John Walpole

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Colonel John Walpole (17 November 1787 – 10 December 1859) was a soldier and diplomat, a younger son of Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford.

He served with the Guards during the Peninsular War, and was wounded at the Siege of Burgos.[1] He was Member of Parliament for King's Lynn from 1822 to 1831.[2] Walpole served as private secretary to Lord Palmerston from November 1830 to August 1833, when he was appointed British Consul-General and Plentipotentiary at Santiago in Chile. Walpole was promoted to Chargé d'affaires in May 1841, and retired in March 1849.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Obituary". Gentleman's Magazine: 195. February 1860. Retrieved 18 December 2008. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Lord Walpole
Marquess of Titchfield
Member of Parliament for King's Lynn
With: Marquess of Titchfield 1822–1824
Marquess of Titchfield 1824–1826
Lord William Bentinck 1826–1828
Lord George Bentinck 1828–1831
Succeeded by
Lord William Pitt Lennox
Lord George Bentinck
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Digby Wrangham
Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Stephen Henry Sulivan
Preceded by
John White
British Consul-General and
Plenipotentiary at Santiago

New title British Chargés d'Affaires in Chile
Succeeded by
Stephen Henry Sulivan