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[Bookplate for Francis Fortescue Knottesford]
[Bookplate for Francis Fortescue Knottesford]
Title[Bookplate for Francis Fortescue Knottesford]
Date Created[between 1778 and 1859]
Sort Date1859
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon parted per pale. The first pale is parted per quarter. Quarters one and four are azure (blue), a bend engrailed, or (gold), coticed, argent (silver). Quarters two and three are argent, cross engrailed, gules (red), in canton cinquefoil, azure (blue). The second pale is parted per quarter, in quarter one, a barry of eight, argent and vert (green), charged with a gryphon, rampant, segreant. Quarter two is argent, with a chevron, ermine, fimbrated sable (black), with two canons placed two over one around the chevron. Quarter three is argent, with a chevron, sable, charged with a bird displayed. Quarter four is azure charged with a lion rampant. Above the escutcheon is a straight wreath charged with a tyger passant atop a peer helmet. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing text.
Extent1 bookplate : etching, burin engraving ; 6.7 x 9.7 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesKnottesford, Francis Fortescue
TypeStill Image
NotesThe Reverend Francis Fortesque Knottesford (1778-1859) was lord of the manor of Alveston. It is said that he was originally christened Francis Fortesque and took the name Knottesford from his relative and predecessor, John Knottesford, as a condition of his inheritance of the estate. The estate included the manor house at Bridgetown, where he lived until his death in 1859.
1) A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3 accessed on October 9, 2008 at:
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P K568
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_K568
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P K568
Date Available2008
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptFORTE SCUTUM SALUS DUCUM Rev. Francis Fortescue Knottesford. Bridgetown house.
TranslationA strong shield is the safety of leaders
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