WALLOP, Henry II (1657-91), of Hurstbourne Priors, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
Available from Boydell and Brewer



Mar. 1679
Oct. 1679
1690 - 28 Dec. 1691

Family and Education

b. 18 May 1657, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Henry Wallop I. educ. Trinity, Oxf. 1676. unm. suc. fa. 1673.1

Offices Held

Commr. for recusants, Hants 1675, assessment 1679-80, 1689-90, j.p. and dep. lt. 1689-d.; v.-adm. Leinster [I] 1691-d.2


With the destruction of Farleigh House by fire in 1667, the Wallop family took up permanent residence at Hurstbourne, thereby strengthening their already formidable interest at Whitchurch. Wallop sat for the borough in every Parliament from 1679 to his death. Listed as ‘honest’ by Shaftesbury, in the first Exclusion Parliament he was appointed to the committee of elections and privileges and voted for the bill. In the second and third Exclusion Parliaments, he presumably remained a supporter of exclusion, but made no speeches and was not named to any committees. He defeated John Deane in 1685, probably his only contest. But he was equally inactive in James II’s Parliament, though noted on Danby’s list as a member of the Opposition. In the Convention, he was again appointed to the elections committee and listed as supporting the disabling clause in the bill to restore corporations. He was re-elected as a Whig, but died on 28 Dec. 1691. His nephew John sat for Hampshire as a Whig from 1715 to 1720, when he was raised to the peerage.3

Ref Volumes: 1660-1690

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Collins, Peerage, iv. 323-4.
  • 2. Cal. Treas. Bks. ix. 1373.
  • 3. VCH Hants, iii. 261.