King, Robert, 2nd Earl of Kingston (1754 -1799)

Robert King, 2nd Earl of Kingston, was the eldest son of Edward King, 1st Earl, and Jane Caulfield. Styled Viscount Kingsborough during his father’s lifetime from 1768-1797, he succeeded to the Earldom in the latter year. He married, 5 December 1769 Caroline, only daughter and heir of Richard Fitzgerald of Mount Ophaly, and Margaret King, sole heir of James 4th Baron Kingston, by which marriage, the family estates were reunited. She died 13 January 1823. The Earl had died 17 April 1799, and was succeeded by their elder son, George.

Seat / Residence(s): Rockingham, Roscommon, Mitchelstown Castle, Cork, Kilronan Castle, Roscommon
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
King, Robert, 2nd Earl of Kingston  (1754 - 1799) (Stamp 1) Motto: Spes tutissima coelis
Helmet: Peer
Crest: Out of a marquess's [should be a duke's] coronet a dexter hand erect the third and fourth fingers turned down
Arms: Two lions rampant combatant supporting a sinister hand erect couped at the wrist
Heraldic Charges: lions rampant combatant (2), Heraldic Charges: hand
King, Robert, 2nd Earl of Kingston  (1754 - 1799) (Stamp 2) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a dexter hand erect the third and fourth fingers turned down
Heraldic Charges: hand, Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a