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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.
In 1661 he was elected a Member of Parliament for Poole, Dorset, in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679. 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.
He married twice:
- Firstly, before 1664, to Eleanor Fountain (d.1671), a daughter of John Fountain, Serjeant at Law), buried at Milborne;
- Secondly, by licence issued on 24 February 1676, he married Elizabeth Culme, a daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Culme, Doctor of Divinity, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, by his wife Deborah Pleydell (1623-1695) a daughter of Sir Charles (or Oliver) Pleydell (son of Gabriel Pleydell (d. circa 1591), MP, of Midg Hall  in the parish of Lydiard St John (later Lydiard Tregoze) in Wiltshire) by his second wife Jane St. John, a daughter of Sir John St. John, four-times a Member of Parliament for Bedfordshire, of Lydiard St John's (now Lydiard Tregoze), Wiltshire. By Elizabeth Culme he had one daughter:
- Anne Morton, who married Edmund Pleydell of Midge Hall.
Death & 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.
|Parliament of England|
Sir Walter Erle
| Member of Parliament for Poole
With: Sir John Fitzjames 1661–1670
Thomas Trenchard 1670
George Cooper 1673
Thomas Strangways 1673–1679
Sir John Coventry
| Member of Parliament for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis
With: Thomas Browne 1679–1680
Michael Harvey 1679–1685
Sir John Coventry 1679–1685
Henry Henning 1680–1695
Francis Mohun 1685–1689
George Strangways 1685–1689
Michael Harvey 1689–1695
Nicholas Gould 1690–1691
Thomas Freke 1691–1695
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