WALLOP, Hon. Coulson (1774-1807).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1796 - 1802

Family and Education

b. 19 Sept. 1774, 3rd surv. s. of John, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth, by Urania, da. of Coulson Fellowes of Eggesford, Devon; bro. of Hon. Newton Fellowes*. educ. Eton 1785-92. m. 2 Apr. 1802, Catherine Townley, da. of Maurice Keatinge, s.p.

Offices Held

Capt. (vols.) S. Hants militia 1794, capt. 1795.


As soon as he was of age, Wallop was returned for Andover on his father’s interest. He was not present at his election and made no mark in the House. As expected of him, he supported Pitt’s administration, voting for the assessed taxes, 4 Jan. 1798. But like his eldest brother, who became 3rd Earl in 1797, he was fatally flawed: John King reported to Pitt, 5 Aug. 1800, that Wallop was

little better than an idiot, in addition to which he has spent all his money, and his mother does not think him a proper person to continue to represent [Andover]. At the same time she is anxious to obtain some provision for him (to the extent of about £400 per annum) and provided I can be the means of effecting this, I am to be considered as the family Member.

King left this matter to Pitt’s determination and it appears that Pitt decided against, as Wallop remained in the House until the dissolution, when he was replaced by his brother Newton.

Wallop proceeded to France in 1802 and became one of Buonaparte’s détenus. He died a captive at Verdun, 31 Aug. 1807.

PRO, Dacres Adams mss 3/58; Gent. Mag. (1807), ii. 980.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: Arthur Aspinall