Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 -1833)

George James Welbore Agar Ellis was the only son and heir of Henry Welbore Agar (afterwards Ellis), 2nd Viscount Clifden, and Caroline Spencer, eldest daughter of George, 4th Duke of Marlborough. He was educated at a private school in Ealing, at Westminster and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was admitted in 1814. He toured on the continent, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, both on 7 November 1816. He married, in 1822, Georgiana Howard, daughter of George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle. He was Member of Parliament for Heytesbury 1818 1820, Seaford 1820 1826, Ludgershall 1826 1830 and Oakhampton 1830 1831. He was created Baron Dover 20 June 1831. He collected pictures, and wrote and printed Catalogue of the principal pictures in Flanders and Holland 1822 London, 1826; he also published a number of historical works, about the French state prisoner, commonly called The Man in the Iron Mask, a life of Frederick the Second, and edited The Ellis Correspondence, and Letters of Horace Walpole. He died during his father's lifetime, 10 July 1833. A select portion of the library of Viscount Clifden was sold at Sotheby's 22 23 July 1937.

Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (22-23 July 1937)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 1) Motto: Non hæc sine numine
Crest: A demi lion [rampant]
Arms: Two shields side by side Dexter Quarterly 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar) Sinister On a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy an escutcheon charged with a demi lion rampant pierced through the mouth with an arrow within a double tressure flory counterflory a mullet for difference (Howard, Earl of Carlisle)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (6), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: escutcheon, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-, within, Heraldic Charges: tressure, double, flory counterflory
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 2) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar) impaling On a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy an escutcheon charged with a demi lion rampant pierced through the mouth with an arrow within a double tressure flory counterflory a mullet for difference (Howard, Earl of Carlisle)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Coronet: Baron
Impalement: On a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy an escutcheon charged with a demi lion rampant pierced through the mouth with an arrow within a double tressure flory counterflory a mullet for difference (Howard, Earl of Carlisle)
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, between, Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (6), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: escutcheon, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-, within
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 3) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Or on a cross sable five crescents argent (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Quarterings: 2 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 4) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Quarterings: 1 & 2. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Coronet: Baron
Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 5) Monogram: G J W D
Coronet: Baron
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 6) Badge: crescent
Heraldic Charges: crescent
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 7) Badge: cross recercely
Heraldic Charges: cross recercely
Agar-Ellis, George James Welbore, Baron Dover (1797 - 1833) (Stamp 8) Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. On a cross five crescents (Ellis) 2 & 3. A lion rampant (Agar)
Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant
Motto: Non haec sine numine
Coronet: Baron
Heraldic Charges: crescents (5), Heraldic Charges: cross, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion rampant