Entry TypePerson
Pre TitleSir
PlaceOsmaston Hall, Osmaston-by-Derby
Epithetcivil servant
Gender IdentityMale
Cultural HeritageEnglish
BiographyRobert Wilmot's first post from 1729 onwards was with William Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Devonshire. When Cavendish was appointed Viceroy of Ireland in 1737, Wilmot become his Resident Secretary in England, a post he held until the year of his death.

During this period, he acted in the same capacity to twelve successive Viceroys. In addition, Wilmot inherited a number of files which pre-dated his own time and. after 1737, virtually all Irish government business passed through his hands. His counterpart at Dublin Castle from 1746 onwards, Thomas Waite, was a frequent and often very frank correspondent in his private letters to Wilmot. From 1758, Wilmot also acted as deputy to Lord Hertford, Lord Chamberlain to the Royal Household.
Key Events1737-1772 Resident Secretary to twelve successive viceroys of Ireland
1758-1772 Secretary to the Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household
Authorised Form of NameWilmot; Sir; Robert (1708–1772); civil servant

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