Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole
Walpole is a relative of Sir Robert Walpole, the first British Prime Minister. He is the 10th and 8th Baron Walpole (from two different creations). His ancestors include Sir Robert Walpole's father Robert Walpole (1650–1700).
Education and local government career
House of Lords career
He entered the House on the death of his father in 1989. He was a crossbencher and was internally elected to continue serving after the House of Lords Act 1999 prevented most hereditary peers from sitting. He retired from Parliament on 13 June 2017.
His heir is Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole (born 16 November 1967), a writer; he has four other children including Alice Walpole, a diplomat, by his first wife Judith (née Schofield, later Judith Chaplin OBE MP). Their marriage was dissolved in 1979. In 1980 Walpole married Laurel Celia Ball with whom he has three further children.
Wealth and estates
His father's net estate as at his death in February 1989 was sworn as £2,065,295 (equivalent to £5,047,000 in 2018). In April 2016 he sold Wolterton Hall, the house commissioned by his ancestor the 1st Baron Walpole in 1742, where he and his father had lived. He lives nearby at Mannington Hall a house owned by his family since the 18th century.
- "Lord Walpole (incorrectly shows as Robin Walpole)". Parliament of the United Kingdom. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- "Lord Walpole". UK Parliament.
- Probate Calendars of England and Wales: 1989 at page 8454
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The Hon. Jonathan Walpole