Lysons, Daniel (1762 -1834)
Clements attributes this stamp to the family of Leeson, but Duff attributes it to the Rev. Daniel Lysons, the antiquary. Daniel Lysons was was born 28 April 1762, the eldest son of Samuel Lysons, Rector of Rodmarton and Cherrington in Gloucestershire, and Mary Peach. He matriculated at St Mary’s Hall, Oxford 26 March 1779, and took his B.A. in 1782 and his M.A. in 1785. He took holy orders and was Curate of Mortlake in 1784 and of Putney about 1790. During this incumbency he started his Survey of London, encouraged by Horace Walpole, who made him his chaplain. His Evirons of London was published in four volumes 1792-1796. With his brother Samuel, he then undertook the compilation of Magna Britannia, which described the counties of England in alphabetical order. It progressed as far as Devon before Lysons died. On the death of his uncle, Dr Daniel Lysons in 1801, he inherited Hempstead Court and the family estates in Gloucestershire. He married, firstly, at Bath, 12 May 1801, Sarah, eldest daughter of Thomas Carteret Hardy, and they had two sons and two daughters. She died in 1808, and he married secondly on 2 July 1813, Josephina Catherine Susanna Cooper, and they had a son and a daughter. In 1804 he inherited the family living of Rodmarton, which he handed over to his son Samuel in 1833. He died at Hempstead Court 3 January 1834. A portion of the library of Daniel Lysons was sold at auction by R. H. Evans 17 March 1828, and a further portion after his death also by Evans 3 November 1834. The library of his son Samuel was sold at auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge 12 July 1880, books and manuscripts 31 May 1880 and his manuscripts and autograph letters 15 June 1882.