NORRIS, William

NORRIS, William. 1654? — on sea 10.10.1702. Sir, First Bart. (1898). British Diplomat. Son of Thomas Norris of Speke Hall, Lancashire, and Katherine Garraway. M.P. for Liverpool 1695-1701 (Whig, succeeded his elder brother). In 1698-1702 he led an embassy to Aurangzeb for both William III and the New E.I.C. without achieving much. Died on way back. Married, no children.

Publications: The Norris Embassy to Aurangzeb (1699- 1702). Ed. by H. Das. Calcutta 1939, condensed and rearranged by S.C. Sarkar, Calcutta 1959.

Sources: *R.D. Harrison, Oxford D.N.B.; *S.L[ane]-P[oole], D.N.B. 41, 144-146; Wikipedia.

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