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Arms of Sir John Morton, 2nd Baronet: Morton impaling Culme, St Andrew's Church, Milborne St Andrew, Dorset

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


He was the eldest surviving son of Sir George Morton, 1st Baronet (d.1662) of Milbourne St Andrew, by his second wife Anne Wortley, a 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]


In 1661, he was elected a Member of Parliament for Poole, Dorset, in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[2] He succeeded to the baronetcy on the death of his father in 1662. He was elected an MP for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, on 22 August 1679 and sat until 1695.[2]


He married twice:

Death and burial

Morton died without a male heir in 1699, aged 71, and the baronetcy thus became extinct. He was buried at Milborne St Andrew, Dorset.[1]


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