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]. 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. [Browne]

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