Sir George Morton, 1st Baronet

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Sir George Morton, 1st Baronet (died 1662) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1626.

Morton was the son of Sir George Morton of Milbourne St Andrew, Dorset and his wife Joan Holloway of Walton. He succeeded to the estate of Milborne on the death of his father in 1611, and was created baronet of Milbourne St Andrew in the County of Dorset on 1 March 1619. In 1626, he was elected Member of Parliament for Dorset. He was a faithful Royalist during the English Civil War.[1]

Morton married firstly Catharine Hopton, daughter of Sir Arthur Hopton, of Witham. He married secondly Anne Willoughby, widow of Sir Rotherham Willoughby who had died by July 1634, and daughter of Sir Richard Wortley, of Wortley, Yorkshire. He was succeeded by his son John.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Walter Erle
Sir Nathaniel Napier
Member of Parliament for Dorset
30 January 1626 – 17 February 1626
27 February 1626 – 15 June 1626
With: Sir Thomas Freke
Succeeded by
Sir Walter Erle
Sir John Strangways
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
New creation
Baronet
(of Milbourne St Andrew)
1619–1662
Succeeded by
John Morton