Thomas Earsby d.1718?
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Thomas EARSBY d.1718?
The library of Thomas Earsby, together with that of Thomas Goodwin, "both deceas'd", was auctioned in London, beginning 9 February 1719; no catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in the Daily Courant and Post Boy as being "a collection of many valuable and uncommon books, in divinity, history, poetry, philological learning, law, classicks". He may be the man who is recorded as a commissioner for licensing hawkers and pedlars in the 1710s, and whose probate sentence was recorded on 5 February 1719 (having been of Hammersmith, and the parish of St Clement Danes), but beyond that no further biographical details have been traced.
- Sentence of Thomas Earsby, The National Archives PROB 11/571/5.
- Calendar of Treasury Books 1714-15, British History Online.
- Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.