WODEHOUSE, Armine (c.1714-77), of Kimberley Hall, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 Mar. 1737 - 1768

Family and Education

b. c.1714, 1st surv. s. of Sir John Wodehouse, 4th Bt., M.P., by his 2nd w. Mary, da. of William Fermor, M.P., 1st Baron Leominster; bro. of William Wodehouse. educ. Trinity Hall, Camb. 1730. m. 3 Oct. 1738, Laetitia, da. and h. of Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Bt., of Garboldisham, Norf., 4s. suc. fa. as 5th Bt. 9 Aug. 1754.

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Wodehouse, who succeeded his elder brother for Norfolk, was one of the Tories who withdrew on the motion for the dismissal of Walpole in February 1741, otherwise voting regularly against the Government in the Parliaments of 1734 and 1741. The second Lord Egmont in his electoral survey, c.1749-50, describes him as ‘heartily with us’, i.e. with Leicester House. He died 21 May 1777.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick