Delafield, John (1795 -1866)

John Delafield, of Feldenstein, Richmond, Surrey, was the third son of Joseph Delafield, brewer, of Castle Street, Long Acre, in the City of London, junior partner of the firm of Combe, Delafield and Company, and Frances, sister of Harvey Christian Combe, his partner in the brewery, and a future Lord Mayor and Member of Parliament for the City of London. He was educated at Winchester and Oriel College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 29 June 1813, took his B.A. in 1818, and his M.A. in 1822, took orders, and was Vicar of Tortington, and Canon of Middleham in Yorkshire. He married, 18 March 1828, Cecil Jane, sixth daughter of Edmond Henry Pery, 1st Earl of Limerick. The union produced no children. Later he converted to Roman Catholicism. An account of his assumption of the arms of Lascelles and a Countship of the Holy Roman Empire is contained in The Ancestor xi.

Seat / Residence(s): Feldenstein, Surrey
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Delafield, John (1795 - 1866) (Stamp 1) Motto: Insignia fortunæ paria
Crest: A dove wings expanded holding in its beak an olive branch
Arms: Sable a cross flory or a crescent charged with a mullet for difference
Heraldic Charges: branch (olive), Heraldic Charges: crescent, Heraldic Charges: cross flory, Heraldic Charges: dove