Fane, Mildmay, 2nd Earl of Westmorland -1665)

On stylistic grounds this bookstamp would seem to be of the Restoration period. In which case it may have belonged to Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland, who died in 1665. Mildmay Fane was the eldest son of Francis Fane, 1st Earl of Westmorland, and Mary, only surviving daughter and heir of Sir Anthony Mildmay of Apethorpe in Northamptonshire. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he matriculated Fellow Commoner at Michaelmas 1618, and was admitted at Lincoln's Inn 7 August 1622. He was created a Knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles I, 1st February 1626. He was Member of Parliament for Peterborough 1620 1622, 1626, and 1628 1629, and for Kent in 1625. A royalist, he "came into Parliament" in 1643 and took the Parliamentary oath. He wrote a volume of verse Otia sacra, which was privately printed in 1648. After the Restoration he was joint Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. He married, firstly, in 1628, Grace, daughter of Sir William Thornihurst, of Herne in Kent, and secondly, 21 June 1638, Mary, daughter and coheir of Horace, Lord Vere of Tilbury. The musical library of John Fane, 11th Earl of Westmorland, was sold by Puttick & Simpson 22 February 1887, and State Papers etc. of Francis William Henry Fane, 12th Earl of Westmorland, by Christie, Manson & Woods, 16 July 1892.

Seat / Residence(s): Apethorpe Hall, Northamptonshire
Library Auction Details: Puttick & Simpson, Christie, Manson & Woods (22 February 1887), (16 July 1892)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Arms: Three dexter gauntlets affronty
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: gauntlets (3)