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Smith, Williamlocked

(c. 1550–1618)
  • David Kathman


Smith, William (c. 1550–1618), herald and playwright, was born in Oldhaugh, Cheshire, one of the nine children of Randall Smith (d. 1584) of Oldhaugh and his first wife, Jane (d. 1562), daughter of Ralph Bostock of Norcroft, Cheshire. Anthony Wood supposed that ...

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