Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Vaughan - Wales



Wilmot Vaughan, (1730–1800), 4th Viscount Lisburne & 1st Earl of Lisburne, co. Antrim (cr. 1776)

Baron Fethard, of Feathered in the County of Tipperary (Ireland, cr. 1695)
Arms: Quarterly: sable, a chevron, between three fleurs-de-lis, argent (Vaughan); sable (?) on a fesse or, between three eagles' heads couped argent, as many escallops gules (Wilmot).
Crest: On a wreath an armed arm, bent at the elbow, brandishing a fleur-de-lis, all proper;
Supporters: Dexter, a dragon reguardant, wings elevated vert; sinister, a unicorn reguardant argent, armd, unguled, maned, and truffed or, each gorged ith a plain collar sabl, fimbriated and charged with three fleurs-de-lis argnt, and chained gold.
Motto: Non Revertar nultus
NIF
The Franks Catalogue mentions F30255, very similar to this item, except for the inscription and attributed to the 3rd Viscount Lisburne, father of the above. It is probably the same plate reworked after the creation of the Earldom in 1766 used by the 4th Viscount or, else, his father's bookplate with the name altered.

He was the son of Wilmot Vaughan, 3rd Viscount Lisburne and Elizabeth Watson. He married, firstly Elizabeth Nightingale and secondly, Dorothy Shafto, daughter of John Shafto, of Whitworth, county Durham.
An M.P. for Cardiganshire and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The Vaughans are one of the oldest Houses in Wales.

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