John Wodehouse, 2nd Baron Wodehouse

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John Wodehouse, 2nd Baron Wodehouse (11 January 1771 – 31 May 1846), styled The Honourable John Wodehouse from 1797 to 1834, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Background[edit]

Wodehouse was the eldest son of John Wodehouse, 1st Baron Wodehouse and Sophia Berkeley.[1]

Political career[edit]

Wodehouse was elected to the House of Commons for Great Bedwyn in 1796, a seat he held until 1802. In the general election that year he stood for Norfolk, but was defeated by Thomas Coke and Sir Jacob Astley; he was likewise defeated by Coke and William Windham in the 1806 election. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk in 1821.[1] He later represented Marlborough from 1818 to 1826. In 1834 he succeeded his father in the barony and entered the House of Lords as a Conservative. Wodehouse was a Peelite, and gave his proxy to the ministry to vote for repeal of the Corn Laws in the Lords shortly before his death.[1]

Family[edit]

Lord Wodehouse married Charlotte Laura Norris, daughter of John Norris, of Witton Park, Norfolk, in 1796. They had eleven children:[1]

  • Norris John Wodehouse (May 1798 – 25 May 1819)
  • Hon. Henry Wodehouse (1799 – 29 April 1834), married Anne Gurdon and left two sons:
  • Hon. Sophia Laura Wodehouse (13 January 1801 – 1869), married Raikes Currie in 1825
  • Capt. Hon. Edward Thornton-Wodehouse (5 June 1802 – 17 March 1874), RN, married Diana Thornton and left issue
  • Hon. Charlotte Laura Wodehouse (2 September 1803 – 1878), married Rev. Richard Phayre, left no issue
  • Hon. Henrietta Laura Wodehouse (30 March 1805 – aft. 1890), married John David Chambers in 1834
  • Capt. Hon. Berkeley Wodehouse (14 May 1806 – 13 September 1877), married Fanny Holmes and left issue
  • Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Laura (29 December 1810 – 1856), married John Whaites in 1836 and left issue
  • Cornet Hon. Bertram Wodehouse (30 April 1813 – 11 October 1856)
  • Hon. Rev. Alfred Wodehouse (10 June 1814 – 6 September 1848), married Emma Hamilton Macdonald in 1840 and left issue
  • Emma Laura Wodehouse (d. 1820)

He died in 1846, aged 76, and was succeeded in the barony by his grandson John, who became a prominent Liberal politician and was created Earl of Kimberley in 1866.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sylvanus Urban, ed. (1846). "Obituaries". The Gentleman's Magazine. 180: 92. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Viscount Stopford
Edward Hyde East
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
17961801
With: Thomas Bruce 1796–1796
Robert John Buxton 1797–1801
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn
18011802
With: Robert John Buxton
Succeeded by
Robert John Buxton
Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt
Preceded by
Edward Stopford
William Noel-Hill
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
18181826
With: Lord Brudenell
Succeeded by
Lord Brudenell
Earl Bruce
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Suffield
Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk
1821–1846
Succeeded by
The Earl of Leicester
Vice-Admiral of Norfolk
1822–1846
Vacant
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Wodehouse
Baron Wodehouse
1834–1844
Succeeded by
John Wodehouse