- E. I. Carlyle
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Swinton, John (1703–1777), Church of England clergyman and orientalist, was born in Cheshire, the son of John Swinton of Bexton, Cheshire. He entered Wadham College, Oxford, as a servitor, matriculating on 10 October 1719, and on 30 June 1723 was elected a scholar. He graduated BA on 1 December 1723 and MA on 1 December 1726. He was ordained deacon on 30 May 1725 and priest on 28 May 1727, and in February 1728 became rector of ...