Alexander, Du Pre, 2nd Earl of Caledon (1777 -1839)

The stamp undoubtedly belonged to one of the earls of Caledon, but which earl is not known. The earldom of Caledon, County Tyrone in the Peerage of Ireland, was created in 1800 for James Alexander, 1st Viscount Caledon (1730-1802), who made an enormous fortune in India. The 1st Earl was succeeded by his son, the 2nd Earl, Du Pre Alexander (1777-1839) who was the first Governor of the Cape Colony. He in turn was succeeded by his son, the 3rd Earl, James Du Pre Alexander (1812-1855). [Cokayne: James Alexander, 1st Earl of Caledon (1730-1802); Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon (1777-1839); James Du Pre Alexander, 3rd Earl of Caledon (1812-1855); James Alexander, 4th Earl of Caledon (1846-1898)]

Seat / Residence(s): Caledon Castle, Tyrone, Tyttenhanger Park, Hertfordshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Alexander, Du Pre, 2nd Earl of Caledon  (1777 - 1839) (Stamp 1) Monogram: C
Coronet: Earl
Alexander, Du Pre, 2nd Earl of Caledon  (1777 - 1839) (Stamp 2) Monogram: C
Coronet: Earl