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