George Marton (1801–1867)

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George Marton (1801 – 24 November 1867)[1] was an English Conservative Party politician from Lancashire.

Capernwray Hall, home of the Marton family

At the 1837 general election, Marton was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for Lancaster. He held the seat until he stood down from the House of Commons at the 1847 general election.[2]

In the 1820s, Marton's family built the stately home Capernwray Hall, near Carnforth.[3] He served as High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1858.[4]

His son George Blucher Heneage Marton was briefly MP for Lancaster from 1885 to 1886.[1]


  1. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "L" (part 1)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 20. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  3. ^ "A History of Capernwray Hall". Capernwray Hall website. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  4. ^ "no. 22093". The London Gazette. 5 February 1858. p. 568. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Greene
Patrick Maxwell Stewart
Member of Parliament for Lancaster
With: Thomas Greene
Succeeded by
Thomas Greene
Samuel Gregson