Earnshaw, Hugh Granger (1834 -1882)

Earnshaw is an old word for heron. Probably the stamp of Hugh Granger Earnshaw, born 1834 in Downham in Lancashire, the son of Mark Earnshaw, a surgeon of Clitheroe, and his wife Elizabeth. Hugh Granger studied surgery at the Royal Manchester School of Medicine, and practised in Clitheroe, Lancashire, but was later employed as a factory inspector in the Gloucester area.
In January 1869 his great friend, the polymath printer John Bellows, married his sister, Elizabeth. He died 22 July 1882 at Court St. Lawrence, Langoven, Monmouthshire, leaving a widow, Susan Amelia (Popplewell).

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Crest: A heron [earnshaw] volant holding a staple in its beak on its breast a cross patty
Heraldic Charges: cross patty, Heraldic Charges: heron, Heraldic Charges: staple