Rev. John Swete ne Tripe

1752 - 1821


Rev. John Swete ne Tripe of Ashburton, Devon, England, heir of Esther Swete (q.v.) for slave-property in Antigua and instructed as one of her trustees to sell her property in Jamaica that had been willed to her by Mary Hynes, for his benefit as residuary legatee. He has an entry in the ODNB as 'antiquary and topographer' that explains his change of name 'in order to inherit a considerable fortune' but does not indicate the source of the wealth.

Sources, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]; [accessed 12/08/2014]; J. A. Marchand, ‘Swete , John (1752–1821)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 6 June 2017]

Further Information

Charlotte Beaumont
John Beaumont

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1799 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Rev. John Swete was also residuary heir under the will of Esther Swete of which he was trustee and executor

1799 [EA] - 1807 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1800 [EA] - 1815 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1803 [EA] - 1803 [LA] → Trustee and Executor

Rev. John Swete was also the residuary beneficiary under the will of Esther Swete of which he was trustee and executor.

Legacies Summary

Physical (2)

Oxton House Gardens [Built] 
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Grade II late 18th picturesque landscape at Oxton House, Kenton near Exeter. The Rev. John Swete 'redesigned and landscaped the extensive grounds and added a gatehouse and thatched Gothic hermitage...
Country house
Oxton House [Built] 
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Grade II small Georgian country house, rebuilt c. 1781 by Rev. John Swete who demolished the existing C16th house on the estate. The house was remodelled c. 1830 by Swete's son John Beaumont...
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Relationships (1)

Legatee → Testator
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The Rev. John Tripe changed his name in order to inherit under the will of Esther Swete, a relative of his...

Addresses (1)

Oxton House, Exeter, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England