William Stephens Smith
Born 8th November 1755
Died 10th June 1816
In this house lived John Adams, first American Minister to Great Britain, May 1785 to March 1788, afterwards Second President of the United States. From here his daughter Abigail was married to Colonel William Stephens-Smith, First Secretary of the Legation and an officer in the Revolution Army on Washington's staff.
John Adams and Abigail his wife, through character and personality did much to create understanding between the two English-speaking countries.
In their memory this tablet is placed by the Colonial Dames of America, 1933