WEAVER, John (1675-1747), of Morville, nr. Bridgnorth, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1713 - 1734

Family and Education

bap. 21 Oct. 1675, 1st s. of Arthur Weaver of Morville by Mary, prob. da. of Eliezar Careswell of Shifnal, Salop.  educ. I. Temple 1689, called 1697.  m. 22 Nov. 1712, Sarah Acton, 1s.  suc. fa. 1710.1

Offices Held

Freeman, Bridgnorth 1710, recorder 1725–35; freeman, Much Wenlock 1711.2


Weaver was related to both the leading families in Bridgnorth, the Whitmores and the Actons, and he had inherited a considerable interest of his own in the borough in consequence of his grandfather’s marriage to the heiress of the Smythes of Morville. Although he had been admitted as a freeman of Bridgnorth before the 1710 election, he did not stand for Parliament until 1713 when he and his fellow Whig William Whitmore were returned unopposed. He voted against the expulsion of Richard Steele on 18 Mar. 1714 and was classified as a Whig in the Worsley list and two other lists of the 1713 and 1715 Parliaments. He died on 9 Jan. 1747.

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Trans. Salop Arch. Soc. ser. 1, x. 295; liv. 197–8; IGI, Salop.
  • 2. Salop RO, Forester mss, copy of Much Wenlock corp. bk.