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[Bookplate for Henry Torre]
[Bookplate for Henry Torre]
Title[Bookplate for Henry Torre]
Date Created[between 1730 and 1770?]
Sort Date1770
DescriptionIn black ink. This bookplate consists of an escutcheon which is slightly askew, being tilted from the central vertical axis of the image. The escutcheon is parted per fess. In dexter chief sable (black), charged with a crescent above and a tower below, a bordure vair. In middle chief, azure (blue), embattled and counter-embattled, argent, with three sable roundlets. Above the partition charged with two stags proper tripping, and below with one stag proper, tripping. In sinister chief, argent, two bars, gules (red), in canton gules, charged with cross Moline, or (gold). In dexter base, barry of six pieces, or and azure, in canton, argent, charged with a chaplet. In middle base, sable (black), lion rampant. In sinister base, argent, sable with three lozenges, gules above, and four below. The rococo vegetative mantling above the escutcheon finishes on either side with a tassel and includes, at its center, a straight wreath charged with a gryphon passant situated atop a peer helmet. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the originator's Latin motto, with his name printed below.
Extent1 bookplate : etching ; 6.5 x 8.7 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesTorre, Henry
TypeStill Image
NotesResearch suggests the following possible origin: Henry Torre, son of Betty Holme and the Rev. James Torre, became rector of Thornhill and married first, Mary-Ellen and then Caroline-Sarah. His son, Henry Torre (b.1758) married Eliza Cox in 1792, their son was Henry James. The Torre family, particularly the Reverend Henry James Torre (b.1793, son of Henry Torre) eventually took the Holme surname (in the first half of the 19th century) in order to assume the inheritance of the Holme family estate of Paull-Holme, county of York.
Also possibly Henry John Torre (1819-1904), cricketer & clergyman, son of Rev Henry Nicholas Torre. Henry John's great-grandfather, Nicholas Torre of Snydal (1694-1749) m.1720 Jane Mann (daughter of Richard Mann of York), hence Mann as the first quartering in the arms.
1) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions or High Official Rank; But Uninvested with Heritable Honours, by John Burke, Esq., Vol. 3 of 4, R. Bentley: London, 1836. Accessed October 24, 2008 at, +henry+-joe&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P T677
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_T677
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P T677
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:
TranslationGod is the strongest tower.
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