WALLOP, Henry I (c.1630-74), of Farleigh Wallop, Hants.
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Commr. for militia, Hants 1648, j.p. 1650-3, July 1660-70, commr. for assessment Aug. 1660-d., capt. of militia horse Nov. 1660, col. 1662-?70.2
Politically a nonentity, Wallop had incurred over £4,000 of debts by the Restoration. When his father was disabled from sitting in 1660, he probably took over the seat chiefly to evade his creditors. Throughout his parliamentary career, both in the Convention and the Cavalier Parliament, he made no speeches and was appointed to no committees. His uncle, Lord Treasurer Southampton, enabled him to make his peace with the King, despite his father’s exception from the Act of Indemnity, to hold local office, and to enjoy the income from the estate. Re-elected in 1661, he was listed as a friend by Lord Wharton. He was out of town for the corporate communion of the House on 26 May, and probably remained absent to avoid his father’s sentence on 1 July. He must have conformed, however, for (Sir) Allen Brodrick reported two days later than he had received the sacrament. Listed as a court dependent in 1664, he was absent from a call of the House in 1666. The death of his uncle broke his links with the Court, and he probably moved into opposition. He doubtless opposed the second Conventicles Act, for he was removed from the commission of the peace in 1670. He died on 25 Jan. 1674, aged 44, and was buried at Farleigh Wallop.3