Samuel Swire 1680-1729

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Samuel SWIRE 1680-1729

Biographical Note

Son of Samuel Swire or Swyer of Cononley, Yorkshire and Elizabeth Coates, Swire was born into a Yorkshire landowning family. He lived at Scale House, in Skipton, Yorkshire, and married Eleanor Jackman.


The disposition and content of his library have not been established.

Characteristic Markings

An engraved armorial bookplate ‘Samuel Swire, Gent’ is in the Franks collection (28671).


  • Burke, J. A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. 2 vols. London, 1835.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.