Romsey, Hampshire

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 [Greenwood, pp.118-120]. The grave has an superb life-size effigy of him.


He was also born here and attended Romsey Grammar School. See: under London, Oxford, Calne, Dublin and: Kerry for more details. [John Paddy Browne, The Romsey man who mapped Ireland for Cromwell, Hampshire (Nov 1980) 61, 64.]

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