Walpole, Thomas, 1727-1803 (MP, merchant and banker)
Thomas Walpole (1727-1803), second son of Horatio Walpole, 1st Lord Walpole of Wolterton (1678-1757), and brother of Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford and Prime Minister. Thomas married firstly Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Joshua Vanneck; and secondly Jeanne Marguerite Bataille de Montval, Comtesse de Villegagnon. His brothers were Horatio, 2nd Lord Walpole (1723-1809), Richard (1728-1798) and Robert (1736-1810). He was M.P. for Sudbury, 1754-1761; Ashburton, 1761-1768; and King's Lynn, 1768-1784. Walpole spent most of the 1780s in France, following the failure of the financial firm of William Alexander of Edinburgh in 1774, and of his own business.
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On Bancroft's mission to France, 'Reasons why it is not probable America will depart from her Declaration of Independence', 'Conduct of the Court of France towards Great Britain and North America'
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