SWIFT, Samuel (d.1718), of Claines, in Worcester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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5 Dec. 1693 - 7 Feb. 1694
1695 - 8 Feb. 1718

Family and Education

b. c.1659, 1st. surv. s. of William Swift of Worcester, merchant and sugar baker, grocer and draper, by Martha, da. of John Beauchamp of Newland, Worcs. m. by 1682, Sarah, o. da. of Thomas Shewring of Worcester, 1s. 1da. suc. fa. 1689.

Offices Held

Alderman, Worcester, mayor 1684-5; sheriff, Worcs. 1692-3.


Swift, a Worcester merchant and grocer,1 represented his native city as a Tory for nearly 23 years without a break. There is no record of his voting or speaking from 1715 till his death, 8 Feb. 1718.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. W.C. Metcalfe, Vis. Worcs. 1682-3, pp. 90-91.