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  1. The Walpole family ( / ˈwɔːlˌpoʊl, ˈwɒl -/) is a famous English aristocratic family known for their 18th century political influence and for building notable country houses including Houghton Hall. Heads of this family have traditionally been the Earl of Orford. Robert Walpole, 10th Baron Walpole resided at Mannington Hall. [1]

  2. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Walpole family are an English aristocratic family headed by the Baron Walpole. The most famous member was Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1721 to 1742. Pages in category "Walpole family" The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total.

    • Early Life
    • Early Career
    • Rise to Power
    • Later Life
    • Legacy
    • Family
    • See Also
    • Further Reading
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    Walpole was born in Houghton, Norfolk, in 1676. One of 19 children, he was the third son and fifth child of Robert Walpole, a member of the local gentry and a Whig politician who represented the borough of Castle Rising in the House of Commons, and his wife Mary Walpole, the daughter and heiress of Sir Geoffrey Burwell of Rougham, Suffolk. Horatio ...

    Business success

    As a young man, Walpole had bought shares in the South Sea Company, which monopolised trade with Spain, the Caribbean and South America. The speculative market for slaves, rum and mahogany spawned a frenzy that had ramifications throughout Europe when it collapsed. However, Walpole had bought at the bottom and sold at the top, adding greatly to his inherited wealth and allowing him to create Houghton Hallas seen today.

    Political career

    Walpole's political career began in January 1701 when he won a seat in the English general election at Castle Rising in Norfolk. He left Castle Rising in 1702 so that he could represent the neighbouring borough of King's Lynn, a pocket boroughthat would re-elect him for the remainder of his political career. Voters and politicians nicknamed him "Robin". Like his father, Robert Walpole was a member of the Whig Party. In 1705, Walpole was appointed by Queen Anne to be a member of the council fo...

    Stanhope–Sunderland ministry

    Queen Anne died in 1714. Under the Act of Settlement 1701, which excluded Roman Catholics from the line of succession, Anne was succeeded by her second cousin, the Elector of Hanover, George I. George I distrusted the Tories, who he believed opposed his right to succeed to the Throne. The year of George's accession, 1714, marked the ascendancy of the Whigs who would remain in power for the next fifty years. Robert Walpole became a Privy Councillor and rose to the position of Paymaster of the...

    Soon after Walpole returned to the Cabinet, Britain was swept by a wave of over-enthusiastic speculation which led to the South Sea Bubble. The Government had established a plan whereby the South Sea Company would assume the national debt of Great Britain in exchange for lucrative bonds. It was widely believed that the company would eventually reap...

    Lord Orford was succeeded as prime minister by Lord Wilmington in an administration whose true head was Lord Carteret. A committee was created to inquire into Walpole's ministry but no substantial evidence of wrongdoing or corruption was discovered. Though no longer a member of the Cabinet, Orford continued to maintain personal influence with Georg...

    Walpole exercised a tremendous influence on the politics of his day. The Tories became a minor, insignificant faction, and the Whigs became a dominant and largely unopposed party. His influence on the development of the uncodified constitution of Great Britain was less momentous even though he is regarded as Great Britain's first prime minister. He...

    Catherine Shorter

    On 30 July 1700, Walpole married Catherine, daughter of John Shorter of Bybrook in Ashford, Kent. She was described as "a woman of exquisite beauty and accomplished manners". Her £20,000 dowry was, according to her brother-in-law Horatio Walpole, spent on the wedding, christenings and jewels.Together they had two daughters and three sons: 1. Robert, who married Margaret Rolle (17 January 1709 – 13 January 1781), later the 15th Baroness Clinton, in 1724.They had one son, George, who died unmar...

    Maria Skerritt

    Prior to the death of his first wife, Walpole took on a mistress, Maria, daughter of Thomas Skerrett (died 1734; an Irish merchant living in Dover Street, London). She was a fashionable socialite of wit and beauty, with an independent fortune of £30,000. Walpole had married her by March 1738. They had been living openly together in Richmond Park and Houghton Hall before 1728. Maria had borne him a daughter, also called Maria, who was no longer illegitimate after her parents' marriage and, as...

    Black, Jeremy (2001), Walpole in Power, Stroud: Sutton Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7509-2523-5
    Blick, Andrew, and George Jones. At Power's Elbow: Aides to the Prime Minister from Robert Walpole to David Cameron(Biteback Publishing, 2013)
    Dickinson, Harry T. (1972) "Walpole and his critics," History Today(3 June 1972), Vol. 22 Issue 6, pp 410–419 online.
    Dickinson, Harry T. (1973), Walpole and the Whig Supremacy, London: English Universities Press, ISBN 978-0-340-11515-2
  3. Family His heir was Jonathan Robert Hugh Walpole (born 16 November 1967), a writer; he had four other children including Alice Walpole, a diplomat, by his first wife Judith Walpole ( née Schofield), later Judith Chaplin. Their marriage was dissolved in 1979. In 1980 Walpole married Laurel Celia Ball with whom he has three further children.

    • Robert Horatio Walpole, 8 December 1938
    • Crossbench
  4. Walpole by Jonathan Richardson, 1735. Walpole was born in London, the youngest son of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole and his wife Catherine. Like his father, he received early education in Bexley; [5] in part under Edward Weston. He was also educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge. [6]

  5. Sir Edward Walpole KB PC (Ire) (1706 – 12 January 1784) was a British politician, and a younger son of Sir Robert Walpole, Prime Minister from 1721 to 1742. Contents 1 Early life 2 Political career 3 Family 4 References 5 Sources Early life