Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Baron, 1678-1757

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Horatio Walpole, first Baron Walpole of Wolterton (1678-1757), was a diplomatist and politician, the younger brother of Robert Walpole, first earl of Orford. In 1706-7 he served as secretary to General James Stanhope; from 1707 he was secretary to Henry Boyle, Lord Carleton, chancellor of the exchequer; and from 1708 to 1710 he was secretary of state for the northern department. From 1709 to 1711 he was became secretary to the embassy at The Hague, and in 1715 and 1716 he acted as British minister there. In 1717 he received the valuable sinecure of surveyor and auditor-general of the revenue in America for life. From 1721 he was secretary to the Treasury under his brother before becoming cofferer of the royal household in 1730. Also in 1730, he became an English privy councillor, and collaborated closely with Sir Robert Walpole in political affairs. He also worked avidly towards his family's private interests, seeking a hereditary peerage for his eldest son Horatio, and drawing up a mutual entail between his own estate and that of Sir Robert Walpole's much younger grandson, Lord Cholmondeley, to his own benefit. When Sir Robert's surviving children learned accidentally of the entail, it was the cause of much bitter feeling and opposition from his nephew, Horace Walpole.

From the description of Accounts, 1704-1717. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188249

Title: Earl of Orford (1806)

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referencedIn Johnson, Robert, 1677-1735. Robert Johnson papers, 1731-1732. University of South Carolina, System Library Service, University Libraries
creatorOf Honoratus, of Ursa. The morall epistles, of the Lorde Honoratus, of Ursa, [1697?]. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Fonds de la Bibliothèque du Palais des Arts, aujourd’hui réparti entre la Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, la Bibliothèque de l’Académie de Lyon et la Bibliothèque Nationale de France Ms PA 1 - Ms PA 362. Bibliothèque municipale (Lyon)
referencedIn Cholmondeley (Houghton) Papers, 1316-1866 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Letters to Sir Horatio Walpole and Charles, 2nd Viscount Townshend, 1709-11 Bodleian Library, Oxford
referencedIn Dodington, George Bubb, Baron of Melcombe Regis, 1691-1762. Exchequer receipt : DS, 1748. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Walpole: Correspondence, 1744-1796 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745. Family correspondence : manuscript, 1700-1707. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Baron, 1678-1757. Papers, 1741. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Stanhope, James Stanhope, Earl, 1673-1721. Autograph letter signed : Barcelona, to Horace Walpole, 1709 Aug. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Banyar, Goldsbrow, 1724-1815. Papers, 1746-1820. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Autograph album, 1667-1823. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn Ministerial Intrigues, 1716-1717. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Horatio Walpole: Papers, c. 1739-1755 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Vol. XLV. (f. 277). Feb.-Apr. 1807.Political Tracts: Remarks on the poor laws as applied to Norfolk: circ. 1807.William Windham, Secretary of State, etc: General political correspondence: 1782-1810.includes:f. 1 Edward Hughes: Letter to R. England: 1... British Library
creatorOf Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Baron, 1678-1757. Accounts, 1704-1717. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
referencedIn MILITARY papers and correspondence of General Rainsford; 14 Mar.-l Nov. 1781. Included are original letters from [James Cecil, 7th Earl of] Salisbury; 14 Mar. [17]81, f. 1. [Jeffery Amherst, Lord] Amherst [Commander-in-Chief]; 27 Apr.-20 Oct. 1781, f... British Library
referencedIn Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. Case of the entail of the estate of Sir Robert Walpole, Earl of Orford, [ca.1756]. Yale University, Lewis Walpole Library
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associatedWith Banyar, Goldsbrow, 1724-1815. person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Dodington, George Bubb, Baron of Melcombe Regis, 1691-1762. person
associatedWith Honoratus, of Ursa. person
associatedWith Horatio Walpole, Baron Walpole person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert, 1677-1735. person
associatedWith Stanhope, James Stanhope, Earl, 1673-1721. person
associatedWith Walpole family. family
associatedWith Walpole family of Houghton, Norfolk family
associatedWith Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797. person
associatedWith Walpole, Robert, Earl of Orford, 1676-1745. person
associatedWith Walpole, Thomas person
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Ceylon, Asia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
West Indies, America
Great Britain
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Norfolk, England
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Nobility--Social life and customs--18th century
Nobility--Finance, personal--Early works to 1800
Home economics--Accounting
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Birth 1678-12-08

Death 1757-02-05

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