Henry William Toms (1701 - 1765) was an English engraver, print seller, publisher and stationer active in London during the early to middle 18h century. The son of Peter Toms, Henry apprenticed under John Harris from 1716. He was engraving independently from at least 1726 and his imprint appears on portraits, books plates, landscapes, maps and architectural prints. His name appears on the great Popple map of North America as well as on important maps by Lempriere, Seale, Boulton, Moll, and others. He was imprisoned for debt in 1761. His son, Peter Toms II (1726 - 1777) became a well known painter. His apprentices included the engraver and publisher John Boydell (January, 19 1720 - December 12, 1804). He lived on Masham Street, London.