Robert Horace Walpole; 5th Earl of Orford; 1854-1931; Mannington Hall, Norfolk

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Robert Horace Walpole; 5th Earl of Orford; 1854-1931; Mannington Hall, Norfolk

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1854-1931

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The son of Commander Hon. Frederick Walpole (1822–1876), R.N., M.P. for North Norfolk (son of Horatio Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford) and his cousin Laura Sophia Frances, daughter of Francis Walpole (grandson of Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole and nephew of Horatio Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford), Orford succeeded to the earldom on the death of his uncle, on 7 December 1894.
He was educated at Eton.
Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, serving on HMS Blanche on the Australian station in the early 1870s.
Captain, 4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment.
On 10 August 1878, he was attached as private secretary to his cousin Sir Henry Drummond Wolff, H.M. Commissioner to Eastern Rumelia, and served in that same capacity on Wolff's assignment to Egypt in 1885.
Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.

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