John Wallop, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth

John Wallop, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth (29 June 1742 – 16 May 1797), styled Hon. John Wallop from 1743 to 1749 and Viscount Lymington from 1749 to 1762, was a British nobleman.

Arms of Wallop, Earls of Portsmouth: Argent, a bend wavy sable[1]

He was the son of John Wallop, Viscount Lymington and his wife Catherine. Through his father he inherited the Wallop electoral interests at Andover, near the family seat of Hurstbourne Park,[2] and through his mother, those of the Conduitt family at Whitchurch, although his influence there had ceased by 1774.[3] His father died at the age of 31 in 1749; Wallop, now styled "Viscount Lymington," did not inherit the earldom from his grandfather until 1762. On 1 October 1755, he was created a DCL of Oxford.[4]

On 27 August 1763, Portsmouth married Urania Fellowes (d. 1812), daughter of Coulson Fellowes.[5] They had four sons and four daughters:[6]

  • John Wallop, 3rd Earl of Portsmouth (1767–1853)
  • Lady Urania Anabella Wallop (1 June 1769 – 17 December 1844)
  • Lady Camilla Maria Wallop (8 November 1770 – 10 September 1789)
  • Newton Fellowes, 4th Earl of Portsmouth (1772–1854), who adopted the surname of Fellowes in 1794
  • Hon. Coulson Wallop (1774–1807)
  • Lady Henrietta Dorothea Wallop (6 May 1780 – 10 June 1862), married 19 January 1815 (O.S.) Rev. John Comyns Churchill
  • Lady Emma Maria Wallop (13 August 1781 – 22 May 1798)
  • Hon. William Fellowes Wallop (20 May 1784 – 20 November 1790)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.900
  2. ^ "Andover". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  3. ^ "Whitchurch". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
  4. ^ Foster, Joseph (1891). Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford, 1715–1886.
  5. ^ Doyle, James William Edmund (1886). The Official Baronage of England, v. 3. London: Longmans, Green.
  6. ^ Debrett's Peerage
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Wallop
Earl of Portsmouth
1767–1797
Succeeded by
John Wallop