SELWYN, John (c.1709-51).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 27 June 1751

Family and Education

b. c.1709, 1st s. of John Selwyn of Matson, Glos.; bro. of George Augustus Selwyn. educ. Clare, Camb. 1728. unm.

Offices Held

Treasurer to Duke of Cumberland and the Princesses 1737-d.; treasurer of the late Queen’s pensions 1737-d.; paymaster of the marines Dec. 1746-7; groom of the bedchamber to George, Prince of Wales, May 1751-d.


Selwyn, who was returned for Whitchurch on the interest of his father, voted with the Administration in every recorded division, except on the Hanoverians in 1746, when he was absent. On 24 Jan. 1738 he seconded the Address;1 on 8 Mar. 1739 he spoke in favour of the Spanish convention;2 and on 29 Jan. 1740 he spoke against the place bill. He died shortly before his father, 27 June 1751.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. HMC Egmont Diary, ii. 462.
  • 2. Coxe, Walpole, iii. 517.