Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet
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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.
Marriages & progeny
He married twice:
- Firstly to Gertrude Bampfylde, daughter of Sir John Bampfylde, 1st Baronet of Poltimore and North Molton in Devon, by whom he had three children:
- Secondly he married in 1676 Elizabeth Reynell, 4th daughter of Thomas Reynell (d.1698) of East Ogwell, Devon, MP for Devon in 1656 and MP for Ashburton 1658 and Sheriff of Devon 1677. By her he was the father of:
- Sir Nicholas Morice, 2nd Baronet (c. 1681–1726).
- Leigh Rayment's list of baronets [self-published source][better source needed]
- Morice genealogy
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1930)
- Display of Heraldry, John Guillim, John Logan (Captain.), Sir George Mackenzie, 1724, p.176 
- 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
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