Hare, Henry, 2nd Baron Coleraine (1636 -1708)

Henry Hare was the eldest surviving son of Hugh Hare, 1st Lord Coleraine, and Lucy, second daughter of Henry Montague 1st Earl of Manchester. He was Member of Parliament for Old Sarum 1679 1681. He married, firstly, in or before 1667, Theodosia, daughter of Sir Richard Lucy, 1st Baronett. She died in 1680, and he married, secondly, Sarah, second and youngest daughter of Sir Edward Alston, and widow of John Seymour, Duke of Somerset, and on her death in 1692, thirdly, 4 August 1696, Elizabeth Potman, widow of Robert Reade of Cheshunt in Hertfordshire and probably daughter of Thomas Werg. An antiquary, he wrote a history of Tottenham in Middlesex. He was succeeded by his grandson, son of his eldest son Henry, who was also an antiquary. When he died without legitimate issue in 1749, his possessions were dispersed, the library being sold by the booksellers Thomas Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's Inn 11 November 1754. The ascents of the soul by Giovanni Francesco Loredano had been translated by Henry’s father, Hugh Hare, 1st Baron Coleraine, and was published by his widow in 1681, shortly before her death.

Seat / Residence(s): Bruce Castel, Tottenham, Middlesex
Library Auction Details: Thomas Osborne and J. Shipton in Gray's Inn (11 November 1754)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Hare, Henry, 2nd Baron Coleraine (1636 - 1708) (Stamp 1) Motto: Noli altum sapere sed time
Monogram: H C
Arms: Two bars a chief indented
Coronet: Baron
Heraldic Charges: bars (2), Heraldic Charges: chief indented