SWANTON, Francis (?1666-1721), of Salisbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1715 - 25 Apr. 1721

Family and Education

b. ?1666, 1st s. of William Swanton, M.P., of the Close, Salisbury by his 1st w. Elizabeth, da. of Emanuel Gauntlett of Salisbury.1 educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. 14 Nov. 1684, aged 18. suc. fa. 1681.

Offices Held

Dep. recorder, Salisbury 1712-d.


Francis Swanton, whose father had been recorder of Salisbury and M.P. for the city, came of a family with long connexions with the Middle Temple. Returned as a Tory in 1715, he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions. His name was sent to the Pretender early in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He died 25 Apr. 1721.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Phillipps, Vis. Wilts. 1677, p. 17.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.