Earl of Portsmouth
Earl of Portsmouth is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain. It was created in 1743 for John Wallop, 1st Viscount Lymington, who had previously represented Hampshire in the House of Commons. He had already been created Baron Wallop, of Farleigh Wallop in Hampshire in the County of Southampton, and Viscount Lymington, in 1720, also in the Peerage of Great Britain.
|Earldom of Portsmouth|
Wallop arms: Argent, a bend wavy sable
Crest : A mermaid holding in the sinister hand a mirror and in the dexter a comb all proper
supporters : On either side a chamois or wild goat sable
|Creation date||11 April 1743|
|Peerage||Peerage of Great Britain|
|First holder||John Wallop, 1st Earl of Portsmouth|
|Present holder||Quentin Wallop, 10th Earl of Portsmouth|
|Heir apparent||Oliver Henry Rufus Wallop, Viscount Lymington|
|Remainder to||1st Earl's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.|
|Subsidiary titles||Viscount Lymington |
Hereditary Bailiff of Burley, New Forest
|Former seat(s)||Hurtsbourne Park |
Manor of Eggesford
|Motto||EN SUIVANT LA VERITÉ |
(In following the truth)
The fifth Earl resumed, without Royal licence, the family surname and arms of Wallop.
Oliver Henry Wallop, the eighth Earl, had moved from England to the United States, and been living the life of a rancher in Sheridan, Wyoming, at the time of the death of his older brother, the seventh Earl. Known as O.H. Wallop, he had served two terms a state representative in the Wyoming Legislature. He had become an American citizen in 1891, and was allowed to take his seat in the House of Lords only after renouncing American citizenship.
The current holder is Quentin Wallop, 10th Earl of Portsmouth, who succeeded in 1984, is the only son of Oliver Kintzing Wallop, Viscount Lymington (1923–1984).
The American politician Malcolm Wallop was a grandson of the 8th Earl.
Earls of Portsmouth (1743)
- John Wallop, 1st Earl of Portsmouth (1690–1762)
- John Wallop, Viscount Lymington (1718–1749)
- John Wallop, 2nd Earl of Portsmouth (1742–1797)
- John Charles Wallop, 3rd Earl of Portsmouth (1767–1853)
- Newton Fellowes, 4th Earl of Portsmouth (1772–1854), brother of third Earl
- Isaac Newton Wallop, 5th Earl of Portsmouth (1825–1891)
- Newton Wallop, 6th Earl of Portsmouth (1856–1917)
- John Fellowes Wallop, 7th Earl of Portsmouth (1859–1925), brother of sixth Earl
- Oliver Henry Wallop, 8th Earl of Portsmouth (1861–1943), brother of sixth and seventh Earls
- Gerard Vernon Wallop, 9th Earl of Portsmouth (1898–1984)
- Oliver Kintzing Wallop, Viscount Lymington (1923–1984)
- Quentin Gerard Carew Wallop, 10th Earl of Portsmouth (b. 1958)
The heir apparent is the present holder's son Oliver Henry Rufus Wallop, Viscount Lymington (b. 1981). As of 22 March 2016, Viscount Lymington is engaged to Flora Pownall.
- Watney, V., History of the Wallop Family, 4 Vols.
- Foyster, E., The Trials of the King of Hampshire: Madness, Secrecy and Betrayal in Georgian England.
- Debrett's Peerage, 1968, p.900
- "Neighbors Put Out Over Losing Cowpuncher Friend, Who Is to Become Earl", Pittsburgh Press, September 9, 1925, p10; "Wyoming Cowboy Is Earl of Portsmouth, Inheriting the Title of Brother in England", New York Times, September 9, 1925, p1
- "Earl of Portsmouth Quits Wyoming Ranch; Ends American Citizenship of 42 Years", New York Times, April 8, 1933, p31
- "Viscount Lymington to marry Flora Pownall". Peerage News.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990,
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
|Wikisource has the text of a 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article about Earl of Portsmouth.|
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Quentin Gerard Carew Wallop, 10th Earl of Portsmouth