MP Ralph Warton

MP Ralph Warton

Male 1656 - 1708  (51 years)

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  • Name Ralph Warton 
    Title MP 
    Born 13 Jul 1656 Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1708 Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17986 Wharton One Name Study
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2017 

    Father Ancestors Sir Michael Warton,   b. c. 1623, Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1688, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Susanna Poulet,   d. 7 Nov 1682, Beverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4041 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Ralph Warton died 22 March 1708/9 in Beverley, Yorkshire, England
  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jul 1656 - Beverley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Mar 1708 - Beverley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • WARTON, Ralph (1656-1709), of Beverley, Yorks.
      Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002

      Family and Education
      b. 11 July 1656, 3rd but 2nd surv. s. of Michael Warton?; bro. of Sir Michael Warton*. educ. Beverley sch.; St. John?s, Camb. 1673; Gray?s Inn, 1675. unm.1


      Biography
      Warton was returned unopposed at Beverley on his brother?s interest in 1695. Although an inactive Member, he appears to have acted as a member of the Country party, and probably shared his elder brother?s Whiggish outlook.

      In a forecast for the divisions on the proposed council of trade on 31 Jan. 1696 he was noted as likely to oppose the government, and he signed the Association promptly. In the following session he voted against the attainder of Sir John Fenwick? on 25 Nov.

      Successful in a contested election in 1698, Warton was afterwards listed as a likely opponent of a standing army, and was also classed as a Country supporter in a comparative analysis of the old and new Commons. He was returned unopposed in January 1701, though at the following election in November he was defeated by William Gee.

      He did not stand for Parliament again. He died on 22 Mar. 1709 and was buried at St. Mary?s, Beverley. By his will he left small sums of between 10 and 20 to various relatives, plus 20 to each parish in Beverley. The residue of his estate was inherited by his brother, Charles, who was also sole executor.

      http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/warton-ralph-1656-1709

  • Sources 
    1. [S260] UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).