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Chapple Norton

General Honorable

John Chapple Norton
Member of the Great Britain Parliament
for Guildford


Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Guildford


Personal details
Born(1746-04-02)2 April 1746
Died19 March 1818(1818-03-19) (aged 71)
Wonersh, England, United Kingdom
ParentsFletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley
Grace Chapple
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of servicec. 1763 - c. 1802

General Hon. John Chapple Norton (2 April 1746 - 19 March 1818) was a British Army officer who served in the American Revolutionary War and who later became a Member of Parliament for Guildford.[1]

Early life

John Chapple Norton was born on 2 April 1746 by Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley and Grace Chapple.

Military career

He joined the British army, becoming a captain in the 19th Foot in 1763. After serving with the regiment in Gibraltar he transferred to the Royal Regiment of Foot in 1769, before being appointed a lieutenant-colonel in the 2nd Foot Guards. He served with the Foot Guards in North America during the War of Independence and was involved in several of the actions there, including leading the attack on Young's House.[2]

In 1795 he was rewarded with the colonelcy of the 81st Regiment of Foot and in 1797 promoted lieutenant-general and transferred to the colonelcy of the 56th Foot. In 1802 he was made general and soon afterwards Governor of Charlemont, the Irish fort.[2]

Political career

He represented Guildford, Surrey as their Member of Parliament from 1784 to 1790, from 1796 to 1806 and from 1807 to 1812.[3]

Later life and death

He died unmarried at the family seat of Wonersh Park in Surrey in 1818.


  1. ^ Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, Or the West Essex Regiment of Foot
  2. ^ a b Cannon, John. Historical Records of the British Army [Infantry]. p. 59.
  3. ^ "NORTON, Hon. Chapple (1746-1818)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2016.

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