SWINBURNE, Sir John Edward, 6th Bt. (1762-1860), of Capheaton, Northumb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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18 June 1788 - 1790

Family and Education

b. 6 Mar. 1762, 1st s. of Sir Edward Swinburne, 5th Bt., of Capheaton by Christiana, da. of Robert Dillon.  educ. in France.  m. 12 July 1787, Emilia Elizabeth, da. of Richard Henry Alexander Bennett of Beckenham, Kent by Elizabeth, da. of Peter Burrell, and niece of Frances Julia, Duchess of Northumberland, 2s. 3da.  suc. fa. 2 Nov. 1786.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Northumb. 1799-1800.


The Swinburnes were an old Roman Catholic family. Sir Edward, 5th Bt., in his old age conformed to the Church of England; and his eldest son, who seems to have been educated as a Roman Catholic, also conformed. He was returned for Launceston by Hugh, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, and like his patron voted against Pitt on the Regency. Three speeches by him are reported—two on the Regency, and one on a bill about hawkers and pedlars.

He died 26 Sept. 1860.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke