Bluett Wallop

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Bluett (or Bluet) Wallop (27 April 1726 – 6 June 1749) was a British soldier and politician.

The fourth son of John Wallop, 1st Earl of Portsmouth, Bluett was appointed a Page of Honour to George II on 8 November 1739.[1] He served the King on campaign in Flanders in 1743 and 1744. In the latter year, he left the King's service, having obtained a commission as a cornet in Honywood's Regiment of Horse. He was with his regiment at Fontenoy, and soon thereafter got a captaincy in Lord Sempill's Regiment of Foot. He fought at Culloden, and later got the captaincy of a troop of horse and served as equerry to the Duke of Cumberland.[2]

In 1747, he was returned to Parliament as a member for Newport, Isle of Wight, owing to his father's influence as Governor of the Isle of Wight.[3] He died of smallpox in 1749.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bucholz, R.O. (2006). "Index of officers: Wa - Wh". Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837. pp. 1582–1625. 
  2. ^ Collins's Peerage
  3. ^ "Wallop, Hon. Bluett (1726-49)". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Gent. Mag., v. 19, p. 284
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Anthony Chute
Monoux Cope
Member of Parliament for Newport (Isle of Wight)
1747–1749
With: Thomas Lee Dummer
Succeeded by
Thomas Lee Dummer
Ralph Jenison
Court offices
Preceded by
John Ashburnham
Page of Honour
1739–1744
Succeeded by
Hon. William Howe