Charles Vivian, 2nd Baron Vivian

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"Hook & eye". Caricature by Spy published in Vanity Fair in 1876.

Charles Crespigny Vivian, 2nd Baron Vivian (24 December 1808 – 24 April 1886), was a British peer and Whig politician from the Vivian family.


Vivian was the eldest legitimate son of Hussey Vivian, 1st Baron Vivian, and Eliza, daughter of Philip Champion de Crespigny.[1]

Political career[edit]

Vivian sat as a Member of Parliament for Bodmin between 1835 and 1842.[2] The latter year he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords. He also served as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall from 1856 to 1877.[3]


Lord Vivian married Arabella, daughter of Reverend John Middleton Scott, in 1833. She died in January 1837. Lord Vivian remained a widower until his death in April 1886, aged 77. He was succeeded in the barony by his son, Hussey, who became a prominent diplomat.[1]

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1808–1835: Mr Charles Vivian
  • 1835–1841: Mr Charles Vivian MP
  • 1841–1842: The Hon. Charles Vivian MP
  • 1842–1886: The Rt Hon. The Lord Vivian[a]
  1. ^ Although The Lord Vivian was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.


  1. ^ a b "Charles Crespigny Vivian, 2nd Baron Vivian". The Peerage. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "The House of Commons constituencies beginning with 'B': Bodmin to Bradford East". Leigh Rayment. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Peerages beginning with 'V'". Leigh Rayment. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Peter
Samuel Thomas Spry
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: Samuel Thomas Spry 1835–1841
John Dunn Gardner 1841–1843
Succeeded by
John Dunn Gardner
Sir Samuel Thomas Spry
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir William Salusbury-Trelawny, Bt
Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall
Succeeded by
The Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Richard Hussey Vivian
Baron Vivian
Succeeded by
Hussey Vivian