Monday, 30 October 2006

British Armorial Bookplates

William Bromley (1663-1732), of Baginton, co. Warwickshire MP for Warwickshire 1689-1696 and for the University of Oxford 1701-1732 and a Speaker of the House of Commons. Built Baginton Hall which was destroyed by fire including the rich library and rebuilt at the expenses of Parliament. M. Elizabeth Stawell, d. of Ralph Stawell, 1st Lord Somerton. Source:
His portrait at:

General Charles Cadogan (1685-1776), 2nd Baron Cadogan of Oakley
He married Elizabeth Sloane, daughter of Sir Hans Sloane, 1st and last Bt. and of Elizabeth Langley.
He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Whig) for Reading between 1716 and 1722 and for Newport, Isle of Wight between 1722 and 1726. He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) on 30 November 1718.
His elder brother was the famous General Rt. Hon. Sir William Cadogan, PC, KT, 1st Earl Cadogan and 1st Baron Cadogan of Oakley(1672-1726) who fought at Blenheim, Ramilles, Oudenarde and Malpalquet.

The Right Honourable Charles Bruce, (1682-1747)
3rd Viscount Bruce of Ampthill & 4th Baron Bruce of Whorlton (s. 1711) - 4th Earl of Elgin, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury, 6th Lord Bruce of Kinloss, 6th Baron Bruce of Kinlosse, 3rd Baron Bruce of Skelton
The son of Thomas Bruce (1656-1741), 3rd earl of Elgin, who supported king James II, accused of conspiring to restore king James II in 1695 was imprisoned in the Tower of Lonson having later been allowed to leave England. He died in exile in Brussells.
Charles Bruce married Lady Elizabeth Seymour, d. of the 2nd Duke of Somerset.
He had no male heirs and one of his daughters Lady Mary Bruce m. Henry Brydges, 2nd Duke of Chandos and was the mother of James Brydges, Marquess of Carnarvon

Robert James Petre, 8th Baron Petre of Thorndon Hall, Essex (1713-1742)
M. (02.05.1732) Anna Maria Barbara Radcliffe (d 31.01.1760, dau of James Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater who was attainted and beheaded, with his honours forfeited, for his support of the Jacobite rebellion.
Lord Petre "was the foremost collector of American trees and shrubs in Europe. Earl Petre's untimely death in 1743 led to his American tree collection being auctioned off to Woburn".

James BRYDGES (1731-1789), Marquess of Carnarvon
Succeeded his maternal grand-father, in 1747, as Baron of Kinloss and his father, in 1771, as 3rd Duke of Chandos, 3rd. Marquess of Carnarvon, 3rd. Earl of Carnarvon, 3rd Viscount Wilton, 11th baron Chandos of Sudeley Castle. The son of Henry Brydges (d.1771) 2nd Duke of Chandos and of Lady Mary Bruce (1713-1738), d. of Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin and 3rd Earl of Ailesbury. M. Lady Anne Eliza Gamon
Arms: Brydges quartering Bruce surmounted by three pheons Argent — Nicoll (from his first wife (m. 1753) Margaret Nicol d. of John Nicoll, Esq., d. 1768).
m. 2ndly. Lady Anne Eliza Gamon in 1777 with one daughter Lady Anne, Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos by marriage.
Grandson of James Brydges (1673-1744), Marquess of Carnarvon & 1st Duke of Chandos, protector of G. F. Handel who lived at his oppulent mansion Cannons, near edgware

James Cornwallis, later Mann, 5th Earl Cornwallis (1778-1852)
Son of Lord James Cornwallis, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, 4th Earl Cornwallis (1742/3-1824) and of his wife Lady Catherine Mann (1742-1811) dau. of Gafridus Mann, of Egerton.
Nephew of the famous General Lord Charles Cornwallis, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Governor General of India, 2nd Earl, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) who surrendered at Yorktown to the American-French forces during the War of Indpendence.

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