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[Bookplate for George Wilbraham]
[Bookplate for George Wilbraham]
Title[Bookplate for George Wilbraham]
Date Created[between 1900 and 1969]
Sort Date1969
DescriptionIn black ink. Escutcheon parted per pale, the sinister half azure, a bend, argent, engrailed, two bendlets, or, on either side. The dexter half parted per cross. The first and fourth quarters, argent, bendy of seven, argent and azure. The second and third quarters, barry of five, argent and azure, a canton, sable, with a wolf. Above the escutcheon is a straight crest wreath topped with a wolf. Below the escutcheon is a banner containing the Latin motto.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 6.5 x 9.5 cm
Subject - GeographicEngland
Personal NamesWilbraham, George
TypeStill Image
NotesGeorge Wilbraham (1779-1852), resided at Delamere House and was an MP in the House of Commons for Cheshire South from 1779 to 1852. He married Anne Fortescue, a descendant of William the Conqueror and Mary Tudor. A painting with him in it entitled "The House of Commons, 1833" by Sir George Hayter is available online through the web site for The National Portrait Gallery. Wilbraham was an author and an avid book collector, and many of his bookplates are still attached to his books and are for sale, as are other personal items of his, including his own bookplate collection. Many of his speeches and campaign bulletins have been digitized and are also available online. He was also mentioned in a book (it is not clear whether it is fiction or non-fiction) by a neighbor, Frances Williams-Wynn, entitled "Diaries of a Lady of Quality from 1797 to 1844."
1) Burke, Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heralding History of the Landed Gentry, ed. H. Pirie-Gordon. vol. 2. (London: Shaw Publishing Co., LTD., 1937), 2435.
2) Hayter, George. "The House of Commons, 1833, " oil on canvas, 1833-1843 (National Portrait Gallery, London).
3) The Descendants of William the Conqueror. "Anne Fortescue." (accessed 4 November 2008).
4) Van de Pas, Leo. "Descendants of Mary Tudor, Princess of England." Genealogy Archive. (accessed 4 November 2008).
5) The Peerage, "George Wilbraham." (accessed 4 November 2008).
6) Wilbraham, George. Thoughts on the salt monopoly in India. London : J. Ridgway, 1847. Bevan, Mark. "The Village History of Cuddington and Sandiway Cheshire UK, " The Official Website of the Village of Cuddington and Sandiway in Cheshire UK. (accessed 4 November 2008).
7) Open Library. "The true and perfect description of three voyages, so strange and woonderfull, that the like hath neuer been heard of before". (accessed 4 November 2008).
8) Wilbraham, George. "To the Gentlemen, Clergy and Freeholders of the County Palatine of Chester, " The City of Stoke-on-Trent. (accessed 4 November 2008).
9) Williams-Wynn, Frances. Diaries of a lady of quality from 1797 to 1844. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P W553
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_W553
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P W553
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:
TranscriptIN PORTU QUIES George Wilbraham.
TranslationThere is rest in port
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