Sir Joseph Williamson PRS
(1633-1701)

Knight Bachelor (from 1672) and 2nd President of the Royal Society (1677-1680)

Died aged 68

Sir Joseph Williamson, PRS (25 July 1633 – 3 October 1701) was an English civil servant, diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England variously between 1665 and 1701 and in the Irish House of Commons between 1692 and 1699. He was Secretary of State for the Northern Department from 1674–79.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

On this site, between the years 1709-1970, stood Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School where the great actor David Garrick was a pupil in 1737.

Blue Boar Lane, Rochester, United Kingdom where they ran a school