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Walpole, Baron (GB, 1723)


Creation: let. pat. 1 Jun 1723


Family name: Walpole




Or on a Fess between two Chevrons Sable three Cross Crosslets of the field


A Saracen's Head in profile couped at the shoulders proper ducally crowned Or and from the Coronet flowing a Red Cap turned down in front tasselled and charged with a Catherine Wheel Gold


Dexter:  an Antelope Argent;  Sinister:  a Stag Argent, each gorged with a Collar checky Or and Azure and therefrom a Chain reflexed over the back Gold


Sibi Constat  (Let him be true to himself)



Robert [Walpole], 1st Baron Walpole (of Walpole) later 2nd Earl of Orford, KB

1st son of Robert [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford, by his first wife Catherine Shorter, 1st dau. of John Shorter, of Bybrook, co. Kent


1 Jun 1723 Baron Walpole, of Walpole in the County of Norfolk, with a special remainder failing heirs male of his body, to his brothers, Edward and Horatio, and to his father, Sir Robert, in like manner, with remainder finally to the heirs male of the body of his grandfather, Robert Walpole, dec'd.


suc. his father 18 Mar 1744/5 as 2nd Earl of Orford


The Barony of Walpole (of Walpole) was held by the Earls of Orford from 18 Mar 1744/5 until 2 Mar 1797, when on the death of Horatio [Walpole], 4th Earl of Orford, 3rd Baron Walpole (of Walpole), etc., the Earldom of Orford became extinct and the barony was inherited by his cousin,


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


10 Apr 1806 Earl of Orford


suc. his father 5 Feb 1757 as 2nd Baron Walpole (of Wolterton)


The Barony of Walpole (of Walpole) was held by the Earls of Orford from 10 Apr 1806 until 27 Sep 1931, when on the death of Robert Horace [Walpole], 5th Earl of Orford, 8th Baron Walpole (of Walpole) and 6th Baron Walpole (of Wolterton), the Earldom of Orford became extinct and the two baronies devolved on his kinsman,


Robert Henry Montgomerie [Walpole], 9th Baron Walpole

1st son of Lieut Horatio Spencer Vade-Walpole later Walpole (by his wife Dorothea Frances Montgomerie, only dau. of Frederick Butler Molyneux Montgomerie, of Cromwell Place, London), 1st surv. son of Henry Spencer Walpole later Vade-Walpole, of Stagbury Park, co. Surrey, and Freethorpe, co. Norfolk (by his wife Frances Selina Bourke, 2nd dau. of Thomas Bourke), 1st son of Rev Canon Thomas Walpole, Rector of Alverstoke, co. Hampshire (by his wife Margaret Harriet Isabella Mitchell, 1st dau. of Col Henry Hugh Mitchell), 1st son of Thomas Walpole, of Stagbury Park, co. Surrey (by his wife Lady Margaret Perceval, 3rd dau. by his second wife of John [Perceval], 2nd Earl of Egmont), 1st son of Hon Thomas Walpole MP (by his wife Elizabeth Vanneck, 1st dau. of Sir Joshua Vanneck, 1st Bt.), 2nd son of Horatio [Walpole], 1st Baron Walpole (of Wolterton) (by his wife Mary Magdalen Lombard, dau. and hrss. of Peter Lombard), next brother to Robert [Walpole], 1st Earl of Orford


25 Apr 1913


14 Jul 1937 Nancy Louisa Jones OBE (b. c. 1913; d. 16 Jun 2002), yst. dau. of Frank Harding Jones, of Kensington Court, London


1. Hon Robert Horatio Walpole, later 10th Baron Walpole

2. Hon Jonathan Henry Walpole (b. 27 Jul 1951; dvp. 26 Jan 1961)

1. Hon Mary Walpole (b. 19 Nov 1948; dvp. 20 Nov 1948)

2. Hon Phillida Anne Walpole (b. 18 Jan 1950), mar. (1) 6 Jan 1973 (div. 1981) Clive Grainger Morgan-Evans, only son of Clive Victor Evans, of Cheswardine, co. Shropshire, and mar. (2) 1983 Anthony Hurn, of Beck Farm, Calthorpe, co. Norfolk, and has issue by her first husband


25 Feb 1989

suc. by



Robert Horatio [Walpole], 10th Baron Walpole


8 Dec 1938

mar. (1)

30 Jun 1962 (div. 1979) (Sybil) Judith Schofield MP (mar. (2) ..... Chaplin; d. 1993), yst. dau. of Dr Theodore Thomas Schofield, of Stockingwood House, Harpenden, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole (b. 16 Nov 1967)

2. Hon Benedict Thomas Orford Walpole (b. 1 Jun 1969), mar. 22 Jul 2000 Eleanor Hawkes, 1st dau. of Leslie Hawkes, and has issue

1. Hon Alice Louise Walpole (b. 1 Sep 1963), mar. 1990 Dr Angel Cesar Carro, 2nd son of Herminio Carro Castrillo, of Geneva, Switzerland, and has issue

2. Hon Emma Judith Walpole (b. 10 Oct 1964), mar. 29 Aug 1998 Timothy Walsh, 2nd son of Brian Walsh, of Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

mar. (2)

1980 Laurel Celia Ball, only dau. of S T Ball, of Swindon, co. Wiltshire

children by second wife

3. Hon Roger Horatio Calibut Walpole (b. 1980)

4. Hon Henry William Walpole (b. 18 Jan 1982)

3. Hon Grace Mary Walpole (b. 1986)


elected to the House of Lords 1999


 Last updated 22 Sep 2004




10th Baron Walpole, of Walpole in the County of Norfolk

(Great Britain, let. pat. 1 Jun 1723)

8th Baron Walpole, of Wolterton in the County of Norfolk

(Great Britain, let. pat. 4 Jun 1756)



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