John Wallop, Viscount Lymington
John Wallop, Viscount Lymington (3 August 1718 – 19 November 1749) was a British politician, styled Hon. John Wallop from 1720 to 1743.
The eldest son of John Wallop, 1st Viscount Lymington, Wallop was educated at Winchester School from 1731 to 1734 and at Christ Church, Oxford in 1735. From 1739 to 1740, he was mayor of Lymington.
- John Wallop, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth (1742–1797)
- Hon. Henry Wallop (d. 1794), a Groom of the Bedchamber
- Hon. Rev. Barton Wallop (3 January 1744 – 1 September 1781), married Camilla Powlett Smith in 1771 and had issue, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge
- Hon. Bennet Wallop (29 January 1745 – 12 February 1815), married and had issue
- Hon. Catharine Wallop (3 January 1746 – May 1813), married on 3 October 1770 Hon. Lockhart Gordon and had issue
In 1741, Wallop was returned to Parliament on his family's interest for Andover; he and John Pollen defeated William Guidott and John Pugh, the former a local official and former MP who had gotten himself disliked by the Andover corporation. Wallop was likewise returned for Whitchurch, where he had inherited an interest through his wife, but chose to sit for Andover.
He sat as a Whig, supporting Robert Walpole's administration, and voted for Giles Earle in his unsuccessful candidacy for chairman of the Committee of Privileges and Elections that year. He abstained from the vote to investigate Walpole's conduct in 1742. In 1743, his father (who had lost a number of local offices in Hampshire on Walpole's fall), was created Earl of Portsmouth, and Wallop adopted the style of Viscount Lymington. He voted against the Carteret Ministry in 1744 on their bill to hire Hanoverian troops for the War of the Austrian Succession. Lymington was considered a supporter of the Pelham government in 1747, when he and Pollen were returned for Andover without a contest. Lymington died in late 1749, in the life of his father.
|Parliament of Great Britain|
|Member of Parliament for Andover
With: John Pollen
|Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
With: John Selwyn