Authorised form of nameSwanston; Clement Tudway (1783 - 1863); lawyer
Dates1783 - 1863
Place of birthSt Andrew Undershaft, Middlesex, England
Date of birth1783
Place of deathMiddlesex, England, United Kingdom
Date of death19 April 1863
OccupationLawyer; plantation and slave owner
Research fieldArt; literature
Barrister and QC; owner with William Clarke, of Gravenor's estate in Antigua which used enslaved people for labour, ownership was inherited through his family company Swanston & Clarke he does not appear to have been a merchant himself; owned a valuable library which was sold after his death
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/03/1839
Age at election55
RelationshipsSon of Sherland Swanston (d. 1803) and Frances Hill
Married (1827) Mary Swann Hill
Published works
Bulloch's Roll; Ancestry; UCL LBS
'Clement Tudway Swanston', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, [accessed 23rd July 2020]
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA1488
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1839/17Swanston, Clement Tudway: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/8/123Letter from Clement Swanston, 23 Old Square, Lincolns Inn, to the Royal Society27 December 1867
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