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Francis Smethwick[1]

Male 1611 -


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  • Name Francis Smethwick 
    Christened 29 May 1611  St. Dunstan's in the West, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I3327  Smithwick Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2019 

    Father John Smethwick,   b. Abt 1575,   bur. 7 Jul 1641, St. Dunstan's in the West, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Frances,   bur. 20 Dec 1627, St. Dunstan's in the West, London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Last Modified 16 Feb 2019 20:39:43 
    Family ID F1094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From https://archive.org/stream/1913transcriptof01statuoft/1913transcriptof01statuoft_djvu.txt:

      Master Flesher. Assigned over unto him, by vertue of a note under the hand & seale of Francis Smethwick & subscribed by both the wardens, all the estate, right, title & interest which the said Francis hath in these copies hereafter following the which did lately belong unto Mr John Smethwick his father deceased

      From https://books.google.com/books?id=LPoXAAAAMAAJ&dq=francis%20smethwick%20mary%20bishop&pg=PA166:
      SMETHWICK FRANCIS bookseller in London Saint Dunstans Churchyard in Fleet Street under the Dyall 1642. Son of John Smethwick one of the publishers of Shakespeare's plays who died before July 15th 1641. His father bequeathed him his shop and all the books in it and the copyrights including Hamblett a play The tameing of a shrew Romeo 6 Juliett and Love's Labour Lost were assigned over to him on August 24th 1642. In the same year he published an edition of T Lodge's Euphues golden legacy but a few days after receiving the copyrights he re assigned them to Miles Fletcher or Flesher [Stationers Registers Liber D]


  • Sources 
    1. [S326] London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812, (ancestry,com).