Matthew Norris (Royal Navy officer)
Matthew Norris (1705–1738) was a Royal Navy officer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1733 to 1734.
Norris was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for Rye at a by-election on 21 January 1733 in succession to his brother John Norris who had taken up an official post in the Customs. At the 1734 British general election he was replaced as MP for Rye by his father.
Norris was appointed to the New York station, where by 1734, he married Euphemia Morris, daughter of Lewis Morris senior of Morrisania, New York. His father-in-law was a member of the New York assembly and governor of New Jersey. Norris became a freeman of New York on account of his marriage and also because he vigorously opposed a bill in favour of the sugar colonies . In 1737 he became Commissioner of the Navy at a salary of £500 per annum.
Norris died without issue on 27 December 1738.
- "NORRIS, Matthew (1705-38)". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
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Admiral Sir John Norris