Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford

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Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (14 June 1783 – 29 December 1858), styled Lord Walpole between 1809 and 1822, was a British peer and politician.

Background[edit]

Orford was the eldest son of Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford, and Sophia, daughter of Charles Churchill[1] by his wife Lady Maria (or Mary) Churchill, daughter of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford by his mistress, later his 2nd wife Maria Skerett. The Countess of Orford was thus granddaughter of Sir Robert Walpole, and brought his line of descent into these related earls. His grandfather, Horatio 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton was Sir Robert Walpole's brother.

Political career[edit]

Orford succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for King's Lynn in 1809, and the held the seat until 1822.[2] The latter year he also succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Family[edit]

Lord Orford married Mary, daughter of William Augustus Fawkener, in 1812. They had several children, including the Hon. Frederick Walpole. Orford died in December 1858, aged 75, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Horatio. Lady Orford died in February 1860.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 1445 § 14443". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ leighrayment.com
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 1445 § 14443". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lord Walpole
Sir Martin ffolkes, Bt
Member of Parliament for King's Lynn
1809–1822
With: Sir Martin ffolkes, Bt 1809–1821
The Marquess of Titchfield 1822
Succeeded by
The Marquess of Titchfield
Hon. John Walpole
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Horatio Walpole
Earl of Orford
1822–1858
Succeeded by
Horatio Walpole