Richard Arden, 3rd Baron Alvanley

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Richard Arden, 3rd Baron Alvanley
Born 8 December 1792
Died 24 June 1857
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1811-1829
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars

Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Pepper Arden, 3rd Baron Alvanley (8 December 1792 – 24 June 1857) was a British Army officer and peer.[1]

He was the son of Richard Pepper Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley and Anne Dorothea (née Wilbraham-Bootle). As a young man, he was one of a circle of friends surrounding William Wilberforce.[citation needed]

On 19 March 1811, he purchased a cornetcy in the 15th Hussars.[2] Promoted lieutenant on 3 October 1811, he served with the regiment in the Peninsular War from February 1813 to April 1814. Arden fought at the battles of Morales, Vittoria, Orthez and Toulouse and received the service medal for the latter three.

Arden was gazetted a captain in the 2nd Garrison Battalion on 26 April 1815,[3] being unable to afford a captaincy in a cavalry regiment. Placed on half-pay, he later exchanged into the 32nd Regiment of Foot on 8 July 1819.[4] He purchased a commission as major in the 84th Regiment of Foot on 4 October 1822,[5] and an unattached lieutenant-colonelcy on 30 October 1823.[6] On 1 June 1829, he exchanged from half-pay into the Coldstream Guards as a Captain and Lieutenant-Colonel.[7] However, he sold out and retired from the army on 4 June 1829.[8]

He married Lady Arabella Vane, youngest daughter of the 1st Duke of Cleveland, on 24 April 1831.[1] On 16 November 1849 he succeeded to the title of Lord Alvanley on the death of his brother William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley. With no son to inherit the title, the Barony of Alvanley became extinct when he died.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Lundy 2005, p. 560 § 5598 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 119.
  2. ^ "No. 16464". The London Gazette. 16 March 1811. p. 507. 
  3. ^ "No. 17009". The London Gazette. 6 May 1815. p. 845. 
  4. ^ "No. 17495". The London Gazette. 17 July 1819. p. 1253. 
  5. ^ "No. 17858". The London Gazette. 5 October 1822. p. 1619. 
  6. ^ "No. 17973". The London Gazette. 8 November 1823. p. 1871. 
  7. ^ "No. 18589". The London Gazette. 30 June 1829. p. 1214. 
  8. ^ "No. 18590". The London Gazette. 3 July 1829. p. 1238. 
  • Lundy, Darryl (September 2005), Richard Pepper Arden, 3rd Baron Alvanley, The Peerage, p. 560 § 5598 
    • Cokayne, G.E.; et al. (2000), The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, I (new, reprint in 6 volumes ed.), Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, p. 119 

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Arden
Baron Alvanley