Wednesday, 28 March 2007

John Darell, Esq. Bookplate


John Darell, Esq. of Calehill, Kent


F7979 - Early Armorial
Arms - Darell impalling Smythe

The son of Nathaniel Darell, Governor of Sheerness and _ Legge, dau of Colonel John Legge of Dartmouth family

Married Olivia Smythe, dau of Philip Smythe, 2nd Viscount Strangford (b 23.03.1633/4, bur 08.08.1708). Their grandson Henry Darell of Calehill married Elizabeth Gage, dau of Sir Thomas Gage, 6th Bart of Hengrave. Her nephew Sir Thomas Gage, 7th Bart of Hengrave (d 27.12.1820) also used bookplates one of which engraved by Bartolozzi in Lisbon.

Sources: http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/darell02.html#link2
&
http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/ss4as/smith01.htm#dau2

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