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Shelfmark W2/X-2-18
England. Laws, statutes, etc. 712-1066. Αρχαιονομια, siue de priscis anglorum legibus libri, sermone Anglico, vetustate antiquissimo, aliquot abhinc seculis conscripti, atque nunc demum, ... è tenebris in lucem vocati. Gulielmo Lambardo interprete. ...
London: 1568.
Inscription on title page: Rij. Lewkenor [and:] Richardj Lewkenor
Inscription on verso of front free endpaper: Pretium - 16s. W. Somner. 1644.
Frequent annotations in William Somner's hand.
The first recorded owners were Sir Richard Lewknor (senior) (1540–1616), Chief Justice of Wales and/or ChesterM.P. for Chichester, and his grandson Richard Lewknor (junior) (c.1589-1635), M.P. for Midhurst and then for Sussex. Other members of the family include Richard Lewknor M.P. (c. 1589–1635); Sir Christopher Lewknor M.P. (1598–1653); John Lewknor M.P. (1624-1669). Some members of the family spelled their surname Lewkenor.
William Somner's daughter Elizabeth (b.1639) was married in 1675 to John Lewkner, a hatter and haberdasher, who died in 1684 (David Wright). However, this must be a coincidence since William Somner bought the book second-hand for 16 shillings in 1644.