Henry Swann

1760 - 1824


MP for Yarmouth Isle of Wight 1803-1804 and Penryn 1806-1819 (unseated) and 1820-1824. Shown as the owner of Oxford estate in St Mary Jamaica, which had belonged to the family of his wife Katherine nee Symes, described as 'the heiress of the Oxford plantation in Jamaica' in the History of Parliament and who also brought to the marriage Ufford Hall in Northamptonshire and an estate at Esher previously held by her brother William Leigh Symes (q.v.). In 1819, Henry Swann had sought from Lord Liverpool 'the appointment of registrar under the slave registry bill "now before Parliament ... the duties of which must be very laborious", explaining that his 30 years’ connexion with West Indian concerns made him feel qualified for it. Lord Liverpool replied that the post was not in his patronage, but in that of the colonial secretary Lord Bathurst (who gave it to somebody else).'



Further Information

Katherine Symes
2 da; 5 s

Associated Estates (1)

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
1817 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Yarmouth Hampshire (Isle of Wight)
1803 - 1804
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Penryn Cornwall
1806 - 1819
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Penryn Cornwall
1820 - 1824

Relationships (2)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
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Henry Swann married Robert Symes' daughter Katherine....

Addresses (1)

Ufford Hall, Northamptonshire, Central England, England
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Inherited by Swann's wife Katherine nee Symes, sister of William Leigh Symes