John Wallop, Viscount Lymington

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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.[1]

On 8 July 1740, he married Catherine Conduit[1] (d. 15 April 1750), the daughter of John Conduitt and great-niece of Isaac Newton, by whom he had four sons and a daughter:[2]

In 1741, Wallop was returned to Parliament on his family's interest for Andover;[1] 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.[3] Wallop was likewise returned for Whitchurch, where he had inherited an interest through his wife, but chose to sit for Andover.[4]

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.[1] Lymington was considered a supporter of the Pelham government in 1747, when he and Pollen were returned for Andover without a contest.[3] Lymington died in late 1749, in the life of his father.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wallop, Hon. John (1718-49)". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ Collins, Arthur (1812). Collins's Peerage of England. Vol. 4. p. 327. 
  3. ^ a b "Andover". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Whitchurch". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Guidott
John Pollen
Member of Parliament for Andover
1741–1749
With: John Pollen
Succeeded by
John Pollen
John Griffin
Preceded by
John Selwyn
John Mordaunt
Member of Parliament for Whitchurch
1741–1742
With: John Selwyn
Succeeded by
John Selwyn
William Sloper