George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford

George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (2 April 1730 – 5 December 1791) was a British peer.

Walpole was the eldest son of Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford, who was created Earl of Orford in 1745, and his first wife Margaret Rolle. Between 1751 and 1791 he served as High Steward of King's Lynn and Yarmouth. On the 31 March 1751 he succeeded his father as the third Earl of Orford and the second Baron Walpole. He served as a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George II until the latter's death, and then to King George III until 1782. He was Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1757 until his own death. Walpole, in 1759, became Colonel of the Norfolk Militia until his death. He then became the sixteenth Baron Clinton in 1781 at the death of his mother.

George Walpole never married and at his death all of his titles, except the title of Baron Clinton, were passed to his uncle Horace Walpole.

References

* [http://thepeerage.com/p881.htm#i8810 The Peerage.Com]

ee Also

*Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford
*Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford
*Earl of Orford
*Baron Walpole


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