Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet

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Arms of Morice of Werrington, Devon: Gules, a lion rampant reguardant or[1]

Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet (c. 1628 – 7 February 1690), of Werrington (then in Devon but now in Cornwall), was an English Member of Parliament.

Origins[edit]

Morice was the eldest son of Sir William Morice, a Member of Parliament who assisted in the Restoration of King Charles II, and was knighted and appointed Secretary of State for the Northern Department in 1660.

Career[edit]

The younger William was created a baronet on 20 April 1661. In 1689, he entered the House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Newport, in Cornwall, but died a year later.

Marriages & progeny[edit]

Mary Morice (d.1698), daughter of Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet (c.1628-1690) of Werrington, Devon, and 3rd wife of Sir John Carew, 3rd Baronet (1635-1692) of Antony. Painted by John Riley, c.1682, Collection of Antony House, National Trust

He married twice:

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Display of Heraldry, John Guillim, John Logan (Captain.), Sir George Mackenzie, 1724, p.176 [1]
  2. ^ Vivian, Lt.Col. J.L., (Ed.) The Visitation of the County of Devon: Comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, Exeter, 1895, p.644, pedigree of Reynell
Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Morice and
John Speccot
Member of Parliament for Newport
1689–1690
(with John Speccot)
Succeeded by
John Morice and
Charles Cheyne
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
(new creation)
Baronet
1661–1690
Succeeded by
Nicholas Morrice