John Banson 1720-1759

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John BANSON 1720-1759

Banson's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 1392)

Biographical Note

Son of John Banson, vicar of Meesden, Hertfordshire. Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and LL.B, 1745, LL.D 1750. Rector of Swannington, Norfolk 1751-59, also vicar of Wood Dalling during the same timespan.


Banson used an engraved armorial bookplate, describing himself as of Trinity Hall (Franks 1392); the extent and disposition of his library is not known.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.