King, Edward, 1st Earl of Kingston (1726 -1797)

Sir Edward King, 5th Baronet of Rockingham, County Roscommon, was the second son of Sir Henry King, 3rd Baronet, and Isabella, daughter of Edward Wingfield, of Powerscourt, County Wicklow, and sister of Richard, 1st Viscount Powerscourt. He married, 5 January 1752, Jane, daughter of Thomas Caulfield, of Donamon, County Roscommon, and was created Baron Kingston of Rockingham 13 July 1764, Viscount Kingsborough 15 November 1766, and Earl of Kingston 25 August 1768. The library of Edward King Tenison, Viscount Kingsborough was sold by Charles Sharpe, Angelsey Street, Dublin, 12 July 1842.

Seat / Residence(s): Rockingham, Roscommon, Mitchelstown Castle, Cork, Kilronan Castle, Roscommon
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
King, Edward, 1st Earl of Kingston  (1726 - 1797) (Stamp 1) Motto: Spes tutissima coelis
Helmet: Peer
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a hand erect the third and fourth fingers turned down
Arms: Quarterly 1. Two lions rampant combatant supporting a dexter hand erect couped at the wrist a crescent for difference (King) 2. Three bars nebuly (Blount) 3. Three nags heads (Blayney) 4. A fess between three cross crosslets fitchy (Gore) in fess point the hand of Ulster
Quarterings: Two lions rampant combatant supporting a dexter hand erect couped at the wrist a crescent for difference (King) 2. Three bars nebuly (Blount) 3. Three horses heads (Blayney) 4. A fess between three cross crosslets fitchy (Gore) in fess point the hand of Ulster
Coronet: Baron
Heraldic Charges: bars nebuly (3), Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: cross crosslets (3), Heraldic Charges: fess between, Heraldic Charges: hand, Heraldic Charges: hand of Ulster, Heraldic Charges: horses heads (3), Heraldic Charges: lions rampant combatant (2)