WALPOLE, Hon. Horatio (1723-1809), of Wolterton, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1747 - 5 Feb. 1757

Family and Education

b. 12 June 1723, 1st s. of Horatio Walpole (d. 1757) of Wolterton, and bro. of Hon. Richard and Hon. Thomas Walpole.  educ. Corpus Christi, Camb. 1741; L. Inn 1736.  m. 12 May 1748, Lady Rachel Cavendish, da. of William, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, 4s. 2da.  suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Walpole of Wolterton 5 Feb. 1757; cr. Earl of Orford 10 Apr. 1806.

Offices Held


In the House of Commons Walpole, like his father, supported Administration. He is not known to have spoken in the Parliament of 1754.

He died 24 Feb. 1809.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond