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From the L&M Companion:
'The Great Swynfen' was John (1613-94), a leading Presbyterian M.P. who sat in most parliaments 1640-94 and was M.P. for Tamworth during the diary period... The other Swynfen mentioned was his son Richard (b. 1634), an Oxford graduate, admitted to Gray's Inn 1660 and shortly afterwards made secretary... to Manchester, the Lord Chamberlain.

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also from L&M Companion
His grandson Samuel Swynfen was a godfather of Dr. Johnson.

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