William Norton, 2nd Baron Grantley

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William Norton (19 February 1742 – 12 November 1822) was a British MP and peer. His father Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley was created a peer on 9 April 1782, from which time William Norton was styled 'the Honourable'. He became the 2nd Lord Grantley on 1 January 1789. He was educated at St John's College, Cambridge.[1]

Norton was Member of Parliament for Richmond 1768–1774, for Wigtown Burghs 1774–1775 (unseated on petition), Richmond 1775–1780, Guildford 1782–1784 and Surrey 1784–1789.

He was the third Englishman to be elected and the second to actually sit in Parliament, for the Scottish constituency of Wigtown Burghs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norton, William (NRTN759W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Lawrence Dundas, Bt
Alexander Wedderburn
Member of Parliament for Richmond
1768–1774
With: Alexander Wedderburn to 1769
Charles John Crowle from 1769
Succeeded by
Sir Lawrence Dundas, Bt
Thomas Dundas
Preceded by
William Stewart
Member of Parliament for Wigtown Burghs
1774–1775
Succeeded by
Henry Watkin Dashwood
Preceded by
Thomas Dundas
Charles Dundas, 1st Baron Amesbury
Member of Parliament for Richmond
1775–1780
With: Charles Dundas, 1st Baron Amesbury
Succeeded by
Sir Lawrence Dundas, Bt
Preceded by
Fletcher Norton
George Onslow
Member of Parliament for Guildford
1782–1784
With: George Onslow
Succeeded by
Viscount Cranley
Chapple Norton
Preceded by
Sir Robert Clayton
Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bt
Member of Parliament for Surrey
1784–1789
With: Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bt
Succeeded by
Lord William Russell
Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bt
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Fletcher Norton
Baron Grantley
1789–1822
Succeeded by
Fletcher Norton