Romsey, Hampshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles


n the south aisle of Romsey Abbey, is the grave of Sir William Petty (1623-1687), the political economist, one of the forerunners of the Royal Society at Oxford, a founder of the Royal Society and general polymath [1]. The grave has an superb life-size effigy of him.
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He was also born here and attended Romsey Grammar School. See: under London, Oxford, Calne, Dublin and: Kerry for more details. [2]


References (show)

  1. Greenwood, Douglas. Wessex has Their Bones. Who's Buried Where in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight. Roy Gasson Associates, Wimborne, Dorset, 1985. pp.118-120
  2. Browne, John Paddy. The Romsey man who mapped Ireland for Cromwell, Hampshire (Nov 1980) 61, 64.

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