WEAVER, John (c.1672-1747), of Morville, nr. Bridgnorth, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1734

Family and Education

b. c.1672, 1st s. of Arthur Weaver of Morville, Salop by Maria Careswell of Shifnal, Salop. educ. I. Temple 1689, called 1697. m. Sarah Acton, 1s. suc. fa. 1710.

Offices Held

Recorder, Bridgnorth 1725-35.


Weaver, through his grandfather’s marriage with the heiress of the Smythes of Morville, had an interest at Bridgnorth. Returned as a Whig on his own and the Whitmore interest in the 1715 Parliament, he voted with the Government, except on the peerage bill, which he opposed. On the death of William Whitmore of Apley he was elected recorder of the borough as a stop-gap during the minority of Thomas Whitmore. In his last Parliament, during which he was taken into the custody of the serjeant at arms for defaulting on a call of the House in 1733,1 he voted against the Administration. He died 9 Jan. 1747.2

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. CJ, xxi. 375.
  • 2. J. F. A. Mason, ‘Recorders of Bridgnorth’, Salop Arch. Soc. Trans. liv. 197-9.