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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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Thomas Walpole: memoranda, drafts, 1776-1777

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8710/28
Scope and Contents

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'

Dates: 1776-1777
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