Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727)
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Newton, Sir Isaac (1642-1727), Autograph manuscript, [undated], one leaf, about 150 words, a draft of Newton's own genealogical information with corrections, folio, framed with portrait, (edge chipping, folds, minor bleeding). Note: An important script in which Newton is piecing together his family tree ostensibly to give to the College of Heralds upon his knighthood by Queen Anne. It was customary at this time to reveal the documented pedigree of any individual receiving a title. The last entry on this chart is Elizabeth Newton who was baptized in 1640. Sir Isaac Newton was born in 1642.