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Sir William Petty's gravestone in the south choir aisle

which is close to the outside wall of the Abbey.

The inscription reads: HERE LAYES SIR WILLIAM PETY

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Sir William Petty 1623 – 1687

One of the most distinguished figures of the 17th century,

a contemporary and friend of Samuel Pepys,

was born and buried in Romsey.

His monument is made of Carrara marble and was made in 1858

by one of his descendants. He was a founder member of The Royal Society.

The inscription around the marble reads:

a true patriot and a sound philosopher who, by his powerful intellect,

his scientific works and indefatigable industry,

became a benefactor to his family and an ornament to his country.

His grave slab on the floor of the south choir aisle reads

HERE LAYES SIR WILLIAM PETY.

Books available Romsey Abbey through the centuries

by Judy Walker and Sir William Petty by P Dale.

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