WALLER, Harry (c.1701-72), of Lincoln's Inn and Grosvenor St., London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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17 Mar. 1726 - 1747

Family and Education

b. c.1701, 2nd s. of Dr. Stephen Waller; yr. bro. of Edmund Waller. educ. I. Temple 1716, called 1725; L. Inn 1721. m. 4 Aug. 1744, Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Stapylton, 3rd Bt., M.P.

Offices Held

Dep. master St. Katherine’s Hospital Feb. 1747-d.


After unsuccessfully contesting Wycombe and St. Ives in 1722, Harry Waller was returned in 1726 as a government supporter1 on petition at a by-election for Wycombe, where his family had a major interest. Following his elder brother into opposition, he voted consistently against the ministry till Edmund obtained a place in 1744, after which Harry was classed by the Government as ‘New Ally’. On the motion for the removal of Walpole in February 1741 he withdrew. He retained his seat till 1747, when he was replaced by his nephew, Edmund Waller junior, under whom he had obtained a profitable office. He died 29 July 1772.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Knatchbull Diary, 7 Feb. 1726.