Mar­ried

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Whig states­man Robert Walpole (1676–1745), re­garded as the first prime min­is­ter of Great Bri­tain and the long­est-serv­ing, mar­ried his first wife Cather­ine Shorter (1682– 1737) on

30 July 1700. Her fa­ther, a mer­chant from Kent, gave a dowry of £20,000.

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