SWYMMER, Anthony Langley (c.1724-60), of Longwood House, nr. Winchester, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. c.1724, 1st s. of Anthony Swymmer of Jamaica (of a merchant family from Bristol) by Jane, da. of John Langley, a London merchant; 1st cos. once removed of Rose Fuller and Hans Stanley. educ. Winchester; Peterhouse, Camb. 7 Nov. 1741, aged 17. m. 5 Jan. 1748, Arabella, da. of Sir John Astley, 2nd Bt. of Patshull, Staffs., s.p.
According to Matthew Woodford, Hans Stanley’s agent at Southampton, Swymmer was mainly supported by out-burgesses and had therefore to combine with someone standing on a local interest.1 In 1754 he was returned unopposed and was classed by Lord Dupplin as a Tory. He died 26 Feb. 1760, in Jamaica.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Sir Lewis Namier
- 1. Add. 32873, ff. 496-7.