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John Perceval Egmont, 1st earl of

Egmont, John Perceval, 1st earl of, 1683–1748, Irish peer, associate of James E. Oglethorpe in founding Georgia. Elected (1727) to the British House of Commons, he served on Oglethorpe's committee investigating penal conditions. He was first president of the trustees of Georgia and kept a journal of their transactions, most of which has been published.

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