John Wodehouse, 1st Baron Wodehouse

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Lord Wodehouse (William Beechey, 1785)

John Wodehouse, 1st Baron Wodehouse (4 April 1741 – 29 May 1834), known as Sir John Wodehouse, 6th Baronet, from 1777 to 1797, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Wodehouse was the son of Sir Armine Wodehouse, 5th Baronet, and Letitia Bacon. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1777 and in 1784 he was elected to the House of Commons for Norfolk, a seat he held until 1797.In that year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Wodehouse, of Kimberley in the County of Norfolk.

Lord Wodehouse married Sophia Berkeley, daughter of the Hon. Charles Berkeley, in 1769. He died in May 1834, aged 93, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son John.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Edward Astley
Thomas Coke
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1784–1797
With: Sir Edward Astley 1784-90
Thomas Coke 1790-97
Succeeded by
Thomas Coke
Jacob Henry Astley
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Baron Wodehouse
1797–1834
Succeeded by
John Wodehouse
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Armine Wodehouse
Baronet
(of Wilberhall)
1777–1834
Succeeded by
John Wodehouse