an English nobleman and naval officer, the second son of Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers.[1]

Naval career[edit]

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,[2] and also:

  • On 15 September 1797 he captured the French privateer lugger Espoir of 2 guns and 39 men.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • 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.[5]

He was promoted to post-captain into the 74-gun Spartiate on 24 December 1798,[2] and Kingfisher was taken over by his former first lieutenant, Frederick Maitland.[6] 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.[2] He officially retired from the Navy in 1803.[7]

Political career[edit]

Pierrepont took over his brother's seat as Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire. He became a deputy lieutenant of the county in 1803.[1] 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.[7]


He married Mary Laetitia, eldest daughter of Anthony Hardolph Eyre of Grove Hall, Nottinghamshire (1784–1860), in 1804. They had four children:[8]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord William Bentinck
Evelyn Pierrepont
Member of Parliament for Nottinghamshire
With: Lord William Bentinck 1801–1803, 1812–1814
Anthony Hardolph Eyre 1802–1813
Frank Sotheron 1814–1816
Succeeded by
Frank Sotheron
Lord William Bentinck
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Pierrepont
Earl Manvers
Succeeded by
Sydney Pierrepont