SWINFEN, Richard (?1678-1726), of Swinfen, Staffs.
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b. ?1678, 1st s. of Francis Swinfen, draper, of Shrewsbury by his w. Jane Doughty. educ. Pembroke, Oxf. 10 Nov. 1694, aged 16; M. Temple 1696. unm. suc. fa. 1693 and gd.-fa. to Swinfen 1694.
Of an ancient Staffordshire family, Swinfen was the grandson of John Swinfen, M.P. Stafford 1645-8 and 1660, Tamworth 1659, 1661-79, 1681, and Bere Alston 1690-4, who played an active part on the parliamentary side in the civil war and was one of the Members chosen to draw up the exclusion bill in 1679. A Whig, he was returned on petition for Tamworth in 1723, which he had represented in the previous reign, dying before the next general election, 22 July 1726.