Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Goodricke, Barts.of Ribstone

Goodricke, Barts. of Ribstone

F12193 – Armorial spade shield with supporters. The Franks Bookplate Collection Catalogue considers it as being probably the plate of the 6th baronet.

Arms - Argent on a Fess Gules between two Lions passant guardant Sable a Fleur de lis in flower for difference of the first between two Crescents Or.
Crest - A Demi Lion Sable armed and langued Gules issuant out of a wreath Argent and Gules holding in his paws a Battle-axe Argent helved proper.
Motto: Loyal Yet Free

Sir Henry Goodricke, 6th Bart of Ribstone (d 20.03.1802) was the son of Henry Goodricke (born at Boulogne, on 6th April 1741 - dvp 09.07.1784), who served as a diplomat in the Low Countries and published a book in Latin on jurisprudence, in Groningen, and Levina Benjamina Sesster (b 20.10.1767), dau of Peter Sesster, of Namur.

Sir Henry married (1796) Charlotte Fortescue daughter of the Right Hon. James Fortescue, of Ravensdale Park, in Ireland, and sister to William Charles, second Viscount Clermont.

Succeeded his grandfather Sir John Goodricke, 5th Bart of Ribstone, P.C., (b 20.05.1708, d 03.08.1789) married to Mary Benson natural dau of Robert Benson, 1st Lord Bingley. In 1773, George Fox Lane, second Baron Bingley, left his domain of Bramham Park and many other properties to Sir John and Lady Goodricke, for their live.

Sir Henry descends from another Sir Henry Goodricke (1617-16709), knighted by Charles I and a Royalist, being the first Baronet, created August 14, 1641.
His elder brother was a famous astronomer who became FRS - John Goodricke 1764-1786
The Goodricke Family had other members with bookplates wish we will publish in due time.

Charles Alfred Goodricke,
Incidents in the lives of some of the Goodrickes of Yorkshire from 1490 to 1833 with a Brief History of Ribston Hall from 1086 to 1833. Revised and Reprinted June 1991, Antony A Goodricke Young, 1316 Krise Circle, Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.A. 24503.

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