Acheson, Archibald, 2nd Earl of Gosford (1776 -1849)

Archibald Acheson was the elder son of Archibald, 1st Earl of Gosford and Millicent, eldest daughter of Lieutenant General Edward Pole. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, he matriculated 22 January 1796, and was created an M.A. 26 October 1797. Member of Parliament for Armagh 1797 1807, he married, 20 July 1805, Mary, only daughter and heir of Robert Sparrow Esq of Worlingham Hall in Suffolk. He succeeded to the title 14 January 1807, was a representative peer for Ireland, was created a peer of the United Kingdom as Baron Worlingham 13 June 1835, and served as Governor General of Canada 1835 1838. He was a Privy Councillor and a Grand Cross of the Bath (civil), His Majesty's Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum for County Armagh, Vice Admiral of the Province of Ulster, and Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard. Clements confused this Earl with his son, who was a Knight of St Patrick but not of the Bath. The Acheson Library was sold en bloc to James Toovey in 1878, and dispersed at auction by Puttick & Simpson 21 April 1884.

Seat / Residence(s): Gosford Castle, Armagh
Library Auction Details: Puttick & Simpson (21 April 1884)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Acheson, Archibald, 2nd Earl of Gosford (1776 - 1849) (Stamp 1) Motto: Vigilantibus
Helmet: Peer
Crest: A cock standing on a trumpet
Arms: A double headed eagle displayed on a chief two mullets
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: chief on a, Heraldic Charges: cock, Heraldic Charges: eagle, double-headed, displayed, Heraldic Charges: mullets (2)
Acheson, Archibald, 2nd Earl of Gosford (1776 - 1849) (Stamp 2) Motto: Vigilantibus
Helmet: Peer
Crest: A cock standing on a trumpet
Arms: A double headed eagle displayed on a chief two mullets
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: chief on a, Heraldic Charges: cock, Heraldic Charges: eagle, double-headed, displayed, Heraldic Charges: mullets (2)
Helmet: Peer
Crest: A cock standing on a trumpet
Badge: Privy Councillor
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: cock