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Robert Walpole

Male 1676 - 1745  (68 years)


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  1. 1.  Robert Walpole was born on 26 Aug 1676 in Houghton, Norfolk, England; died on 18 Mar 1745 in London, England; was buried on 25 Mar 1745 in Houghton, Norfolk, England.

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    1st Earl of Orford. Generally considered to have been the first Prime Minister of Great Britain in the modern sense.

    Robert married Catherine Shorter on 30 Jul 1700 in Knightsbridge Chapel, London, England. Catherine (daughter of John Shorter and Elizabeth Phillips) was born about 1682; died on 20 Aug 1737 in London, England; was buried on 27 Aug 1737 in Houghton, Norfolk, England. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. 2. Horace Walpole  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 24 Sep 1717 in Picadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England; died on 2 Mar 1797 in Berkeley Square, Wesminster, Middlesex, England; was buried on 13 Mar 1797 in Houghton, Norfolk, England.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Horace Walpole Descendancy chart to this point (1.Robert1) was born on 24 Sep 1717 in Picadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England; died on 2 Mar 1797 in Berkeley Square, Wesminster, Middlesex, England; was buried on 13 Mar 1797 in Houghton, Norfolk, England.

    Notes:

    Christened Horatio Walpole, he was an antiquarian, an art historian, the author of the first Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, and of letters of great social and historical interest, which have been published in 48 volumes by Yale University Press.

    MP for Callington, Cornwall, 1741-1754; for Castle Rising, Norfolk, 1754-1757; and for King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1757-1768. Earl of Orford from 1791 to his death.