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Smelt, Leonard (bap. 1725, d. 1800), military engineer and courtier, was baptized at Kirkby Fleetham, Yorkshire, on 2 May 1725, the son of William Smelt (1691–1755) of Leases, MP for Northallerton from 1740 to 1745 and afterwards 'receiver of His Majesty's casual revenue on the island of ...


Leonard Smelt (bap. 1725, d. 1800) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1755 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London