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Rev Joseph Smith, DD

Rev Joseph Smith, DD

Male - 1756

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  • Name Joseph Smith 
    Prefix Rev 
    Suffix DD 
    Born Y  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1730 
    Rector of St Dionis Backchurch at St DB 
    Died 1756  Queens College, University of Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3264  Brooksbank
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2014 

    Spouse Mrs,   d. 1745 
     1. Anne Smith
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F1245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • By John Nichols page 634.
      Dr. Joseph Smith, Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, to which he was elected Oct. 30, 1730, was also Rector of Knights Enham with Upton Grey, Hants ; the last of which he exchanged for the rectory of St. Dionis, Lime-street, London. He was Prebendary of St. Paul's, and of Lincoln, and had the donative of Paddington, Middlesex. He died Nov. 23, 1756, aged 86, and was buried in the vault under the chancel of the new Chapel, with the following monumental inscription:
      Sacred to the memory of Joseph Smith, DD whose Remains are deposited in the Vault of the Chapel.
      Descended from an ancient family at Durham, and of Knaresborough in the County of York. He was, in the early part of his life, Secretary to Sir Joseph Williamson at the time of his being Plenipotentiary at the Treaty of Ryswick. He became afterwards a Prebendary in the Cathedral Churches of St. Paul and Lincoln; was sometime Chaplain in ordinary to the late Queen Caroline; was more than forty years Rector of St. Dionis in London, which he held with the Donative of Paddington in Middlesex; and in the year 1730 was elected, without solicitation, Provost of Queen's College, by the unanimous suffrages of the whole Society.
      Distinguished for his learning, eloquence, politeness of manner, piety, and charity; he, with great prudence and judicious moderation, presided over his College, to its general happiness. Its interests were the constant object of his attention. He was himself a good Benefactor to it; and was blest with the success of obtaining for it, by his respectable influence, several ample donations, to the very great and perpetual increase of its establishment.
      Having acquitted himself in the several stations in which Providence had placed him with singular eminency of character and reputation, he died 23 November 1750, aged 86. He married Mary the daughter and co-heiress of Henry Lowther, Esq. of Ingleton Hall in the county of York, and of Lowther in the county of Fermanagh in Ireland, and grand-daughter to Col. Sir Richard Lowther, Governor of Pontefract Castle, and Master of the Ordnance to King Charles the First, and was nearly allied to the Right Honourable Baron Lowther, Lord Viscount Lonsdale. She died 29 April 1745, leaving issue one son, Joseph Smith, Esq. LL.D. of Kidlington in the county of Oxford, and Anne, the wife of Major James Hargreaves of Oxford; who married for her first husband William Lamplugh, Prebendary of Lincoln, grandson to Thomas Lamplugh, Archbishop of York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1566] Chalmers' Biographical Dictionary Volume 28.