Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford, KB (1701 – 31 March 1751), was a British peer and politician, styled Lord Walpole from 1723 to 1745. Contents 1 Origins 2 Marriage 3 Progeny 4 Career 5 References 6 Notes Origins Houghton Hall, Norfolk
In the United States, the towns of Walpole, Massachusetts (founded in 1724), and Orford, New Hampshire (incorporated in 1761), take their respective names from Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford. Walpole Street in Wolverhampton is named after Sir Robert Walpole. Walpole Island, named for Sir Robert Walpole, comprises an island and an Indian reserve in southwestern Ontario, Canada, on the border between Ontario and Michigan.
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Il est le fils aîné de Robert Walpole (1676-1745), premier ministre du roi, désormais considéré comme le premier premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, et de sa première épouse, Catherine Shorter. En 1723, son père déclina lui-même une pairie mais accepta l'offre au nom de son fils Robert, âgé de 22 ans, qui est élevé à la pairie sous le nom de baron Wal...
Le 26 mars 1724, Lord Walpole épouse Margaret Rolle (15e baronne Clinton) (1709-1781), âgée de 15 ans et fille unique du colonel Samuel Rolle (1646-1719), de Heanton Satchville, Petrockstowe. Margaret était l'héritière d'une branche cadette de la famille Rolle de Stevenstone à Devon et de sa grand-mère paternelle, née Lady Arabella Clinton, tante e...
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Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford, styled The Honourable Horatio Walpole between 1757 and 1806 and Lord Walpole between 1806 and 1809, was a British peer and politician.
Orford was the son of Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, son of Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, brother of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford. His mother was Lady Rachel, daughter of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire. He gained the courtesy title Lord Walpole when the earldom of Orford was revived in favour...
Orford was elected Member of Parliament for Wigan in 1780, a seat he held until 1784, and then represented King's Lynn between 1784 and 1809. The latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.
Lord Orford was twice married. He married firstly Sophia, daughter of Charles Churchill, in 1781. After her death in 1797 he married secondly Catherine, daughter of Reverend James Tunstall, in 1806. She died in the following year. Lord Orford survived her by 15 years and died in June 1822. He was succeeded in the earldom by his son, Horatio.