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Sir John Morton, 2nd Baronet (c. 1627-1699) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1661 and 1695.

Morton was the son of Sir George Morton, 1st Baronet of Milbourne St Andrew, Dorset and his second wife Anne,daughter of Sir Richard Wortley, of Wortley, Yorkshire and widow of Sir Rotherham Willoughby. On the Restoration in 1660 he became Gentleman of the Privy Chamber.[1]

Morton was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Poole in 1661 for the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[2] He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1662. He was elected MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis on 22 August 1679 and sat until 1695.[2]

Morton died aged 71, when the baronetcy became extinct, and was buried at Milborne.[1]

Morton married firstly, before 1664, Eleanor Fountain, daughter of John Fountain (Serjeant at Law). She died in 1671 and was buried at Milborne. He married secondly, by licence issued on 24 February 1676, Elizabeth Calme of Mudge Hall, Wiltshire daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Calme, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Ireland.[1]


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