WODEHOUSE, Sir John, 6th Bt. (1741-1834), of Kimberley, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 26 Oct. 1797

Family and Education

b. 15 Apr. 1741, 1st s. of Armine Wodehouse.  educ. Westminster 1748; Ch.Ch. Oxf. 1758.  m. 30 Mar. 1769, Sophia, da. and h. of Hon. Charles Berkeley of Bruton Abbey, Som., 4s. 3da.  suc. fa. as 6th Bt. 21 May 1777; cr. Baron Wodehouse of Kimberley 26 Oct. 1797.

Offices Held


In 1784 Wodehouse was a candidate for Great Yarmouth, but after a canvass withdrew, and on 3 Apr., only eleven days before the election, declared his candidature for the county as a follower of Pitt. After a brief but remarkable campaign, T. W. Coke declined the poll. Wodehouse voted with Pitt during the Regency crisis. In his first Parliament he is not known to have spoken in the House.

He died 29 May 1834.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier