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Orford, Earl of (UK, 1806 - 1931)

 

Creation: let.pat. 10 Apr 1806

 

Extinct: 27 Sep 1931

 

Family name: Walpole

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Arms:

See Earl of Orford

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Horatio [Walpole], 2nd Baron Walpole (of Wolterton) later 4th Baron Walpole (of Walpole) later 1st Earl of Orford

1st son and hr. of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Baron Walpole (by his wife Mary Magdalen Lombard, dau. and cohrss. of Peter Lombard, of Burnham Thorpe, co. Norfolk), next brother to Robert [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford

born

12 Jun 1723

mar.

12 May 1748 Lady Rachel Cavendish (b. 7 Jun 1727; d. 7 May 1805), 3rd dau. of William [Cavendish], 3rd Duke of Devonshire, by his wife Catherine Hoskins, dau. and hr. of John Hoskins, of Oxted, co. Surrey, Steward to the Duke of Bedford

children

1. Hon Horatio Walpole, later 2nd Earl of Orford

2. Hon George Walpole (b. 20 Jun 1758 ; d. May 1835)

3. Robert Walpole (d. young)

1. Lady Katherine Walpole (d. 3 Jul 1831)

2. Lady Mary Walpole (d. 1 Apr 1840), mar. 4 Aug 1777 Thomas Hussey, of Galtrim and Rathkenny, co. Meath (b. 1749; d. 25 Mar 1825), 3rd son of Stafford Hussey, of Galtrim, co. Meath, by his wife Anne Kirwan, dau. of Simon Kirwan, of Castle Hacket, co. Galway, and had issue

died

24 Feb 1809

created

10 Apr 1806 Earl of Orford

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for King's Lynn 1747-57; suc. his father 5 Feb 1757 as 2nd Baron Walpole (of Wolterton) ; High Steward of King's Lynn 1792-1809; suc. his cousin 2 Mar 1797 as 4th Baron Walpole (of Walpole)

 

Horatio [Walpole], 2nd Earl of Orford

born

13 Jun 1752

mar. (1)

27 Jul 1781 his second cousin Sophia Churchill (d. 9 Nov 1797), 2nd dau. of Col Charles Churchill, of Chalfont, co. Buckingham, by his wife Maria Walpole, illegit. dau. of Robert [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, by his mistress (later second wife) Maria Skerrett, only child of Thomas Skerrett, of Hanover Square, London

children by first wife

1. Hon Horatio Walpole, later 3rd Earl of Orford

2. Capt Hon William Walpole RN (b. 10 Sep 1784; dvp. 1814)

3. Frederick Walpole (dvp. Apr 1799)

4. Lt Col Hon John Walpole, Chargé d'Affaires in Chile (b. 17 Nov 1787; d. 10 Dec 1859)

1. Sophia Walpole (dvp. 8 Feb 1795)

2. Lady Charlotte Walpole (d. 29 Nov 1843)

3. Lady Maria Walpole (d. 6 Dec 1870), mar. 9 Aug 1817 Martin John West, Recorder of King's Lynn

4. Lady Harriet Walpole (d. 18 Apr 1875), mar. 17 Apr 1817 Post Capt Sir William Hoste, 1st Bt KBE RN (d. 6 Dec 1828), and had issue

5. Anne Walpole (dvp. an infant 13 Jun 1796)

6. Lady Georgiana Mary Walpole (d. 16 Jan 1859), mar. 6 Feb 1827 Rev Joseph Wolff DD, Vicar of Isle Brewers, co. Somerset (d. 2 May 1862), and had issue

7. Lady Catherine Walpole (d. 20 Aug 1867), mar. 25 Jul 1822 Henry Lawes Long, of Hampton Lodge, co. Surrey, and had issue

mar. (2)

28 Jul 1806 Catherine Chamberlayne (widow of Rev Edward Chamberlayne, Rector of Worplesdon, co. Surrey; d. 18 May 1807), dau. of Rev ..... Tunstall DD

died

15 Jun 1822

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for Wigan 1780-84 and for King's Lynn 1784-1809; Secretary and Registrar of the Chelsea Hospital 1783; Col, West Norfolk Regiment of Militia 1794; High Steward of King's Lynn 1809-22

 

Horatio [Walpole], 3rd Earl of Orford

born

14 Jun 1783

mar.

23 Jul 1812 Mary Fawkener (b. 1788; d. 4 Feb 1860), 1st dau. by his second wife of William Augustus Fawkener, of Brocton Hall, co. Shropshire, a Clerk to the Privy Council

children

1. Hon Horatio William Walpole, later 4th Earl of Orford

2. Hon Henry Walpole (b. 1 May 1818; dsp. 6 Nov 1876), mar. 3 Jul 1845 Cecilia Elizabeth Macalister (d. 20 May 1887), dau. of John Macalister, of Strathaird

3. Cdr Hon Frederick Walpole RN MP (b. 18 Sep 1822; d. 1 Apr 1876), mar. 12 Feb 1852 his second cousin Laura Sophia Frances Walpole (d. 26 Jan 1901), only dau. of Francis Walpole (by his wife Elizabeth Knight, dau. of Thomas A Knight, of Downton Castle), 2nd son of Hon Robert Walpole (by his second wife Sophia Stert, dau. of Richard Stert, of Lisbon, Portugal), younger brother of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, and 4th son of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Baron Walpole (of Wolterton), and had issue:

1a. Robert Horace Walpole, later 5th Earl of Orford

2a. Clare Horatio Walpole (b. 21 Nov 1858; d. 6 May 1906), mar. Ann Garner, of Nelson, Virginia, USA, and had issue:

1b. Amye Walpole (d. 19...). mar. Hugh Wheelwright Davis, and had issue

1a. Amye Rachel Walpole (d. 23 Jan 1935), mar. 16 Apr 1872 Henry Charles [Manners-Sutton], 4th Viscount Canterbury, and had issue

1. Lady Rachel Katherine Walpole (b. 6 Feb 1824; d. 21 Jun 1854), mar. 24 Feb 1842 as his first wife John Charles George [Savile], 4th Earl of Mexborough, and had issue

2. Lady Dorothy Fanny Walpole (d. 24 Mar 1913), mar. 2 Dec 1847 her second cousin Reginald Henry Nevill, of Dangstein, Petersfield, co. Surrey (b. 14 Sep 1807; d. 1 Sep 1878), 3rd son of Rev Hon George Henry Nevill (by his wife Caroline Walpole, 2nd dau. of Hon Richard Walpole MP (by his wife  Margaret Vanneck, sister of Joshua [Vanneck], 1st Baron Huntingfield, and 4th dau. of Sir Joshua Vanneck, 1st Bt.), younger brother of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, and 3rd son of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Baron Walpole (of Wolterton)), 2nd son of George [Nevill], 1st Earl of Abergavenny, and had issue

died

29 Dec 1858

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for King's Lynn 1809-22; Attaché at St Petersburg 1806 and at Madrid 1808; a Lord of the Admiralty 1811-12; Secretary to the Embassy at St Petersburg 1812-15 and Minister in St Petersburg 1813-15; a Commissioner for Indian Affairs 1818-23; Constable of Castle Rising 1822-58; High Steward of King's Lynn 1825-58 and of Yarmouth 1833-36; Col of the West Norfolk Militia 1822-58

 

Horatio William [Walpole], 4th Earl of Orford

born

18 Apr 1813

mar.

11 Nov 1841 Harriet Bettina Frances Pellew (d. 9 Nov 1886), only child of Admiral Hon Sir Fleetwood Broughton Reynolds Pellew (by his first wife Harriet Webster, only dau. of Sir Godfrey Webster, 4th Bt.), 2nd son of Edward [Pellew], 1st Viscount Exmouth

children

1. Lady Dorothy Elizabeth Mary Walpole (d. 1921), mar. 25 Feb 1868 the Duke del Balzo, of Naples, Italy, only son of the Marquis della Senora del Balzo, Grandee of Spain 1st Class

2. Lady Maude Mary Walpole (d. 2 Jun 1874), mar. 11 Nov 1871 Count Salvatore Griefeo and Gravana, Prince Palagonia, Grandee of Spain 1st Class

died

s.p.m. 7 Dec 1894

suc. by

nephew

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Norfolk 1835-37

 

Robert Horace [Walpole], 5th Earl of Orford

born

10 Jul 1854

mar. (1)

17 May 1888 Louise Melissa Corbin (dspms. 4 May 1909), dau. of D C Corbin, of New York, New York, USA

children by first wife

1. Horatio Corbin Walpole (b. 9 Jan 1891; dvp. 20 May 1893)

1. Lady Dorothy Rachel Melissa Walpole (b. 11 Mar 1889; dsp. 4 Dec 1959), mar. 22 Jun 1916 (div. 1933) Capt Arthur Hobart Mills (d. 18 Feb 1955), 1st son of Rev Barton Reginald Vaughan Mills

mar. (2)

15 Sep 1917 Emily Gladys Oakes, yst. dau. of Rev Thomas Henry Royal Oakes, Vicar of Netley, co. Hampshire

children by second wife

2. Lady Gladys Grace Sophia Walpole (b. 4 Sep 1918; dvp. 9 Jun 1919)

3. Lady Anne Sophia Walpole (b. 11 Dec 1919), mar. (1) 25 Nov 1939 Col Joseph Eric Palmer CBE (d. 1980), 2nd son of Joseph Palmer, of Lymm, co. Cheshire, and (2) 1990 Robert James Berry, of Tiniroto, New Zealand, and has issue by her first husband

died

s.p.m.s. 27 Sep 1931

note

 

Following the death of the 5th Earl of Orford the Earldom of Orford became extinct but the two Baronies of Walpole passed to his distant cousin, Robert Henry Montgomerie Walpole.

 

 First written 26 Jun 2003

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