Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Earl Ferrers

Washington Sewallis Shirley, 9th Earl Ferrers (1822-1859)

He was the son of Robert William Shirley, Viscount Tamworth and grandson of Washington Shirley, 8th Earl Ferrers (1760-1842) .
He married Lady Augusta Annabella Chichester, daughter of Edward Chichester, 4th Marquess of Donegall and Amelia Spread Deane Grady.

Arms: 1 - paly of six or and azure, a quarter ermine (Shirley); 2 - vairy argent and sable, a quarter gules (Staunton); 3 - argent a fess gules in chief three torteaux (Devereux); 4 - vair or and gules (Ferrers); 5 - quarterly England and France within a bordure argent; 6 - argent two bars and in chief three mullets gules (Washington).
Crest: a Saracen’s head in profile, couped, proper, wreathed about the temples or and azure.

Motto: Honor virtutis premium
Supporters: dexter, a talbot ermine ducally gorged; sinister, a reindeer gules billettée or, charged on the shoulder with a horseshoe argent, and ducally gorged.

Warwick sc, 124 Regent Street

Staunton Harold Hall

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