Thomas Edwards 1555-1634

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Thomas EDWARDS 1555-1634

Armorial stamp of Thomas Edwards (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Son of Hugh Edwards of Rushbury, Shropshire. A member of Furnival's Inn and then of Lincoln's Inn (1587), he entered Doctors' Commons in 1595 and became a Master in Chancery in 1597. He was MP for Calne in 1593 and 1597 and sheriff of Shropshire in 1621-2.


Several books with Edwards's armorial stamp survive; the extent and disposition of his library are not known. Examples: Durham University Library SR 6.c.4, National Art Library CLE P12.

Characteristic Markings

Durham University Library SR 6.c.4 has his signature "Tho: Edwards" on the titlepage, and at the end of the preface.