NORRIS, Matthew (1705-38).
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Family and Educationbap. 12 July 1705,15th s. of Sir John Norris and bro. of John Norris. m. by 1734, Euphemia, da. of Lewis Morris sen. of Morrisania, New York, member of the New York assembly and gov. New Jersey, s.p.2
Capt. R.N. 1724; freeman, New York 1734; commr. of navy at Plymouth 1737- d.
Matthew Norris succeeded his brother John at Rye, where he was replaced by their father at the next general election. Appointed to the New York station, he became a freeman there on the grounds of his marriage and his strenuous opposition to the bill in favour of the sugar colonies.3 Three years later he was appointed naval commissioner at a salary of £500 p.a. He died 27 Dec. 1738.4