George Caswall

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Sir George Caswall was a British Member of Parliament who represented the Herefordshire seat of Leominster from 1717 to 1721.

George Caswall was one of seven members expelled from the House of Commons in 1721. Caswell's punishment was the result of his involvement (through the firm of Turner, Caswall & Co and the Hollow Sword Blade Company [1]) in the South Sea Company scandal; his specific offence being the acquisition – free of charge – of £50,000 of stock in the company while its formation was before parliament.[2] In addition Turner, Caswall & Co was ordered to make a restitution of £250,000.[3]

In the aftermath of the scandal, Caswall was involved in protracted legal proceedings against Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland.[4]


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Harley
Lord Coningsby
Member of Parliament for Leominster
1717 – 1721
With: Edward Harley
Succeeded by
Edward Harley
William Bateman