Chapple Norton

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General Hon. John Chapple Norton (2 April 1746 – 19 March 1818) was a British Army officer who served in the American Revolutionary War and who later became a Member of Parliament for Guildford.[1]

He was born a younger son of Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley and joined the British army, becoming a captain in the 19th Foot in 1763. After serving with the regiment in Gibraltar he transferred to the Royal Regiment of Foot in 1769, before being appointed a lieutenant-colonel in the 2nd Foot Guards. He served with the Foot Guards in North America during the War of Independence and was involved in several of the actions there, including leading the attack on Young's House. [2]

In 1795 he was rewarded with the colonelcy of the 81st Regiment of Foot and in 1797 promoted lieutenant-general and transferred to the colonelcy of the 56th Foot. In 1802 he was made general and soon afterwards Governor of Charlemont, the Irish fort.[2]

He represented Guildford, Surrey as their Member of Parliament from 1784 to 1790, from 1796 to 1806 and from 1807 to 1812.[3]

He died unmarried at the family seat of Wonersh Park in Surrey in 1818.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, Or the West Essex Regiment of Foot
  2. ^ a b Cannon, John. Historical Records of the British Army [Infantry]. p. 59. 
  3. ^ "NORTON, Hon. Chapple (1746-1818).". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Onslow
Hon. William Norton
Member of Parliament for Guildford
1784–1790
With: Viscount Cranley
Succeeded by
Viscount Cranley
George Holme Sumner
Preceded by
Viscount Cranley
George Holme Sumner
Member of Parliament for Guildford
1796–1800
With: Viscount Cranley
Parliament of Great Britain abolished
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Self in Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Guildford
18011806
With: Viscount Cranley
Succeeded by
Thomas Cranley Onslow
George Holme Sumner
Preceded by
Hon. Thomas Cranley Onslow
George Holme Sumner
Member of Parliament for Guildford
18071812
With: Hon. Thomas Cranley Onslow
Succeeded by
Hon. Thomas Cranley Onslow
Arthur Onslow
Military offices
Preceded by
Winter Blathwayte
Colonel of the 81st Regiment of Foot
1795–1797
Succeeded by
Gordon Forbes
Preceded by
Samuel Hulse
Colonel of the 56th (West Essex) Regiment of Foot
1797–1818
Succeeded by
Sir John Murray