George Marton (Conservative politician)

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George Blucher Heneage Marton (1839 – 18 August 1905)[1] was an English Conservative politician.

Capernwray Hall, home of the Marton family

Marton was the son of George Marton (1801–1867) of Capernwray Hall, Lancashire, and his wife Lucy Sarah Dallas daughter of Sir Robert Dallas, Chief Justice of Common Pleas. He was a major in the 3rd Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Marton became a J.P. for Lancaster and Westmoreland, Deputy Lieutenant of Lancaster and High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1877.[2]

In the 1885 general election, Marton was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the recreated Lancaster division of Lancashire. A petition was lodged against his election, but was dismissed. However, he lost the seat at the 1886 general election, against the national trend, and did not stand for the House of Commons again.[3]

Marton married the Hon. Caroline Gertrude Flower, daughter of Henry Flower, 5th Viscount Ashbrook in 1866. He lived at Capernwray Hall, near Lancaster[2] and died in 1905 at the age of 65.[1]


  1. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Debretts Guide to the House of Commons 1886
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 320. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
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Lancaster was disenfranchised in 1867
Member of Parliament for Lancaster
Succeeded by
James Williamson
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Oliver Ormerod Walker
High Sheriff of Lancashire
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Eckersley