CORYTON, Sir John, 2nd Bt. (1648-90), of Newton Ferrers, nr. Callington, Cornw.
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bap. 21 Jan. 1648, 1st s. of Sir John Coryton, 1st Bt.†, of Newton Ferrers by 1st w. Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Mills of Colebrooke, Devon; bro. of Sir William Coryton, 3rd Bt.* educ. Exeter, Oxf. 1666. m. lic. 22 Feb. 1672, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of Sir Richard Chiverton, Skinner, of Clerkenwell, Mdx., ld. mayor of London 1657–8, 2s. d.v.p. 2da. (1 d.v.p.) suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. Aug. 1680.1
Sheriff, Cornw. 1683–4; freeman, Saltash 1683; mayor, Callington 1684–5, alderman 1685–Oct. 1688; alderman, Liskeard 1685–Oct. 1688; stannator, Foymore 1686.2
Coryton, who in the Convention had voted against the transfer of the crown, was again returned for Callington in 1690. He was classified as a Tory in Lord Carmarthen’s (Sir Thomas Osborne†) analysis of the House, but he made no significant contribution to the 1690 session and died during the recess. Coryton was buried at St. Mellion, Cornwall on 30 July and was succeeded in his baronetcy by his younger brother. Shortly after Coryton’s death his widow, who had brought ‘a great jointure’, married his steward, James Tillie, with whom, according to a contemporary, she had been ‘too familiar before’.3
Ref Volumes: 1690-1715
Author: Eveline Cruickshanks
- 1. Vivian, Vis. Cornw. 101; Boase and Courtney, Bib. Cornub. supp. 1136.