John Chapple Norton
|Member of the Great Britain Parliament|
|Member of Parliament|
|Born||2 April 1746|
|Died||19 March 1818 (aged 71)|
Wonersh, England, United Kingdom
|Parents||Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley|
|Years of service||c. 1763 – c. 1802|
John Chapple Norton was born on 2 April 1746 by Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley and Grace Chapple.
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.
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.
Later life and death
He died unmarried at the family seat of Wonersh Park in Surrey in 1818.
- Richard Cannon, Historical Record of the Fifty-Sixth, Or the West Essex Regiment of Foot
- Cannon, John. Historical Records of the British Army [Infantry]. p. 59.
- "NORTON, Hon. Chapple (1746-1818)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Chapple Norton