ARUNDELL, John (1701-68)

ARUNDELL, John (1701–68)

suc. fa. 24 Sept. 1706 (a minor) as 4th Bar. ARUNDELL OF TRERICE.

First sat 6 Dec. 1722; last sat 4 Apr. 1755

b. 21 Nov. 1701, o.s. of John Arundell, 3rd Bar. Arundell of Trerice, and Jane, da. of William Beaw, bp of Llandaff. educ. Balliol Coll. Oxf. m. 2 June 1722 Elizabeth (d. 1750), da. of Sir William Wentworth of Ashby, Lincs., sis. of Thomas Wentworth earl of Strafford,1 s.p. bur. 13 Aug. 1768.

Associated with: Trerice, Cornw.

Arundell succeeded to the peerage shortly before his fifth birthday. His marriage in 1722, shortly after leaving Balliol, Oxford, to a woman ‘almost old enough to be his mother’ caused some amusement, he being 20 and she over 40 (the marriage certificate optimistically gave her age as 25). Otherwise, he appears to have made little impact and his death was not noted by the London newspapers until more than four months after his demise.2


  • 1 Hearne, Remarks vii.(Oxford Hist. Soc. 48) 371.
  • 2 St James’s Chronicle, 29-31 Dec. 1768.