WALLOP, Hon. Henry (?1743-94).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1768 - 1774

Family and Education

b. ?1743, 2nd s. of John, Visct. Lymington, by Catherine, da. and h. of John Conduit of Cranbury Lodge, Hants, M.P. for Whitchurch.  unm.

Offices Held

Lt. and capt. 3 Ft. Gds. 1762; capt. 41 Ft. 1768- d.

Groom of the bedchamber 1767-73.


Lord Powis wrote to George Grenville, 28 Aug. 1764,1 on the death of H. B. Legge, that he had secured Lord Portsmouth’s promise not to engage his interest in Hampshire; and added that application had been made to him to recommend Captain Wallop of the Guards for one of the grooms of Prince William’s bedchamber. ‘He is sober and decent in his behaviour; and has a very good understanding; and also a good person.’ Grenville replied that he would attend to the request.2 But the King said he would leave his brother a free choice of those ‘to be in that office constantly about his person’.3

Wallop was returned for Whitchurch on his brother’s interest. There is no record of any vote or speech by him in the House; in Robinson’s two surveys on the royal marriage bill, March 1772, he was listed as ‘pro, absent’; and again as ‘pro’ in the electoral survey of September 1774. He did not stand again for Parliament; and died in August 1794.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Grenville mss (JM).
  • 2. Grenville to Powis, 4 Sept., letter bk.
  • 3. Grenville to Lord Portsmouth, 12 Nov. 1764, letter bk.