Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (12 June 1723 – 24 February 1809) was a British Whig politician.

Walpole was the eldest son and heir of Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole. In 1747, he was elected as Member of Parliament for King's Lynn and held the seat until 1757 when he inherited his father's barony of Walpole (of Wolterton). In 1797, he inherited the barony of Walpole (of Walpole) from his cousin, Horace Walpole, 4th and last Earl of Orford and was himself created Earl of Orford in 1806.

On 12 May 1748, Walpole had married Lady Rachel Cavendish (1727-1805, the third daughter of William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire) and on his death in 1809, his titles passed to their eldest son, Horatio.


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