Harford-Battersby, Abraham Gray (1786 -1851)

Abraham Gray Harford-Battersby, of Stoke House in Cardiganshire, was born 1 November 1786, the son of John Scandrett Harford, and Mary, daughter of Abraham Gray of Tottenham. He was educated at Oxford, where he obtained his his M.A.,He married, 11 May 1816, Elizabeth youngest daughter of Major General Dundas of Fingask and Carron Hall. He took the additional name and arms of Battersby on inheriting the estate of his kinsman William Battersby. He died in May 1851, and was succeeded by his son John Battersby Harford.

Seat / Residence(s): Stoke House, Gloucestershire
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Harford-Battersby, Abraham Gray (1786 - 1851) (Stamp 1) Motto: Inter utrumque tene
Crest: A phoenix in flames between two cross crosslets fitchy in saltire (Harford); A dragon’s head per pale or and azure and wings ermine out of flames (Battersby)
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Sable two bends argent between three cross crosslets fitchy in pale (Harford) 2 & 3. Azure a saltire paly ermine and or between two rams passant in pale and two cross crosslets fitchy in fess (Battersby)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Sable two bends argent between three cross crosslets fitchy in pale (Harford) 2 & 3. Azure a saltire paly ermine and or between two rams passant in pale and two cross crosslets fitchy in fess (Battersby)
Heraldic Charges: bends (2) between, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (2), Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (3), Heraldic Charges: dragon's head, Heraldic Charges: phoenix, Heraldic Charges: rams (2), Heraldic Charges: saltire between