Roger Smith 1571-1655

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Sir Roger SMITH 1571-1655

Biographical Note

Of Edmondthorp, Leicestershire.


In his will Smith bequeathed "what bookes hee pleaseth" to his grandson, Edward Smith. His books were eventually sold in a retail sale in London from 20 January 1726. The sale was advertised in the Daily Post, Evening Post, Daily Journal and Daily Courant.


  • Catalogus bibliothecae Rogeri Smith arm antiquary clarissimi & librorum amantissimi..., [London, 1726] ESTC T8492.
  • Will of Sir Roger Smith of Edmondthorpe, Leicestershire, The National Archives PROB 11/254/27.
  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.