Newton Wallop, 6th Earl of Portsmouth

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The Right Honourable

The Earl of Portsmouth

JP, DL
Newton Wallop, Vanity Fair, 1880-11-13.jpg
"Young Oxford", the 6th Earl of Portsmouth when Viscount Lymington, caricature by Spy in Vanity Fair, November 1880.
Under-Secretary of State for War
In office
12 December 1905 – 12 April 1908
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Preceded by The Earl of Donoughmore
Succeeded by The Lord Lucas
Personal details
Born 19 January 1856
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Died 4 December 1917
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Beatrice Mary Pease
(d. 1935)
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford
"The Demon", Newton Wallop, 6th Earl of Portsmouth, caricature by Spy, Vanity Fair Magazine 21 August 1907

Newton Wallop, 6th Earl of Portsmouth JP, DL (19 January 1856 - 4 December 1917), styled Viscount Lymington until 1891, was a British Liberal politician. He served as Under-Secretary of State for War under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman from 1905 to 1908.

Background and education[edit]

Lymington was born in Whitchurch, Hampshire, the eldest son of Isaac Wallop, 5th Earl of Portsmouth, and his wife Lady Eveline Alicia Juliana Herbert, daughter of Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.

Political career[edit]

Lymington was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnstaple at a by-election in February 1880,[1] a seat he held until 1885 when representation was reduced to one member under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. At the 1885 general election, he was elected MP for South Molton and held the seat until 1891.[2] In the latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords. From 1905 to 1908 Lord Portsmouth served as Under-Secretary of State for War in the Liberal administration of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.

Lord Portsmouth was also a Justice of the Peace for Hampshire and Devon and a Deputy Lieutenant.[3]

Family[edit]

Lord Portsmouth married Beatrice Mary Pease, only child of Edward Pease of Darlington, in 1885. He died in December 1917 at Whitchurch, aged 61, and was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, John. The Countess of Portsmouth died in 1935.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 36. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 258. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Cave
Samuel Danks Waddy
Member of Parliament for Barnstaple
18801885
With: Thomas Cave 1880
Sir Robert Carden 1880–1885
Succeeded by
George Pitt-Lewis
(representation reduced to one member 1885)
New constituency Member of Parliament for South Molton
18851891
Succeeded by
George Lambert
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Donoughmore
Under-Secretary of State for War
1905 – 1908
Succeeded by
The Lord Lucas
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Isaac Newton Wallop
Earl of Portsmouth
1891 – 1917
Succeeded by
John Fellowes Wallop