Capell, Arthur, 1st Earl of Essex (1631 -1683)
Arthur Capell was the eldest son of Arthur Capell 1st Baron Capell and Elizabeth daughter and sole heir of Sir Charles Morrison of Cassiobury in Hertfordshire. His father, an ardent royalist was beheaded 9 March 1649. Born in January 1631, the second Baron married, 19 May 1653, Elizabeth Percy, daughter of Algernon 10th Earl of Northumberland. After the restoration he was created Viscount Malden and Earl of Essex 2 April 1661. He was Viceroy of Ireland 1672-77 and afterwards First Lord Commissioner of the Treasury. Accused with Lord Russell of being in The Rye House Plot he was imprisoned in the Tower and was found ther with his throat cut 13 July 1683. He was succeeded by his son Algernon 2nd Earl of Essex. These arms are made up. The frame and the coronet are impressed; the arms are painted. There is another example of similar arms on a binding made for George, Baron Berkeley, afterwards 1st Earl of Berkeley, on a copy of the same book and with the same frame but with the coronet of a Baron.