Sir John Wodehouse, 4th Baronet

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Sir John Wodehouse, 4th Baronet (23 March 1669 – 6 August 1754), was a British Tory Member of Parliament.

A member of an old Norfolk family, Wodehouse succeeded his grandfather Sir Philip Wodehouse, 3rd Baronet, in the baronetcy on 6 May 1681. He was the son of Thomas Wodehouse and Anne Airmine, daughter and co-heiress of Sir William Airmine, 2nd Baronet. In 1695 he was elected to the House of Commons for Thetford, a seat he held until 1698 and again from 1701 to 1702 and 1705 to 1708. He also represented Norfolk from 1710 to 1713.[1] At some point he was the Recorder of Thetford. Wodehouse married Elizabeth Benson in 1700. After her early death he married Mary Fermor, daughter of William Fermor, 1st Baron Leominster. He died in August 1754, aged 85,[2] and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son from his second marriage, Armine. Wodehouse's descendants include Foreign Secretary John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, and the author P. G. Wodehouse.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "W" (part 3)
  2. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 3218 § 3217". The Peerage. [unreliable source]

References[edit]

  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,[page needed]
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Francis Guybon
Baptist May
Member of Parliament for Thetford
1695–1698
With: Sir Joseph Williamson 1695–96
James Sloane 1696–98
Succeeded by
James Sloane
Sir Joseph Williamson
Preceded by
Edmund Soame
Sir Thomas Hanmer
Member of Parliament for Thetford
1701–1702
With: Sir Thomas Hanmer
Succeeded by
Robert Benson
Edmund Soame
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Robert Benson
Edmund Soame
Member of Parliament for Thetford
1705–1708
With: Sir Thomas Hanmer
Succeeded by
Robert Baylis
Thomas de Grey
Preceded by
Sir John Holland
Ashe Windham
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
1710–1713
With: Sir Jacob Astley
Succeeded by
Sir Jacob Astley
Sir Edmund Bacon
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Philip Wodehouse
Baronet
(of Wilberhall)
1681–1754
Succeeded by
Armine Wodehouse