Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Baronet

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Sir Charles Morrison, 1st Baronet (18 April 1587 – 20 August 1628) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1628.

Morrison was the only son of Sir Charles Morrison, of Cashiobury, Watford, Hertfordshire and his wife Dorothea Clark, daughter of Nicholas Clark. He succeeded to the estate of Cashiobury on the death of his father on 31 March 1599. He was made Knight of the Bath in 1603 at the coronation of James I and was created baronet on 29 June 1611.[1]

In 1621, Morrison was elected Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire and was re-elected in 1624. He was elected MP for St Albans in 1625 and 1626. In 1628 he was elected MP for Hertford and sat until his death.[1]

Morrison died at the age of 41 and was buried at Watford.[1]

Morrison married Mary Hicks, daughter of Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden at Low Leyton, Essex on 4 December 1606. A daughter, Elizabeth Morrison, was baptised 1610/11;[2] there were no sons and the baronetcy became extinct on his death. His widow married as his second wife Sir John Cooper, 1st Baronet of Rockbourne, Hampshire.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Henry Cary
Ralph Coningsby
Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire
1621-1624
With: Sir Henry Cary 1621-1622
Sir William Lytton 1624
Succeeded by
Sir James Boteler
John Boteler
Preceded by
Robert Kirkham
Sir John Jennings
Member of Parliament for St Albans
1628
With: John Laken 1625
Sir Edward Goring 1626
Succeeded by
Sir John Jennings
Robert Kirkham
Preceded by
Sir William Harrington
Sir Capell Bedell
Member of Parliament for Hertford
1628-1629
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Howard;
Sir Thomas Fanshawe
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Peyton baronets
Morrison baronets
29 June 1611
Succeeded by
Baker baronets