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Henry Waldegrave, 1st Baron Waldegrave (1661 – 24 January 1689) was a British peer and Jacobite supporter.

The son of Sir Charles Waldegrave, 3rd Baronet, Waldegrave inherited his father's title in about 1684. A year earlier, on 29th November, he had married Henrietta FitzJames, an illegitimate daughter of King James II and his mistress, Arabella Churchill. As a result of his marriage, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Waldegrave, of Chewton, Somerset, in 1686.

He had 2 children - Arabella Waldegrave, and James Waldegrave, 1st Earl Waldegrave.

He became Comptroller of the Household that year and continued in this office at the King's court-in-exile at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, until his death in 1689.

Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Maynard
Comptroller of the Household
Succeeded by
The Lord Wharton
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Somerset
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
Succeeded by
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
Preceded by
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
Custos Rotulorum of Somerset
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Waldegrave
Succeeded by
James Waldegrave
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Charles Waldegrave
(of Hever Castle)
Succeeded by
James Waldegrave


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