James Rivers d.1705

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James RIVERS d.1705

Bookplate of James Rivers (British Museum Franks Collection *405)

Biographical Note

Fourth son of Sir John Rivers, 3rd baronet; he entered military service and fought in the War of the Spanish Succession as a member of Columbine's Regiment of Foot. He was appointed Colonel in 1703 and was killed at the Siege of Barcelona two years later.


Rivers used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks *405); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.