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Authorised form of nameSwinton; John (1703 - 1777)
SurnameSwinton
ForenamesJohn
Dates1703 - 1777
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Cheshire, England (1703)
Death:
Wadham College, Oxford (04 April 1777)
Burial:
In the antechapel at Wadham, Oxford
ActivityResearch field:
Antiquities; Medals
Education:
Wadham College, Oxford; BA (1723), MA (1726); Christ Church, Oxford; BD (1759)
Career:
Ordained deacon (1725), priest (1727); rector of St Peter-le-Bailey, Oxford (1728); Fellow of Wadham (1729-1743); Chaplain to the English Factory at Leghorn (1729); travelled to Florence (1733), Venice, Vienna and Pressburg; returned to Oxford; Prebendary of St Asaph (1743); Fellow of Christ Church (1745); Keeper of the Oxford University Archives (1767-1777)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/10/1729
Proposers:
James or Richard Bradley; Edmond Halley; William Jones
RelationshipsSon of John Swinton, Gent, of Bexton, Cheshire; married; no children
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Foster
References:
Trevor Shaw, 'John Swinton, FRS, Identified as the Author of a 1734 Travel Journal' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 295-304, plate
Notes:
Gentleman's Magazine 1777, p195 (obituary)
London Magazine 1777, p223 (obituary)
Royal Society codeNA7226
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/005256Swinton, John1995
MM/1/51Letter from John Swinton, Christ Church, Oxford, to Thomas Birch23 September 1760
L&P/4/95Letter, 'His late conjectures in an ineditied Parthian coin' from John Nixon to John Swinton1761
L&P/5/328Letter, 'On a solar iris and an Aurora borealis' from John Swinton to the Royal Society7 October 1772
L&P/4/296Paper, 'Of Palmyrene inscriptions at Teive' by John Swinton1766
L&P/5/143Plates, various figures and drawings by John Swinton and Francis Wollaston1769
L&P/4/302Letter, 'Of an inedited Greek coin [colony]' from John Swinton to Thomas Birch7 December 1765
L&P/4/354Letter, 'Of two Parthian coins' from John Swinton to James Douglas20 June 1766
L&P/4/393Letter, 'Of a Parthian coin' from John Swinton to James Douglas25 April 1767
L&P/5/43Letter, 'Of a Punic coin from Gozo; of an inedited Punic coin' from John Swinton to Matthew Maty12 November 1768
L&P/6/79Paper, 'On the numerals of the Jews and Phoenicians' by John Swinton30 May 1774
L&P/3/150Letter, 'Covering letter referring to the following item; and account of a Parthian coin' from Robert Clogher and John Swinton to Thomas Birch25 March 1756
L&P/5/198Letter, 'Of a meteor seen at Oxford' from John Swinton to Matthew Maty27 September 1770
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