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Book Description
Handwritten family pedigree of the Smith family of Hill Hall, Essex. The genealogy written by Charles Seward of Kensington in the Clerk of Middlesex and dated to February XXVII in MDCCIX [1709] He being then LXXIII [73] years old wanting VI days. The manuscript in ink with brown ink connecting lines to the people named. The pedigree begins with John Smith of Walden in the County of Sussex married to Agness of Charnock in County of Lancaster, and then to Sir Thomas Smith Secretary of State to Edward VI and then Queen Elizabeth, died 1577. Smith was twice ambassador to France. He built Hill Hall. As the pedigree shows neither of his two marriages produced issue and the pedigree continues from Smith's younger brother, George, continuing down to Edward born in 1710 where it ends. The large sheet of stiff parchment paper measuring approx 72 cms x 50 cms. Folds with minor wear, some fraying to edges of sheet, spots of foxing / grubbiness, hole to paper top left not affecting text at all else good condition.
Author Charles Seward
Date 1709
Binding no binding
Publisher manuscript
Illustrator n/a
Condition Very good
Pages 1

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