WALPOLE, Hon. Horatio (1723-1809).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 5 Feb. 1757

Family and Education

b. 12 June 1723, 1st s. of Horatio Walpole of Wolterton, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton. educ. L. Inn 1736; Corpus Christi, Camb. 1741; Grand Tour (Italy 1746-7)1. m. 12 May 1748, Lady Rachel Cavendish, 3rd da. of William, 3rd Duke of Devonshire, 4s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Walpole of Wolterton 5 Feb. 1757; uncle Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, as Baron Walpole of Walpole 2 Mar. 1797; cr. Earl of Orford 10 Apr. 1806.

Offices Held


Returned for King’s Lynn on the Walpole interest in 1747, Horatio Walpole was classed as a government supporter. He died 24 Feb. 1809.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Corresp. H. Walpole (Yale ed.), xix. 59, 192, 232, 238.