Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford

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About Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford


Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (14 June 1783 – 29 December 1858), styled Lord Walpole between 1809 and 1822, was a British peer and politician.


Orford was the eldest son of Horatio Walpole, 2nd Earl of Orford, and Sophia, daughter of Charles Churchill by his wife Lady Maria (or Mary) Churchill, daughter of Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford by his mistress, later his 2nd wife Maria Skerett. The Countess of Orford was thus granddaughter of Sir Robert Walpole, and brought his line of descent into these related earls. His grandfather, Horatio 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton was Sir Robert Walpole's brother.

Political career

Orford succeeded his father as Member of Parliament for King's Lynn in 1809, and the held the seat until 1822. The latter year he also succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.


Lord Orford married Mary, daughter of William Augustus Fawkener, in 1812. They had several children, including the Hon. Frederick Walpole. Orford died in December 1858, aged 75, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Horatio. Lady Orford died in February 1860.

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Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford's Timeline

June 14, 1783
Age 29
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April 1, 1826
Age 42
December 18, 1858
Age 75
January 12, 1859
Age 75