Dormer, Robert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon (1610 -1643)

Robert Dormer was the only son of Sir William Dormer and Alice, daughter of Sir Richard Molyneux, of Sefton in Lancashire. In 1616, at the age of about six, he succeeded his grandfather, Robert Dormer, as Baron Dormer of Wyng. Educated at Eton College, and Exeter College, Oxford, where he matriculated 30 April 1624, he took his M.A. on 25 May 1627. When still a minor he was created Viscount Ascot and Earl of Carnarvon 2 August 1628. He married Anna Sophia Herbert, daughter of Philip, 4th Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery in 1625, and they had a son and heir, Charles. The first Earl was killed at the Battle of Newbury, 20 September 1643, after having routed the Parliamentary forces. The second Earl married twice, but as he lost his two sons by his first wife in infancy, the

Seat / Residence(s): Ascott House, Buckinghamshire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Dormer, Robert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon (1610 - 1643) (Stamp 1) Arms: Ten billets, four, three, two and one on a chief a demi lion (Dormer) impaling Party per pale three lions rampant (Herbert)
Coronet: Earl
Impalement: Party per pale three lions rampant (Herbert)
Heraldic Charges: billets (10), Heraldic Charges: chief, on a, Heraldic Charges: lion, demi-, Heraldic Charges: lions rampant (3)