- George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford
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 Orfordand the second Baron Walpole. He served as a Lord of the Bedchamberto King George II until the latter's death, and then to King George III until 1782. He was Lord Lieutenant of Norfolkfrom 1757 until his own death. Walpole, in 1759, became Colonel of the Norfolk Militia until his death. He then became the sixteenth Baron Clintonin 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.
* [http://thepeerage.com/p881.htm#i8810 The Peerage.Com]
Robert Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford
*Earl of Orford
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley — KB, PC (2 January 1703–10 June 1770), known as Viscount Malpas from 1725 to 1733, was a British peer and Whig politician.Cholmondeley was the son of George Cholmondeley, 2nd Earl of Cholmondeley, and Elizabeth van Ruyterburgh (or Ruttenburg). He… … Wikipedia
Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford — Infobox Person name = Horace Walpole image size = frameless caption = Horace Walpole by Joshua Reynolds 1756 National Portrait Gallery, collection London . birth date = birth date|1717|9|24|df=y birth place = London, England, UK death date =… … Wikipedia
Walpole, Robert, 1st earl of Orford — born Aug. 26, 1676, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, Eng. died March 18, 1745, London English statesman generally regarded as the first British prime minister. Elected to the House of Commons in 1701, he became an active Whig parliamentarian. He served as … Universalium
Walpole, Horace, 4th earl of Orford — orig. Horatio Walpole born Sept. 24, 1717, London, Eng. died March 2, 1797, London English writer, connoisseur, and collector. The son of prime minister Robert Walpole, he had an undistinguished career in Parliament. In 1747 he acquired a small… … Universalium
George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas — (17 October 1724 15 March 1764), was a British soldier and Member of Parliament. Cholmondeley was the eldest son of George Cholmondeley, 3rd Earl of Cholmondeley, and Lady Mary Walpole, daughter of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of… … Wikipedia
Earl Nelson — Earl Nelson, of Trafalgar and of Merton in the County of Surrey, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 20 November 1805 for William Nelson, 2nd Baron Nelson, older brother of the famous Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st… … Wikipedia
Walpole, Horatio or Horace — (1717 1797) Miscellaneous writer, third s. of Sir Robert W., the great minister of George II., was b. in London, and ed. at Eton and Camb., after which he travelled on the Continent with Gray, the poet (q.v.). His f. bestowed several lucrative … Short biographical dictionary of English literature
Baron Walpole — Baron Walpole, of Walpole in the County of Norfolk, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. The holders of the peerage also held the titles of Baron Walpole, of Houghton in the County of Norfolk, Viscount Walpole and Earl of Orford (second… … Wikipedia
Robert Walpole — For other people named Robert Walpole, see Robert Walpole (disambiguation). The Right Honourable The Earl of Orford KG KB PC … Wikipedia
Catherine, Lady Walpole — Catherine, Lady Walpole, ( née Shorter) (1682 ndash; 20 August 1737) was the first wife of British politician and Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford from 30 July 1700 until her death in Chelsea in 1737. She was buried on the… … Wikipedia