MARTON, Edward (c.1714-58), of Capernwray, nr. Lancaster, Lancs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 4 Dec. 1758

Family and Education

b. c.1714, 1st s. of Oliver Marton of Capernwray, barrister, recorder of Lancaster, by his 2nd w. Jane, da. of Roger Wilson of Casterton, Westmld. educ. Harrow c.1731; Trinity Hall, Camb. 1732; G. Inn 1728, called 1737, bencher 1749. unm. suc. fa. 1744.

Offices Held

Recorder, Lancaster 1748-d.


Marton’s family came from Yorkshire, but in the early eighteenth century his father purchased property in Lancashire, including Capernwray and the advowson of Lancaster. After contesting Lancaster unsuccessfully at a by-election in 1745, he was returned for it unopposed in 1747 as a government supporter. In December 1748 it was reported that he and a friend at the Newton races were ‘stoned at ... and urged to drink the Pretender’s health, but, drew their pistols and made their way through the Jacobite mob.’1 He died 4 Dec. 1758.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Remains of John Byrom (Chetham Soc. xliv), ii (2), p. 474.