MORICE, John (aft.1661-1735), of Walthamstow and Newmanhall, Quendon, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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11 Dec. 1722 - 1727

Family and Education

b. aft. 1661, o.s. of John Morice, M.P., Turkey merchant, gov. R. African Company (a yr. bro. of Sir William Morice, 1st Bt., M.P.), by Mary,1 da. of Robert Lowther, alderman of London. m. Ann, da. of Sir Jeffrey Jeffreys, alderman of London, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1705.

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John Morice was returned by his cousin, Sir Nicholas Morice, because, unlike Humphry Morice, who sat for Newport in the previous Parliament, he held Tory principles.2 He died 13 Feb. 1735.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Lic. 16 Feb. 1661, Faculty Office Marriage Lic. (Brit. Rec. Soc. xxxiii), 13.
  • 2. Sir Nich. Morice to Humphry Morice, 16 Mar. 1722, Morice mss in Bank of England.