Smyth, Jane (1633 -1720)
Jane Smyth was the daughter of Peter Vandeput and sister of Sir Peter Vandeput, Alderman of London. She married, 6 May 1674, Sir Edward Smyth (1637 1713), 2nd Baronet of Hill Hall, Essex, eldest surviving son of Sir Thomas Smith, 1st Baronet, and his first wife, Johan, daughter of Sir Edward Altham, of Mark Hall, Essex. Edward Gordon Duff attributes the stamp to Jane, possibly because his source was a book printed between 1713 and 1720, or because it had her signature or initials. Strictly the arms of a lady, except in the case of royalty, should be displayed on a lozenge, so this stamp should be assigned to Sir Edward in the absence of proof that it was used by his wife.