William Morritt

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William John Sawrey Morritt (c. 1813 – 13 April 1874)[1] was a British Conservative Party[2] politician from Rokeby,[3] which was then in Yorkshire but is now in County Durham.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for the North Riding of Yorkshire at a by-election in March 1862,[3] following the death of the Liberal MP Edward Stillingfleet Cayley. He held the seat until the 1865 general election,[1] when he was defeated by the Liberal Frederick Milbank.[2]


  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "Y"
  2. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 489. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  3. ^ a b "No. 22611". The London Gazette. 25 March 1862. p. 1617. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Edward Stillingfleet Cayley
William Duncombe
Member of Parliament for the North Riding of Yorkshire
With: William Duncombe
Succeeded by
Frederick Milbank
William Duncombe