Morton, John

Submitted by edpope on Thu, 01/04/2021 - 02:13

5.1.1810 call on Morton (S R)
The GD website has coded this to Thomas Morton DNB 1764-1838 playwright, pointing out that S R could stand for his play the School of Reform. But as Godwin had already noted Morton the playwright several times in preceding years, it's more likely that the S R was to distinguish this Morton from the playwright and that this was John Morton 1773-1815 many years proprietot and printer of the Sunday Review. He later went bankrupt and died of brain fever - or a broken heart - leaving a widow and six children, and a public subscription was raised for them by many in the radical movement (Francis Burdett, Henry Brougham, Earrl of Thanet, Thomas Brand, James Perry, Thomas Hardy, Samuel Miller &c). Liverpool Mercury 19.1.1816. See my entry for Charles Smith