Prime Minister Robert Walpole, II

Prime Minister Robert Walpole, II

Male 1676 - 1745  (68 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert Walpole  [1, 2
    Prefix Prime Minister 
    Suffix II 
    Born 26 Aug 1676  Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1745  Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 25 Mar 1745  Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I132567  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Robert Walpole at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2016 

    Father Col. Robert Walpole,   b. 18 Nov 1650, Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1700, Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Mary Burwell,   b. 1653, Rougham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1712, Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 25 May 1671  Rougham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Family ID F53761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Shorter,   b. 1682, Bybrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1737, Chelsea, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 30 Jul 1700  Knightsbridge Church, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Walpole,   b. Abt 1705,   d. 2 Jan 1732, Aix-En-Provence, Bouches Du Rhone, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
     2. Edward Walpole,   b. Abt 1706, Orford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Earl Robert Walpole,   b. Abt 1701,   d. 31 Mar 1751  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F53757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Skerrett,   d. 1738 
    Married Bef 3 Mar 1738  [1
    Children 
     1. Catherine Walpole,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F53758  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1st Earl of Oxford, 1742.
      1st English Prime Minister. K.G.
      1701-42, Whig Member of Parliament,
      1708-10 Secretary of War,
      1710-11 Treasurer of the Navy . Advocate of the Hanoverian succession.
      1712 Expelled from Commons on political charge of venality in the Navy office.
      1714, & again in 1720 Paymaster of forces on accession of George I .
      1715-17 Chancellor of the Exchequer, resigned.
      Conducted impeachment of Bolingbroke & Harley.
      1721-1742 1st Lord of the Treasury (tantamount to Prime Minister.
      1723 Crushed Jacobite plot, devised 1st sinking fund to reduce nat'l debt (1717).
      Cultivated friendship of France & opposed Austrian alliance.
      Managed transfer of power from the Lords to the House of Commons.
      Controlled gov't through skillful debate & use of Royal patronage.
      A good natured, cheerful & tolerant man, with an unflappable nature.

  • Sources 
    1. [S117] Europäische Stammtafeln (Isenburg edition), Prince Wilhelm Karl von Isenburg, (Verlag von J.A. Stargardt, Marburg, pub. 1975, original 1953 , , Repository: selected charts in possession of J.H. Garner), Band II Table 153 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S157] Merriam Webster's Biographical Dictionary, (Merriam Webster Inc., Springfield, MA , 1995 ,), p 1074 (Reliability: 0).


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