Sir Armine Wodehouse, 5th Baronet

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Sir Armine Wodehouse, 5th Baronet (c. 1714 – 21 May 1777), was a British Tory Member of Parliament.

Wodehouse was the son of Sir John Wodehouse, 4th Baronet, and Mary Fermor. His unusual first name reflects his connection with the Airmine Baronets through his grandmother Anne Airmine. He was elected to the House of Commons for Norfolk in 1737, a seat he held until 1768. In 1754 he succeeded his father in the baronetcy and to the family seat of Kimberley Hall in Norfolk.

Wodehouse married Letitia Bacon, daughter of Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Baronet, in 1738. He died in 1777 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son John, who was created Baron Wodehouse in 1797 and who was the great-grandfather of statesman John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley. Wodehouse's second son Reverend Philip Wodehouse (1745-1811) was the great-grandfather of the author P. G. Wodehouse while his third son Thomas Wodehouse was the grandfather of the colonial administrator Sir Philip Wodehouse.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Bacon, Bt
William Wodehouse
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1737–1768
With: Sir Edmund Bacon, Bt 1737-41
Viscount Coke 1741-47
George Townshend 1747-64
Thomas de Grey 1764-68
Succeeded by
Thomas de Grey
Sir Edward Astley, Bt
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
John Wodehouse
Baronet
(of Wilberhall)
1754–1777
Succeeded by
John Wodehouse