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21 October 2011

Bookplate of the 7th Baron Farnham (Maxwell)

Filed under: Coat of Arms,Heraldry,People — Stephen J F Plowman @ 07:21
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The bookplate of the 7th Lord Farnham is currently on sale at eBay by prexiepost.

Henry Maxwell, 7th Baron Farnham married Anna Stapleton, daughter of Thomas Stapleton, 16th Baron le Despencer, on 3 December 1828. The couple had no children. Both Farnham and his wife were killed in the Abergele train disaster of 1868.


Argent a saltire Sable a chief paly of six of the first and second (for Maxwell of Calderwood)


Quarterly 1st Argent a lion rampant Sable (for Stapleton) 2nd Azure three dexter hand gauntlets with their backs forward Or (for Fane) 3rd Gules on a Saltire Argent a rose of the filed barbed and seeded proper (for Neville) 4th Quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd quarters a fret Or over all a bend Sable (for Spencer)

Crest: A buck’s head erased proper [The bookplate displays the coronet of a Baron]

Motto: Je Suis Pret

Supporters: Two bucks proper


My Maxwell armorial can be viewed at www.heraldry-online.org.uk/maxwell.html.

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