Samuel Smith was born in Lincolnshire and died in Oxford on 17 June 1620. He entered Magdalen Hall, Oxford as a commoner in 1604. Smith became a Fellow of Magdalen College in 1608, and graduated BA (1609), MA (1612) and MB (1620). He became Junior Proctor shortly before his death, and was reputed, according to Wood, ‘the most accurate disputant and profound philosopher in the university’.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.