Drigue Olmius, 2nd Baron Waltham

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Drigue Billers Olmius, 2nd Baron Waltham (12 March 1746 – 10 December 1786[1] or 10 February 1787),[2] was a British politician.

Olmius was the son of John Olmius, 1st Baron Waltham, by Anne, daughter of Sir William Billers, Lord Mayor of London in 1733. He succeeded his father in the barony in October 1762, aged 16. This was an Irish peerage and gave him a seat in the Irish House of Lords although not in the English House of Lords.[1] In 1768 he was returned to parliament as one of four representatives for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, a seat he held until 1774.[3] From 1784 until his death in 1787 he sat as Member of Parliament for Maldon.[4]

Lord Waltham died childless in February 1787, aged 40, when the barony became extinct. He was succeeded in the family estates by his sister, the Honourable Elizabeth. She was the wife of John Luttrell, 3rd Earl of Carhampton, who assumed the additional surname of Olmius.[1]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Tucker
Richard Glover
Richard Jackson
Charles Walcott
Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
1768–1774
With: John Tucker
Sir Charles Davers, Bt
Jeremiah Dyson
Succeeded by
John Tucker
Welbore Ellis
William Chaffin Grove
John Purling
Preceded by
John Strutt
Eliab Harvey
Member of Parliament for Maldon
1784–1787
With: John Strutt
Succeeded by
John Strutt
Sir Peter Parker, Bt
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Olmius
Baron Waltham
1762–1787
Extinct