Newton Wallop, 6th Earl of Portsmouth
Newton Wallop, 6th Earl of Portsmouth JP, DL (19 January 1856 – 4 December 1917), styled Viscount Lymington until 1891, was a British Liberal politician but then joined the Liberal Unionist Party in 1886. He later switched back to the Liberal Party to serve as Under-Secretary of State for War under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman from 1905 to 1908.
The Earl of Portsmouth
|Under-Secretary of State for War|
12 December 1905 – 12 April 1908
|Prime Minister||Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman|
|Preceded by||The Earl of Donoughmore|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Lucas|
|Born||19 January 1856|
|Died||4 December 1917 (aged 61)|
|Political party||Liberal, Liberal Unionist Party.|
|Spouse(s)||Beatrice Mary Pease |
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
Background and educationEdit
Lymington was born in Whitchurch, Hampshire, the eldest son of Isaac Wallop, 5th Earl of Portsmouth, and his wife Lady Eveline Alicia Juliana Herbert, daughter of Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon. He was educated at Eton College and from 1876-1879 at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Union.
Lymington was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Barnstaple at a by-election in February 1880, a seat he held until 1885 when representation was reduced to one member under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885. At the 1885 general election, he was elected MP for South Molton and held the seat until 1891.
In the latter year he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords. From 1905 to 1908 Lord Portsmouth served as Under-Secretary of State for War in the Liberal administration of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.
Lord Portsmouth married Beatrice Mary Pease, only child of Edward Pease of Darlington, in 1885. He died in December 1917 at Whitchurch, aged 61, and was succeeded in the earldom by his younger brother, John. The Countess of Portsmouth died in 1935.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 36. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 258. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Portsmouth
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Samuel Danks Waddy
| Member of Parliament for Barnstaple
1880 – 1885
With: Thomas Cave 1880
Sir Robert Carden 1880–1885
(representation reduced to one member 1885)
|New constituency|| Member of Parliament for South Molton
1885 – 1891
The Earl of Donoughmore
| Under-Secretary of State for War
1905 – 1908
The Lord Lucas
|Peerage of Great Britain|
Isaac Newton Wallop
| Earl of Portsmouth
1891 – 1917
John Fellowes Wallop