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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) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1661 and 1695.

Morton was the eldest surviving 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 without a male heir in 1699, aged 71, and the baronetcy thus became extinct. He was buried at Milborne.[1] He had married firstly, before 1664, Eleanor Fountain, daughter of John Fountain (Serjeant at Law). She died in 1671 and was also buried at Milborne. He married secondly, by licence issued on 24 February 1676, Elizabeth Culme of Midge Hall, Wiltshire, daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Culme, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.[1] He had one daughter, Anne, who married Edmund Pleydell of Midgehall.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Walter Erle
George Cooper
Member of Parliament for Poole
With: Sir John Fitzjames 1661–1670
Thomas Trenchard 1670
George Cooper 1673
Thomas Strangways 1673–1679
Succeeded by
Henry Trenchard
Thomas Chafin
Preceded by
Thomas Browne
Lord Ashley
Michael Harvey
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
Succeeded by
Maurice Ashley
John Knight
Michael Harvey
Thomas Freke
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
George Morton
(of Milbourne St Andrew)

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