SWINNERTON, Thomas (1720-1796). Gold mourning ring with an interwoven plait of brown and white hair under an oval crystal panel with seed pearl surround, mounted on a triple band shank in gold (tested 18ct), engraved inside Thos. Swinnerton Obt 8 Novr 1796 AE. 76. Internal diameter 18mm.
Thomas Swinnerton (1720-1796) was the son of Thomas Swinnerton and Mary Turner of Whitmore, Staffordshire. He married Sarah Furnival (c1736-1805) in 1757 in Sandbach Cheshire, the year after election as mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Thomas Swinnerton was buried on 11 Nov 1796 in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.