James Wallace (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

James Wallace (1729–1783) was an English barrister, Member of Parliament, Solicitor General and Attorney General.

Life[edit]

The son of Thomas Wallace, of Asholme, Northumberland, attorney-at-law, Wallace was called to the Bar in 1757. In 1770, he was elected as one of the Members of Parliament for Horsham in Sussex. In 1778, he was appointed Solicitor General for England and Wales and in 1780 Attorney General. He died in 1783 and was buried in Exeter Cathedral.[1]

On 8 January 1767 Wallace married Elizabeth, only daughter and sole heiress of Thomas Simpson, Esquire, of Carleton Hall, Cumberland, and they had two children, Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace, and Elizabeth (1770-1792), who died unmarried.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Burke, Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Volume 2, p. 1495 online at books.google.co.uk
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
James Grenville
Robert Pratt
Member of Parliament for Horsham
1770–1783
With: Robert Pratt 1770–1774
Jeremiah Dyson 1774–1776
The Earl of Drogheda 1776–1780
Viscount Lewisham 1780
George Osborn 1780–1783
Succeeded by
James Crauford
George Osborn
Legal offices
Preceded by
Alexander Wedderburn
Solicitor General for England and Wales
1778–1780
Succeeded by
James Mansfield
Preceded by
Alexander Wedderburn
Attorney General for England and Wales
1780–1782
Succeeded by
Lloyd Kenyon
Preceded by
Lloyd Kenyon
Attorney General for England and Wales
1783
Succeeded by
John Lee