Henry Wallop (died 1642)

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Sir Henry Wallop (18 October 1568 – 14 November 1642) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1597 and 1642.

Wallop was the eldest son of Sir Henry Wallop of Farleigh Wallop in Hampshire and his wife Katherine, daughter of Richard Gifford. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, graduating BA in 1588. He acted as his father's deputy at Dublin, and was knighted there in August 1599.

Wallop was elected Member of Parliament for Lymington in 1597 and knight of the shire for Hampshire for the last parliament of Queen Elizabeth I in 1601. He was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1603 and again in 1629, and High Sheriff of Shropshire in between February and November 1606. He was elected MP for Stockbridge in 1614, (although the election was subsequently voided), and was one of the council for the marches of Wales in 1617. In 1621 he was re-elected for Hampshire and in 1623 he was elected MP for Whitchurch. In 1624 became Custos Rotulorum of Hampshire, a post he held until his death. He was elected MP for Andover in 1625 and in 1626 and 1628 was returned as MP for Hampshire.[1][2]

Parliament was suspended for eleven years from 1629 and Wallop was obliged to serve a second term as High Sheriff of Hampshire the same year. In April 1640, he was again elected MP for Hampshire in the Short Parliament and in November 1640 for the Long Parliament.[3] Wallop supported the Parliamentarian side but died at the age of 74 before he could take an active part in the Civil War.

He had married c.1596 Elizabeth Corbet, the daughter and heiress of Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet, Shropshire. Wallop left an only son, Robert Wallop who was also a Parliamentarian MP.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Blount
John Knight
Member of Parliament for Lymington
1597
With: Thomas West
Succeeded by
Francis Darcy
Thomas Ridley
Preceded by
Thomas Fleming
Richard Mill
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
1601
With: Sir Edward More
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Oxenbridge
William Jephson
Preceded by
Sir William Fortescue
Sir Edwin Sandys
Member of Parliament for Stockbridge
1614–1621
With: Sir Walter Cope
Succeeded by
Sir William Ayloffe, Bt
Sir Richard Gifford
Preceded by
Richard Tichborne
Sir William Uvedale
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
1621–1622
With: Sir John Jephson
Succeeded by
Sir Daniel Norton
Sir Robert Oxenbridge
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Jervoise
Sir Robert Oxenbridge
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
1623–1625
With: Sir Thomas Jervoise
Succeeded by
Robert Wallop
Sir Robert Oxenbridge
Preceded by
Robert Wallop
John Shuter
Member of Parliament for Andover
1625
With: Henry Shuter
Succeeded by
Henry, Lord Paulet
John Shuter
Preceded by
Robert Wallop
Henry Whitehead
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
1626–1629
With: Robert Wallop 1626
Sir Daniel Norton 1628–1629
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Preceded by
Parliament suspended since 1629
Member of Parliament for Hampshire
1640–1642
With: Richard Whitehead
Succeeded by
Richard Whitehead
Richard Norton