Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace

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Lord Wallace

Thomas Wallace, 1st Baron Wallace PC (1768 – 23 February 1844) was an English politician.

Background[edit]

Wallace was the son of James Wallace (1729–1783), a barrister who served as Solicitor General for England and Wales and as Attorney General, by Elizabeth, only daughter and sole heiress of Thomas Simpson, Esquire, of Carleton Hall, Cumberland.

Political career[edit]

Wallace was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Grampound from 1790 to 1796, for Penryn from 1796 to 1802, for Hindon from 1802 to 1807, for Shaftesbury from 1807 to 1812, for Weymouth from 1812 to 1813, for Cockermouth from 1813 to 1818 and again for Weymouth from 1818 to 1828. He was a member of the Board of Control from 1807-1816 (responsible for overseeing the British East India Company), and Vice-President of the Board of Trade from 1818 to 1823. He was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1801[1] and ennobled as Baron Wallace, of Knaresdale in the County of Northumberland, on 2 February 1828.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Wallace married Lady Jane, daughter of John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, in 1814. His seat was at Featherstone Castle, Northumberland. Lady Jane died in June 1829. Lord Wallace survived her by 15 years and died in February 1844. The barony died with him.[3]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Somers Cocks
Francis Baring
Member of Parliament for Grampound
1790–1796
With: Jeremiah Crutchley
Succeeded by
Bryan Edwards
Robert Sewell
Preceded by
Sir Francis Basset
Richard Glover
Member of Parliament for Penryn
1796–1800
With: William Meeke
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Penryn
18011802
With: William Meeke
Succeeded by
Sir Stephen Lushington
Sir John Nicholl
Preceded by
James Wildman
Matthew Lewis
Member of Parliament for Hindon
18021806
With: John Pedley
Succeeded by
William Beckford
Benjamin Hobhouse
Preceded by
Edward Loveden
Home Riggs Popham
Member of Parliament for Shaftesbury
18071812
With: Edward Loveden
Succeeded by
Richard Bateman-Robson
Hudson Gurney
Preceded by
Sir John Murray, Bt
Richard Steward
Charles Adams
Joseph Hume
Member of Parliament for Weymouth
1812–1813
With: Sir John Murray, Bt
John Broadhurst
Henry Trail
Succeeded by
Sir John Murray, Bt
Viscount Cranborne
Christopher Idle
Masterton Ure
Preceded by
Augustus John Foster
Viscount Lowther
Member of Parliament for Cockermouth
1813–1818
With: Viscount Lowther 1813–1816
John Henry Lowther 1816–1818
Succeeded by
Sir John Beckett, Bt
John Henry Lowther
Preceded by
Sir John Murray, Bt
Adolphus Dalrymple
Christopher Idle
Masterton Ure
Member of Parliament for Weymouth
1818–1828
With: William Williams 1818–1826
John Gordon 1826–1828
Thomas Buxton 1818–1832
Masterton Ure 1813–1832
Succeeded by
John Gordon
Thomas Buxton
Edward Sugden
Masterton Ure
Political offices
Preceded by
Hon. F. J. Robinson
Vice-President of the Board of Trade
1818–1823
Succeeded by
Charles Grant
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Wallace
1828–1844
Extinct