The eBay sale has just concluded for the bookplate of the Reverend Anthony Lister of Gargrave, vendor look-back-in-time. In 1807 Lister married Mary, the daughter of William York. In 1827 he changed his surname by Royal License to Marsden as a condition of inheriting an estate from John Marsden. However, the legacy was subject to two legal challenges. The second case did not find in his favour.
Arms: Ermine on a fesse Sable three mullets Argent (for Lister)
Crest: A stag’s head proper
Arms: Ermine on a cross Azure a woolpack Or between four lions passant guardant Argent on a chief Gules a sword proper pommel and hilt Or surmounted by a key in saltire of the last (for York)